Start Media Responds to Questions on Purchase of Whiskey Creek Press

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareShortly after I posted my article about Whiskey Creek Press’s purchase by Start Media, and the new contract terms being offered by Start, I received a response from Jarred Weisfeld, President of Start Publish… [...]

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Start Media Buys Whiskey Creek Press, Imposes New Contract Terms

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareEdited to add: Jarred Weisfeld of Start Media has responded to this post, clarifying some of the issues raised below. In early June, Debra Womack, owner of Whiskey Creek Press, announced in a letter to author… [...]

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What Friends Don't Do

I just lost a friend.

I don’t know why. When I went to her the other day, after over a month of sudden and unexplained silence, to ask her what had gone wrong, she told me that nothing was wrong: things were exactly as they should be, with me out of her life. When I asked what I’d done, she wouldn’t say. She didn’t want to explain herself, she said. She said: “I’ve got a tendency to talk too much, so I won’t say anything.”

It’s always been a troubled relationship. My friend—D—is funny, compassionate, generous to a fault. She’s [...]

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A Visit to BEA 2014′s UPublishU

 Posted by Michael Capobianco for Writer BewareFor the last several years, as part of an effort to include self-published and “indie” authors, the annual BookExpo America has included a program called UPublishU.While attending something like t… [...]

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Bait-and-Switch for Self-Published Authors

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareRecently I heard from a self-published author (let’s call her Author) who received an alarming email from a reader–or at least, someone claiming to be a reader (let’s call her FauxReader).FauxReader said she… [...]

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