2021 BEST OF WRITERSWEEKLY! Our most-read articles of the year!!

2021 BEST OF WRITERSWEEKLY! Our most-read articles of the year!!

This week, I’m sharing our 30 “most clicked on” links and articles for 2021. Some of these were published before 2021 but they remain popular, and two of them (#20 and #21) are personal, and aren’t related to writing at all. Enjoy!

  1. Our Writer’s Guidelines!
  2. How I Made $10K Last Month Writing and Selling Erotica by Anonymous
  3. Our Search Page for Paying Markets for Writers
  4. What’s a “Vertical” Publication? And, How Can You Get In On the Ground Floor? by Shanon Lee
  5. 12 Ways to Avoid Getting Sued When Writing Your Memoirs
  6. Self-Publishing Price Comparison!
  7. Is Your Book Suddenly “Unavailable” on Amazon? Are They Up to Their Old Tricks Again?!
  8. MORE AMAZON KDP COMPLAINTS! Poor print quality, incorrect sales reporting, dismissive customer service reps, and more!
  9. Scaring for Pay: 10 Paying Horror Markets for Writers! – By Alex J. Coyne
  10. 8 Paying Spiritual Markets for Writers! by Tatiana Claudy
  11. MORE Complaints about Balboa Press!
  12. COMPLAINTS and Comments about Archway Publishing
  13. Dog Ear Publishing Is GOING OUT OF BUSINESS
  15. WritersWeekly.com’s 24-Hour Short Story Contest!
  16. WATCH THAT TONE! Learn To Speak The Language That Editors Love By Sarojni Mehta-Lissak
  17. MORE COMPLAINTS about AuthorHouse!
  18. SELF-PUBLISHING IN 2021? – How Many Book Sales Needed to Recoup Your Investment?
  19. 9 High-Paying Flash Fiction Markets for Writers! – by Chris Saunders
  20. How I Survived Covid-19 with Home Remedies PROVEN BY SCIENCE
  21. How NOT to Teach a Child to Swim!
  22. And, MORE Complaints About Lulu Press!
  23. What the Heck Is a Hed/Dek? Learning the Lingo in Periodical Publishing By Janene Mascarella
  24. How Does Amazon REALLY Get Print on Demand Books to Their Customers?
  25. How Much Should I Pay a Book Illustrator?
  26. Weird Spaces Between Words in MSWord? We Have An Easy Fix!
  27. Can You Publish Other People’s Emails and Letters? by Harvey Randall, Esq.
  28. “I wrote a book with adult content. How do I prevent my family from finding out?”
  29. Writing and Selling Devotionals By Kim Sheard
  30. 6 Paying Niche Short Story Markets for Writers – by Avery Springwood

DON’T FORGET! The Winter, 2021 24-Hour Short Story Contest is only 3 WEEKS AWAY!

See the link below for all past topics and winning stories. Only 500 participants are allowed per contest so don’t delay if you wanna play!

COME JOIN US RIGHT HERE ON SATURDAY, 01/22/22! It’s a blast! 🙂

1st Place $300 + a Book Publishing Package from BookLocker.com! (Value: $875)

2nd Place: $250

3rd Place: $200

+ 80 other prizes!


Got questions about Print On Demand and Self-publishing? Ask Angela Hoy.

Got questions about Print On Demand and Self-publishing? Ask Angela Hoy.

About The Author


Angela Hoy is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, the author of 19 books, and the co-owner of BookLocker.com (one of the original POD publishers that still gets books to market in less than a month), PubPreppers.com (print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish), and Abuzz Press (the publishing co-op that charges no setup fees).

Angela has lived and traveled across the U.S. with her kids in an RV, settled in a river-side home in Bradenton, FL, and lived on a 52 ft Irwin sailboat. Angela now resides on a mountaintop in Northwest Georgia, where she plans to spend the rest of her days bird watching, gardening, hiking, and taking in all of the amazing sunrises.

WritersWeekly.com - the free marketing ezine for writers, which features new paying markets and freelance job listings every Wednesday.

BookLocker.com - According to attorney Mark Levine, author of The Fine Print, BookLocker is: "As close to perfection as you're going to find in the world of ebook and POD publishing. The ebook royalties are the highest I've ever seen, and the print royalties are better than average. BookLocker understands what new authors experience, and have put together a package that is the best in the business. You can't go wrong here. Plus, they're selective and won't publish any manuscript just because it's accompanied by a check. Also, the web site is well trafficked. If you can find a POD or epublisher with as much integrity and dedication to selling authors' books, but with lower POD publishing fees, please let me know."

Abuzz Press offers FAST and FREE book publication, but only accepts a small percentage of submissions, and only works with U.S. authors.

PubPreppers.com - "We Prep, You Publish!" Print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish. Offers formatting and design services only, and then provides simple instructions for authors on where to sign up to have the print and ebook editions printed/listed/sold. Cut out the middle man. Keep 100% of what bookstores pay for your book!

Angela's POD Secrets Revealed Series can be found HERE.

Have a POD Book with another publisher? See if BookLocker can give you a better deal. (BookLocker offers "disgruntled author discounts" to those who want to move from other POD services.)

See BookLocker's publishing packages HERE.

ANGELA ON TWITTER https://twitter.com/AngelaHoy

BOOKLOCKER ON FACEBOOK - Provides links to free excerpts!



Angela is the creator of the Original 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

Read More Of Angela's Articles HERE

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And of those titles--ones that that editors paid thousands of dollars to contract, print and publicize--an unhealthy percentage never sell enough copies to earn back their advances. Two years later, most will be out of print!

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Many freelance writers find it difficult to break into the publishing world. What they don't know, however, is that there's a faster and easier way to see their words in print. It's called ghostwriting, and it's an extremely lucrative, fun, and challenging career.

But how do you get started as a ghostwriter? How do you find new clients who will pay you to write their material? How do you charge? And what kind of contracts do you need to succeed? All these questions and more are answered in So, You Wanna Be a Ghostwriter...How to Make Money Writing Without a Byline.

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