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Table of Contents

Is Amazon REALLY Giving Authors Accurate Sales Numbers?? Read This!
I'm Going to Be a Mother-in-Law Again!
Use PRWeb to Get Corporate Writing Clients!
You May Own the "Copyright"...But You DON'T Own the Book Rights!
Paying Markets
Freelance Writing Jobs

Slam-Dunk! My Self-Published Book (through BookLocker) Has Already Earned More Than My Traditionally Published Book!

COMMENTS POSTED ABOUT: Profitable New Year's Resolution? A Daily Word-Count Writing Goal = More Money!!

Whispers and Warnings For 01/08/2016
Trivia Question

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Angela's Desk

Is Amazon REALLY Giving Authors Accurate Sales Numbers?? Read This!

Is Amazon REALLY Giving Authors Accurate Sales Numbers?? Read This!

Authors who see these incorrect sales numbers on Amazon.com naturally assume those numbers are real, and even underestimated. And, where's the first place they're likely to send a complaint? To their publisher!

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From The Home Office

I'm Going to Be a Mother-in-Law Again!

I'm Going to Be a Mother-in-Law Again!

On Christmas Day, in our living room, our oldest son, Zach, proposed to the love of his life, Mary, who we all adore.

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This Week's Article

Use PRWeb to Get Corporate Writing Clients! By Brianna Bell

Use PRWeb to Get Corporate Writing Clients!

As a corporate blogger, I am always on the hunt for new ways to find potential clients. Have you heard about PRWeb? It's a highly visible press release service that allows companies to publish their news releases to the web.

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Ask The Expert

You May Own the "Copyright"...But You DON'T Own the Book Rights!

You May Own the "Copyright"...But You DON'T Own the Book Rights!

Could you give me your opinion? Last summer, I sold a short story to a publisher who put it into an e-book anthology. The contract I signed said that I retained the copyright, but the publisher had exclusive rights to publish the story in hardback BOOK form, paperback BOOK form, electronic BOOK form, and audio BOOK form. I found somewhere that pays well for previously published stories, and sells them as e-stories. My husband said it would be the same as an e-book, and would violate my contract. I say that it is like an old 78 rpm single--just one song from a record album. What do you think?

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Paying Markets

Church Libraries

"Our purpose is to assist church and Christian school librarians in setting up, maintaining, and promoting libraries and media centers. Two-thirds of the journal is devoted to reviews of books and other media to help librarians make wise choices with their budgets. (I'm not looking for reviewers.) Although the audience is theologically conservative, almost any kind of how-to article related to church libraries will fit it." 25-30% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 200 . Quarterly. Pays upon acceptance. Publishes ms 6-24 months after acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 4-12 weeks. Subscription $40. Pays $0.05/word for 500-1500 words.

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Cadet Quest

"Cadet Quest is a 24-page magazine for boys ages 9 - 14. It is a Christian-oriented magazine for members of a Christian youth organization known as the Calvinist Cadet Corps. Boys from many Protestant denominations make up the Cadet Quest's audience. Our purpose is to show how God is at work in the lives of boys and in the world around them. We have worked with new writers in the past and would do so in the future if their work fits our themes." Circ: 7K. 7 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms within 1 year of acceptance. Buys first rights or reprints. Responds 6 to 8 weeks. Sample on request by mail with SASE. Subscription $16.10 US; $19.95 Canada.

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The Consumer Eagle

"The Consumer Eagle is an online newspaper scheduled to launch in mid-February. The audience is a general purpose audience with a presumed interest in consumer law. Our editorial viewpoint leans slightly on the side of consumer advocacy, but does not demonize business/industry. The target audience encompasses consumers, policymakers, and businesspeople. In other words, the writing should be interesting enough to engage those in-the-know, but straightforward enough to maintain the interest of those with little knowledge of consumer law." 100% freelance. Daily. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms 1-2 days after acceptance. Responds 1-2 days. Guidelines available by email. Pays $60-$125 for 600-1000 words.

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Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement

Welcomes new writers. Circ. 22.5K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms two months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy available online. Guidelines available by email.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Videographer/Editor – near San Francisco, CA. Pays up to $55/hour. This role is on-site for shoots, but can be off-site for editing.
recruiter

Freelance Resume Writer – Pays $100-$150 per resume.
Your Edge for Success LLC (YES)

Freelance Food Writer – Pays $50-$75.
Food Hacks

Freelance Ghostwriter – for screenplay and treatment (dramatic TV series)
director / filmmaker

Freelance AZ Writers / Journalists – Pays $15/hour.
Tempe News and Downtown Tempe News

Freelance Architectural Writer/Editor
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Freelance Business Analyst/ Writer – Pays $250-$1200
Business Brokerage/Merger and Acquisition Firm

Freelance Technical Writers
TopTechWriters, LLC

Freelance Solar Content Marketing Writer – Pays $0.035/word.
King Professional Communications

Freelance Writer – Lifestyle/Tech/Business Articles. Pays $100.
Vesper / vesper.ai

Freelance Financial Writer – retirement topics
blog

Freelance Blogger – biotechnology expert
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Freelance Blogger – optics enthusiast – hobby and professional scopes
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Freelance Personal Finance Writers – Pays $0.04-$0.05/word.
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Freelance Webinar Producer
Plain-English Health Care

Freelance Writer – Reports, Case Studies, White Papers
e.Republic, Inc.

Freelance Reporters
FDAnews

Freelance Beer-loving Editor – with Culinary Credibility
Brewers Association

Freelance Journalist – Tokyo
Bloomberg BNA

Freelance Financial Copywriter
The Sovereign Society

Freelance SEC Football Writers
Saturday Down South

Freelance Advertising Copywriter
Allure Beauty Box

Freelance PR Consultant
MORE and SHAPE magazines

Freelance News Writer
The Scientist, A LabX Media Group Brand

Freelance Writer / Editor
daily Internet newsletter

Freelance Real Estate Writers
CityRealty

Freelance Audio Transcriber
Verbal Ink

See the links to these jobs here.

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Success Story

Slam-Dunk! My Self-Published Book (through BookLocker) Has Already Earned More Than My Traditionally Published Book! By Shannon Cutts

Slam-Dunk! My Self-Published Book (through BookLocker) Has Already Earned More Than My Traditionally Published Book!

I published my first nonfiction book in 2009. After a whirlwind courtship with a respected mid-sized publisher, and six ensuing months of editing and formatting frenzy, the book was OUT. As in - In print. On shelves. Online. Everywhere. The day it went live, I waited eagerly for the deluge of attention and profits. As nothing happened, day after day …

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Letters...

COMMENTS POSTED ABOUT: Profitable New Year's Resolution? A Daily Word-Count Writing Goal = More Money!!

COMMENTS POSTED ABOUT: Profitable New Year's Resolution? A Daily Word-Count Writing Goal = More Money!!

COMMENTS POSTED ABOUT: Profitable New Year's Resolution? A Daily Word-Count Writing Goal = More Money!! Okay - I tried this over the three day weekend and I was amazed at how much I wrote. The key is TURN OFF YOUR INTERNAL EDITOR. Do not look back at the material written ñ just write more words. Thanks, Angela, for the tip. …

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 01/08/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 01/08/2016

Good Riddance! Missouri lawmakers call for communication professor's firing after she (allegedly) threatened a reporter "The University of Missouri professor who called for "some muscle" to toss a reporter out of a demonstration on public property could be the one who gets bounced, after state lawmakers on Monday demanded that she be fired." Hey, American Future Systems! How's that stinginess …

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