Author-Unfriendly Terms at Autharium

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware  Over the past few weeks I’ve gotten a number of questions and alerts about author-unfriendly Terms and Conditions at Autharium, a new epublishing startup. So I thought I’d check into it myself. Aut… [...]

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For Those of You Who Are Wondering Why Someone Might Want to Launch a Class Action Lawsuit Against PublishAmerica

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Here is an example of the sort of solicitation PublishAmerica authors receive daily (if not more often). Dear author: For authors with multiple titles only! The March Madness Multi-title option is here… [...]

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Random House Announces New Terms at Digital Imprints Hydra, Alibi, Loveswept, and Flirt

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Yesterday afternoon, I had a cordial conversation with Allison Dobson, Director of Digital Imprints at Random House, about the the recent controversy over deal terms at Hydra, Alibi, Loveswept, and Flirt…. [...]

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Another Class Action Suit Launched Against PublishAmerica

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware I wasn’t optimistic that I would ever be writing a post like this, after the class action filed last year against PublishAmerica was dismissed. However, on January 31, 2013, the Maryland law firm Z Law… [...]

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SFWA De-Lists Hydra; Random House Responds

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Following on my post last week about unattractive deal terms at Random House’s new digital-only imprint, Hydra, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has determined that Hydra will not be a qua… [...]

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Law Firm Investigates Author Solutions Inc.

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware The New York law firm of Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart LLP has opened an investigation of Author Solutions Inc. (ASI), alleging deceptive practices. Authors using Author Solutions have complai… [...]

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