Fee-For-Review vrs Vanity Review Overview

fee for review

Probably one of the most controversial topics still in the book publishing industry is the idea of an author (or publicist) paying for a review of their book. It’s an offshoot of the self-publishing versus publishing industry argument that comes from the old vanity presses of the past.

A vanity press, for the younger readers, was a publishing company that would charge an author for the entire print run of a book. The publisher might make attempts to sell the book, but their profit had already been taken in the print run of the book (and sometimes ongoing storage fees of the unsold books). The publisher often kept rights to the book, provided little to no support (cover design, marketing, etc.), or charged excessive fees for those services...

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America’s strip club capital sees push for fair terms, labor rights and food

Meals 4 Heels is offering healthy late-night takeout for sex workers and strippers, and its just part of a discussion on wellness and working conditions in the industry

Nikeisah Newton has cornered a market in her hometown of Portland, Oregon, which she calls strip city.

Shortly before 10pm on a Friday, Newton bounces around her kitchen, steaming kale and packing take-out boxes into a tote bag. Newton is working for herself in a business she created called Meals 4 Heels, a one-of-a-kind food service that delivers fresh, nutritious bowls to sex workers and strippers during late-night hours.

After 13 years of living in Portland and hustling in food service, Newton launched Meals 4 Heels in January. Her ex-girlfriend is a stripper and she has several friends who work in the industry...

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Massive Fire On Moving Train Kills 71 Passengers In Pakistan

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A massive fire caused by a cooking gas stove erupted on Thursday on a train traveling in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province, killing at least 71 passengers, officials said.

Flames roared through the train cars as the train approached the town of Liaquatpur in Punjab, they said, the latest tragedy to hit Pakistan’s dilapidated, poorly maintained and mismanaged rail system.

Survivors recounted horrific scenes of fellow passengers screaming as they jumped through the windows and off the train, flames billowing from the carriages.

“We could hear people crying and screaming for help,” said Chaudhry Shujaat who had boarded the train just a few hours earlier with his wife and two children. “I thought we would die. The next car was on fire. We felt so helpless.”

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Dishes On Doing A Movie With Son-In-Law Chris Pratt

Good news for Chris Pratt: His father-in-law, “Terminator” actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, has given him his seal of approval.

In an interview Sunday with “Entertainment Tonight,” the 72-year-old opened up about his feelings on Pratt, who wed the veteran action hero’s daughter Katherine Schwarzenegger in June after dating for a year.

When quizzed on the possibility of starring alongside the “Jurassic Park” actor in a future project, Schwarzenegger was very open to the idea.

“Maybe. We haven’t talked about it. But I respect him very much,” Schwarzenegger told “ET.”

“I think he’s a very dedicated actor, and he trains really hard, he’s in good shape physically and he’s talented.”

Most important, he said, Pratt is “great with my daughter.” 

“He’s just a nice man...

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Chris Pratt mocks wife Katherine Schwarzenegger’s lack of cooking skills

Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/chris-pratt-katherine-schwarzenegger-cooking-skills-bagel-bite

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13 Things To Remember When You Love A Person Who Has Depression

1. Depression is a choice.

Depression is one of the most helpless and frustrating experiences a person can have. It’s sometimes feeling sad, sometimes feeling empty, and sometimes feeling absolutely nothing at all. There are times when depression can leave someone feeling paralyzed in their own mind and body, unable to do the things they used to love to do or the things they know they should be doing. Depression is not just a bad day or a bad mood and it’s not something someone can just “get over.” Remember no one chooses to be depressed.

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I AM Manifesto by SB Hilarion

Book Summary:

A book of 366 mantras or affirmations to raise and encourage the self-esteem and self-belief of children (plus adults), told through the eyes of young siblings Hao Finley Lee and Sabine Yi Lee. Written in the form of a journal and calendar, there is a mantra for each day of the month. For each mantra that Hao and Sabine want to focus on for their own personal growth, they share that with other fellow “philomaths” or knowledge-seekers through an illustration that describes for them that mantra. For them it’s to: SAY it. BELIEVE it. BECOME it. MANIFEST it.

Amazon Link – https://amzn.to/32FTJ0L

San Francisco Book Reviewed:

Young philomaths will enjoy learning about the meanings of fascinating words while also using meditation to grow self-esteem in SB Hilarion’s I AM Manifesto...

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‘Can’t I just say it’s tasty?’ Why food critics go too far

Its easy to write beautifully if you can work yourself into a frenzy of love or loathing. Unfortunately, most meals are just quite pleasant

I was a restaurant reviewer for 10 years, and then I was let go, as they say. I expected to be distraught because I would miss the money, and also the food. Instead, it was an incredible relief. Reviewing food is fine when you hate a lot of things; it is fine when you stand ready and willing to do an elaborate and caustic hit job on an orange sorbet because you have been either absolutely loving or completely hating relatively benign things since you could talk. It is fine when you have quite a dedicated moral architecture of taste, when you admire good food so much that you can summon real dismay at even its very slight inferior...

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This Woman Wrote Down Lists Of Ingredients Of US And UK Products, And The Difference Is Disturbing

It’s no huge secret that food products sold in different countries have slightly different ingredients used in making them. But we do tend to forget this fact in our day-to-day lives, and this usually becomes apparent to us only when we go abroad.

This difference in product ingredients is most notable when going to the United Kingdom from the United States or vice versa. And let me tell you, it’s shocking when you sit down and compare some of the products from the two countries. That’s exactly what American author and food industry critic Vani Hari, better known as Food Babe, did. Read on for Bored Panda’s interview with Food Babe!

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McDonald’s French Fries

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An accidental celebrity 6,000 miles from home

Image copyright Mat Dan
Image caption A poster for a chat show featuring Mat Dan

As soon as Mohammed Kareef Daniel Abdullah steps out of his front door in Malaysia’s capital, it doesn’t take long before heads start turning and for his nickname to be shouted.

“People say ‘Look, look it’s Mat Dan!'” his mother says, adding that only some muster the courage to ask for a selfie.

Whether it’s starring in his own primetime travel programme, hosting his breakfast radio show or appearing on billboards advertising tours to Mecca, Mat Dan is big news in Malaysia.

It’s not the usual path for an Englishman born Daniel Tyler.

Growing up in the middle-class town of Cheltenham in the English Cotswolds, Dan’s upbringing was nothing out of the ordinary.

He wasn’t the biggest fan of schoo...

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Possessed: From Darkness to Light by Cordelia Lee

Book Summary:

Cordelia Lee has experienced something few in the Western world have even witnessed: exorcism. Demonic possession brought her to a Taoist shaman who could drive out her tormentors, but only temporarily. Cordelia’s problems were multifaceted: a troubled childhood, molests, rape attempt, black magic, anorexia, unfulfilled maternal instinct, failing marriage, and depression. Given the severity of her experiences and the return of the evil spirits, Cordelia had to dedicate her life to healing if she was ever to recover.

She had earlier experienced an unexpected kundalini awakening; it awakened her to the spiritual realm and the unseen energies that fill the universe. Things she used to think were illogical and nonexistent...

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