WinePress Publishing: Scandal-Plagued Self-Publishing Service Closes Its Doors

 Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareAn article in PW last week caught my eye.  WinePress Publishing, a Christian self-publishing company, has closed its doors, according to an announcement yesterday on the company‚Äôs Web site. The… [...]

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Story Surgeon: An App For Copyright Infringement

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareHere at Writer Beware, we love the weird stuff–the nutty, fring-y, even, dare I say, totally freaking insane things that are always cropping up at the boundaries of the publishing world, often spawned by peo… [...]

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Opening a Vein: Agent Artery

 Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Last week a literary agent contacted me on Twitter. “Ever heard of these folks?” she asked. “They’ve been spamming us all day.”The link she gave me led to a service called Agent Artery.Agent Arter… [...]

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Scribd’s New Ebook Subscription Service: Partnering with Publishers, Profiting from Piracy

 Posted by Michael Capobianco for Writer BewareI was contemplating what to write for my first Writer Beware blog post, when a subject popped up out of the blue, packed with all kinds of fascinating questions.Some of you may remember when SFWA tan… [...]

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Year in Review: Writer Beware’s Top Blog Posts of 2013

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareWelcome to 2014! (I’ve been hibernating for the past week, working on revisions for my latest novel, so this is actually the first time I’ve written out the date.)Every January, I look back over this blog and… [...]

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