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Table of Contents

 There Are Really Only 2 Ways To Accurately Estimate Your Book Sales

House Shopping With The Newlyweds

OUTWIT THE COMPETITION! Three Obscure Search Engines That Feature Hidden Writing Jobs...

How To EASILY Get Awesome and Honest Book Reviews That REALLY Carry Weight With Readers!

Paying Markets

Freelance Writing Jobs

Professional Copywriting Reinvigorated My Theater Critic Career!

Laxative For Writer's Block, Fan Fiction Opposition, And Event Organizer Incompetence

Whispers and Warnings For 03/03/2016

Trivia Question

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There Are Really Only 2 Ways To Accurately Estimate Your Book Sales By Angela Hoy

There Are Really Only 2 Ways To Accurately Estimate Your Book Sales

Last week, on a publisher's list, someone wrote in asking about NovelRank.com. He wanted to know if their numbers only came from Amazon, or if they counted third party sellers as well. He said NovelRank was reporting more sales than his printer. That was not at all surprising!

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From The Home Office

House Shopping With The Newlyweds

House Shopping With The Newlyweds

Our daughter, Ali, and her new hubby, Justin, have been house shopping ever since returning from their honeymoon in November. This week, they asked me to meet them at a house they kept returning to after looking at so many others. So, I agreed to do that on Monday and it was so much fun! I was the first one there. I walked around, taking pictures to help them in their negotiations. By the side of the house, a very large black snake gave me a startling greeting. He was more afraid of me than I was of him so he started racing away. I chased him, trying to get a picture. So, when Ali and Justin pulled up, they found me running along the side of the house...

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This Week's Article

OUTWIT THE COMPETITION! Three Obscure Search Engines That Feature Hidden Writing Jobs... By Leah Zitter
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Ask The Expert

How To EASILY Get Awesome and Honest Book Reviews That REALLY Carry Weight With Readers!

How To EASILY Get Awesome and Honest Book Reviews That REALLY Carry Weight With Readers!

How many of these reviewers will deal with indie authors? Should I pay reviewers for their services?

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Paying Markets

Farming Magazine

"Growing magazine provides farms with detailed, educational, experience-based content and professional insight to help them improve the efficiency and profitability of their operations." Welcomes new writers. 75%-90% freelance. Circ. 26K. Monthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within one week. Sample copy available online. Subscription free for qualified readers. Guidelines not available. Pays $175-$200 for columns, and $400-$500 for features for 800-1800 words.

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Kashrus Magazine

"Information for the kosher consumer." 25% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 8K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms two weeks to two months after acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Responds within 24 hours. Sample copy available for $3 by mail. Subscription $24; $40 outside the U.S. Guidelines not available. Pays $125-$200 for 700-1200 words.

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Living Light News

75% freelance. "We are an award-winning evangelical Christian lifestyles newspaper featuring news, sports and entertainment which glorifies God and shares the Gospel message." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 80K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 1-3 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Sample by sending international postal coupons of $3.50. Subscription $19.95. Pays $0.10/word for 500-1200 word count.

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Moment Magazine

"Moment Magazine, North America's premier Jewish magazine, was founded in 1975 by Nobel Prize laureate Elie Wiesel and acclaimed writer Leonard Fein. Fiercely independent, Moment is not tied to any organization, denomination or point of view and offers a balanced accounting of the Jewish experience in America, focusing on political, lifestyle, cultural and arts coverage." Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Sample copy available by email. Guidelines available by email. Pays $200-$1000.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Writer’s Assistant
author

Freelance Writer – media, technology and medical industries
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Freelance Content Marketing Writers – Pays $40
Mirror Media Group

Freelance Food Journalist – near Manhattan, NY
UncorkedGourmet.com

Freelance Content Reviewer – Pays $14/hour.
blind ad

Freelance Blogger – waterproofing in construction
manufacturer of moisture barriers

Freelance Materials Science Blogger – with chemical R&D lab experience
materials science blog (non-life science)

Freelance Ghostbloggers – for variety of industry blogs. Pays $25/hour.
Better Marketing, LLC

Freelance Pop Culture Writer
Ranker.com

Freelance Food Writers – Pays $14/hour
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Freelance Writers
WatchMojo

Freelance Writers – for advocacy project
Make Room / Enterprise Community Partners

Freelance Copy Strategist
Coalition Technologies

Freelance Daily Tech Reporter
ECT News Network

Freelance Journalist/Copywriter – specializing in Histology/Pathology
SmartBug Media

Freelance Copywriter – Pays up to $25/hour.
recruiter

Freelance Freelance Showbusiness Journalists
DailyMail.com

Freelance Reality TV News Writers/Bloggers
TotallyHer

Freelance Editors
IFPRI

Freelance Digital Content Writer – Spanish
Topix

Freelance Copyeditor for Academic Manuscripts
Green Comma

Freelance Financial Writers
OneSpace

Freelance Reporter – Portuguese & Spanish speaking
S&P Global Market Intelligence

Freelance Reporter – Arabic speaking
S&P Global Market Intelligence

Freelance Education Copywriter
York & Chapel

Freelance Contributing Writer
StudySoup

Freelance Drag Queen Content Blogger
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Freelance Technical Writer
Tech 2000

See the links to these jobs here.

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Success Story

Professional Copywriting Reinvigorated My Theater Critic Career! By Amelia Forsbrook

Professional Copywriting Reinvigorated My Theater Critic Career!

As an experienced theatre critic, my trade sees me approach an individual and judge them, confidently, fairly and finally, by their work in a very limited arena. A director is to be judged by her ability to map action against text and space, and an actor by his capacity to leave his ego in the wings and emerge as Hamlet, Vladimir or John Proctor to a sea of awaiting eyes. In my eyes, these individuals' outside projects, relationships and philanthropic work all become redundant as they enter the realm of the theatre, and the more I developed my portfolio as a critic, the more I realised I was applying the same standards to myself. Defining myself as a specialist writer, I refused to take on work other than criticism for the simple reason that I saw diversity as a threat to my status as a professional. I saw extra work as a crack in my armour, and feared that others within my industry would see me as less of a critic for each step I took towards becoming a jack of all trades writer.

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Letters...

Laxative For Writer's Block, Fan Fiction Opposition, And Event Organizer Incompetence

Laxative For Writer's Block, Fan Fiction Opposition, And Event Organizer Incompetence

I have to agree that much of fan fic is drivel. It expresses the author's love of fictional characters and serves to create more content in beloved worlds.

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 03/03/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 03/03/2016


• This law is ridiculous!

• Neat hobby!

• This isn't surprising. We're seeing this trend, too.

• A&M Publishing - NOT recommended by Victoria Strauss at Writer Beware


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