Guest Blog Post: In Praise of Ripening

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware When I began doing research for the Writer Beware website in 1998, Marcia Yudkin’s invaluable article on recognizing writing scams was among the first resources that I discovered. In this week’s guest blog … [...]

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Announcing the Summer YA Scavenger Hunt Authors

I’m thrilled to be participating in this summer’s YA Scavenger Hunt. (If you aren’t familiar with the Hunt, you can find out more here.)

The Hunt will take place between August 1 and August 6, so be sure to check back for a chance to win some–or all!–of the fabulous books whose covers appear below…including Passion Blue.

This summer the Hunt will have two teams (RED and BLUE) of 27 authors each. I’m on the BLUE team.

THE BLUE TEAM

HEATHER ANASTASIU

JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT

GWENDA BOND

TERA LYNN CHILDS

ANGELA CORBETT

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Pearson Buys Author Solutions

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Last March, word went out that  self-publishing giant Author Solutions Inc (owner of AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Trafford, WordClay, Palibrio, and several others, and contractor for the self-pub… [...]

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Call for Guest Bloggers

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Would you like to be a guest blogger for Writer Beware? To vary our subject matter and present differing points of view, we publish occasional guest blog posts on subjects relating to publishing, self-p… [...]

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PASSION BLUE ARCs Now Available


Look what just landed on my doorstep! Lots of lovely Passion Blue ARCs.

As much as I embrace the digital revolution that’s transforming the publishing world seemingly by the day, I feel sad for authors of the future whose books may never appear in physical form. There really is nothing like the thrill of holding your book in your hands for the first time. This is my eighth time around, and it never gets old!

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Rights vs. Copyright

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware You may have noticed that there were no posts last week. Apologies! I’ve got a humongous workload, and have had to cut myself off from the web almost entirely in order to deal with it.  I thought I… [...]

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