Why Poets Should Not Seek Literary Agents

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Writer Beware hears from a fair number poets. Much of the time, they’re contacting us to ask about self-publishing, or to check the reputation of a journal or a contest. Sometimes, unfortunately, they’ve … [...]

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Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware The Taleist 2012 Self-Publishing Survey The recent mega-success of self-epublishing authors such as Amanda Hocking, John Locke, Darcie Chan, and Kerry Wilkinson has generated a lot of media attention over … [...]

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BookTango: Author Solutions Rolls Out Ebook Distribution Services

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Just introduced from self-publishing conglomerate Author Solutions (owner of the iUniverse, Xlibris, AuthorHouse, and Trafford brands, and the power behind the outsourced self-publishing divisions of Harl… [...]

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Publishers’ Desk: Display or Misplay?

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Over the past few months, I’ve gotten a number of questions from writers who’ve received spam–excuse me, invitations from a website called Publishers’ Desk. Its motto is “Bringing Authors and Publishers … [...]

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The Authors Guild on Amazon: Publishing’s Ecosystem on the Brink

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware This article from the Authors Guild was posted Tuesday on the Authors Guild blog. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in the ways in which the book business is changing, and how we reached the point wher… [...]

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