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Opening a Vein: Agent Artery

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Last week a literary agent contacted me on Twitter. "Ever heard of these folks?" she asked. "They've been spamming us all day."The link she gave me led to a service called Agent Artery.Agent...Show More Summary

Scribd's New Ebook Subscription Service: Partnering with Publishers, Profiting from Piracy

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Michael Capobianco for Writer Beware I was contemplating what to write for my first Writer Beware blog post, when a subject popped up out of the blue, packed with all kinds of fascinating questions.Some of you may remember when SFWA tangled with the online “digital library” Scribd back in 2007. Show More Summary

Year in Review: Writer Beware's Top Blog Posts of 2013

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Welcome to 2014! (I've been hibernating for the past week, working on revisions for my latest novel, so this is actually the first time I've written out the date.)Every January, I look back...Show More Summary

News of the Weird: Quill Shift Literary Agency

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware So...if you're a regular reader of this blog, you know I love the crazy stuff, the little nuggets of publishing weirdness that I run across from time to time. Like author reality shows. Or bidding for a literary agent. Show More Summary

Crowdfunded Anthologies: Concerns For Writers

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Anthologies, once a staple of genre publishing, have become a rarity at major publishing houses over the past couple of decades.Small presses still embrace the anthology format, however, as...Show More Summary

Introduction: New Writer Beware Committee Member Michael Capobianco

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

My name is Michael Capobianco. Some of you may know who I am. I was President of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for thee terms, 1996, 1997, and 2007. I’ve also served SFWA in a number of other capacities, including VP,...Show More Summary

All Classic Books: The Scam Continues

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware If you've read my two previous posts about All Classic Books, you already know this story. If you haven't, here's the gist.Cheryl Lee Nunn of notorious vanity publisher American Book Publishing...Show More Summary

Don't Fall For Vanity Radio

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Writers, don't fall for this offer from Global Talk Radio that's currently doing the spam circuit.Here's a new and FUN way to promote your book, business or website!Talk about it "on the air" in your own words... Show More Summary

Horror Writers Association Adds Its Support to Writer Beware

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware If you're a regular visitor here, you may have noticed a change in our masthead. I'm delighted to announce that the Horror Writers Association has joined the Mystery Writers of America inShow More Summary

Masterpiece: A Reality Show For Authors (Plus a Short, Sad, History of Similar Shows That Failed)

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Literary feuds are entertaining: famous and not-so-famous authors holding grudges, slinging insults, or sabotaging one another with bad reviews (both anonymous and not). But what about author...Show More Summary

The Book Festival Empire of JM Northern Media

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware If you're a writer, I'll bet you've been spammed by JM Northern Media.Don't recognize the name? Maybe these will ring a bell. The Los Angeles Book Festival. The Hollywood Book Festival. The Paris Book Festival. Show More Summary

Solicitation Alert: Bloggingbooks

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Have you recently been solicited by a company called Bloggingbooks that wants to publish your blog in book form? Millions of people share their point of view with the world in real time – This is how blogs have become part of our everyday lives. Show More Summary

2 Moon Press--Update

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Last summer, I wrote about a police investigation of Michigan-based pay-to-play publisher 2 Moon Press, which closed its doors in May amid competing claims of wrongdoing by its former and current owners. Show More Summary

Going Out of Business, Nigerian Spam-Scam Style

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Back in August, I blogged about the latest effort by Cheryl Lee Nunn, owner of vanity publisher American Book Publishing Inc., to expand her author-fleecing efforts with a network of new publishers,...Show More Summary

Thoughts on the Great Erotica Panic of 2013

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware If you're a self-published erotica author, you're probably aware of the crazy events of the past few days, including the wholesale deletion of erotica ebooks and the shutdown of entire retail operations. Show More Summary

Early Termination Fees in Publishing Contracts: A Cautionary Tale

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware A few years ago, I blogged about early termination fees, a.k.a. kill fees, in publishing contracts, and why they are not a good thing. For obvious reasons, kill fee clauses are onerous for...Show More Summary

Writers' & Artists New Self-Publishing Comparison Service Leaves Much to be Desired

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Writers & Artists--the Bloomsbury Publishing-owned writers' handbook that's the UK equivalent to the USA's Writers Market--has just launched a free self-publishing provider comparison service. Here's how it works. Show More Summary

New Publisher House and the State of Independence 2014 Report: Grain of Salt Required

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware So a week ago, I stumbled on this news item in a generally reliable venue: The [growth of ] self-publishing has created a new publishing market that totals $52 billion in revenues, according to a new report from media technology firm New Publisher House. Show More Summary

Swoon Reads: New "Crowdsourced" Teen Romance Imprint

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware As reported by a number of sources, including USA Today, Macmillan is launching Swoon Reads, a new teen romance imprint, under its existing Feiwel and Friends imprint. It's looking for submissions...Show More Summary

The Barefoot Writer's Club

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware I've been getting a lot of questions recently about Paul Hollingshead and the Barefoot Writer's Club (part of American Writers & Artists Inc., which sells courses that promise to help you "Learn How You Can Become a Six-Figure Copywriter"). Show More Summary

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