Legal Tidbits

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Author Solutions Inc. and Free Speech In 2008, following a bitter divorce, Iowan Scott Weier paid one of the Author Solutions Inc. imprints to publish his memoir, Mind, Body, and Soul. Subsequently, Weie… [...]

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Venerable Vanity Publisher Vantage Press Closes Its Doors

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware You may have heard that Vantage Press, one of the USA’s oldest vanity publishers, closed its doors at the end of 2012. PW reported on this in December: In a letter to creditors received by PW, law firm Hend… [...]

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Alert: UK Speaker Scam Targets Writers (and Others)

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware John Scalzi reported on this scam earlier this week, and his post was widely disseminated on Twitter–but since not everyone reads the same blogs, and the scam is a recurring one that isn’t limited to sci… [...]

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Global Talk Radio: How to Waste Money and Fail to Influence People

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware You’d think that dodgy publishers, publicists, and others would know better than to spam Writer Beware. But no. Disproving the frequent spammer claim that their email lists are carefully targeted, I get q… [...]

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2012: Year in Review

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware As we begin the new year (Writer Beware’s fifteenth–good heavens!), here’s a look back at some of Writer Beware’s most notable posts and warnings from 2012.  JANUARY The Delmont-Ross Writing Conte… [...]

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