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Table of Contents

What to Do When Your Book Event Organizer FAILS TO ORDER YOUR BOOKS!

Open-Window and Kayaking Weather!

Create E-Courses to Promote Your Writing Services, Book(s), and More!

Can You Recommend An Intellectual Property Attorney?

Job Postings

Paying Markets

Freelance Writing Jobs

The Four-Word Laxative to Getting Published: How to Cure Information Constipation Once and For All!

Book Signings, Fan Fiction Copyright Problems, the Self-publishing Process, and more!

LETTERS and COMMENTS For 02/25/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 02/25/2016

Trivia Question

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Angela's Desk

What to Do When Your Book Event Organizer FAILS TO ORDER YOUR BOOKS! By Angela Hoy

What to Do When Your Book Event Organizer FAILS TO ORDER YOUR BOOKS!

It happened again this week. And, unfortunately, it happens ALL the time. Conference organizers/coordinators and their employees (and even bookstores!) drop the ball. After hiring you (or charging you!) to appear at their event, and after promising to order dozens or even hundreds of your books for their attendees, they fail to do so. The author, after making plans to attend, to present, or just to sell, and perhaps even after buying a plane ticket, and reserving a rental car and hotel room, is stuck at a table (or in front of a podium) with no books for their eager, book-buying audience.

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From The Home Office

Open-Window and Kayaking Weather!

Open-Window and Kayaking Weather!

On Tuesday morning, we woke up to a very breezy, warm day. Well, warm as in the mid-70's. It was so gorgeous that we opened all the windows and sliding glass doors.

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This Week's Article

Create E-Courses to Promote Your Writing Services, Book(s), and More! By Helene Pulacu

Create E-Courses to Promote Your Writing Services, Book(s), and More!

Highly-targeted traffic to your blog: Ever thought about e-courses?

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Ask The Expert

Can You Recommend An Intellectual Property Attorney?

Can You Recommend An Intellectual Property Attorney?

I'm seeking an Intellectual Property Attorney. Can you help me? Please.

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Job Postings

Online Research Expert

Description: Wonder (askwonder.com) is a personal research assistant that saves people time by getting detailed answers and resources delivered to their inboxes by a trusted network of researchers. We're looking for individuals with exceptional online research skills to join our community of independent paid researchers. Wonder clients post questions about various topics in economics, business, technology, product recommendations and more, …

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Paying Markets

Seeking funny and/or disturbing online dating stories! PAYS $20 + a copy of the final printed book

Have you tried online dating? Did you have an unusually funny or disturbing experience? Author Mary Everist did! A simple Google search revealed that she dated twice after meeting online was wanted by authorities in another state. She turned him in, and he was arrested before dinnertime that day. Only then did she realize the web of lies he'd created. …

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Rural Missouri Magazine

"A magazine conveying the rural way of life in rural Missouri. We look for interesting people, places,
things to share with our readers. While a story submission may seem perfect for us. we'll ask you why that topic/person is any different than anyone ELSE in Missouri doing the same thing, a unique subject gets our attention." 10% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 545K. Monthly. Pays on acceptance. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Responds 6-8 weeks. Buys first Missouri rights. No reprints. Sample copy available for $3 via SASE. Subscription $20 for three years. Pays $250-$300 for 1300 words.

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Saley Publications

"Saley Publications offers three visitor guides in central Alberta, Canada." Circ. 20K. Annual. Pays after publication. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Pays $0.04/word for 300-1000 words.

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Sound & Communications

"Our publication is read by consultants, integrators and contractors who are involved in designing and installing fixed-install commercial audiovisual systems. All submissions must be tailored to this specific segment. We are not interested in ëgeneric' pieces." 40% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 27K. Monthly. Pays 30 days after publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available online. Subscription free to their trade. Guidelines not available. "If they have something appropriate for our market, they should contact me." Payments are negotiated based on the writer's expertise and the type of submission.

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Royal Fireworks Publishing Co, Inc.

"We publish a range of fiction, mostly historical fiction for young people, and we publish titles for the education of gifted children. We publish some adult fiction, mostly westerns." Publishes 75 new titles/year. Welcomes new writers. Average size of first print run 1500. No upfront fees. Rarely pays advances. Publishes ms 3-8 months after acceptance. Responds 4-6 weeks. Catalog online.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Content Writers and Editors
Mainstreethost

Freelance News Reporter
Georgetown Media Group

Freelance Contributor/Stringers
CNSNews.com

Freelance Regional Editor
Engineering News-Record (ENR)

Freelance Copy Editor – Pays $175 per proofread book
Good Catch Publishing

Freelance Mexico, Central/Latin America Correspondent
Bloomberg BNA

Freelance Copywriter – Finance And Commercial Real Estate Content
Ecosystem

Freelance Data Journalist
ZipRecruiter

Freelance Content Developer
Codeplace

Freelance Copy Editors
Soho Press

Freelance Feature Writer
Babyology

Freelancers
Bizzeebobber.com

Freelance Financial Reporter
digital publisher

Freelance Editor – near Philadelphia
Mommy Poppins

Freelance Biotech Science Reporters
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News (GEN)

Freelance Text Editor/Transcript Corrector
blind ad

Freelance Editor – Pays $700/week
website developer

Freelance Writer – Pays $15+/hour
Quesbook

Freelance Digital Copywriter – Pays $48-$52/hour
recruiter

Freelance Content Ghostwriters – Pays $25/hour
Better Marketing, LLC

Freelance Music Editor – near Washington, DC
music magazine

Freelance Copywriter – Pays around $35/hour
recruiter

Freelance Writers – near Brooklyn, NY. Pays $30.
local weekly newspaper

Freelance Paid Intern – Pays $12-$15/hour.
health info. technology consulting firm

Freelance Assistant Editor & Writer
Popster Media

Freelance East Coast Writers – Pays $14/hour.
Gadget Hacks

Freelance Grant Writer – Pays $15/hour
non-profit

Freelance Graphic Designer
table top fantasy game

Freelance English to Spanish Translator
blind ad

See the links to these jobs here.

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Success Story

The Four-Word Laxative to Getting Published: How to Cure Information Constipation Once and For All! By Michael Wilts

The Four-Word Laxative to Getting Published: How to Cure Information Constipation Once and For All!

How 4 simple words from Angela Hoy at WritersWeekly cured 10 years of writer's block.

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Letters...

Book Signings, Fan Fiction Copyright Problems, the Self-publishing Process, and more!

Book Signings, Fan Fiction Copyright Problems, the Self-publishing Process, and more!

After successfully selling my new book in three independent book stores, one owner told me that he couldn't afford to stock my book. I referred him to the wholesale order link at BookLocker.

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 02/25/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 02/25/2016


• RPI Publications (a.k.a. Raider Publishing International, Purehaven Press, Parmenides Publishing, and Green Shore Publishing) is not recommended by Victoria Strauss at Writer Beware


• IndieWriterSupport.com has been accused of copyright infringement, and of adding an advertisement to the end of the article


• Amazon Pulls Serial Killer's Memoir


• Legal battle over $1 million Star Trek fan film just got geeky


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


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Trivia Question

According to last week's issue of WritersWeekly.com, which hybrid P.O.D. publisher charges no setup fees?

This Week's Prize:

A FREE At-Your-Service Publishing Package from BookLocker.com! A $675 value! Includes black-and-white-interior print book publication, original, full-color cover design, basic epub/mobi (ebook) formatting/conversion, and more! See what's included HERE.

The Fine Print: The winner's manuscript must be high quality, and not violate any of BookLocker's policies (i.e. no libel, no illegal material, etc.). The final manuscript must be submitted to BookLocker for formatting within two weeks of the winner being notified. While it's never happened before with our trivia contest, if the winner's manuscript is not eligible for publishing by BookLocker, their prize will instead be a free book of their choosing from BookLocker.com.

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