Thoughts on the Great Erotica Panic of 2013

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware   If you’re a self-published erotica author, you’re probably aware of the crazy events of the past few days, including the wholesale deletion of erotica ebooks and the shutdown of entire retail ope… [...]

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Early Termination Fees in Publishing Contracts: A Cautionary Tale

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware  A few years ago, I blogged about early termination fees, a.k.a. kill fees, in publishing contracts, and why they are not a good thing. For obvious reasons, kill fee clauses are onerous for authors, who… [...]

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Writers’ & Artists New Self-Publishing Comparison Service Leaves Much to be Desired

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware  Writers & Artists–the Bloomsbury Publishing-owned writers’ handbook that’s the UK equivalent to the USA’s Writers Market–has just launched a free self-publishing provider comparison service.Here’… [...]

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New Publisher House and the State of Independence 2014 Report: Grain of Salt Required

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware So a week ago, I stumbled on this news item in a generally reliable venue:The [growth of ] self-publishing has created a new publishing market that totals $52 billion in revenues, according to a new report f… [...]

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Swoon Reads: New "Crowdsourced" Teen Romance Imprint

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareAs reported by a number of sources, including USA Today, Macmillan is launching Swoon Reads, a new teen romance imprint, under its existing Feiwel and Friends imprint. It’s looking for submissions of previous… [...]

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