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How to Get Paid for your Articles

How to Get Paid for your Articles

If you have a way with words, why not invest in it? More and more people are discovering the joys and rewards of freelance writing. Instead of writing for yourself, write for other people who will enjoy reading your articles. Best of all, you have be a freelance writer without disrupting your current lifestyle, or you could say goodbye to your place behind the desk and work conveniently from home.... [Read more]

Mistakes to Avoid when Freelance Writing

Mistakes to Avoid when Freelance Writing

Once you have made a decision to become a freelance writer, you will need to learn how to make your writing business gain positive light. Freelance writing newbies often commit mistakes that send their chances spiraling down the drain. Here are just some of them: Plagiarizing This is the mortal sin of all writing, freelance or not. This basically happens when you steal someone else’s ideas and make... [Read more]



What to Look for in a Photographer

There’s a misconception by many people that anyone with a camera can be a photographer. This is an especially risky thought to have if you’re looking for a commercial photographer in New York City. Per capita, it’s hard to imagine any city in the world having more photographers than New York and they are definitely not all created the same.  If you’re looking for NYC fashion photographers,... [Read more]


Selecting the Best Photographer in New York

New York does not lack for artists or creative types. So if you need a photographer, you won’t have any problem finding options. Of course, not all photographers in New York are going to be up to the task. Here are some easy ways to cut through all our options. First, figure out what kind of photography you want. Is this a shoot for business reasons? Then you need a commercial photographer. Are you... [Read more]


An Interesting Take on the Matrix – By Phin Upham

“Existential Phenomenology and the Brave New World of The Matrix” is an essay written by Hubert L. Dreyfus and Stephen D. Dreyfus, included in Phin Upham’s book Space of Love and Garbage. Hubert Dreyfus is Professor of Philosophy in the graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests bridge the analytic and Continental traditions in 20th-century philosophy,... [Read more]


Is It Time to Put an End to the Word Literally?

By Phin Upham It’s a sociological truth that language evolves over time, with societies having their own interpretation on the meaning of a word. In some cases, this can mean that its meaning is subverted entirely. But according to Martha Gill in The Guardian, this isn’t always a good thing. Her example: the current dual usage of the word “literally.” The original definition of “literally”... [Read more]


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Prize winner ‘Kruso’ prepares for English language debut

German Book Prize winner “Kruso” is now set for English language publication after the acclaimed piece of literary fiction was picked up in an international rights deal. See the rest here: Prize winner ‘Kruso’ prepares for English language debut  Read More →


Amazon strikes deal with Simon & Schuster on e-book prices

(Reuters) – Online book retailer Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it has signed a multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster Inc, the second Big-Five book publisher, on the future price of e-books. Amazon, which had been in talks with Simon & Schuster since July over pricing, confirmed the deal first reported by the Business Insider news blog that the two had reached an agreement. Amazon had... [Read more]


Amazon signs multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster: Business Insider

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc signed a multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster Inc, the second major Big Five book publisher it has been negotiating with on the price of e-books, Business Insider reported, citing a source with knowledge of the situation. Online book retailer Amazon had been in talks with Simon & Schuster since July over pricing. Amazon had been locked in a war with publisher... [Read more]


TV adaptation of Ebola best-seller ‘The Hot Zone’ in the works

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Fox's television studio has been developing an adaptation of the best-selling 1994 Ebola chronicle “The Hot Zone” for more than a year, the Twenty-First Century Fox Inc-owned company said on Friday. “It's a strange and upsetting coincidence that we all happen to be experiencing this current scare, and we're of course extremely sensitive... [Read more]


Child star of ‘Mrs. Doubtfire,’ ‘Matilda’ strikes memoir deal

Mara Wilson made her breakthrough in Robin Williams childcare comedy “Mrs. Doubtfire,” but 2016 will see her published as the author of “(K) for Kid,” a recollection of her time growing up on film sets and foreign cities. See original here: Child star of ‘Mrs. Doubtfire,’ ‘Matilda’ strikes memoir deal  Read More →