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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

More Publisher Storm Warnings

3 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

3 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

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