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Table of Contents

Want Christmas Sales For Your New Book? Get. Published. NOW!!! It's Easy! Here's How!

Spinning, Churning, And No End In Sight...

Amazon's Actions Lead To Angry Readers, And May Have Killed My Sponsorship Deal!

Approach "Regular Folks" (Not Professional Writers) To Contribute To My New Book?

Letters And Comments For 08/10/2016

Paying Markets For 08/10/2016

Freelance Writing Jobs for 08/10/2016

From "Walk Of Shame" Childhood Reading Help...To Professional Writer!

Whispers And Warnings For 08/10/2016

WritersWeekly Trivia Contest Question For 08/10/2016

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Angela's Desk

Want Christmas Sales for Your New Book? Get. Published. NOW!!! It's Easy! Here's How! By Angela Hoy

Want Christmas Sales For Your New Book? Get. Published. NOW!!! It's Easy! Here's How!

When September 1st arrives, I'm sweating and in fast-forward mode. At each of these pivotal moments, I'm reminded that I will be getting little sleep from now until Christmas week. Yes, around 17 weeks of puffy eyes and sore fingertips, but also the excitement and satisfaction of helping so many authors launch their new "babies" into the world! And, I LOVE every minute of it! (Well, except for the sleep-deprivation part...)

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From The Home Office

Spinning, Churning, and No End in Sight...

Spinning, Churning, And No End In Sight...

A low pressure system stalled over us last weekend and we've had four straight days of heavy, oppressive skies. Dark gray clouds as far as the horizon and barely a wisp of breeze. Every two or three hours, the wind will quickly pick up and we'll get slammed with a deluge of rain. Then, the clouds will churn again, crawling back into themselves, and hoarding their moisture for just a little while.

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This Week's Article

Amazon's Actions Lead To Angry Readers, And May Have Killed My Sponsorship Deal! By Wendy Lou Jones

Amazon's Actions Lead To Angry Readers, And May Have Killed My Sponsorship Deal!

For those of us whose books are listed on the infinite Amazon platform, working with a ‘900-pound gorilla’ has not always been easy. Small press publishers and authors alike have occasionally had to listen to the temper tantrums of that engorged beast as it flexed its muscles (searching for more bananas, no doubt). As the owner of RK books, I have experienced things that can only be described as ‘Amazon issues’ with one of our titles.

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Ask The Expert

How Should I Approach "Regular Folks" (Not Professional Writers) To Contribute To My New Book?

How Should I Approach "Regular Folks" (Not Professional Writers) To Contribute To My New Book?

I am looking for real-life hindsight, wisdom and reflections from people who have first-hand experience with the topic I am writing about. I would like a diverse cross-section of people nationally and, even possibly, internationally.

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Letters And Comments

Letters and Comments for 08/10/2016


LETTERS AND COMMENTS REGARDING:

Part II: Things Got Nasty

Without reading it all — I didn’t need to — she is lying. Get a lawyer NOW. If she is a professional she will be registered someplace, even I am registered and I am only a care aide. If she truly is then you can fix her for being unprofessional and using her degree out of place. I have training in dementia care and he does not sound demented. I wouldn’t be posting their words online either; they can get you on that.

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Paying Markets

Lake Superior Magazine

“Lake Superior Magazine covers the watershed and extended neighborhood of Lake Superior - including the shores of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario. All stories must have a regional focus. We are more in the style of the old Look and Life magazines, with solid journalism as well as lifestyle stories and fantastic photography (for which we are noted).” Welcomes new writers. 50% freelance. Circ. 20K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-12 months after acceptance. Buys first NA rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds 3-6 months. Sample articles online. Subscription $24.95, $34.95CDN, $44.95 foreign.

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The Georgia Review

“Published continuously since its 1947 founding at The University of Georgia, The Georgia Review is widely recognized as one of America's premier journals of arts and letters. Each quarterly issue (published in March, June, September, and December) is not only a generous gathering of distinguished parts—essays, stories, poems, art, and book reviews—but also an orchestrated whole, a one-time community of individual pieces arranged to complement and enhance one another. The Review is a frequent finalist for the National Magazine Award and has brought home “Ellies” for Fiction and for Essays. Our contributors and our readers come from every state in the country.” Welcomes new writers. 99% freelance. Circ. 3K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6-9 months after acceptance. Buys First NA Serial rights. No reprints. Responds 2-4 months. Sample back issues available for $10 by calling 800-542-3481. Subscription $40, $55 foreign. Prose is paid at $50 per printed page; poetry is paid at $4/line.

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New Letters, University House, University of Missouri-Kansas City

“New Letters is an international quarterly magazine featuring fiction, essays, poetry, reviews, and interviews with writers and original art, published by the University of Missouri at Kansas City.” Welcomes new writers. 90% freelance. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-9 months after acceptance. Buys First NA rights. No reprints. Responds 3-6 months. Sample copy available online at http://www.newletters.org/magazine/back-issues. Subscription $22, $34 foreign. Guidelines online at http://www.newletters.org/writers-wanted/submission

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Freelance Writing Jobs

See the links to these jobs here

Freelance Project Manager
Images & Voices of Hope

Freelance Online Associate Editor
The Scientist – a division of LabX Media

Freelance Copywriter
growing marketing agency

Freelance Restaurant Reporter
OTR Global

Freelance Writers / Interviewers
Zip Write

Freelance Managing Director
Teach for America

Freelance Technical Editor
Digital Ocean

Freelance Writers
Luxury Living International, Inc.

Freelance Social Media / Digital Media Specialist
Postpartum Support International

Freelance Illustrator
Toptal, LLC

Freelance Minnesota Writer – Pays $1000
onlyinyourstate.com

Freelance Copywriter
syndicatebleu.com/

Freelance Copywriter – Pays $35/hour for 10-15 hours/week
recruiter for medical device company for sports medicine products

Freelance Writer – Home Fashion and Design
Distinctive Living Publications

Freelance Writers / Bloggers
The Keri Shull Team

Freelance Writer – for an autobiography
individual

Freelance Online Content Writer
Janes Company Inc.

Freelance Writer
finder.com

Freelance Medical Editor
recruiter

Freelance Content Writer and Brand Copywriter – Pays $20/hour.
vacation rental company

Freelance Full-time Editor -with empathy, compassion and imagination. Pays $700/weel.
business website developer

Freelance Full-time Editorial Director – permaculture and homesteading
The Grow Network

Freelance Writers
TrueGrit Communications

Freelance Transcriber – Pays $1 per transcribed minute
blind ad

Freelance Turkish Ads Quality Rater
ZeroChaos Inc.

Freelance Russian Ads Quality Rater
ZeroChaos Inc.

Freelance Japanese Ads Quality Rater
ZeroChaos Inc.

Freelance Italian Ads Quality Rater
ZeroChaos Inc.

See the links to these jobs here

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Success Story

From "Walk Of Shame" Childhood Reading Help...To Professional Writer! By Natalie Rodriguez

From "Walk Of Shame" Childhood Reading Help...To Professional Writer!

Reading and writing were never my “thing.” As a young child, I actually despised both.
I used to say, “Who has time to read?” and “WHY would someone read for fun?” and “WHY write anything more than your name down on a piece of paper?”

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings - 08/10/2016

Whispers and Warnings - 08/10/2016

Amazon gets sued...again. Amazon ‘Prime Now’ Drivers Sue Company For Misclassification, Wage Theft "The drivers claim that they’ve been misclassified as independent contractors, even though their jobs really have all of the features of being employees. They report to an Amazon facility at specific times, check in and out with a dispatcher, and are not allowed to refuse assignments." And, …

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THIS WEEK'S TRIVIA QUESTION

WritersWeekly Trivia Contest Question For 08/10/2016!

WritersWeekly Trivia Contest Question For 08/10/2016!

 

 

 

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