Guest Post: One Author’s First Month in KDP Select

Last December, I blogged about Amazon’s KDP Select program, which allows KDP authors to participate in Amazon’s Kindle Owners’ Lending Library and be paid per borrow from a fund established by Amazon. Two weeks ago, Amazon issued a press release chart… [...]

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Delmont-Ross Writing Contest: The Saga of a Fake Literary Competition

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware A little while back, I stumbled on a news story about Mitchell Gross, a Georgia man who was recently indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud and money laundering for allegedly luring … [...]

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The Fine Print of iBooks Author

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Yesterday, with great fanfare, Apple rolled out two new applications:  iBooks 2, with new features aimed at students; and iBooks Author, which allows individuals to create iPad-optimized ebooks. Both… [...]

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Digital Rights Showdown: HarperCollins v. Open Road

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware One of the effects of the phenomenal growth of ebooks over the past few years has been to bring new value to the backlist–both for publishers who hold the contracts for backlist books, and authors who wa… [...]

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BookStoreMarketing.net: Beware Spam PR Services

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Recently I’ve gotten a number of questions about BookStoreMarketing.net, a service that promises to promote authors’ books to bookstores via a printed catalog, a promotional email, or both. Alternatively,… [...]

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2011: A Writer Beware Retrospective

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware As we begin the new year (Writer Beware’s fourteenth!), here’s a look back at some of Writer Beware’s most notable posts and warnings from 2011.  JANUARY First One Publishing’s Writing Contest… [...]

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