Happy Holidays From Writer Beware

Because even watchdogs have to rest sometimes, the Writer Beware blog will be taking a break over the holiday season. Unless there’s a really juicy publishing story, we’ll be on hiatus until the new year. (We’ll still be answering email, so if you w… [...]

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Publisher Alert: Arvo Basim Yayin of Turkey

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware A couple of weeks ago, I began hearing from self-published and small press authors who’d been approached over the summer by a Turkish publisher called Arvo Basim Yayin. All reported having been contacted … [...]

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D Publishing: Dymocks’ New Self-Pub Service

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Last week, Dymocks, an Australian bookselling chain, announced the launch of D Publishing, a electronic and POD self-publishing service. Like Amazon and Barnes and Noble, Dymocks is a major book vendor…. [...]

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Pearson Education Extends Scope of Permissions Licenses

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Writer Beware has learned that Pearson Education, a major education services company (and the parent company of trade publisher Penguin), is currently requesting vastly extended licenses for copyrighted t… [...]

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The Fine Print of Amazon’s New KDP Select Program

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Almost since Amazon’s controversial Kindle Owners’ Lending Library–which allows Amazon Prime members to borrow selected ebooks for free–debuted, there have been rumors that Amazon was inviting KDP self-… [...]

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Guest Blog Post: A Blast From the Past–Thieving "Literary Agent" Uwe Luserke Re-Surfaces

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Every time I look at Writer Beware’s bulging file drawers, and wonder whether I should get rid of files for agents and publishers that have gone silent (or at least consign them to the basement), I’m rem… [...]

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