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Table of Contents

The Ebook Trend is Definitely WANING! NOW WHAT?!
Things Are Finally Calming Down!
Revisit That Shelved Book Idea! It Might Be THE ONE!!
Outdoors, Fishing, And Boating Paying Markets For Writers
Paying Markets
Freelance Writing Jobs
Writers, Why Not Write About Yourself For Profit?
This Author Bypassed Stuffy Traditional Publishers!
Whispers and Warnings For 12/04/2015
Trivia Question

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The Ebook Trend is Definitely WANING! NOW WHAT?! By Angela Hoy

The Ebook Trend is Definitely WANING! NOW WHAT?!

Way back in 1998, we predicted ebooks would become a successful revenue model for authors after I wrote and self-published one of the very first ebooks, before "ebook" was even a known term, and before Stephen King made the term famous. But, even while we promoted and sold ebooks for authors, we also said that print books would never become obsolete.

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From The Home Office

Things Are Finally Calming Down!

Things Are Finally Calming Down!

While the business is still in pre-Christmas-hysteria mode, things on the home front are calming down.

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This Week's Article

Revisit That Shelved Book Idea! It Might Be THE ONE!! By S. Briones Lim

Revisit That Shelved Book Idea! It Might Be THE ONE!!

An intense love for writing can certainly breed openness to receiving ideas. Inspiration often comes out of nowhere-music, dreams, and maybe even from people-watching. The influx of ideas could be so great at times that honing in on just one may be a problem. In fact, I'd been guilty of pushing a story idea away, putting one off as if it weren't as "worthy" as the rest of them. The problem is, sometimes that shelved idea could be the one that may start it all.

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Ask The Expert

Outdoors, Fishing, And Boating Paying Markets For Writers

Outdoors, Fishing, And Boating Paying Markets For Writers

I love the outdoors and writing about the outdoors. I did so for several years for The Milwaukee Journal, now the Journal Sentinel. How can I find paying markets for these types of topics on your website?

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Paying Markets

Dakotafire Media

"Dakotafire's goal is sparking rural revival, one story at a time. Most of our stories are written collaboratively with weekly newspaper journalists in our region. We also accept freelance stories, or freelancers can contribute reporting to our collaborative stories. We cover the eastern Dakotas, especially the James River Valley. Our stories are published in a bi-monthly magazine, in regional newspapers and online at Dakotafire.net." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 14K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within two months. Accepts reprints. Responds one month. Subscription $25. Guidelines available by email. Pays $0.25/word for print, $100 flat fee for online.

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Fine Books & Collections

"Fine Books & Collections covers a broad range of topics and subjects of interest to book collectors, dealers, librarians, curators, and bibliophiles, from early manuscripts, to modern first editions and fine art, and everything in between." 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 8K. Quarterly. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 2-3 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one month. Sample copy online here. Subscription $19.98, $29.98 Canada; $39.98 other. Pays $0.20/word for 500-2000 words.

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BrassIMAGAZINE

"brass|MEDIA is a multimedia company. We are currently looking for writers for magazine articles as well as blog posts for both of our blogs, http://www.brassmagazine.com/blog and moneysideoflife.com. We're also interested in other media, such as infographics, comics or videos. Sign up for our contributor list at brassmagazine.com/contribute to access guides, pay scale information, and gain access to our email list, which distributes information about current writing opportunities. Our goal is to inspire and educate young adults in the 16-25 age range about the money side of life." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 150k. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms six months after acceptance. Buys all rights. Responds one week. Subscription $12.95. Our (pay) scale ranges from $50 to $80 depending on how many articles each writer has published with us before. $10-$25 bonuses may be added on top of that for length or difficulty, and an extra $25 bonus may be awarded for excellence. Blog posts are paid after publication, 5 cents per word.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Medical Writers
American Society of Clinical Oncology

Freelance Women's Holistic Living Writer
Poppy and Seed

Freelance Assistant Editor
The Federalist Papers Project

Freelance Senior Editor
Daily Chatter

Freelance Ghostwriter
Prmediaonline.com

Freelance Writers
Everyday Health, Inc.

Freelance Writer
Fooda

Freelance Writer / Personal Trainer
The Cheat Sheet

Freelance Writers
SheKnows Media / sheknows.com

Freelance Writers - with knowledge of Columbia. Pays $30.
XpatNation.co

Freelance Writer
PEL Learning Centers

Freelance Wide Open Pets Contributors
Wide Open Media Group

Freelance Corporate Relations and Social Media Professional
collaboration company

Freelance Proofreader - near Denver, CO. Requires some on-site work.
recruiter

Freelance Writers - near New York, NY. Requires weekly in-house meetings.
blind ad

Personal Finance Writer
MyBankTracker.com

Freelance Copywriter - rates are negotiable
Straight North

Freelance Editors
Papercheck

Freelance Bloggers (1 or 2) - Pays $40/post.
blind ad

Freelance Custom Cabinets/Closets Writer
designer/builder of custom cabinets

Freelance Risk Management Blogger
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Freelance Financial Blogger
blind ad

Freelance Legal Writing Consultant
plaintiff's firm

Freelance Writers / Android Enthusiasts - for how-to guides. Pays $14/hour.
WonderHowTo

Freelance Managing Editor
South Bay Accent

Freelance Home Painting and Design Blogger
"high-end painters"

Freelance Writer - near New York City, NY
blind ad

Freelance Human Interest Features Editor - Pays $48K-$60K
blind ad

Freelance Ads Quality Rater - European Languages - Pays $15/hour.
ZeroChaos, Inc.

See the links to these jobs here.

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Success Story

Writers, Why Not Write About Yourself For Profit? By Wendy Hobday Haugh

Writers, Why Not Write About Yourself For Profit?

Looking for a fresh article idea? An engaging topic? An interesting person to profile? Don't discount yourself. The fact that freelancers so often look outward in search of interesting people, places, and things to write about can sometimes blind them to the fact that aspects of their own lives, too, may be abundantly noteworthy. I've never considered myself an expert …

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Letters...

This Author Bypassed Stuffy Traditional Publishers!

This Author Bypassed Stuffy Traditional Publishers!

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 12/04/2015

Whispers and Warnings For 12/04/2015


• Court Says Prisoner Can't Sue Newspaper For Not Publishing Vegas Gambling Odds

• Authors side with Apple in e-book price-fixing Supreme Court appeal

• Turkish court to decide if comparing Turkish president to 'Lord of the Rings' character Gollum is a crime

• 'Spotlight' movie reveals how journalists really do their job


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