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Table of Contents

"Special Event Signings" Sell Far More Books Than Bookstore Signings! (Or "Why Should I Order Copies Of My Own Book?")

We're Moving to St. Pete! - Part I

5 Tips For Non-Native English Writers

How Do I Get Someone To Consider My Screenplay?

Paying Markets

Freelance Writing Jobs

"Passive" Marketing Through Strategic Guest Posting! How I Landed More Clients With Less Effort

Letters and Comments For 05/06/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 05/06/2016

Trivia Question

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"Special Event Signings" Sell Far More Books Than Bookstore Signings! (Or "Why Should I Order Copies Of My Own Book?")

"Special Event Signings" Sell Far More Books Than Bookstore Signings! (Or "Why Should I Order Copies Of My Own Book?")

I received the following question from an author last week:

Why would any author buy copies of their book instead of referring people to Amazon or another store?

His email went on to say that he knows we don't usually recommend book signings at bookstores and he was curious why an author would need copies for any reason other than a bookstore signing.

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From The Home Office

We're Moving to St. Pete! - Part I

We're Moving to St. Pete! - Part I

I haven't yet written about this because we didn't know when it was going to happen but...now, it's happening!

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This Week's Article

5 Tips For Non-Native English Writers By Aris Apostolopoulos

5 Tips For Non-Native English Writers

We are living in the age of the Internet and writers can now work wherever they want to work, writing for a magazine in California while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate in Vienna. However, having access to a laptop and an Internet connection is not always enough and, sometimes, even talent is inadequate. What if you really were in Vienna with that hot chocolate in your hand, but you could not write a single English word? Exactly, you wouldn't write for a publication in California. Or would you?

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Ask The Expert

How Do I Get Someone To Consider My Screenplay?

How Do I Get Someone To Consider My Screenplay?

How do I get someone to consider my screenplay?

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Paying Markets

Celebrate Life

Quarterly 32-page, full-color magazine. Welcomes new and experienced writers. Buys first rights or makes work-for-hire assignments. Byline given. Pays on a per-word basis, upon publication. "Celebrate Life is published by American Life League. Its purpose is to encourage and educate pro-life activists. It features real-life human-interest stories, news, information, calls to action, exposÈs, updates, commentaries and advice on topics pertaining to respect for the life and dignity of all human beings, such as abortion, unplanned pregnancy, adoption, human personhood, contraception, natural family planning, miscarriage/stillbirth, disability/special needs/chronic illness, infertility, sterilization, organ donation, population control/decline, eugenics, euthanasia, chastity, sex education, stem cell research, human cloning, elder care, and end-of-life care." All articles must conform to Catholic moral teaching. Pay range for freelance submissions is $0.05-$0.15/word.

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Colorado Homes & Lifestyles

"Colorado Homes & Lifestyles is your premier source for the best in Colorado architecture, interior design and real estate, as well as the latest home products, events and word on some of the state's most fascinating people." 80% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 32.5K. Publishes 8 issues/year. Pays on acceptance. Publishes ms within three months. Buys one-time print/online rights. No reprints. Responds within six weeks. Sample copy available online. Subscription $22.95, $46.95 CDN. Guidelines available by SASE. Pays $300-$450 for 150-600 words.

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Diabetes Self-Management

"Diabetes Self-Management is a consumer health publication that aims to help people with diabetes control their condition. We cover nutrition, exercise, pharmacology, medical and technological advances, and mental health issues. We do not publish personal experiences, celebrity profiles, or research breakthroughs." 95% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 410K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-12 months after acceptance. Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds within 6 weeks. Sample copy available by request. Subscription $18US, $36 outside the U.S. Guidelines by email. Pays up to $700 for 2000-2500 words.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Writers – Pays $18-$22/page
Ultius, Inc.

Freelance Webmaster/Social Media Manager
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Freelance Japanese Annotator/ Data Analyst – Pays $15-$16/hour
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Freelance Content Creators – Pays $40
Voyager Media Network

Freelance Associate Content Writer/Researcher
Education Labs

Freelance Copywriter
commercial real estate company

Freelance Blogger Outreach Specialist / Writer / Junior SEO Ninja – near S. Marin, CA. Pays $3K-$4K/month
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Freelance Technical Editors
Bookbright Media

Freelance Blogger – Pays $18/hour
blog focused on helping doctors’ offices maximize their revenues

Freelancer – to come up with amenity ideas for rental buildings. Pays $18/hour
blind ad

Freelance Blogger
“firm that specializes in buying California properties that are tied up in all sorts of unpleasant problems”

Freelance Social Media Program Manager
Metzano

Freelance Writers
guns.com

Freelance Content Manager Intern – Pays $15/hour
Collexion

Freelance Writers – for stories about park rangers’ children
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Freelancer for Copywriting/Data Entry
NOVICA

Freelance  Lifestyle/Beauty/Fashion Blogger
Scott’s Marketplace

Freelance Book Reviewers
Kirkus

Freelance Stringer/Reporter – in Massachusetts
Advocate Newspapers, Inc.

Freelance Music Writer/Editor
CRAVE / craveonline.com

Freelance Real Estate Writer
Catalyst Communications

Freelance Editors
Newsela

Freelance Resume Writer
Talent Inc.

Freelance Video Reviewers – Pays $30/hour
Blue Ocean Network

Freelance Comic Book Inker – Pays $25/page.
individual

Freelance Social Media and Online Marketing Manager
Carbon6

See the links to these jobs here.

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Success Story

"Passive" Marketing Through Strategic Guest Posting! How I Landed More Clients With Less Effort By Jennifer Brown Banks

"Passive" Marketing Through Strategic Guest Posting! How I Landed More Clients With Less Effort

Want to work "smarter, not harder" this year? Strategic guest posting is the ticket! In fact, Leo Babauta, mega-successful blogger, author, and creator of Zen Habits, (with more than 200,000 subscribers), states in an interview: "Guest posting is by far the best way to grow an audience."

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Letters...

Letters and Comments For 05/06/2016

Letters and Comments For 05/06/2016

Sounds like a fun trip, in spite of the cold food, questionable smears on your dessert plate, and nasty Nassau...

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 05/06/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 05/06/2016

 

• Australia State Aims to Sue Author for Fake Cancer Cure Diet

• Piracy site for academic journals playing game of domain-name Whac-A-Mole

• Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by UofL students against Katina Powell and publisher

 

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