Paying Markets

Transitions Abroad Publishing, Inc.

Founded in 1977 by journalist/professor/study abroad advisor Dr. Clay Hubbs as an educational travel magazine. Now our webzine, "TAzine," is the only online periodical for work, volunteering, study, educational & responsible travel, and living overseas. "We publish practical information-filled stories about these subjects, no travel journals, no cruise ship or U.S. destination pieces. We focus on the people, and responsible immersion into another culture, and not bringing your own culture with you." Website receives up to 8 million visitors yearly; 60% of audience is U.S; almost all college and post-graduates. Period between acceptance and publication varies, but is usually within a month. Buys one-time rights for Web. Responds 1-14 days if interested. Browse featured articles on website. Detailed writers' guidelines for submissions for inclusion on our website, webzine ("TAzine"), and three annual contests are here: https://transitionsabroad.com/information/writers/index.shtml…

North American Builders, Mining & Power (debuted April 2013), Food & Beverage Executive (debuting June, 2013), Manufacturing Executive International (debuting September, 2013)

"Quarterly magazine covering the building sector in North America, from small to large projects. For further information visit here: https://www.nab-magazine.com/index.php/about." 33% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Quarterly. Pays 30 days after invoice is submitted. "Their story will appear in the issue they are writing for and it will also appear in a digital replica of the magazine online." Buys all rights. No reprints. Responds 24-48 hours. Sample copy available online. Subscriptions: "Domestic is free and overseas is by digital subscription unless they pay for postage." Guidelines available by email.…

THIS MAKES ME SICK! Company Admits Buying 5-Star Book Reviews!!

THIS MAKES ME SICK! Company Admits Buying 5-Star Book Reviews!!

This week's story makes me sick to my stomach. After last week's article about an author who admitted manipulating Amazon's sales rankings and reviews, I received an email from a reader who had applied for a freelance writing job online. The company in question wanted to pay writers for book reviews....but only for 5-star ones. …

Do NOT Pay Someone to Review Your Book!

I'm continuing to do research on publishing companies and associated problems. I came upon the subject of Kirkus Reviews. I didn't find a reference to them on your website, so I'm asking you about them. Is a Kirkus Review worth anything? From what I understand, the author pays for the review and if he doesn't like it, the review doesn't get posted, but he's still out the money. Even if their review is positive, does it have any value? Thanks for you time. …

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