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Why you should become a member of ASJA
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One benefit of ASJA membership is access to its exclusive Freelance Writer Search (FWS), ASJA's job listing service. FWS has its own dedicated web site. There is no charge to job posters and our FWS committee reviews potential job descriptions for clarity and accuracy and, of course, for spam, which we will not permit. Lisa Jordan, ASJA liaison with FWS, says, "With just over 1,300 professional and experienced freelancers as ASJA members, our FWS clients rarely, if ever, have issue with finding the most suitable candidate that best fits the requirements of their listing; be it big or small, weird or wonderful!" More

Self-published author signs a 3-book deal, heralding new adult fiction
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Earlier this year, Cora Carmack self-published her novel about a 22-year-old girl who is a virgin in her last year of college and decides to have a one-night stand to solve the problem. She selects a man, but from there on things go disastrously wrong. More

Mobile apps every entrepreneur should have
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Time in a very real sense is your most valuable asset as a business owner, and even if streamlining only saves a few minutes here and there, that saving really does add up and is what grants you increased productivity at work and more time at home with the family that's waiting for you to hit it big. More

Oyster app brings ebook library to your pocket
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Though Apple and Amazon seem to have the ebooks market cornered, another startup has entered the digital books space to broaden readers' selections. Oyster, a startup located in New York City, recently announced plans to launch a subscription-based book app, tailored specifically for smartphones. More

Planting the book publicity seed
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We often equate book publicity with planting a seed. You have a written a novel (or self-help manual or cookbook or memoir). You have published it (either through a major publishing house, a small press, self-publishing, or e-book). It is ready to go out into the work or it's already out there on shelves or online. Now you're ready for people to start talking about it! More

The New York Times Chronicle tool explores how language, journalism has evolved
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Chronicle is a database of articles and story tags from the past 31 years of New York Times content. The tool makes it possible to see the frequency of use of certain words — but also what people, organizations or locations are most related to keywords. More

The Indie Photo Book in the 21st Century
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Two years ago Larissa Leclair founded the Indie Photobook Library in her Washington, D.C., home with the goal of preserving rare self-published books and making them available to a larger audience. She hopes the collection will one day land at the Library or Congress for safe keeping. More

Hemingway book idea began on seaplane ramp
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It was a random encounter during a 1980 vacation getaway that planted the first seeds, Hendrickson said. He and his wife were on their way to the Bahamas. "We were on the seaplane ramp," he told the Tribune's Rick Kogan on Sunday at the Harold Washington Library (as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival), "and we saw this broad-shouldered man with a full beard who was a dead ringer for Hemingway. Obviously, Hemingway died in 1961, so it wasn't him. More

The Wall Street Journal's The Accelerators, Startup Journal to cover entrepreneurship
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According to its press release, Startup Journal's page on will aggregate all of its coverage "on the world of startups, funding, founders and entrepreneurship." As for The Accelerators, it is designed to be an "online forum," bringing together relevant external contributions around a weekly topic. More

AP to launch Spanish stylebook
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Access to the Web-based "Manual de Estilo Online de la AP" will be available to subscribers of the AP's Spanish news services starting Nov. 19. It will be opened to non-AP subscribers early next year. More


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