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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

Author Solutions Class Action Lawsuit: Update

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

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

Ann C. Crispin (1950-2013) In Memoriam

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

The honor of your presence is requested at a Memorial Ceremony to celebrate and remember the life and writing of Ann C. Crispin. The Memorial Ceremony will be held at Running Hare Vineyard in Prince Frederick, Maryland on Wednesday, September 25. Show More Summary

New Publisher: Resurrection House

3 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware I had this post ready to go on Friday, but it was pre-empted by news of Ann Crispin's death. I was considering letting the blog sit silent for a week--but in light of the fools and trolls who are dreaming of Writer Beware's demise, I've decided to carry on as usual. Show More Summary

Ann C. Crispin

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

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