Kindle Scout: The Pros and Cons of Amazon's New Crowdsourced Publishing Program

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareYesterday, Amazon’s brand-new crowdsourced publishing program, Kindle Scout, opened for voting by the public.The concept is pretty simple:Kindle Scout is reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-publis… [...]

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How Not to Register Copyright

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareA few years ago, I wrote a post on the difference between copyright (literally, the right to copy or reproduce, ownership of which guarantees authors control over their intellectual property) and rights (the … [...]

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Garden 2014, Early October

The garden is almost done for the year, but there’s still plenty of bloom to enjoy, as long as the frost holds off. This year has been one of the best garden years ever, with moderate temperatures and plenty of rain.

 

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The Fall 2014 YA Scavenger Hunt is Here!

Welcome the Fall 2014 YA Scavenger Hunt! I’m Victoria Strauss, and I write fantasy and historical fiction for adults and teens. My most recent book is Color Song, a YA historical novel with a dash of magical realism set in Renaissance Venice.

The bi-annual YA Scavenger Hunt was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes!

At this Hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author (content that’s [...]

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How to Request Rights Reversion From Your Publisher

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewarePartly in connection with the controversy surrounding troubled publisher Ellora’s Cave, I’ve been getting questions about how to go about requesting rights reversion from one’s publisher. There’s no official … [...]

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