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alexgps
11-03-2010, 10:40 AM
Hello,

We are looking for writers with excellent knowledge of the city they live in to partner for joint development of audio narrated city walk iPhone applications (also known as iPhone apps). The person must meet the following qualifications:

* Must have lived in the current city for at least six months.
* Native English speaker with excellent writing skill.
* Owning an iPhone or iPod Touch is a plus, but not required.

For those interested, we have two payment options:

Option A: You will receive a royalty payment for each copy of iPhone app sold. Namely, you will receive 50% of the net sales revenue which is the gross sales revenue minus the sales commission (30% of the gross sales) charged by Apple.

Option B: You will receive a one-time payment of $25 for each approved guide and a royalty payment in the amount of 30% of the net sales revenue. Note: Option B is only valid for major cities (please see list (http://www.gpsmycity.com/user/royalty_boption.php)).

For more information about our program, you can review the Tour Author Information page and the Tour Author FAQ page on our website via the following links:

http://www.gpsmycity.com/author.html
http://www.gpsmycity.com/author-faq.html

If interested, please contact us at alexa@gpsmycity.com, also mention your current city.

Best Regards,

Content Development Team
GPSmyCity.com

Maryn
11-03-2010, 11:08 PM
Hi. Thanks for sharing the opportunity. One problem, though. (Don’t worry, it’s an easy fix.)

We ask that pay rates be included in the subject line of all Paying Markets posts. (See the RULES OF THE PAYING MARKETS FORUM: PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING A NEW THREAD/COMMENTING thread.) Your post doesn’t include the pay rate at all, much less in the subject line.

Experience says that expecting AW members to get the information from a website you’ve linked won’t do it. In fact, we’ve found it fairly common for the linked guidelines to have no mention of specific pay rate, and a lot of reading for us to determine that it's simply not there.

Why do we need this? We've had repeated problems with our members being critical of pay rates. By putting what you're paying for how many words right in the subject line, AW’s writers need never even open posts for paying markets whose pay rate they consider unacceptable for themselves. Problem solved--but only if everyone posting complies with our rules.

It will help us a lot if you edit your post to include the pay rate and the approximate number of words sought for that pay. Contact the board moderator to add the information to your subject line.

Maryn, thanking you in advance

alexgps
11-04-2010, 11:30 AM
Actually we have two payment options available. The information is available via this link http://www.gpsmycity.com/author.html

Maryn
11-04-2010, 06:09 PM
What part of "edit your post to include the pay rate and the approximate number of words sought for that pay" is not making sense, Alex? If you have two payment options, simply put them both in, editing the first post so people don't have to read the thread of you and me back-and-forthing.

AW requires that you put this information in your subject line, and you don't want to be seen as balking at telling us what you pay, right?

I'm not a mod, but it's possible those who post in paying markets who do not follow the rules we've established might get their posts yanked. It's so much easier to just fulfill the requirements and be transparent about what you're paying. There's no shame in any pay rate, of course, but there is in being less than forthcoming with the people you hope will write for you.

Maryn, offering you the last of the coffee

alexgps
11-29-2010, 04:33 PM
Hello,


This is Karen Voda at GPSmyCity.com (http://gpsmycity.com/).

GPSmyCity is looking for partners to jointly develop city walk iPhone applications (also known as iPhone apps).

We have developed a cutting-edge technology platform for publishing self-guided city walking tours on iPhone and iPod Touch, and have by now published such applications for more than 150 cities worldwide. We are now looking for authors to work on the next generation city walking tour applications. Write about your city, your travels and your vision of the world!

For more information about our program, you can review the Tour Author Information page and the Tour Author FAQ page on our website via the following links:
http://www.gpsmycity.com/author.html
http://www.gpsmycity.com/author-faq.html

We are interested in working with you to develop audio narrated city walk iPhone apps. If this is something you might be interested in, please contact me at karenv@gpsmycity.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,


Karen Voda
Content Development Team
GPSmyCity.com (http://gpsmycity.com/)