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Jack London Letter Reveals the Timeless Troubles of a Freelancer

londonlettersAuction house Profiles in History is auctioning off a couple of Jack London letters at its Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector Part III auction on December 19.

One of the letters reveals a timeless problem that every freelancer has experienced, being underpaid. In the letter, London fights with his editor for a higher rate.

Fine Books Magazine has the scoop:

Jack London wanted more than four cents a word, bless his freelancing heart. In a five-page letter London wrote on May 6, 1905, he chided his Cosmopolitan editor, John Brisbane Walker, about his article, “Revolution,” and the paltry fee he was offered via telegraph. “I couldn’t see why an article ten times stronger plus my name was not worth five cents a word,” he wrote.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.