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Table of Contents

Abuzz Press - This Hybrid Publisher Charges No Setup Fees!

Homeschooling Shenanigans

Copyright Law Basics For Fan Fiction Authors

How Can I Convince Bookstores To Host A Signing For My New Book?

Paying Markets

Freelance Writing Jobs

How I Generate Four Streams of Income from My Writing!

LETTERS and COMMENTS For 02/19/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 02/19/2016

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Angela's Desk

Abuzz Press - This Hybrid Publisher Charges No Setup Fees!

Abuzz Press - This Hybrid Publisher Charges No Setup Fees!

Abuzz Press is a hybrid publisher - a combination of traditional publishing (authors are not charged any up-front fees, and they earn royalties on each sale) and self-publishing (authors are responsible for their own promotion, which now applies to most traditionally published authors as well).

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From The Home Office

Homeschooling Shenanigans

Homeschooling Shenanigans

As most of you know, we homeschool our two youngest children. The other ones are adults now. Each Monday, Max (age 14) and Mason (age 9) are given their lessons for the week. They have colorful folders for each day of the week, and a large folder to keep those in, as well as workbooks, reading books, and supplies. It works out pretty well...most of the time.

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This Week's Article

Copyright Law Basics For Fan Fiction Authors By Harvey Randall, Esq.

Copyright Law Basics For Fan Fiction Authors

The aphorism "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" is typically attributed to Charles Caleb Colton. If Colton studied law, clearly he was absent the day "Copyright Law" was discussed. When it comes to writing, imitation is frowned upon and there are many traps and obstacles for the unwary "fan fiction" author.

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Ask The Expert

How Can I Convince Bookstores To Host A Signing For My New Book?

How Can I Convince Bookstores To Host A Signing For My New Book?

Hello. I am currently in the process of self publishing and soon I want to have a book signing. I have reached out to a few bookstores in preparation. A few of them suggested I email the owner/manager. My question is what kinds of things should I be sure NOT to leave out when I correspond with them via this first email?

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Paying Markets

Celtic Life International Magazine

"Celtic Life International is home to an extensive collection of feature stories, interviews, history, heritage, news, views, reviews, recipes, events, trivia, humour and tidbits from across all Seven Celtic Nations and beyond. Celtic Life International is published four times a year in both print and digital formats, and is distributed around the world." 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 173K. Quarterly. Buys first Canadian rights. No reprints. Response time varies. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Sample copy available online. Subscription $20 CAD, add $10 for U.S. shipping. Pays $0.20/word (CAD) for 160-2000 words.

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Contrary

"Founded in 2003 at the University of Chicago, Contrary is an online journal of fiction, poetry, commentary, and especially work that blurs the distinction between those categories." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays on receipt of invoice. Publishes ms one month after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 3-6 months. Sample copy online. Pays $20 for up to 1500 words.

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The Appraisers Standard

"Written for personal property appraisers (antiques, collectibles, art, appraisers, dealers). Welcomes new writers. 25-50% freelance. Circ. 400. Quarterly/Monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms in issue following acceptance. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Subscription $25. Guidelines not available. Pays $50-$60 for 300 to 500 words.

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T. Gene Davis's Speculative Blog

"T. Gene Davis's Speculative Blog publishes a new family-friendly science fiction, fantasy, or horror story every Monday. Most stories are by guest authors." 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 4K views. Daily. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms three months after acceptance. Buys first electronic rights worldwide. Responds within three weeks.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Entertainment Writer
Teen.com

Freelance  eCommerce Copywriter
blind ad

Freelance Writer/Editor
AECOM

Freelance Science Curriculum Writer
Responsive Education Solutions

Freelance USA Staff Writers (2)
FourFourTwo

Freelance Social Media Manager
NRSNG

Freelance Copy Editor
Adecco

Freelance Media Relations Specialist
The Humane League

Freelance Writers – Pays $50
Mobile RVing: The Buzz

Freelance Writers – with a Passion for Gaming
PopOptiq

Freelance Lesson Plan Writers – Pays $1,000-$2,000
eNotes

Freelance B2B Content Writer – Social Media Guru. Pays up to $35/hour.
recruiter

Freelance Technology/Business Reporter
TechnoLawyer (SmallLaw)

Freelance Copywriter – with healthcare expertise
Hinge

Freelance Book Reviewers
Kirkus Media

Freelance Ad Designer
Community Magazine Group

Freelance Social Media And Newsletter Writer
The Economist Group

Freelance Editor – Pays $45K-$55K
dating advice start-up

Freelance Proposal/Grant Writer
HomeGrown Advisors

Freelance B2B Technology Writer
Total Product Marketing / totalproductmarketing.com

Freelance SEO Content Writer – Pays $18/hour
24 DATA, Inc.

Freelance Bloggers
Denver Website Designs

Freelance Brand Ambassadors (college students) – Pays $10/hour
HistoryBuff.com

Freelance Designer / Illustrator
QuillHoundStudios

See the links to these jobs here.

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Success Story

How I Generate Four Streams of Income from My Writing! By Keesha Metcalfe

How I Generate Four Streams of Income from My Writing!

About three years ago, I officially launched my freelance writing career after I lost my job as a manager at a financial institution. You can imagine how devastated I was when I lost my job since I had no other steady source of income at the time and I had children in school and bills to pay. However, I had been doing some freelance writing on the side for awhile, and was able to earn a good supplemental income.

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Letters...

Letters and Comments For 02/19/2016

Letters and Comments For 02/19/2016

Thanks for the entertaining and uplifting article! You have proven that tenacity and faith in your writing skills pays off! Cheers!

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 02/19/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 02/19/2016


• Survey finds 76% of children prefer print books

• Author Solutions: A Poor Experience or Poor Choice?

• More Author Solutions mayhem

• Author Solutions and Friends: The Inside Story

• Bad Writing Tips from Famous Authors - Eva Creerson

• 2015 Sees Opening of 60 Indie Bookstores


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