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*** Free Money for Writers? ***

Grants, no-fee writing contests, and more:



*** Snow on Nat'l Radio, August 15 ***

Co-author Danny O. Snow will be a guest on the popular "Ask
Heloise" radio show, August 15.  The program airs coast-to-coast
at noon eastern time.

Visit Heloise.com to find a radio station broadcasting it in your
area.  Or see http://www.wordwideweb.net for a transcript of
talking points, and links to helpful resources -- many free --
for independent publishers.


*** Item from Philadelphia Inquirer ***

Xlibris has laid off 35 employees and relocated the jobs to the
Philippines, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. CEO John
Feldcamp said that the company can cut costs by hiring workers
in the Philippines.  Feldcamp told the Inquirer that jobs that
cost $24,000 in the U.S. can be replaced for about 1/5 of the cost:



*** Item from Publishing Poynters ***

The latest Publishing Poynters reported that the law firm of
Robert L. Lewis (219-944-2755) is gathering information
concerning deception, misrepresentation and fraud for a class
action suit on behalf of writers against 1stBooks Library
(a/k/a AuthorHouse):





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*** Latest Harry Potter Hits the Street ***

The paperback of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"
comes out August 9 in the US with a first printing of 2 million:



*** News You Can Use from IPO ***

Ten Mistakes Writers Don't See (But Can Easily Fix When They Do)


By Pat Holt, book critic and editor - Holt Uncensored

Book Promotion Newsletter:


An interactive newsletter to showcase your work and read how
other authors market theirs.

-- Courtesy of Jim Barnes, Independent Publisher Online
at http://www.bookpublishing.com


*** Contests ***

OnceWritten.com In The Midnight Hour Halloween Fiction Contest:
due August 31, 2004, $10 entry fee per story; $500 prize and 


OnceWritten.com Summer Poetry Contest (due August 31, 2004,
$10 entry fee per poem; $500 prize and publication):



*** [Sic] Humor -- Editors Take Note! ***

No, it's not a typo... an expert in cognitive psychology sent
the item below:

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*** Quotation of the Month ***

"It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot toughter to make a

-- Tom Brokaw, NBC News, Author of "The Greatest Generation"


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