More Warnings: Spectacular Productions; Balboa Press/Author Solutions

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareIt’s been a busy month for publisher warnings!Spectacular ProductionsFrom author Brian Keene, a warning about a small publisher called Spectacular Productions. Authors report long publication delays, missed p… [...]

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Sandpiper Publicity: the Albee Agency Returns

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareReaders of this blog may remember The Albee Agency, a so-called PR firm run by one Mike Albee, which posted fake testimonials from well-known authors and was outed by me and others. Read the whole story here…. [...]

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More Publisher Storm Warnings

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareA roundup of recent publisher troubles and closures that have come across my desk:- Noble Romance Publishing, the subject of numerous author complaints (and those are just the ones that are still online; a nu… [...]

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Publisher Alert: Iconic Publishing / Jonquil Press / Red Lizard Press

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareI first became aware of Iconic Publishing last year, when this post appeared on Absolute Write. It’s a tale of breathtaking unprofessionalism on the part of the publisher, Jano Donnachaidh of Marietta, GA.Sta… [...]

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Expanded Alert at Writer Beware: American Book Publishing / Alexis Press / All Classic Books / Atlantic National Books

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareLast October, I started getting inquiries about a publisher called All Classic Books. I hadn’t heard anything about it, though its rather odd website (a sort of online journal format, with content mill-style … [...]

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