Thanks to Memogate, this has been the best week of my free-lancing career. I sold the same CBS vs. Pajama Guys column to the San Francisco Chronicle and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. And I have a different but similar column on trusting journalists in the Philadelphia Inquirer. I was upfront with the editors about my desire to sell the same work multiple times, and they were kind enough to go along.
I’ve had trouble selling education columns which deal with important issues that readers may not hear about otherwise. But selling a version of the same column 30 or 40 other people are writing proved to be easy. I guess I should hop on more bandwagons, if I want to make money.
Hey, Lucianne.com has links to the Chronicle and Inquirer columns.
A 64-year-old Jewish woman in Miami e-mailed: “The Internet will metaphorically be the mother with a million eyes in the back of her head.”