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Author tricks Amazon!; Border patrol repeatedly harasses journalist; “Amazon Choice sellers caught paying for good reviews; and much more! In The News … 10/10/19

Author tricks Amazon!; Border patrol repeatedly harasses journalist; “Amazon Choice sellers caught paying for good reviews; and much more! In The News … 10/10/19

Amazon delivery driver caught stealing package…by front door camera NOT made by Amazon; Couple sues (and loses) after part of their social security numbers published; Minnesota Bride Magazine bankruptcy; and Stupid bloggers who were arrested in Iran have been freed.

Laid Off From A Newspaper After 22 Years!! How a Job Loss Led to More Paid Writing Opportunities – by Jack Smiles

Laid Off From A Newspaper After 22 Years!! How a Job Loss Led to More Paid Writing Opportunities – by Jack Smiles

For 22 years, I was a writer for a family-owned weekly community newspaper. I covered high school sports, and wrote about local history, new businesses, artists, writers, actors, musicians, hobbyists and collectors. As our editor used to say, “We can’t make too big a deal about anything.”

And then, suddenly, it was over…

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