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Let the Lawsuits BEGIN!
Australia’s high court rules media liable for third party content on their Facebook pages
“The High Court dismissed an argument by some of Australia’s largest media organizations — Fairfax Media Publications, Nationwide News and Australian News Channel — that for people to be publishers, they must be aware of the defamatory content and intend to convey it.”
* Censorship / Free Speech
It DOES get Mighty Cold in NC
North Carolina Banned This Beer Because Bureaucrats Dislike the Label
“It’s not clear exactly what the state’s regulators object to—though the naked, humanoid figure on the beer’s label does sport a small appendage between its legs.”
A Win For the Warehouse Workers
California Senate Passes Warehouse Workers Bill, Taking Aim at Amazon
“When you’re on the ground, you find out that [taking the bathroom breaks you need] is logistically impossible…”
Playing the Market
Former Amazon Employee Pleads Guilty to Involvement in Marketplace Fraud Ring
“Federal attorneys are recommending that Kadimisetty be sentenced to up to five years in prison and pay a fine of up to $50,000, less than the maximum recommended fine of $250,000.”
I Guess if you Buy Anything From Amazon, You’re KILLING the Planet
Amazon Invests in the Amazon Rainforest Instead of Just Paying Its Damn Taxes
“It prides itself on its ability to deliver customers goods on the same day they place orders, which is a climate nightmare due to all the associated emissions from shipping, trucking, and aviation.”
Book-Tok Can Seemingly Make Heroes out of Zeroes.
How TikTok Makes Backlist Books into Bestsellers
“BookTok content reaches an extremely large audience—videos with the #BookTok hashtag have racked up a combined 18 billion views.”
Better Order Early!
The Book Biz Tries to Avoid Supply Chain Disruptions
“We are experiencing shipping delays from the majority of our vendors and do not see the problem being eliminated prior to the holiday season…”
Ways to Prevent Google-Snooping
8 ways Google Constantly Invades Your Privacy — and How to Fix It
“Thanks to its Smart Compose setting, Google can even scan your emails as you type them.”
* Cancel Culture
National Archives Calls US Constitution “Harmful Content”
National Archives posts ‘harmful content’ warning on Constitution, Declaration of Independence, other founding documents
“There the agency explains, almost regretfully, that it is “[their] charge to preserve and make available these historical records.” And by virtue of this charge, the agency explains, harmful content will be preserved.”
You Can’t Make This S*** Up!
Bishop Quits Church After Falling in Love with Satanic Erotica Writer
“I have fallen in love and want to do things properly,” said the now-ex-bishop, Xavier Novell”
90+ DAYS OF PROMOTING YOUR BOOK ONLINE: Your Book's Daily Marketing Plan by Angela Hoy and Richard Hoy
Promoting your book online should be considered at least a part-time job. Highly successful authors spend more time promoting a book than they do writing it - a lot more.
We know what you're thinking. You're an author, not a marketer. Not to worry! We have more than a decade of successful online book selling experience under our belts and we're going to teach you how to promote your book effectively online...and almost all of our techniques are FREE!
Online book promotion is not only simple but, if you have a step-by-step, day-to-day marketing plan (this book!), it can also be a very artistic endeavor, which makes it fun for creative folks like you!
Yes, online book promoting can be EASY and FUN! Let us show you how, from Day 1 through Day 90...and beyond!
BOOK PROPOSALS THAT WORKED! Real Book Proposals That Landed $10K - $100K Publishing Contracts - by Angela Hoy
Peek over the shoulders of highly successful, published authors to see how they landed publishing contracts worth $10,000 to $100,000! An enticing yet professional book proposal is the key!
BONUS! Successful ghostwriter, Anton Marco, shares his secret for landing ghostwriting clients. Don’t miss Anton’s real ghostwriting contract at the end of this book! It provides an example of what he charges and the payment terms he requires from each client.
QUERY LETTERS THAT WORKED! Real Queries That Landed $2K+ Writing Assignments
Peek over the shoulders of highly successful freelance writers to see how they earn thousands per article! The query letter is the key!
In these pages, you'll find real query letters that landed real assignments for national magazines, websites, and corporations.
- Abbi Perrets' form letter that brings in $30,000-$45,000 annually
- Sample phone query from Christine Greeley
- The Six Golden Rules of Queries and Submissions...and How I Broke Them! by Bob Freiday
- Your Rights As a "Freelancer"
- and ANGELA HOY'S SECRET for finding ongoing freelance work from companies that have a stable of freelancers, yet never run ads for them!