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Ann C. Crispin

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Ann Crispin, best-selling author, Writer Beware co-founder, fearless fighter in the scam wars, beloved wife and mother, my friend, died this morning after a two-year struggle with cancer. I'll write a memorial for her later on--right now, I don't have the words. Show More Summary

A Message From Writer Beware Co-Founder and Chair, Ann Crispin

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Ann posted this message yesterday on her Facebook page: I've been hesitant to make this post, but it's time. I want to thank you all for your good wishes and prayers. I fear my condition is deteriorating. Show More Summary

More Warnings: Spectacular Productions; Balboa Press/Author Solutions

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware It's been a busy month for publisher warnings! Spectacular Productions From author Brian Keene, a warning about a small publisher called Spectacular Productions. Authors report long publication...Show More Summary

Sandpiper Publicity: the Albee Agency Returns

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Readers of this blog may remember The Albee Agency, a so-called PR firm run by one Mike Albee, which posted fake testimonials from well-known authors and was outed by me and others. Read the whole story here. Well, it wasn't too long after that shitstorm of negative publicity that Albee disappeared. Show More Summary

More Publisher Storm Warnings

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware A roundup of recent publisher troubles and closures that have come across my desk: - Noble Romance Publishing, the subject of numerous author complaints (and those are just the ones that are...Show More Summary

Publisher Alert: Iconic Publishing / Jonquil Press / Red Lizard Press

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware I first became aware of Iconic Publishing last year, when this post appeared on Absolute Write. It's a tale of breathtaking unprofessionalism on the part of the publisher, Jano Donnachaidh...Show More Summary

Expanded Alert at Writer Beware: American Book Publishing / Alexis Press / All Classic Books / Atlantic National Books

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Last October, I started getting inquiries about a publisher called All Classic Books. I hadn't heard anything about it, though its rather odd website (a sort of online journal format, with...Show More Summary

Writer Beware Blog on (Brief) Temporary Hiatus

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware I've got a book deadline coming up: July 31. This is a happy thing, in that my book has a home and my editor is waiting for it and in a month I'll be done! It's also a scary thing, because...Show More Summary

Penguin and Author Solutions File for Dismissal of Class Action Lawsuit

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware In April, the law firm of Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart filed a class action lawsuit against Author Solutions Inc. and its parent, Penguin Group, on behalf of three plaintiffs, alleging...Show More Summary

Author Concerns and Complaints at Crimson Romance

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Recent data suggests that the astounding pace of ebook growth is starting to slow as the market begins to mature. However, that hasn't affected the pace at which trade publishers are establishing...Show More Summary

Police Investigate Pay-to-Play Publisher 2 Moon Press

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Pay to play publisher 2 Moon Press, located in Olivet, Michigan, closed abruptly last month, after having been purchased earlier in 2013 by one of its employees. It leaves a litany of sadly...Show More Summary

An Honor For Writer Beware Co-Founder and Chair, Ann C. Crispin

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware I'm thrilled and extremely proud to announce that my friend and colleague, Writer Beware co-founder and Chair Ann C. Crispin, has been named the 2013 Grandmaster by the International Association...Show More Summary

Outrageous French Copyright Grab: ReLIRE Goes Live

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Just over a year ago, I wrote about a new French law that, under the guise of dealing with the pressing issue of orphan works, implements a truly massive rights transfer. The law empowersShow More Summary

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Author Solutions Inc.

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware In March, I wrote about New York law firm Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart LLP, which had opened an investigation of Author Solutions Inc. (ASI). Well, now the other shoe has dropped.Show More Summary

ASJA Annual Conference 2013, Plus Tidbits

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware I was in New York this past weekend for the 2013 ASJA Annual Writers Conference. I participated in two panels with Writer Beware-er Richard White: a Writer Beware panel (of course) on schemes,...Show More Summary

Tidbits

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware It's spring! Here in chilly New England, climate change seems to be taking a break, and it felt as if the warm weather would never arrive. But daffodils and primroses are blooming in my garden,...Show More Summary

Why I'm Not Here

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware You may have noticed there was no blog post last week. That's because I'm currently dealing with a family emergency (caring for a disabled relative) that's eating up a huge amount of my time. Show More Summary

Author-Unfriendly Terms at Autharium

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Over the past few weeks I've gotten a number of questions and alerts about author-unfriendly Terms and Conditions at Autharium, a new epublishing startup. So I thought I'd check into it myself. Autharium...Show More Summary

For Those of You Who Are Wondering Why Someone Might Want to Launch a Class Action Lawsuit Against PublishAmerica

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Here is an example of the sort of solicitation PublishAmerica authors receive daily (if not more often). Dear author: For authors with multiple titles only! The March Madness Multi-title option...Show More Summary

Random House Announces New Terms at Digital Imprints Hydra, Alibi, Loveswept, and Flirt

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Yesterday afternoon, I had a cordial conversation with Allison Dobson, Director of Digital Imprints at Random House, about the the recent controversy over deal terms at Hydra, Alibi, Loveswept,...Show More Summary

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