Class Action Lawsuit Against Author Solutions Inc.: Update

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware As I’m sure most readers of this blog know, self-publishing services provider Author Solutions Inc., along with its parent, Penguin Group, is currently the subject of a class action lawsuit, filed in May 201… [...]

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Take the Money and Run: Kerry Jacobson, "Book Publicist"

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareStarting in the summer of last year, self-published authors whose books made it onto Amazon’s Movers and Shakers list began to receive solicitations from a publicist named Kerry Jacobson (here’s an example).J… [...]

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Another Small Press Horror Story: Silver Publishing is Gone

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareAnother small press disaster came to an ugly conclusion last week.In mid-2012, I began getting complaints about Silver Publishing, which started up in 2009 as a self-publishing facilitator, but in 2010 transf… [...]

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How to Succeed in Authorship Without Really Trying

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareGot the yen to write a book, but lack that essential creative spark? Looking to ride the coattails of the Kindle self-publishing craze, but don’t want to bother with all that pesky scribbling? Want an author … [...]

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