Justice For Authors: 2 Moon Press Authors Raising Funds to Sue Their Deadbeat Publisher

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareLast November, I wrote a post about deadbeat vanity publisher 2 Moon Press, which closed its doors in May 2013 amid competing claims of wrongdoing by its former and current owners. In the process, it left lar… [...]

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Questions to Ask Your Prospective Literary Agent

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareI often hear from authors wondering what questions they should be asking when they receive The Call–the agent representation call, that is. How can you be sure if this particular agent is really right for yo… [...]

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Alert: Jane Dowary Agency

 Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareA while back, I wrote a funny post about a “literary agent” who popped up under one name, then another, then a third. To give you the gist…In 2009, I began hearing from writers who’d submitted to a Bo… [...]

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The Bookseller Takes a Stand: No More Advertising From Author Solutions, Inc.

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareI’ve written many hundreds of words on this blog about the problems with Author Solutions, Inc., the biggest of the self-publishing service providers and the one with (as far as I’m aware) the worst reputatio… [...]

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On Petitions and Flame Wars: My Thoughts About SFWA and Change

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Before I start, let me emphasize that what follows is my own personal opinion. I’m not speaking here for anyone but myself.Many of you may be aware of the controversy that erupted last year over the content … [...]

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ISNI: An Authority for Authors?

Posted by Michael Capobianco for Writer BewareI’m 0000 0000 6755 1414.I’ve been assigned this number by ISNI, the International Standard Name Identifier. I could insert a quote from the old televison show The Prisoner here, but in this case I’m a… [...]

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Magnus Publicity: Name-Changing Publicist Mike Albee Returns

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Readers of this blog may remember Mike Albee of the infamous Albee Agency PR service, who filled his website with fake testimonials from well-known writers and allegedly plagiarized another publicist’s websi… [...]

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PublishAmerica Is Now America Star Books

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewarePublishAmerica has a new name: America Star Books. The PublishAmerica URL (www.publishamerica.com) now defaults to the America Star Books website.The changeover is acknowledged on America Star’s website, on t… [...]

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