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Table of Contents

* How BookLocker Has Remained Profitable for 17 Years...when so many others have failed

* Homeschooled Kids Don't Get Sick Often, Unless...


* My Child Wrote A Book!!! But, Can We Publish It?


* Q&A: "Can I Use Somebody Else's Photo/Artwork if I Flip it Horizontally?"

* Letters and Comments for 09/29/16

* Paying Markets For Writers and Photographers

* Freelance Writing Jobs

* Freelance Success Story: From Disease and Disillusionment to My Dream...A Freelance Writing Career

* Whispers and Warnings for 09/29/2016

* WritersWeekly Trivia Question for 09/29/2016

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Angela's Desk

How BookLocker Has Remained Profitable for 17 Years...when so many others have failed by Angela Hoy, WritersWeekly.com, BookLocker.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com

How BookLocker Has Remained Profitable for 17 Years...when so many others have failed

BookLocker.com has been in the business for 17 years, and has published more than 7,000 titles in that time. We've seen many competitors rise and fall but we're still going strong. We are a lean organization. We keep our costs down while only working with a limited number of authors each year. This enables me (one of the two owners) to work with every single author one-on-one. We break even on setup fees, and earn our profits on book sales so we and each author have a vested interest in the success of their book.

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From The Home Office

Homeschooled Kids Don't Get Sick Often, Unless...

Homeschooled Kids Don't Get Sick Often, Unless...

Max and Mason, who are homeschooled, joined a new homeschooling co-op. Over the past few years, they've only attended museum classes every other Wednesday, and only during the afternoon on those days. This new co-op meets all day long every Wednesday, and includes five different classes and a lunch.
I warned the boys and Richard that they'd be exposed to lots more kiddos with cold and flu symptoms and that we'd all catch more germies this year.

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This Week's Article

My Child Wrote A Book!!! But, Can We Publish It? by Harvey Randall, Esq.

My Child Wrote A Book!!! But, Can We Publish It? by Harvey Randall, Esq.

Your child has written a book and a number of friends who have read it have remarked that it is great, and should be published. Your child then tells you he or she has decided to become an author, and wants to have the book published. You quickly respond “okay,” and then, realizing what you said, you ask yourself a number of questions:
Can my child actually publish a book?

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Ask The Expert

"Can I Use Somebody Else's Photo/Artwork if I Flip it Horizontally?"

"Can I Use Somebody Else's Photo/Artwork if I Flip it Horizontally?"

I am still working to get my illustrations for my book. Can you advise on something I was told by my illustrator? She told me that most photos copied from the Internet can be flipped horizontally to alleviate concerns of copyright infringement. For example if a mountain appears on the left side of the photograph, flip the photo so the mountain is on the right side. I also wonder if applying artistic effects to a photo (pencil sketch, smooth pastel, etc.) would eliminate concern of issues. I was given five websites for Royalty Free photos and images that are free of charge. Do you have any recommendations for me?

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Letters And Comments

Letters and Comments for 09/29/2016

Letters and Comments for 09/29/2016

Comments on: What’s The Secret to Ongoing, Consistent BOOK SALES? Thanks, Angela, for the nudge. It is easy to get so involved with the next project that we (I) tend to ease off the peddle when it comes to promoting our (my) completed works. I need to revisit my copy of your excellent book 90+ DAYS…! Cheers! Pamela Allegretto Bridge …

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Paying Markets

Kung Fu Tai Chi

"Kung Fu Tai Chi is exclusively focused on Chinese martial arts and their derivations." 70% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 15K. Bi-monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-6 months after acceptance. Buys First North American publication rights. No reprints. Responds 1 week. For a sample articles, visit the website. Subscription $15; $30 outside the U.S. Pays $125 for 2000+ words; $85 for 1000-1999 words. Articles should be around 1500-2500 words. Submit query or complete ms by email.

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Rack

"We publish ONLY stories about the harvests of world-class animals, 75 percent of which are enormous white-tailed deer. All whitetails MUST be measured on the BTR system and score 160 or more inches as 'typicals' or 'perfects,' or at least 175 if 'irregular' or 'semi-irregular.' A BTR score is like a true gross score WITHOUT the inside spread. Other stories may revolve around the harvest of most any North American big game trophy, so long as the animal qualifies for one of the major record books (B&C, P&Y, Longhunter or SCI). DO NOT send queries or manuscripts for any other type of story. We do not buy columns, how-to, where-to or gear-related articles." Welcomes new writers. Circ. 76.7K. Bi-monthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 4-8 months after acceptance. Buys 1st North American rights. Accepts reprints. Responds in 30 days. Subscription $20.95. Guidelines by email. Pays $100-$325 for 1000 words.

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Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

"Established in 1990 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization, The Tricycle Foundation is dedicated to making Buddhist teachings and practices broadly available. In 1991, the Foundation launched Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, the first magazine intended to present Buddhist perspectives to a Western readership. Tricycle soon became the leading independent journal of Buddhism in the West, where it continues to be the most inclusive and widely read vehicle for the dissemination of Buddhist views and values. Our readership includes longtime practitioners, those who are curious about Buddhism or meditation, and those who do not identify as Buddhist but value the teachings of wisdom and compassion that Buddhism has to offer." 70% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 50K; over 200K visitors per month online. Quarterly. Pays on publication. Period between acceptance and publication varies. Buys first rights. Accepts reprints. Responds within a month. "However, due to the large number that we receive each month, please don’t let a longer wait surprise you." Subscription: Print + digital subscription U.S. - $40 | year Canada - $45 | year International - $55 | year Digital-only subscription $35 | year. Guidelines online at http://tricycle.org/contact/.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

Writing Jobs For 09/22/216

See the links to these jobs here

Freelance Social Media Writer
Global Learning

Freelance Big Ideas Writer – Pays $25-$75/hour
Seminal

Freelance Contract Content Writer – Pays $35/hour
moving.com

Freelance Writers
Canadian Franchise Journal

Freelance Content Writer – SaaS, Business, Web Dev
Audience Ops

Freelance Software/GUI Tech Writer
Users Guide, Hourly, DC Startup

Freelance SE Asia Correspondents
Inside International Industrials

Freelance Technology & Innovation Journalist
APN Consulting, Inc.

Freelance Writers
Pop Culture LGBTQ Site

Freelance Proofreader – for travel guide
blind ad

Freelance Part Time Transcriber
blind ad

Freelance Transcriber – for periodic overflow work. Focus groups, meetings, interviews, documentary footage, oral histories, dictations, etc.
blind ad

Freelance Content Writers – Entertainment, Weird, Creepy, Gaming, Misc.
Ranker

Freelance Writer – Weird History, Military, Government, Conspiracy
Ranker

Freelance Fulltime Editor – Pays $55K-$60K/year
Daiy Progressive / dailyprogressive.org

Freelance Writers – Pays $45-$50
travel website focused on visitors to the SF Bay Area

Freelance Video Captioners – Pays $0.40-$0.75 per video minute
Rev

Freelance Funny Twitter Writer
blind ad

Freelance Paid Intern – pays “small stipend”
daily celebrity news site

Freelance Content Writer/Brand Developer – Pays $30-$40/hour
stowaway2.com

Freelance Copywriter – Pays up to $25/hour
recruiter for developer of board games and puzzles

Freelance B2B Marketing Writer
SurveyMonkey

Freelance Video Scriptwriter
Valnet Inc. / The Sportster

Freelance Writer – near San Francisco
WeekendSherpa.com

Freelance Blogger – pre-employment screenings in the banking and financial sector. Pay s$80-$100/post
B2B marketing company

Freelance Writers – Q&A, Prifles and in-depth travel feature. Pays $50-$100
Spirit Guides

Freelance Academic Writer – Pays $4-$37 for 120-word answers
eNotes

Freelance Alt Text Writers
SPi Global

Freelance Copywriter – Pays $32/hour
recruiter for a real estate developer working on a very high end luxury property

Freelance Writer – to discuss reasons to sell one’s home. Pays $75/post.
B2B marketing company

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Success Story

From Disease and Disillusionment to My Dream...A Freelance Writing Career by Cynthia Ranjeeta

From Disease and Disillusionment to My Dream...A Freelance Writing Career by Cynthia Ranjeeta

As a young journalist with a lot of promise, my sudden resignation shocked the whole office. The news spread like the plague, with seniors warning me that times were tough, and finding another job could take ages. Not that I hadn't thought of it. After all, this was my first job and a great stepping stone to my dream of …

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings for 09/29/2016

Whispers and Warnings for 09/29/2016

We are SO blessed to live in the U.S.A.! Jordanian Writer Accused Of Sharing Cartoon That Offended Muslims Shot Dead "A prominent Jordanian writer on Sunday was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam." A movie about a libel lawsuit Holocaust Denial Out of Hollywood: ‘Denial’ …

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