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Sourcebooks announces its most extensive eBook promotion to date! For a limited time, purchase the first book from a Sourcebooks author for only $1.99—books that are the first in a series, or the first book that Sourcebooks published by that author (and a few extra for good measure). More than 65 exceptional books ranging from young adult to adult fiction, romance, and non-fiction. For complete details, please visit their landing page devoted to this promotion.

The complete list of titles is listed below—Discover a great new author!

As always, please be patient if their online retail partners don’t have every single title uploaded to their discounted price points, but the promotions are set to begin on the start dates listed below. These deals are available with all major e-Book retailers!

SOURCEBOOKS eBOOK DEALS! It All Started When… First in “Series” for $1.99

Dates: 12/21/11 – 1/8/12

Non-Fiction

1. Battle 100 by Michael Lee Lanning

2. Best Little Stories from the Civil War by C. Bryan Kelly

3. History Buff’s Guide to the Civil War by Thomas R. Flagel

4. It Was Over When… by Robert K. Elder

5. Killer Book of True Crime by Tom Philbin and Michael Philbin

Young Adult

6. Beautiful Dead Book 1: Jonas by Eden Maguire

7. Merlin’s Harp by Anne Eliot Crompton

8. Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach

Fiction

9. Child of the Northern Spring by Persia Woolley

10. The Darcys & the Bingleys by Marsha Altman

11. God is an Englishman by R.F. Delderfield

12. The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick

13. Hawk of May by Gillian Bradshaw

14. The Highest Stakes by Emery Lee

15. The Immigrants by Howard Fast

16. The Kingmaking by Helen Hollick

17. Millie’s Fling by Jill Mansell

18. Miranda’s Big Mistake by Jill Mansell

19. Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One by Sharon Lathan

20. Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll

21. An Offer You Can’t Refuse by Jill Mansell

22. The Pemberley Chronicles by Rebecca Ann Collins

23. Perfect Timing by Jill Mansell

24. Plain Fear: Forsaken by Leanna Ellis

25. Rumor Has It by Jill Mansell

26. A Secret in Salem by Sheri Anderson

27. Skipped Parts by Tim Sandlin

28. Staying at Daisy’s by Jill Mansell

29. Take a Chance on Me by Jill Mansell

30. To Conquer Mr. Darcy by Abigail Reynolds

31. A Weekend with Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly

32. When Harry Hit the Hamptons by Mara Goodman-Davies

33. The World from Rough Stones by Malcolm Macdonald

Romance

34. 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover by Linda Wisdom

35. Awaken the Highland Warrior by Anita Clenney

36. Call of the Highland Moon by Kendra Leigh Castle

37. A Certain Wolfish Charm by Lydia Dare

38. Cover Me by Catherine Mann

39. Cowboy Fever by Joanne Kennedy

40. Cowboy Trouble by Joanne Kennedy

41. Demons Prefer Blondes by Sidney Ayers

42. A Duke to Die For by Amelia Grey

43. The Fire Lord’s Lover by Kathryne Kennedy

44. The Goblin King by Shona Husk

45. Heart of the Highland Wolf by Terry Spear

46. Heart of the Wolf by Terry Spear

47. The Heir by Grace Burrowes

48. The Highlander’s Sword by Amanda Forester

49. I Dream of Genies by Judi Fennell

50. In Over Her Head by Judi Fennell

51. It Happened One Bite by Lydia Dare

52. Kiss at Your Own Risk by Stephanie Rowe

53. The Legend of Michael by Lisa Renee Jones

54. Love Drunk Cowboy by Carolyn Brown

55. The Making of a Duchess by Shana Galen

56. Making Waves by Tawna Fenske

57. Merely Magic by Patricia Rice

58. The Mistress’ House by Leigh Michaels

59. One Fine Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy

60. The Return of Black Douglas by Elaine Coffman

61. Romeo, Romeo by Robin Kaye

62. SEALed with a Kiss by Mary Margret Daughtridge

63. Slave by Cheryl Brooks

64. Strange Neighbors by Ashlyn Chase

65. Taste Me by Tamara Hogan

66. Tyler by C.H. Admirand

67. What a Goddess Wants by Stephanie Julian

68. Wickedly Charming by Kristine Grayson


These two awards were given to me by Lisa at Baffled Books and I am so excited and honored that she thought so well of my blog :) She totally deserved these awards too, so if you haven’t already, go check out Baffled Books, and Thanks for being so sweet Lisa. 

So, as many of you know, with winning blogging awards, comes great responsibility… For The Stylish Blogger Award, I must:

  • Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
  • Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

And for the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award I must:

  • Share 4 guilty pleasures
  • Pass this award on to 6 amazingly sweet blogs

Okay, let’s start with the four guilty pleasures and the 7 things about myself, then we can move on to the passing of the torch so to speak.

Guilty Pleasures:

  1. My romance books of course. I survive by getting lost in these fluffy, sexy reads that whisk me away to other times and places and introduce me to hunk alpha-males that don’t exist in the real world. Perfect escapist literature in my opinion.
  2. Chocolate! I used to be the kind of girl that rolled her eyes at the women who said “Chocolate makes the world go around,” and “Chocolate was what caused Eve to sin” and “Chocolate is better than sex” and…you get my point. But, I seemed to have a second wind when I hit the 20 year age range or so and am a proud Chocolate-a-holic now. Dark chocolate is my fave, like Lint Lindoor Truffles or Hershey’s Bliss or Dove, but I love that orange flavored stuff and chocolate covered strawberry’s give me the Meg Ryan moment in When Harry Met Sally. 
  3.  Traveling. I loooove to travel, often times more by myself than with others. That’s why I feel so guilty about it. I don’t like accommodating someone else when I would rather run rampant to all these destinations I have always dreamed about seeing.
  4.  Writing. I like to write, no I love to write. No I live to write. Writing has gotten me through more crazy situations than I can count. Writing helps me breathe, helps me relax, helps me understand and think and do. Writing is for sure a guilty pleasure of mine.

7 things about myself:

  1.  I love ancestry research and digging into the history of my family. I traced us back to the Vikings of the 600′s and had no clue we were even from Norway. William the Conquerer, Harthacnut and characters I have always read about throughout history, are in fact my ancestors. I like knowing who they were as people and not just their names.
  2.  I am horribly addicted and obsessed with books and it drives my family crazy. I am also really bad about sharing them because I have this innate fear that the person I lend a book to will not treat it as well as I would.
  3. I am a Christian. It took me a long time to believe, and a lot of research was involved before I finally managed to understand what it means to love the Lord. I have embarked on mission trips and serve God as a daughter. I LOVE Him and don’t believe He exists, I know He does.
  4.  I have commitment issues. These stem mainly from thinking I need to focus on saving my family and feel guilty giving love to someone else. I am just now realizing the error of my ways and am working on changing that.
  5.  Though I live in the USA, I was born in Australia and have spent half my life there so far. I will always and forever feel divided between both countries and feel loyal to them each in turn.
  6. Ummmm I think my family is the best thing on earth! My mum has been a persevering battler of cancer for the last 11 years, my Father has shown more love and strength than anyone should ever have to, My brother Jake is an 18 yr old firefighter with a heart of gold, My brother TJ is a gentle giant who has married a very beautiful, sweet woman and the two are expecting a daughter; Ava Grace, May 13, 2011.
  7.  I have two dogs. A Pomeranian-Shitzu mix that doesn’t look like either dog and a Boxer that technically belongs to my sister-in-law but is mine in retrospect. I love these two and they sleep with me, follow me around, and are always happy to see me. The little one’s name is Chala (short for Win-chin-chala which means girl in Lakota) and the Boxer is Reese (as in Reese cup). I also have two fighting fish. One is Yoddha (Named not for the little green man, but for fighter or warrior in Sanskrit) and the other is Mezzanotte Luna (Midnight Moon in Italian because he looks like the colors of a moon in a midnight sky).
  8.  

Now since, I received two awards, I am going to pass on both awards to 15 people total. This will make it all the more hard for me as I will need to weed out the people that I think are both Stylish… and Sweet. These amazing blogs are in no particular order, as all of them are worthy of praise and deserve to be checked out by each and every one of you. Also keep in mind that some of these folks probably don’t accept or participate in Blog Awards, but that doesn’t matter. My part is to award the blogs I think are Sweet and Stylish, so that is what I am going to do.

  1. Crystal at Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Crystal is awesome. She is so easy to connect with and her passion for books shines through her work. 
  2. Bitten By Paranormal Romance – Absolutely gorgeous blog focusing on paranormal romance fiction, obviously. 
  3.  Betwitched Bookworms – OK these folks have put together one incredibly stylish blog. I love it. 
  4. Lori at Escape Between the Pages – Really great urban fantasy blog. Lori’s daily posts are awesome and she has a great eye for cover art. 
  5.  Meaghan at A Bookworm’s Haven – Meaghan is so sweet and her blog is sort of peaceful and whimsical.
  6. Mad Scientist at Steampunkery and Book Reviews – Very, very cool steampunkery blog. The Mad Scientist is always awesome and the blog is just…well what can I say? :)  
  7. Getting Naughty Between the Stacks – Okay so this blog is definitely adults only and though it is highly stylish, I probably wouldn’t say it’s sweet…more like sweet and spicy :)  
  8. Sunshine Loves Fiction – I really heart this blog. It has the retro vibe I love and is similar in style to my own 
  9. Smutkeepers – Four amazing steampunkery women have put together a blog with a tagling of “all for smut and smut for all.” Doesn’t that sound stylish? :)
  10.  Naughty Reads – Indeed! This blog is beautifully dedicated to naughty reads, yet does it so stylishly. 
  11. Romance Book Junkies – I love this wild, crazy, yet sweet and stylish blog. It is beautifully created to mesh with all it’s buttons etc. 
  12. Book Lover’s Hideaway – dark angels are the theme here and how can they not be sweet and stylish at the same time? 
  13.  Demon Lovers Books and More – Okay, definitely adults only over here, but this blog…well…phew! It just gets an award, that’s for sure. ;)  
  14. Larissa’s bookish Life – Different yet highly stylish. This blog gets an award for sure.
  15. Parajunkee’s View – Oh yeh definitely sweet and stylish y’all. Paranormal fans will like it for sure.

Phew! Finally all 15 accounted for. I know there are sooooo many more blogs that deserve these awards too, but I could only pick 15. Whether you accept awards or don’t, just know that I think you 15 are stylish and sweet and I love spending time reading your blogs when I ought to be working. Readers should check out all 15 and give ‘em some lovin.

Thanks again to Lisa at Baffled Books for thinking I was sweet and stylish. Muah. Love and kisses to you.

OK, so I am participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo and am struggling to get it all done. I don’t like to consume myself in writing a book while reviewing books because I feel like my ideas and writing style get jumbled. Anyway, so I was down on spirits and debating about the wisdom to keep going when I came across a blog that had a music video to inspire NaNoWriMoers. For the life of me, I can’t remember the name of the blog, otherwise I would credit them with the idea…

But, I encourage you all to keep writing. We are kind of in a hump-stage for the month, and I just know we can get passed it and continue on. The early stages of excitement have worn off, but that does not mean we can’t finish. Pour all you have into your writing. Whether it is a little or a lot, write because you can’t not write. And when in doubt, watch this video :)

 

I am pleased to announce the calendar for October’s Virtual Book Tour of Sourcebooks Authors. Keep the dates and find out when your favorite author will be interviewed, or appearing as a guest on blogs around the world-wide-web. Every time you see Romance Fiction on Suite101…that would be me! On those days I will be interviewing the authors and getting up close and personal, so mark your calendars.

Olivia Cunning Virtual Tour Schedule

10/1 – Seductive Musings 
         – Book Hounds
10/4 – Babbling About Books and More 
10/6 – Night Owl Romance Reviews
10/7 – Fiction Vixen
10/8 – Romance Reader at Heart’s Novel Thoughts Blog
10/12 – Romance Fiction on Suite 101
10/13 – Fresh Fiction  
10/18 – Romance Junkies 
10/20 – A Buckeye Girl Reads 
10/24-10/30 Featured Author on Seriously Reviewed 

Shana Galen Virtual Tour

10/4 -  Debbie’s Book Blog
10/6 -  My Book Addiction and More 
10/7 -  The Book Faery   
10/12 – Seductive Musings
10/13 – Night Owl Romance Reviews
10/15 – Romance Fiction on Suite 101  
10/18 – Romance Reader at Heart’s Novel Thoughts Blog
10/20 – Fresh Fiction
10/25 – Dear Author 
10/26 -  History Undressed
10/27 – Romance Junkies 

Mary Wine Virtual Tour 
 
10/1 – Romance Fiction on Suite 101
10/5 – Seductive Musings
10/6 – Debbie’s Book Blog 
10/8 – Night Owl Romance Reviews
10/11 – The Book Faery 
10/13 – Romance Reader at Heart’s Novel Thoughts Blog
10/15 – Fresh Fiction 
10/18 – Thoughts in Progress
10/20 -  History Undressed
10/21 – Romance Junkies 
10/25 – Book Girl of Mur-Y-Castell
10/27 – Anna’s Book Blog
10/28 -  My Book Addiction and More 

Sharon Lathan Virtual Tour 
 
10/1 – One Literature Nut 
10/4 – Linda Banche Romance Author
10/6 – Seductive Musings
10/7 – Romance Fiction on Suite 101  
         – Micole Writes Romance 
10/11 – My Book Addiction and More
10/13 – Historical Belles and Beau
10/15 – Psychotic State
10/20 – Romance Reader at Heart’s Novel Thoughts Blog
10/22 – Fresh Fiction
10/24 – Risky Regencies
10/27 – Historical Hussies
10/28 – Rundpinne

Abigail Reynolds Virtual Tour

10/1 – Historical Hussies
10/4 – Laura’s Reviews
10/7 – Historical Belles and Beau
10/11 – Psychotic State
10/12 -  Rom Con Inc
10/13 – Book Girl of Mur-Y-Castell 
10/14 – Rundpinne
10/17 – Risky Regencies
10/18 – Linda Banche
10/22 – Romance Reader at Heart’s Novel Thoughts Blog
10/25 – Romance Fiction on Suite 101
10/27 – Fresh Fiction

 Being a writer, pen/pencil kleptomaniac and an appreciator of fine art, I simply have to share the contents of an email I received. I am copying the email verbatim in a way to not change any copyrights from the original sender (I like to give credit where it is due and I think this might have been in the New York Times). SO take a minute to appreciate the sheer talent of this extraordinary, patient man.

Pencil sculptures: miniature masterpieces carved into graphite by Dalton Ghetti 


Dalton Ghetti makes sculptures out of pencils, including a tiny saw and a pencil whose center has been carved into a chain, which is framed. 
 
 

Many artists have used pencils to create works of art – but Dalton Ghetti creates miniature masterpieces on the tips of pencils
The alphabet, all carved from 26 pencil tips
 

Dalton, who works as a carpenter, has been making his tiny graphite works for about 25 years
A sculpture of Elvis Presley wearing shades, carved from a single pencil 
 

The 49 year old said: “At school I would carve a friend’s name into the wood of a pencil and then give it to them as a present. Later, when I got into sculpture, I would make these huge pieces from things like wood, but decided I wanted to challenge myself by trying to make things as small as possible. I experimented sculpting with different materials, such as chalk, but one day I had an eureka moment and decided to carve into the graphite of a pencil”
A tiny saw, using both the wood and graphite of a single pencil
 

Dalton uses three basic tools to make his incredible creations – a razor blade, sewing needle and sculpting knife. He even refuses to use a magnifying glass and has never sold any of his work, only given it away to friends. He said: “I use the sewing needle to make holes or dig into the graphite. I scratch and create lines and turn the graphite around slowly in my hand”
 

The longest Dalton has spent on one piece was two and half years on a pencil with interlinking chains. A standard figure will take several months. He said: “The interlinking chains took the most effort and I was really pleased with it because it’s so intricate people think it must be two pencils” 
 

When Dalton, from Connecticut, USA, first started he would become frustrated when a piece would break before being finished after he had spent months working on it. He said: “It would drive me mad when I would be just a bit too heavy handed and the pencil’s tip would break. I would get very nervous sometimes, particularly when the piece was almost finished, and then I would make a mistake. I decided to change the way I thought about the work – when I started a new piece my attitude would be ‘well this will break eventually but let’s see how far I get. It helped me break fewer pencils, and although I still do break them, it’s not as often”
A tiny key hangs from a ring
 

Dalton, who is originally from Brazil, has a box full of more than 100 sculptures that have broken while working on them that he affectionately calls ‘the cemetery collection’. He said: “I have quite a few broken pieces so I decided to glue them on pins and into styrofoam for a display case. People might think it’s weird I keep them but they’re still interesting. I worked on them for months so they might be dead now but at one point I gave them life” 
 

Dalton has made about 100 carvings, and is currently working on an epic piece inspired by the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. He said: “I decided to make a teardrop pencil carving for each of the people who died in the attack, about 3,000. Since 2002 I have carved one every day, it takes me under an hour. When I’m done they will form one big tear drop. It will take me about 10 years but it will be worth it”
Two interlocking hearts, carved from one pencil
 

“I don’t make any money from it but that’s not what it’s about for me. However, I would love for a gallery owner in England to  fly me over to put on a show,” he said
Dalton hollowed out the centre of the wood, then carved the central column of graphite to create this hanging, linked heart
 

Carved from the graphite in a normal pencil: A tiny hammer
 

Carved from the graphite in a normal pencil: A tiny button
 

This carving shows a goblet being held by a hand, all carved from one pencil’s graphite
 

Carved from the graphite in a normal pencil: A highly-detailed boot
 

A miniature graphite chair
 

Using the eraser end of a pencil, Dalton created a tiny cross sculpture from the internal graphite
 

A mini mailbox on a post
 

An intricately- detailed screw, carved in one piece from a pencil’s graphite
 

Sheesh! How talented can you get…

Has anyone tried a Vook, yet?

I was recently asked to review a Vook and I have to say, I find it quite interesting. The Vook is what I consider a video and a book put together. The one I reviewed was by acclaimed paranormal romance author; Sherrilyn Kenyon. It’s titled Dark-Hunter: An Insider’s Guide.

You can check out my actual reviews on Suite101 and Examiner.com. They contain different info, so read them both.

But I wanted to mention a quick note here and see if I was the only one who hadn’t heard of a Vook. Geeze, I didn’t realize how technologically lame I was until I realized Vook was founded back in 2008 and I had never heard of it. Tons of authors are there in numerous genres: Deepak Chopra, Anne Rice, etc. But this was my first dab into Vook world.

Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Vook was neat though. You can download it for iPads, iPhones or touch screen iPods or in website format (which the technologically disadvantaged me did). I also chose to read the Vook in combo format, where I could read the story on my right, and watch author interviews on the left. This particular Vook had 5 short stories of Kenyon’s, some that were never-before-seen, pictures, and of course the interviews.

Sherry was interviewed in the very office she writes her novels in and gave readers a little insight into each story, which I found fascinating as a writer and not just a fan. Something else that I found cool, was how the Vook linked character names in the stories to their corresponding character profiles on Kenyon’s website. So, the characters I hadn’t heard of before, or couldn’t remember, I could brush up on while reading the story. Very cool in my opinion.

Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Vook was just released on August 8th of this year, so I am glad I got a first take on it, by the way…you can buy it here if you want…for cheap, might I add.

So if any of you guys have had an experience with a Vook, let me know…actually, if you have never heard of Vook, let me know too so I don’t feel all alone in the world.  :) Really though, I recommend Vook, if you haven’t tried it. The new wave in reading technology is getting better and better each time.

I was reading through one of my new favorite blogs, a blog about books and everything to do with books (you would like it), anyway there was a post about a site that configurs your writing style and tells you who you write like.

This site gives you the proof you need to back up all those times you tell people you write like Hemmingway or Austen.

I write like…

I write like
H. P. Lovecraft

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

and a little like…

I write like
Stephen King

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Seriously! Check it out. Click on the link here and see who you really write like.

Ok, so my computer crashed and I have been without it for 10 days and some odd minutes. So, to make me feel better for all my missed oppurtunities to encourage all of you fellow readers and writers, I have compiled a list of jokes about writing. I don’t think I will include any about computers crashing because the horror of it all is still so fresh in my laptop deprived mind.

So, pull up a chair (I know you already have) and get to laughing a little. (If I knew the authors of these jokes they are included, otherwise they are unknown though greatly appreciated)

Joke #1

How many science fiction writers does it take to change a light bulb?

Two, but it’s actually the same person doing it. He went back in time and met himself in the doorway and then the first one sat on the other one’s shoulder so that they were able to reach it. Then a major time paradox occurred and the entire room, light bulb, changer and all was blown out of existence. They co-existed in a parallel universe, though.

How many publishers does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Three. One to screw it in. Two to hold down the author.

How many mystery writers does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Two.  One to screw it almost all the way in, and the other to give it a surprising twist at the end.

How many screenwriters does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Why does it *have* to be changed?

How many cover blurb writers does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A VAST AND TEEMING HORDE STRETCHING FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA!!!!
Joke #2

Q. If you were lost in the woods, who would you trust for directions: the publisher who prints everything you write, an agent, or Santa Claus?
A. The agent. The other two indicate you are hallucinating.

Joke #3

Three guys are sitting at a bar
#1: “…Yeah, I make $75,000 a year after taxes.”
#2: “What do you do for a living?”
#1: “I’m a stockbroker. How much do you make?
#2: “I should clear $60,000 this year.”
#1: “What do you do?”
#2: “I’m an architect.”
The third guy has been sitting there quietly, staring into his beer, when the others turn to him.
#2: “Hey, how much do you make per year?”
#3: “Gee… hmmm… I guess about $13,000.”
#1: “Oh yeah? What kind of stories do you write?”

Joke #4
A screenwriter comes home to a burned down house. His sobbing and slightly-singed wife is standing outside. “What happened, honey?” the man asks.
“Oh, John, it was terrible,” she weeps. “I was cooking, the phone rang. It was your agent. Because I was on the phone, I didn’t notice the stove was on fire. It went up in second. Everything is gone. I nearly didn’t make it out of the house. Poor Fluffy is–”
“Wait, wait. Back up a minute,” The man says. “My agent called?”

Joke #5

Ode to the Spell Check
Eye halve a spelling chequer

It cam with my pea sea

It plainly marques four my revue

Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word

And weight four it two say

Weather eye am wrong oar write

It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid

It nose bee fore two long

And eye can put the error rite

Its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it

I am shore your pleased two no

Its letter perfect awl the weigh

My chequer tolled me sew!

I hope you laughed at one of those jokes at the very least. If not, just smile at the following pictures :)

Link to Site it came from.

Blogcomics.net

Freelance journalists have a very hard job in a very hard industry. Freelancers are always in competition to get their work published. SO let’s see how I can help. Here is a list, an inconclusive one no doubt, of various websites offering writer positions:

Examiner.com – Writing for Examiner means local based articles. If your the New York Nightlife Examiner, then you will be wanting to right about the New York Nightlife. There are tons of categories to choose from. Pay is based on page views as well as their local incentive program. If you fulfill their article requirements, you receive $1 an article, up to 5 a week, on top of your pay per page view revenue.

Suite101 - Suite101 is by far the most professional web writing site I have ever seen. Their writer community is excellent for networking and improving your skills. As a contributing writer for S101, you can write about anything you like, as a feature writer, you must write at least 1 article in your category each week, though you can still write about other categories too. Feature Writer receive a 10% increase on their pay, as do contributing writers who have written over 50 articles. Pay is based on Ad sense revenue. Some writers have made hundreds to thousands of dollars a month at S101, though it is a long term based pay. Another great thing about S101 is that you will continue to receive payment on your articles, even after you stop writing for s101. I highly recommend this site.

Demand Studios - This site is affiliated with Livestrong Golflink and eHow, they hire writers mainly with college degrees or a lot of experience in the field. They specialize in health articles and How-to’s and pay approximately $5 – $50 an article (if your lucky enough to catch those articles) and asks for a lot of rewrites. This site pays more than most, but you have to be willing to deal with their frequent rewrites and editors who mark on different things.

Break Studios – Break Studios usually pays $8 an article. Their content is more celebrity based, with articles directed at music, movies, celebrity gossip etc.

Associated Content – AC has an assignment desk of articles requested and up for grabs, these articles usually pay $2-$15 plus residual income. After you have established yourself in a specific category you can apply for a Feature Contributor and receive 2 articles a month worth $10 automatically. FC’s also receive first dibs on articles that can be as high as $18. When there aren’t many topics available, you can also write your own and have it reviewed for upfront payment.

Helium – This is another site that pays residual income based on page views and article rank. This is a site where writers can submit articles to a market place where they can be bought by magazines and the like. Keep in mind, that it can take a while for your articles to be bought.

Bright Hub – This site can be a little confusing initially. Articles can be written in editor managed channels or community managed channels, once you choose that, you then need to apply for a channel in your area of expertise. Pay is page view based and the writing is not as good as it be. Good idea to use a pen name on this site.

Text brokers – Pays pennies per word, but the higher your level of writing, the greater your pay.

Experts123 – This site has stricter editors than most, though staying to their guidelines will make for less rewrites.

Info Barrel – This site is fairly new with a rather old school feel. Pay is 75% of Ad sense and grammar and article structure is very laid back. Being at is so new and on the ground floor, so to speak, there isn’t a whole lot to say about it just yet.

eCopywriters – Pays 2 cents a word for Level 2 writers and requires 3-4 short articles a week before you can be upgraded.

Seed – Seed allows writers to choose topics the site suggests and upfront earnings are based on the writer’s expertise. This site is competitive but profitable.

Bukisa – With Bukisa you can earn residuals on other writers you have recommended and you can also use previously published work from other sites. Pay is not that great but over time could build up to something.

Hub Pages – This site allows you to create your own pages, refurbish previous-published articles and earn money on your work. You earn money through ad sense and share the revenue with Hub Pages.

Constant Content – This site has three types of income, a one-time article price, a usage fee, and a unique price. Articles range from $15 to $100.

Wise Geek – This site requires articles to be in an academic style and pay $10-$15 an article.

There are soooooooo many more sites article but these are some of the best and worst. Each one is good for people in certain stages of their life. Some site will work for some people an not for others. Always do your research, READ the contracts (if only to find out who will own the articles once their published) and keep a copy of the contracts, terms and conditions, privacy policies etc. Some websites, especially new ones, may change their contract so it is good to have a copy of the one you sign for legal purposes.