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Table of Contents

 BookBaby's Unfair Contract Clause!

Hurry Up and Wait!

How My Best Freelance Writing Jobs Came From Company Blogs and Digital Magazines!

"Is A Book Automatically No Longer In Print If It's Not Selling?" No!

Paying Markets

Freelance Writing Jobs

Sharing Writing Jobs With Other Writers? Yes!!!

Whispers and Warnings For 03/03/2016

Trivia Question

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Angela's Desk

BookBaby's Unfair Contract Clause! By Angela Hoy

BookBaby's Unfair Contract Clause!

We were recently contacted by an author who was unhappy with BookBaby, and wanted to move his book to BookLocker. But, after sending us his files, and discussing formatting, etc., he asked about how to terminate his contract with BookBaby. I told him to read his BookBaby contract, find the termination clause, and follow the instructions there. He found his contract, read it, and wrote me back, not at all happy with what he discovered...

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From The Home Office

Hurry Up and Wait!

Hurry Up and Wait!

One of the most frustrating parts about selling the house has been the buyers' realtor, who appears to be either lazy, disorganized, clueless about her job, just plain unprofessional, or a combination of all of the above. After the initial contract, the inspections occurred quickly but we then had almost two weeks of no communication. Our realtor kept trying to keep things moving but the other realtor was "too busy" one day, "tired" another day, and "boating" on yet another day. Finally, the final deal came together. That was a week and a half ago...

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This Week's Article

How My Best Freelance Writing Jobs Came From Company Blogs and Digital Magazines! By Tim Leffel

How My Best Freelance Writing Jobs Came From Company Blogs and Digital Magazines!

For many, the phrase "freelance writing" conjures up images of famous magazines on a newsstand. Often the best-paid work, however, comes from companies that aren't in the publishing business at all. They're commissioning articles as part of their content strategy, to either connect with their customers or improve their website's search traffic.

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Ask The Expert

"Is A Book Automatically No Longer In Print If It's Not Selling?" No!

"Is A Book Automatically No Longer In Print If It's Not Selling?" No!

If I do not receive any royalties for my story next year, would the book be considered no longer in print? In other words, if an electronic book is still available on Amazon, is it considered in print, even if it's not selling?

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Paying Markets

Western Ag Reporter

"A weekly agricultural paper, started in 1940, published in Billings, MT. Not politically correct. Offers to our large and close readership not only the news that affects production agriculture but also a healthy dose of Western history, a weekly cooking column, plenty of patriotic material, and plenty of Western humor." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Weekly. Pays end of the month. Period between acceptance and publication varies. "Depends on whether their material needs to be printed immediately to be of any use to my readership or whether it can be printed any time ... Depends how large the paper is, and that varies by season -- longest in the spring and fall -- size related DIRECTLY to advertising quantity." Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds one week. Sample copy free for two months by mail with SASE. Subscription $55. "No guidelines other than have something interesting to say that my ag readership would be interested in reading. About 800 words work well. Will work with longer material if the material is good enough." Pays flat fee of $50 for up to 800 words.

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Susquehanna Life Magazine

“Susquehanna Life is a quarterly, four-color, glossy feature-oriented publication with an active, upscale audience evenly divided between males and females ages 38+. Articles take a unique and positive look at a variety of aspects of life in Central Pennsylvania, and provide readers with information about places to go, things to do and history. We strive to provide information that is unique and unusual. The most frequent compliment we receive from readers: ‘I’ve lived here all my life and I never knew that until I read it in Susquehanna Life magazine.’” Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Buys all rights. No reprints. Pyas within two weeks of publication. Sample $4.95 + $2.75 postage. Pays $75-$150.

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Liguorian

"Founded in 1913 by the Redemptorists Liguorian conveys a consistent joyful message of God's plentiful redemption. In its tone and selection of material, it communicates a timely pastoral message to Catholics on matters of the faith, practices, Christian living, and social justice. While not championing positions contrary to core Church belief, Liguorian exposes its readers to the best elements of Catholic spirituality and traditions to help them navigate the contemporary world assisted by their faith.î 25-30% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K. Publishes 10 issues/year. No reprints. Responds 2-4 weeks. Sample copy available by email. Subscription $25, $32 foreign." Pays $0.14-$0.20/word for 1200-2000 words.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See the links to these jobs here.

Freelance Content Editor
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Freelance Full-time Associate Content Writer
Education Labs

Freelance Resume Writer – Pays $18-$40
“the nation’s largest resume writing organization”

Freelance Copywriter
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Freelance MINI Cooper Writers
IB Publishing

Freelance Assignment Editor
Render Media

Freelance Ghostwriter – to support eye research
“non-profit dedicated to curing eye disease”

Freelance Journalism Interns – Pays stipend up to $5K
Canyon News

Freelance Proposal Writer / Blogger
AtreNet

Freelance Reporters – near Woodland Park, NJ

Freelance Writers – near Orland Park, IL
22nd Century Media

Freelance List Article Writer
ScreenRant.com

Freelance Editor
Modern Age

Freelance Photo Researcher/Editor
RSL Media

Freelance Commentators – Pays $50-$200
Blue Ocean Network China Content

Freelance Overnight Breaking News Writers
Bustle

Freelance Branded Content Writers
Bustle

Freelance Lifestyle Editor
AT Media

Freelance  Assistant Editor
ESSENTIAL HOMME Magazine

Freelance Writers – for profiles of country style farmhouses

Freelance Writers – log homes and cabins

Freelance Writers – DIY gardening

Freelance Blogger – racing and motorcycles
cafe racer and vintage motorcycles blog

Freelance Editor / Proofreader / Writers – for non-fiction religious book
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Freelance Paralegal – Insurance
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Freelance Transcriptionists
Rev

See the links to these jobs here.

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Success Story

Sharing Writing Jobs With Other Writers? Yes!!! By Wendy Hobday Haugh

Sharing Writing Jobs With Other Writers? Yes!!!

Sharing success with others by extending encouragement and concrete opportunities to newcomers and seasoned writers alike is one of the most personally and professionally rewarding things a freelancer will ever do. By helping others to succeed, a writer's own sense of purpose and place within the larger writing community is strengthened. It's a terrific win-win. The solitary writer/loner stereotype exists …

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Letters...

Letters and Comments For 05/26/2016

Letters and Comments For 05/26/2016

I can always rely on Angela and BookLocker to expose the truth! We writers are lucky to have her in our corner! Thanks, Angela!

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Whispers And Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 05/26/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 05/26/2016


• Hulk Hogan's Sex Tape Lawsuit Reportedly Financed by Tech Billionaire

• Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston wins libel damages from abusive fan

• Online pirates could face 10-year sentence as UK plans to clamp down on illegal downloads

• Star Trek fanfic creators must face CBS, Paramount copyright lawsuit

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