A Hand in Your Pocket: Monetizing the Business of Writing

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareThere is a natural law in writing and publishing (as elsewhere): where need and desire are greatest, moneymaking enterprises follow.Vanity publishers are an easy (and long-standing) example of this law, prese… [...]

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COLOR SONG Release Day!

We don’t often do self-promotion here at Writer Beware–but I have a new book out!Today is publication day for my young adult historical novel, Color Song. A tale of art, intrigue, and romance set in glorious 15th century Venice, it’s a followup to my … [...]

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It’s Release Day for COLOR SONG!

My new young adult historical novel, Color Song, releases today! A tale of art, intrigue, and romance set in glorious 15th century Venice, it’s a followup to Passion Blue, but can be read as a standalone.

I’m incredibly excited to have Color Song out in the world at last, and for the wonderful reviews it has been receiving on Goodreads and elsewhere. It’s published for the older teen market, but there’s plenty of crossover appeal for adults.

I’ve got a virtual book tour scheduled for the next few weeks, with interviews, reviews, and more. The full schedule [...]

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Alert: Trouble at Ellora’s Cave

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareOne of the original digital pioneers, erotic romance publisher Ellora’s Cave has reportedly had financial and other problems for some years. But in 2014, things seem to be coming to a head. In May, news surfa… [...]

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Guest Blog Post: Author-Editor Compatibility: The Crucial Element for a Successful Editing Experience

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareIndependent editors. What do they do? When do you need them? How do you find them–and, most crucial, how do you determine whether they’re qualified to be doing what they’re doing? These very important questi… [...]

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