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Pub: 04/2009
Guide to Chicago's Screen Scene & Scriptwriting Market
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ChicagoWriter's Guide to Writing Jobs

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Young Chicago Writers
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Guide to Chicagoland Magazines
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Guide to Chicago's Multicultural Publishers
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Guide to Catholic Book Publishers
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Nitch Witch's Guide to Children's Book Publishers
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Nitch Witch's Guide to Food & Cookery Book Pubs
Nitch Witch's Guide to Food & Cookery Book Publishers
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Guide to GLBT Book Publishers
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Find your niche and get writing today!
Many publishers actively looking for manuscripts and "work for hire" writers.
Niche guides include the following markets and genres: business, management, investing, economics, children's fiction, children's nonfiction; food, nutrition, cookbooks, entertaining, food & wine; gay/lesbian/bi/transgender fiction, nonfiction, and sociopolitical studies.

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The Nitch Witch :: Resources for Niche Writing Success
Meet The Nitch Witch

Our newest site for writers, NitchWitch.com, is a rich source of resources. We are updating and rebranding our niche writing guides under The Nitch Witch logo. You'll find ebook formats for A Guide to Business Book Publishers, A Guide to Catholic Book Publishers, and the newly updated Guide to Children's Book Publishers, 2nd edition. You'll also find the strange but true tale of how the Nitch Witch was born. Visit today!

If you haven't yet decided what to do with your writing skills or your English major, take a look at ChicagoWriter's Guide to Writing Jobs. This new 4th edition profiles 46 writing jobs for a variety of interests and levels of writing skill.

ChicagoWriter's Guide to Writing Jobs is the most complete guide to writing jobs on the market today!

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Publishing Factiods

Can You Say "New Media"?
Of the Top Ten best-selling books in Japan in 2007, five of them originated as cell phone novels that were later republished in book form. The top three were written by first-time cell phone novelists.
Source: Book Business 

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Did you know that the #1 reason manuscripts are rejected is because they are pitched to the wrong publishers? 
Know your niche!

:: Publishing News
Book Business Magazine 2008 Book Industry Salary Guide

Research was conducted across 5,000 book publishing industry professionals. The average salary by position was reported as (numbers rounded):
 President, CEO, COO, CFO ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]  $143,000
 Executive Vice President ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]   $156,000
 Publisher, Director, Bus Mgr ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]   $90,000
 VP/Dir Manufacturing ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]   $94,000
 Production Dir/Mgr ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]   $72,000
 Production Assistant ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]  $47,000
 VP/Director Marketing ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]    $93,000
 Editor ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]  $73,000
 Managing Editor ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]  $63,000
 Acquisitions Editor ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]  $62,000
 Creative/Art Director ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]  $64,000

:: For more information on the salary study, visit Book Business Mag.
:: For regional salary comparisons for your job, visit Salary Wizard.
:: For information about writing jobs in Chicago, click here.

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