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Of course, I hope you’ll consider a subscription to The Hot Sheeta publishing industry email newsletter for trade and independent authors. Owned and produced by Jane Friedman and me, it’s read not only by authors but also by publishers, editors, literary agents, and journalists in publishing, as well.

Launched in the summer of 2015, The Hot Sheet saves its subscribers time by delivering the publishing news that’s relevant to the author’s viewpoint. The writer need not search through blog after blog, trying to sift fact from opinion and commitment from the emotional rants that characterize too many author-facing sites and comment threads . (Our slosan: No drama. No hype.)  The Hot Sheet offers expert context and analysis about the specific developments impacting writers. With an every-other-week schedule, we’re not interested in delivering breaking news, but perspective on stories that are likely to retain meaning for long-term decision making. Our subscribers read us, and then get back to writing.

The Hot Sheet is delivered directly to subscribers via email every other Wednesday An annual subscription is $59, with a 30-day free trial. If you’re interested in a discount, contact me.

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Writer Unboxed, at which I appear as a regular contributor, has recently instituted a “Buy Him a Cup of Coffee” (or glass of Campari) donation using Tiny Coffee, in support of its contributors’ efforts. That, of course, is a free-will donation. You can read about this in Writer Unboxed editor-in-chief Therese Walsh’s Monetizing Posts at Writer Unboxed for Regular Contributors: How and Why.

At times on this site and in social media, I mention or recommend books — or excerpt books by permission — and provide a link to Amazon. These are affiliate links, and I am an Amazon Associates affiliate. So are others whose writings may appear from time to time at this website. This means we might be paid a commission if you buy what we recommend from Amazon. (This does not increase the price you pay.) We are required by law to tell you this. I also hope you agree this is an excellent and non-intrusive method to help cover the costs for hosting this site and providing useful information and reporting. If you’re especially pleased with content you find here, then you can proactively click here to shop at Amazon, and let Amazon pay me a commission on your purchases. Again, this is at no cost to you, and is an easy way to help support the work that goes into this site.

Other affiliations I have include Uber and I invite you to sign up using my link here to get  your first ride free, worth up to $20 in value. Additionally, you can simply sign up normally and use my code PORTER to get your introductory special.

I also work with multiple conferences and trade shows in several parts of the world, providing professional promotional, programming, and presentational consultancy services, as outlined on my Services page.

I’d particularly like to call your attention to the excellent work of Gary Lynch and his team in producing How Brand’s HOW Live conference for the design world,

If you’d like to attend, you can save $50 on your registration with code PORTER50.

Similarly,  you may see me offer discount registration codes to various publishing conference events, both here on my site and in social media messages. Such codes (“PORTER,” “AFFILIATEPA,” “PS14PA30,” “PORTER14,” “PORTERDBW15,” “PA2015,” “PORTER15,” “PorterKids1,” “PorterKids2,” and others) are revenue-sharing codes, meaning that for each registration using such a discount code, the conference in question pays me a small amount as a kind of referral reward. I may use these codes here at and also abroad on the web in such social media locations as Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and more.

If you have any questions about affiliate links on this site, please don’t hesitiate to contact me.

3 thoughts on “Disclosures

  1. Porter, you are now officially one of my writing heroes! I saw the page title and thought, huh? What’s this? Maybe he’s going to disclose that he’s really an alien hiding out as a journalist?

    This was better! 🙂

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