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Table of Contents

World's Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For March, 2016!

Smallest Easter Ever!

Pitch Your Book to These National Book Clubs!

Have I Committed Copyright Infringement? Yes, You HAVE!

Paying Markets

Freelance Writing Jobs

How I Convert a One-Assignment to a Regular Client!

Whispers and Warnings For 03/25/2016

Trivia Question

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World's Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For March, 2016!

World's Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For March, 2016!

Oh, yes! We know you're excited!! Today, I'm going to share another installment of our popular column, World's Worst Book Proposals and Query Letters.

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From The Home Office

Smallest Easter Ever!

Smallest Easter Ever!

We don't have an empty nest but it's emptier than it used to be...

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This Week's Article

Pitch Your Book to These National Book Clubs! By Dr. Marlene Caroselli

Pitch Your Book to These National Book Clubs!

Poet Don Marquis once divided the world into two types of people: those who could tell you they had just bought a package of paper napkins and make you "thrill and vibrate with the intelligence" and those who could share the secrets of the universe and yet "fail to impress you with any sense of the importance of the news."

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Ask The Expert

Have I Committed Copyright Infringement? Yes, You HAVE!

Have I Committed Copyright Infringement? Yes, You HAVE!

I'm very impressed of your article on how to create your own anthology. I have almost 250 articles posted online and, honestly, some of them I copied from books but I also include the author and its complete sources. I'm a fan of reading books and I don't have a talent in writing because I didn't earn a degree. My only question is, does my work compromise the law of copyright infringement or plagiarism? If so, can you explain why?

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Paying Markets

Rebel Ink

"Tattoo lifestyle." Welcomes new writers. 75% freelance. Circ. 120K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms up to six months after acceptance. Buys US rights for one year. Accepts reprints. Subscription $24. Guidelines available by email. Pays $150-$350 for 300-1200 words.

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Roller Skating Business

"We are a publication for roller skating rink owners and operators. In every issue we include information on how to reach out to families, run your business, updates on legal news that affects the roller skating rink industry, roller skating news, celebrity spotlights and much more." 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 1200. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within one year of acceptance. Buys first rights. No reprints. Sample copy available by mail. Subscription $45, $55 CDN, $75 foreign. Guidelines by email. Pays $0.10/word for 500-1500 words.

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1859 Oregon's Magazine

"A reader's travel magazine about Oregon." 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys N.A. rights for one year. Response time varies. Sample articles available online. Subscription $18.59. Pays $0.35-$0.50/word for 200-3000 words.

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Alaska Business Monthly

"Alaska Business Monthly's goal is to provide thorough and objective analysis of the issues and trends affecting Alaska's businesses, and to feature stories on the individuals, organizations, and companies that shape the Alas ka Economy. Alaska Business Monthly explores the Alaska economy with a statewide and regional approach to business coverage." 80% freelance. Welcomes published authors from Alaska. Circ. 12-15K. Monthly. Pays month of publication. Buys all rights. Responds promptly to queries. Read archived issues and the "Current Issue" postings on website. Subscriptions $39.95. Pays $100-$500 for 500-2,500 words.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Senior Editor
Viola Om

Freelance Jr Staff Writer/Blogger- men’s underwear. Pays $10-$15/hour.
underwearexpert.com

Freelance Technical Content Writer & Marketer
ShineRetrofits.com

Freelance Copy Editor
molo

Freelance Full-time Authors & Researchers
natural health remedies company

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

Freelance Scrabble/Crossword & Language Geeks – Pays $700/week
recruiter

Freelance Content Writer
OneIMS

Freelance Ghostwriters – to cover new age and alternative health
Better Marketing

Freelance Reporter/Writer/Timeline Curator – Pays $40-$60/hour
blind ad

Freelance SEO/SEM Content Writer – Pays $0.10/word
Marketnizer

Freelance Technical Product Writer – for labels, manuals and other packaging
blind ad

Freelance Copywriters – fashion and product descriptions
blind ad

Freelance Writer – specializing in home fashion and design
Distinctive Living Publications

Freelance Internet Marketing Consultant
Portkey SEO Solutions

Freelance Copyeditor – Pays $600/week
blogging firm

Freelance Design and Architecture Writer / Blogger
content studio

Freelance Content Manager – for product reviews website
ReviewLab.com

Freelance Real Estate Copywriter – Pays $0.10-$0.20/word
Maxavenue

Freelance Leadership And C-Suite Management Writer
C-suite

Freelance Writer/Editor – with expertise in cybersecurity to write a series of e-learning modules on that subject.
Fortis Business Media

Freelance News Writers/Reporters – may require some on-site work
People.com

Freelance Associate Editor/Writer
RSL Media

Freelance Gadget Columnist
The Daily Dot

Freelance Lifestyle Content Writers
Sweeten

Freelance Romance Bloggers
Barnes & Noble

Freelance English Copywriter
First Page Limited

See the links to these jobs here.

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Success Story

How I Convert a One-Assignment to a Regular Client! By Lindsey Danis

How I Convert a One-Assignment to a Regular Client!

When I was first offered a blog ghostwriting gig by Jim, a director of something-or-other for a tech company, it would've been putting it nicely to say I was underwhelmed. Via LinkedIn message, I was offered the chance to connect about a writing assignment. The lead seemed so low qualified that it was not until Jim messaged me again that I replied with (admittedly faked) interest.

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 03/25/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 03/25/2016

 

• Court rules in favor of Amazon in 'A Gronking To Remember' lawsuit

• Publisher of photo gets $9K from Republican Party and $6K from a blogger for copyright infringement

• Barber shop owner sues Katina Powell, book publisher over 'false allegations'

• Gawker, Publisher to Pay $25M in Punitive Damages in Hulk Hogan Lawsuit

 

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