Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: How Relying on Numbers Can Get You Into Trouble

 Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Today I saw the following statement used as justification for choosing a fee-based publisher that charges its authors nearly $4,000, and actively presents itself as a real publisher, rather than a … [...]

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MLM for Writers: The Best Authors Lounge

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Writers: Forget about that boring day job. Forget about tedious book promotion. Heck, forget about writing books! There’s another way to make money–and it was created with authors in mind. I received a … [...]

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Book Country And Self-Publishing: Why the Hate?

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Last week, Penguin subsidiary Book Country–a digital slush pile/peer critique community with a focus on genre fiction–announced that it was adding self-publishing services. This prompted an explosion o… [...]

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Alert: Light Sword Publishing, a.k.a. LSP Digital, Returns

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware In July of 2008, I blogged about Light Sword Publishing, a.k.a. LSP Digital, about which Writer Beware had received a substantial number of complaints (delays, nonpayment of royalties, unprofessional behavi… [...]

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The Authors Guild on Amazon’s Kindle Lending Library

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Two weeks ago, Amazon announced its brand-new Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, which makes it possible for Amazon Prime members to borrow ebooks for free. Members can borrow one ebook a month, which they c… [...]

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