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Table of Contents

* The Cold, Hard, Ugly Facts about Traditional Publishing...and Why You Might Want to Avoid It Altogether 

* Yes, it DOES get "cold" in Florida!


* Technology In The Third World: Always Issues, Always Workarounds!


* Ask the Expert - 11/16/2016


* Letters and Comments for 11/16/16

* Paying Markets For Writers and Photographers

* Freelance Writing Jobs

* Freelance Success Story: Making It Happen 

* Whispers and Warnings for 11/16/2016

* WritersWeekly Trivia Question for 11/16/2016

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Angela's Desk

The Cold, Hard, Ugly Facts about Traditional Publishing...and Why You Might Want to Avoid It Altogether by Angela Hoy, WritersWeekly.com, BookLocker.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com

The Cold, Hard, Ugly Facts about Traditional Publishing...and Why You Might Want to Avoid It Altogether 

Last week, we discussed seven benefits of self-publishing. This week, we're going to discuss the (incorrect) assumptions many authors have about the "holy grails" of traditional publishing: 1. The incorrect belief that "all" traditional publishers pay awesome advances (or any advance at all) 2. The incorrect belief that traditional publishers get all their books stocked in all the bookstores 3. …

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From The Home Office

Yes, it DOES get "cold" in Florida!

Yes, it DOES get "cold" in Florida!

The rainy season is finally over so the weather is absolutely perfect! We're no longer sheltered indoors, constantly checking the air conditioner to see why it's not keeping up with the heat and humidity.

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This Week's Article

Technology In The Third World: Always Issues, Always Workarounds! By Ryan Hotchkiss

Technology In The Third World: Always Issues, Always Workarounds!

It is an exaggerated understatement to say a writer abroad without internet has a problem.
But, although conventional means of acquiring internet access may not be an option, there is always a workaround.

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Ask The Expert

"My book hit the market and I'm now being bombarded with sales calls and spam...from another publisher!!"

"My book hit the market and I'm now being bombarded with sales calls and spam...from another publisher!!"

I am not sure how this happened, but ever since my new book hit the market, a different publisher has been calling my office, and sending emails.

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Paying Markets

Pacific Coast Business Times

"Weekly business journal serving Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties in California." 10% freelance. Circ. 4K. Weekly. Pays 30 days after publication. Buys all rights. No reprints. Response time varies. Subscription $49.99.

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The Hollins Critic

"Literary journal with a lead essay on the work of a contemporary writer; poetry; and book reviews." 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 350. Publishes issues in February, April, June, October, December. Pays on publication. Publishes ms within one year. Buys first serial rights. Responds two to three months. Sample copy available for $3 via SASE. Subscription $10, $15 foreign.

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Pediatrics for Parents

"Pediatrics for Parents is the pediatrics journal for parents. Our articles are written by healthcare professionals and writers well versed in the topic they are write on. We 'demedicalize' topics without talking down to parents. Our articles contain solid scientific data with useful information for parents. We avoid first-person stories, and articles on supplements, complimentary and alternative medical treatments." 50% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Circ. 250K. Bimonthly. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 2-4 months after acceptance. Buys first NA rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 1-2 weeks. Sample PDF copy available by email. Subscription $25, $40 foreign. Pays $25 for 600-1500 words.

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Freelance Writing Jobs

Writing Jobs For 11/16/2016

See the links to these jobs here

Freelance Communications Coordinator
Public Banking Institute

Freelance List Writers
Valnet Inc.

Freelance Entertainment and Social News Article Writer
SolutionsWide

Freelance Writer
FrontApp

Freelance Copywriter
Ocean Street

Freelance UX Design Course Writer
CareerFoundry

Freelance Science/Medical Writer
Cancer Monthly

Freelance Marketing Content Writer
SQA Solution

Freelance Writer
TheTalko.com

Freelance Copywriter
Ocean Street

Freelance Event Communications Content Lead
Crawford Group

Freelance Writer / Editor
Patexia

Freelance Writer and Social Media Strategist
Erreco Strategies

Freelance Journalist
communication firm

Freelance Full-time Editor - Pays $35K-$60K
CubanHeritage.com

Freelance Copwriter
creative agency

Freelance Writer - outdoor, technology, sportswear, fitness
Digital Trends

Freelance Content Manager - politics
blind ad

Freelance Mechanic Writers - to answer questions. Pays $5/question.
YourMechanic.com

Freelance Manuscript Formatter - Pays $14.25-16.25/hour.
The Cognella Academic Publishing imprint of Cognella, Inc.

Freelance Writers - to be virtual dating assistants. Pays $13-$15/hour.
VIDA

Freelance Technical Writer/Analyst - Energy. Pays $15/hour
public interest group

Freelance French Proofreader / Editor
growing editing resource

Freelance Digital Media and Social Media Administrator
KVMGalore

Freelance Assistant Editor - Pays $20/hour
MountainZone.com

Freelance Writers / Editors
Pop That Collar

Freelance Social Media Community Manager
Market America

Freelance Copy Editors
Bookbright Media

Freelance Writer
HigherEducation.com

Freelance Spanish and English Transcriptionist - Pays $10-$20/hour
blind ad

See the links to these jobs here

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Success Story

Making It Happen By Stefanie Williams

Making It Happen By Stefanie Williams

I realized that the ‘thinking about it” stage had gone on long enough. I either needed to take action and make it happen or get a “real” full-time job that would provide a stable income for my large family.

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Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For 11/16/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 11/16/2016

So thankful I live in America... Iran jails author for unpublished story on stoning "Her husband is an inmate at the same prison and has vowed to start a hunger strike in protest" ~~~ Is shining a flashlight into camera a "Violation" of the First Amendment? An interesting legal test......... Austin man says officers violated his First Amendment rights "Turner said …

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WritersWeekly Trivia Contest Question

 

Question for 11/16/2016:

According to last week's issue of WritersWeekly.com, what were three names of famous authors who began their careers by self publishing? 

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