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21 Parenting Publications That Pay Writers Up To $3,750

If you are interested in getting paid to write for parenting magazines and other online parenting publications then you’ll love this list of writing markets, courtesy of WorldwideFreelance.com. President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.” Here is your chance to...

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The Pros and Cons of Freelance Writing

It’s not unusual to hear freelance writers talking about working at home in their pajamas, but there are two sides to every coin. Let’s take a look at some of the real pros and cons of freelance writing. The Pros of Working As a Freelance Writer  No Commute in rush hour traffic. You Are Your Own Boss – the master...

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Best Book Marketing Ideas #3 – Seth Godin’s Purple Cow

In his nonfiction book Purple Cow, published in 2003, Seth Godin explains how to transform your business by being remarkable. Godin uses the concept of a purple cow to get his point across. “Cows, after you’ve seen one, or two, or ten, are boring. A Purple Cow, though…now that would be something. Purple Cow describes something phenomenal, something counterintuitive and exciting and...

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Amazon Introduces Kindle Oasis – Lighter, Thinner, and It Runs for Months!

Today, Amazon announced their new Kindle e-Reader, the Kindle Oasis. It’s lighter, thinner, and there’s no need to worry about your batteries running out for months! In addition to its incredibly thin and light design, it comes with a special leather charging cover that Amazon claims will let you read for months without plugging in. Kindle Oasis is the eighth generation...

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What Can a 70-Year-Old Documentary Teach You About Book Making?

I recently came across this interesting 10-minute documentary showing how books are made. It was produced by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films in 1947 and, although so much has changed in printing and publishing over these 70 years, I was surprised at just how much is still the same. Mind you, our PC police and Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) representatives would definitely...

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How to Get Published in Inflight Magazines

Have you ever imagined airline passengers opening the magazine from the seat pocket in front of them and reading an article that YOU wrote? Over at Worldwide Freelance Writer, there is a quick tutorial explaining how to get published in inflight magazines. Some areas of the publishing industry are in decline but not in-flight magazines. The main reason for this is...

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The In-flight Magazines Report, 4th Edition, is Now Available

The 4th Edition of the In-flight Magazines Report is now available over at Inflight-Magazines.com. First published in 2010, I designed this report primarily for freelance writers and photographers who want to work with in-flight publications. You can identify quickly the airlines from around the world that interest you, and the names of their in-flight publications. Then, with a click of your mouse you can visit the airline’s or...

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Best Book Marketing Ideas #2 – Andrew Kessler’s Martian Summer

Imagine a bookshop that only stocked one book. That was the idea behind author Andrew Kessler’s launch of “Martian Summer” and it’s earned him a place on our list of best book marketing ideas. The full title is “Martian Summer: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen, and My 90 Days With the Phoenix Mars Mission“. The book is Kessler’s account of NASA’s 2008...