Don’t Fall For Vanity Radio

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareWriters, don’t fall for this offer from Global Talk Radio that’s currently doing the spam circuit.Here’s a new and FUN way to promote your book, business or website!Talk about it “on the air” in your own word… [...]

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Horror Writers Association Adds Its Support to Writer Beware

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware If you’re a regular visitor here, you may have noticed a change in our masthead. I’m delighted to announce that the Horror Writers Association has joined the Mystery Writers of America in providing add… [...]

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Masterpiece: A Reality Show For Authors (Plus a Short, Sad, History of Similar Shows That Failed)

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Literary feuds are entertaining: famous and not-so-famous authors holding grudges, slinging insults, or sabotaging one another with bad reviews (both anonymous and not). But what about author feuding in … [...]

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Awards Profiteering: The Book Festival Empire of JM Northern Media

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware If you’re a writer, I’ll bet you’ve been spammed by JM Northern Media. Don’t recognize the name? Maybe these will ring a bell. The Los Angeles Book Festival. The Hollywood Book Festival. The Paris Book F… [...]

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Solicitation Alert: Bloggingbooks

 Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareHave you recently been solicited by a company called Bloggingbooks that wants to publish your blog in book form? Millions of people share their point of view with the world in real time – This is how … [...]

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2 Moon Press–Update

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareLast summer, I wrote about a police investigation of Michigan-based pay-to-play publisher 2 Moon Press, which closed its doors in May amid competing claims of wrongdoing by its former and current owners. In t… [...]

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Going Out of Business, Nigerian Spam-Scam Style

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareBack in August, I blogged about the latest effort by Cheryl Lee Nunn, owner of vanity publisher American Book Publishing Inc., to expand her author-fleecing efforts with a network of new publishers, bogus pub… [...]

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