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Table of Contents

Was Author Solutions Sold at a Loss? We Think So!
Help! Anybody Know Anything About Seawalls?
How to Build Your Social Media Following FAST!
Should I Send Paperbacks or Hardcovers to Book Reviewers?
Paying Markets
Freelance Writing Jobs

Succeed as a Full-Time Freelancer with The Three-Legged Stool Approach!

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

Whispers and Warnings For 01/08/2016
Trivia Question

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Angela's Desk

Was Author Solutions Sold at a Loss? We Think So! By Angela Hoy, WritersWeekly.com, BookLocker.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com

Was Author Solutions Sold at a Loss? We Think So!

Ah, Author Solutions has been sold once again. It reminds me of a rickety boat. One guy buys it and realizes it has a hole or two so he doesn't want it anymore. So, he polishes it up and sells it to another guy, who does the same thing. Each owner may get more or less than they originally paid but, in the end, each subsequent owner is likely happy to be rid of it.

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From The Home Office

Help! Anybody Know Anything About Seawalls?

Help! Anybody Know Anything About Seawalls?

So, my question is, do any of you know anything about seawalls? We've never had one before and we are reeling from sticker shock.

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This Week's Article

How to Build Your Social Media Following FAST! By Dawn Gluskin

How to Build Your Social Media Following FAST!

In today's high-tech and uber-connected society, times have sure changed. You are now more likely to find details on a breaking news story on Twitter well before one of the major networks breaks it. Digital media has taken over newspapers and magazines, and long gone are the days of only the select few authors hand-picked by publishers getting book deals. Nowadays, just about anybody can self-publish in digital and/or print format.

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Ask The Expert

Should I Send Paperbacks or Hardcovers to Book Reviewers?

Should I Send Paperbacks or Hardcovers to Book Reviewers?

My self-published book is in paperback and hardcover formats. I know the hardcovers are more expensive but I think they are more impressive, and might garner more attention from reviewers. I am looking at this from a business perspective - ROI. What has been your experience?

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Paying Markets

Trapper & Predator Caller

"Founded in 1975, Trapper & Predator Caller is the leading source of practical, comprehensive information for North American fur harvesters. Each issue is packed with feature articles by North America's most knowledgeable trappers and predator callers. /T&PC/ provides the most thorough wild fur market report in North America and informs readers about vital industry trends. Published 10 times each year - January, February, March, April-May, June-July, August, September, October, November and December - T&PC provides current, practical information for fur trappers, animal-control workers and predator callers. Each issue also contains up-to-date reports from state trapping association partners across the country." 75% Freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 38K. Publishes 10 issues/year. Pays 45 days after publication. Publishes ms one year after acceptance. Buys all rights. Responds 2-5 weeks. Sample copy available by email. Pays $250 for feature story and photos up to 2500 words. Submit query by email.

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The Antigonish Review

"The Antigonish Review is a quarterly literary journal published by St. Francis Xavier University. The Review features poetry, fiction, reviews and critical articles from all parts of Canada, the US and overseas, using original graphics to enliven the format." Welcomes new writers. 90% freelance. Circ. 1200. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms six months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds 4-8 months. Sample copy available by mail for $7. Subscription $24, $40 foreign. Pays "$50.00 plus two copies for fiction, essays, articles and book reviews. $10.00 per page to a maximum of $50.00 plus two copies for poetry; $100.00 plus two copies for cover art."

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Zoning Practice

"This is a very practical monthly newsletter devoted entirely to land-use regulations, planning, and zoning. If you don't know the topic, you're probably wasting your time. If you do, we welcome your inquiries. Most authors are actually involved in the planning profession or something closely related and bring that expertise to their submissions." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1700. Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within three months of acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $95, $120 foreign. $300 for article, $500 includes online forum ("Ask the Author") in month after publication.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Copywriter – near San Francisco, CA. Requires some on-site work. Generous telecommuting policy.
recruiter

Freelance Government Technical Proposal Manager
R&B Communications / rb-com.com

Freelance Copywriter – pays up to $35/hour
recruiter

Freelance Writer – non-fiction for children (low pay)
blind ad

Freelance Social Media Manager – American History
http://www.snapshotsofthepast.com

Freelance Food Truck / Food Writers – Pays $25-$100.
blind ad

Freelance Writers and Editors – Pays $0.04/word for writers; $0.01/word for editors
blind ad

Freelance Video Captioners – Pays $0.50-$0.75/video minute.
rev.com

Freelance Editor/Writer – Pays $15-$25/hour
Focus Media

Freelance Essayists, Historians, Intellectuals – Pays $0.10/word
blind ad

Freelance Proofreaders – Pays $20/hour
S&P Capital IQ, a McGraw-Hill Financial business

Freelance Copywriter/Editor– Pays $14/page
Coalition Technologies

Freelance Legal Content Writer – Pays $20/hour
Postali LLC

Freelance Writer
owner of viral news sites on the internet

Freelance Course Development Specialist
educational provider

Freelance Writer – Pays $2K-$4K/month
pr agency

Freelance Resume Writers
blind ad

Freelance Hyper-Organized Admininstrative & Digital/Social Media Assistant – Pays $20/hour
digital strategy agency

Freelance Local Experts – Pays $10-$25/post
Parachute by MapQuest

Freelance Writer
Media Life Magazine

Freelance Travel Writers – Pays $200-$300.
TravelMag.com

Freelance Journalists/Copywriters
SmartBug Media

Freelance Writers – Pays $15
JobHero.com

Freelance Writer / Editor
Dean Publishing

Freelance Marketing Strategy Blogger
Easy Automated Sales

Freelance  Entertainment and Lifestyle Writers
The Art Direction

Freelance AOE/COE & Subrogation Investigator – near California Greater Bay region. Pays $30-$40/hour.
established investigative firm

Freelance Ads Quality Rater – German or Italian Languages. Pays $15/hour.
ZeroChaos, Inc.

See the links to these jobs here.

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Success Story

Succeed as a Full-Time Freelancer with The Three-Legged Stool Approach! By Troy Lambert

Succeed as a Full-Time Freelancer with The Three-Legged Stool Approach!

When I was fourteen, I determined I wanted to grow up and write for a living. School counselors laughed so, as a high school senior, I enrolled at Arizona State University majoring in aeronautical engineering. I dropped out of school, went back several times, and after a series of jobs and ìcareersî that resulted in an extensive collection of hairnets and nametags, I finally got serious about being a writer, and figured out the first obstacle to working at home full time: Money.

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Letters...

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

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

I read with interest your piece on the Amazon/BookScan numbers, and I can appreciate how much trouble the inaccurate and misleading data can make for publishers.

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 01/14/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 01/14/2016

 

 

• $3M Suit Claims Holocaust Novel's Plot Was Stolen From Documentary

• Philly high schooler gets lesson in hate after penning column on Missouri race friction

• Appeals court upholds jury award in The Sun News defamation case

• Al-Jazeera America to shut down after less than three years on air

 

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