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Ebooks Outsell Print! Putting Headlines in Context

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Widely-discussed book news this week: Amazon UK's report that ebook sales have outstripped the sales of all print formats combined. According to unaudited figures released by [Amazon UK] on...Show More Summary

Literary Agent Scams: Still Around, But On the Wane

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware As many of you know, Writer Beware maintains a Thumbs Down Agency List, which represents the agencies about which Writer Beware has received the largest number of complaints over the years,...Show More Summary

Guest Blog Post: In Praise of Ripening

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware When I began doing research for the Writer Beware website in 1998, Marcia Yudkin's invaluable article on recognizing writing scams was among the first resources that I discovered. In thisShow More Summary

Pearson Buys Author Solutions

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Last March, word went out that self-publishing giant Author Solutions Inc (owner of AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Trafford, WordClay, Palibrio, and several others, and contractor for the...Show More Summary

Call for Guest Bloggers

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Would you like to be a guest blogger for Writer Beware? To vary our subject matter and present differing points of view, we publish occasional guest blog posts on subjects relating to publishing, self-publishing, books, writing, the writing life, and, of course, literary schemes and scams. Show More Summary

Rights vs. Copyright

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware You may have noticed that there were no posts last week. Apologies! I've got a humongous workload, and have had to cut myself off from the web almost entirely in order to deal with it. I thought I'd be finished by now...but guess what. Show More Summary

More Money-Wasting "Opportunities" For Writers

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Following on my last post about how authors can waste money on promotional strategies, here are some more cash-sucking "opportunities." Book Your Trip to Hollywood, from Outskirts Press Self-publishing...Show More Summary

Author Solutions Introduces BookStubs

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Author Solutions has just introduced a new marketing service called BookStubs, which it describes thusly: Loyalty card-sized BookStubs display your cover on the front side and ordering instructions on the back side. Show More Summary

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against PublishAmerica

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware I can't count the number of questions I've received over the years from unhappy PublishAmerica authors, wondering whether a class action lawsuit against PA has been/might be/ever will be filed. Show More Summary

BEA Report

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware BEA 2012 was fantastic! I got home Wednesday evening--I'd debated spending an extra day, but now I'm glad I didn't because I woke up Thursday with a migraine and spent much of the day with...Show More Summary

Judge Grants Class Status to Authors in Authors Guild v. Google Lawsuit

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware An important legal ruling was handed down yesterday by Judge Denny Chin in the five-year-old Authors Guild v. Google class action lawsuit over Google's scanning of millions of in-copyright...Show More Summary

Publishers Weekly Moves Into Self-Publishing

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware A couple of years ago, I blogged about the launch of PW Select, an online supplement to the regular PW magazine. PW Select, which is published quarterly, allows self-published writers to buy...Show More Summary

Two Surveys

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Two fascinating surveys appeared this week. They look at opposite ends of the writing business, but dovetail in interesting ways. (This is going to be a long post, so please bear with me.) The...Show More Summary

Another Honor for Writer Beware

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Once again, the Writer Beware blog has been chosen as one of Writer's Digest's 101 Best Websites for Writers (the list appears in the June 2012 issue of the magazine, and can be downloaded...Show More Summary

Victoria Strauss Wins for Writer Beware in First Annual Independent Book Blogger Award

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware I'm thrilled and honored to announce that Goodreads and the Association of American Publishers have chosen me as the winner of the Publishing News category of the first annual Independent Book Blogger Awards. Show More Summary

Editing Clauses in Publishing Contracts

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Over the past couple of days I've gotten several emails and Facebook posts alerting me to a blog post by writer Mandy DeGeit about her bad experience with a small publisher called Undead Press. Show More Summary

e-Publishing Revo: It's a New Electronic Self-Publishing Service, But There's a Catch

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Zooming into my inbox last week: a press release for a brand-new ebook self-publishing service called e-Publishing Revo. Per the website: What makes e-Publishing Revo different from the rest? 1. Show More Summary

Vetting an Independent Editor

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware I often receive questions from writers who are looking to hire an independent editor to polish their manuscripts, either for self-publication or for submission to agents and publishers, and want to know whether a particular editor or editing service is reputable. I usually tell them three things. Show More Summary

The Importance of Reversion Clauses in Book Contracts

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Most book publishing contracts can be divided into two types: fixed-term, where the grant of rights extends for a defined period of time, such as five years; and life-of-copyright, where the grant of rights extends for the full duration of copyright. Show More Summary

New/Updated Alerts at Writer Beware: Literary Agent Uwe Luserke, SBPRA

2 years agoArts / Writing : Writer Beware!

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Writer Beware's Alerts page has been updated. NEW ALERT: Literary Agent Uwe Luserke In 1997, complaints began to surface about German literary agent Uwe Luserke, who was selling foreign rights to English-language short stories and novels and neglecting to pay the advances and royalties due to authors. Show More Summary

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