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Ask Angela about self-publishing.

Got questions about self-publishing? Just ask Angela, publisher of WritersWeekly.com and co-owner of BookLocker.com! (That's right, talk directly with the owner of BookLocker.com. No revolving customer service reps, no layers of bureaucracy to navigate, and absolutely no outsourcing to third-world countries.) Ask now by clicking here.

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Angela's Desk

RIDICULOUS RED TAPE!! When POD Publishers Charge WAY Too Much to Make Changes, and Take WAY Too Long to Make Them! by Angela Hoy

RIDICULOUS RED TAPE!! When POD Publishers Charge WAY Too Much to Make Changes, and Take WAY Too Long to Make Them! By Angela Hoy

During BookLocker's quick publishing process (we usually get a book on the market within a month), a former AuthorHouse author expressed amazement at how simple it was compared to AuthorHouse's ridiculous, time-wasting process. The author calls their system, "inefficient, and unfair to the author..."

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From The Home Office

I Can't Tell You What I Did Last Weekend!

I Can't Tell You What I Did Last Weekend!

Last Friday, Ali, Mary and I hit the road. Our destination? Savannah, Georgia for Ali's bachelorette party...

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This Week's Article

Writers! Think You Won't be Stalked or Harassed? Think Again! By Denise Reich

Writers! Think You Won't be Stalked or Harassed? Think Again! By Denise Reich

It's important to take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from stalking and harassment. There have been documented cases of stalkers who have showed up on writers' doorsteps, called them at work, and even physically assaulted them.

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Ask The Expert

90 Days of Promoting Your Book Online

HELP! I'm Failing at Social Media Book Promotion!

Despite taking an e-course in "Social Media," I am only selling a handful of books. I have two Facebook groups and a web site/blog by the same name as my published book. I am tweeting. I am meeting contacts on LinkedIn. Yet, STILL I am not selling.

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Paying Markets

Celebrate Life

Quarterly 32-page, full-color magazine. Welcomes new and experienced writers. Buys first rights or makes work-for-hire assignments. Byline given. Pays on a per-word basis, upon publication. "Celebrate Life is published by American Life League. Its purpose is to encourage and educate pro-life activists. It features real-life human-interest stories, news, information, calls to action, exposÈs, updates, commentaries and advice on topics pertaining to respect for the life and dignity of all human beings, such as abortion, unplanned pregnancy, adoption, human personhood, contraception, natural family planning, miscarriage/stillbirth, disability/special needs/chronic illness, infertility, sterilization, organ donation, population control/decline, eugenics, euthanasia, chastity, sex education, stem cell research, human cloning, elder care, and end-of-life care." All articles must conform to Catholic moral teaching. Pay range for freelance submissions is $0.05-$0.15/word, depending on the degree and type of editing a submission will require.

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Westchester Magazine, Westchester Weddings, Westchester Home and 914Inc.

"A regional lifestyle monthly publication located in lower-Westchester County covering education, wellness, parties and benefits, food and dining, real estate, theater, music, cultural events, style and beauty, area celebs, and more." Welcomes new writers. 40% freelance. Circ. 65K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-6 weeks after acceptance. Buys "first North American serial rights to the article, photograph, graphic illustration, or other work that freelancer submits to company, as well as the non-exclusive perpetual electronic rights in any existing or new formats, media or technology, whether edited or adapted, in whatever manner the work is displayed or accessed." Responds one week. Subscription $14.97. Guidelines by email. Pays $75-$1000 for 150-4000 words.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

"The Chronicle Review runs a mix of idea-driven articles and essays situated in an academic context. Most of our contributors have academic affiliations, but we are open to freelancers who cover the world of intellectual and scholarly debate. We run reported pieces, short, memoir-style essays, long review essays, and timely op-ed style pieces online." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 64K. Weekly-bimonthly. Pays upon completion of line edits. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys 30-day exclusive rights. Responds one week. Sample copy available online. Subscription $76.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See links to these jobs, and more, by clicking here.

 

Freelance SEO Content Writer
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Freelance Marketing Writer / Social Media Specialist
Ceavara

Freelance Pharma Proofreader
recruiter

Freelance Technical Writer – for state marijuana application. Pays $50-$100/hour.
Industrial Cannabis Concepts

Freelance Paid Intern – with impeccable writing skills near Santa Monica, CA
psychiatrist

Freelance Standards Aligner – Math & Science
IXL

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

Freelance Fantasy Sports Writers
RotoBaller

Freelance Junior Math Book Editor
Supertutor Media Inc.

Freelance Writer/Content Creator – Pays $500/week
online writing and marketing business

Freelance Bloggers
Best Online Universities, LLC

Freelance Stringers – near Medway, MA
Local Town Pages

Freelance Personal Finance Writer
MyBankTracker.com

Freelance Writers and Editors – Pays $0.04/word for writers; $0.01/word for editors
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Freelance Writers
hammock brand

Freelance Social Media Evaluator
appen

Freelance Freelance Writer
Construction Equipment Guide

Freelance US-based Journalists
Retail Solutions Advisors

Freelance Financial Writers – Pays $50
GuruFocus

Freelance Blogger/Social Media Manager
Modern Memorials

Freelance “Multimedia Storytellers”
Innovations Stories

Freelance Danish Translator
As Wish

Freelance Swedish Translator
As Wish

Freelance Transcriptionists
Word Wizards

Freelance Beta Testers – for new app. Pays $25.
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Freelance Trainer and Curriculum Developer – Pays $12-$17/hour.
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See links to these jobs, and more, by clicking here.

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Success Story

Mine Your Previous Employer, Clients, and Other Connections to Boost Your Freelance Income! by Dianne Stevens

Mine Your Previous Employer, Clients, and Other Connections to Boost Your Freelance Income! By Dianne Stevens

Did you know that your previous employers and established business relationships in your previous work experience can be mined to secure a steady stream of freelance income?

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Letters...

Thanks, Angela, Richard, and BookLocker!

Thanks, Angela, Richard, and BookLocker!

As someone who has worked with more than a dozen publishers in getting out more than three dozen books (including multiple editions) as well as one previously self-published book, I can't begin describe what a pleasure it has been in working with you and your colleagues in this production stage.

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 10/08/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 10/08/2015

• Journalist Guilty Of Helping Hack Los Angeles Times' Website

• A Mom Called Out a Textbook Publisher for Labeling Slaves as Immigrant Workers

• How to Legally Use Images Online

• SeaWorld, Newspaper Sued Over Leaked N-Word Video Targeting "Blackfish" Trainer

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