by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Writer's Online Marketplace
Writer's Digest Books, January, 2001.
Hardcover, 262 pages.
The Writer's Online Marketplace contains advice, resources and market listings for getting published online. Articles in the book cover email basics, online submissions, electronic rights, networking, promotion and epublishing. Interesting interviews with John Feldcamp, CEO of Xlibris, Josh Daniel, managing editor of Slate, Paula Guran, editor of DarkEcho and several other writers and editors are also featured. The market listings include contact information, pay rates, needs, circulation and response times for each online market listed. The listings themselves are slightly difficult to read; they are presented as a large, single block of text. (Some additional formatting or bold subject headings as featured in the Writer's Market would solve this problem.) Some of the 300 paying online markets provided in the book include Adventureseek, Backpacker, Career Magazine, ComputorEdge, ConsumerSearch.com, fabjob.com, Gorp, Mountainfreak, Orato, Salon.com, Teenwire.com and WineToday.com.
Debbie Ridpath Ohi is the founder and editor of Inkspot.com, a popular online writing community and resource, which is now owned by epublisher Xlibris. Through Inkspot and Inklings, the website's popular newsletter, Ms. Ohi has kept writers up to date with online markets and opportunities for several years. Now, current online markets are collected in this one, handy reference guide. The market listings combined with the helpful articles and interviews make this a valuable book for freelancers and writers who wish to sell their work online.
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This review was published in the February, 2001 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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