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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

HELP! MY PUBLISHER IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS!! How Can I SAVE MY BOOK Without Going Broke?!

HELP! MY PUBLISHER IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS!! How Can I SAVE MY BOOK Without Going Broke?!

Another well-known P.O.D. publisher recently kicked the bucket. In their email notice (which used the word "regret," but offered no apologies, nor an explanation), they told authors to pay them ($250 to $300 per author!) if they wanted copies of their production files and an ISBN. That's right. AFTER those authors paid upwards of $1,000, $2,000 or even more to get published, the publisher is trying to drain their wallets further...as they're kicking those authors out the door!

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From The Home Office

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That Story About the Extremely Lifelike Doll in the Hot Car!

There was another story in the news this week about a lifelike doll being left in a hot car. A police officer arrived on the scene, broke the window, and attempted to perform CPR. That's when he realized the "baby's" skin was offering no resistance. The doll in question was a "reborn" doll. They are very expensive, with the most …

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This Week's Article

A Squirrel Pee'd On Me! How To Use Catchy Titles To Attract More Readers - By Laura Wing

A Squirrel Pee'd On Me! How To Use Catchy Titles To Attract More Readers - By Laura Wing

What if I told you there was a great way to attract more readers to your blogs, books, status updates or other writings? What if I told you there was a way that goes beyond great SEO, or in-store book signings? What if I told you attracting more readers is as simple as coming up with a catchy title for your work?

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Letters And Comments

Letters And Comments For 08/19/2016

Letters And Comments For 08/19/2016

Letters And Comments For 08/19/2016

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Paying Markets

Earth Island Journal

"A quarterly magazine about environmental threats and the people who are working to address them." Welcomes new writers. 75% freelance. Circ. 12K. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 3-6 months after acceptance. Responds 2-4 weeks. Buys NA rights. Rarely accepts reprints. Sample copy online at http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/where. Subscription $10. Pays $0.25/word for print, $100 flat fee for online.

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Airbrush Action Magazine

“Airbrush Action is edited for all airbrus h applications, including automotive art, illustration, T-shirt airbrushing, body art, model/hobby applications, pin-up art, pinstriping, and more.” 90% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 40K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms in issue after acceptance. Responds in two days. Sample articles available online. Subscription $24.95. Guidelines available by email.
CURRENT NEEDS: Queries. Pay “commensurate with experience. Approximately $0.20-$0.25/word.”

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The Blot

“A new news site focusing on pop culture, sex, news and witty commentary.” Circ. 80K hits/day. Daily. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within one week of acceptance. Buys first Web-Serial rights. No reprints. Responds
"ASAP. " Guidelines available by email.
Pays $50-$100/post, depending on social reach.

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Bear Deluxe Magazine

“The Bear Deluxe Magazine is a semiannual publication looking at place-based themes through a magazine format of journalism, creative nonfiction, essays, interviews, poetry, fiction and reviews.” Welcomes new writers. 50% freelance. Circ. 44K. Biannually. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within three months of acceptance. Buys one-time rights. Accepts some reprints. Responds within three months. Sample copy available by mail for $5. Subscription $10, $16 Canada, $20 other. Guidelines available by mail.

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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

Enough Is Enough! Stopping The Monotonous Series Of Sameness By Cherie Mitchell

Enough Is Enough! Stopping The Monotonous Series Of Sameness By Cherie Mitchell

After 30 years in an administrative, management and corporate career, I knew I’d had enough. The daily trials and tribulations, while challenging and often rewarding, became a monotonous series of sameness. But, I still needed a job! The pull of a writing career drew me. I’d always written, ever since I’d first held a crayon, but the transition from hobby …

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 08/19/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 08/19/2016

They now make more money as professional travelers, relying on income they generate from their travel blog...

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For 08/19/2016!


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