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Table of Contents

* Angela's Desk - How to Go Broke AFTER You Publish Your Book! (Hint: Buy your publisher's worthless marketing products and services...)

* Home Office -  Floggin' Molly Hard Aground!

* Feature - Should You Bid For Ad Space on Amazon?

* Q & A - "Where can I read past winners of your quarterly 24-hour short story contest?"

* Paying Markets For Writers and Photographers

* Freelance Writing Jobs - 05/04/2017

* Success Story - Writing is a Drug! 

* Whispers & Warnings for 05/04/2017

* WritersWeekly Trivia Question for 05/04/2017

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Angela's Desk

How to Go Broke AFTER You Publish Your Book! (Hint: Buy your publisher's worthless marketing products and services...)

How to Go Broke AFTER You Publish Your Book! (Hint: Buy your publisher's worthless marketing products and services...)

A $1700 press release? A $6,000 book review?? A $9,600 (tiny) magazine ad?!?! What the (bleep)?!?! At BookLocker.com, we don't, nor will we ever, upsell authors on incredibly expensive, GARBAGE services, which, in our opinion, is what these types of things are. Check out this ridiculousness!

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From The Home Office

Floggin' Molly Hard Aground! – Days 21 - 24

Floggin' Molly Hard Aground!

As I headed into the no-man's land, and pointed my bow at the distant markers, a well known saying in the sailing world that came to mind: "There are two kinds of sailors - those who have run aground, and those who will..."

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Article

Should You Bid For Ad Space on Amazon? by Richard Hoy

Should You Bid For Ad Space on Amazon?

To be frank, there are tons of options for advertising outside of Amazon that I've found are far more effective...

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Ask The Expert

"Where can I read past winners of your quarterly 24-hour short story contest?"

"Where can I read past winners of your quarterly 24-hour short story contest?"

The WritersWeekly 24-Hour Short Story Contest is in its 18th year! We have ALL past topics and winners featured in one place!

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Letters and Comments

Letters and Comments for 04/28/17

Letters and Comments for 04/28/17

COMMENTS FOR: My book costs $2700 on Amazon!? What?!?! OK, it’s Amazon and I’m not shocked (well — maybe just a bit). But seriously, you aren’t alone. More Bio-Fuel Less Bio-Waste (retails for $9.99) is being sold (from Florida no less) for $29.99 (& shipping charges). Highlander Imagine: For Love’s Sake — which Amazon has now graciously acknowledged is ‘available’ …

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Paying Markets

Onion World

“Onion World focuses on onion production and marketing and is targeted at onion growers, packers and shippers in the U.S. and Canada. There are also limited subscriptions abroad.” 30-40% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 4500. Publishes 8 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within one month of acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds within three days. Sample copy available by mail with SASE. Subscription $16, $27 Canada, $45 other. “Check magazine format for basic guidelines.”

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Progressive Populist

"Twice-monthly magazine in tabloid newspaper format that reports on issues of interest to workers, small businesses and family farmers and ranchers." 10% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 18K. Twice monthly. Pays at the end of the quarter in which the article was published. Publishes ms 2 weeks after acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Accepts reprints. Responds "right away." For a sample call 1-800-205-7067 or email populist@usa.net. Subscription $39.95 in US, $80 (US) to Canada, $110 US to other countries. Guidelines by email or by mail with SASE.

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The Prairie Journal

"Arts, literary, cultural small press journal." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 750. Semiannually. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-4 months after acceptance. Buys First North American Serial Rights. Responds within 2 months. Sample copy available by mail for $5. Subscription $12. Pays $20-$200 for 500-2000 words.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

Writing Jobs For 04/19/2017

NEED WRITERS, BLOGGERS, EDITORS, AUTHORS, OR OTHER CREATIVE FOLKS?? We'll post your ad on WritersWeekly FOR FREE. Please complete THIS FORM. 

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Writer - with architectural experience
blind ad

Freelance Writers (2)
The Girl Side

Freelance Reporter
ExchangeMonitor Publications

Freelance Foreign Language Content Contributor
Transparent Language

Freelance Videographer/Editor - Pays $25-$40/hour
blind ad

Freelance Writer and Editor - Pays $13/hour
National Laser Institute Medical Spa & School

Freelance Web Copy Editor
StreetEasy

Freelance Technical Writer
Johnson Service Group Inc.

Freelance Proofreader - Pays $1.30/page
Apex

Freelance Math Content Developer/Item Writer
Northeast Editing, Inc.

Freelance ELA/Reading Content Developer/Item Writer
Northeast Editing, Inc.

Freelance Product Writer
Vitamin T

Freelance Blogger - for articles about homeless and low income people

Freelance Reporter - for coverage of radioactive waste management
ExchangeMonitor Publications

Freelance Customer Storyteller
Zapier

Freelance Associate News Editor
The Whim

Freelance Associate Editor
LabX Media Group

Freelance B2B Blog Writers - healthcare & manufacturing
Wax Marketing

Freelance Writers
millennial-targeted lifestyle/relationship site

Freelance Blogger - Cuban cibar
Marios Cuban Cigars

Freelance Writer
Insider Picks Buying Guides

Freelance Content Writer
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Freelance Adventure Writers - near San Francisco, CA
WeekendSherpa.com

Freelance Spanish-English Writers - Pays $35-$85
YourDictionary.com

Freelance Writers - for online dating sites. Pays $13-$15/hour
ViDA

Freelance WordPress Blogger
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Freelance Writers - Pays $10-$100
Prefixmag.com

Freelance Music Bloggers - Pays $10-$60
music promotion/PR company

Freelance Content Editor & Layout Specialist
technology startup

Freelance Resume Writer
Choice-Resume

Freelance Transcriber - for overflow work
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See the links to these jobs here

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Success Story

Writing is a Drug! By Shaunna Privratsky

Writing is a Drug! 

You know you are in the zone when the physical world drops away, when you are no longer hungry or thirsty or tired or depressed. The magic of the world you are creating takes over...

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings for 05/04/17

Whispers and Warnings for 05/04/17

Did slappy senator strike sleuthing reporter?? Amazon forced to alter contracts. Facebook and Twitter sued over ISIS accounts.

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Trivia Question

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