Bookbzz -- Buzzed Off?

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareLast week, I started hearing from writers who’d entered a contest sponsored by an outfit called Bookbzz, which describes itself thus:Bookbzz.com was designed as a simple but powerful book marketing engine to… [...]

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Second Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Author Solutions Inc.

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareIn April 2013, the law firm of Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart filed a class action lawsuit against Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI). The case survived various motions to dismiss, and this past February … [...]

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Rights Grab: Omni Reboot

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareDo you remember Omni Magazine? Created in the 1970s by Penthouse founder Bob Guccione, it published some of the most iconic names in science fiction, along with in-depth articles on science and the paranormal… [...]

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Manuscript Pitch Websites: Do Literary Agents Use Them?

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Last week, a writer contacted me to ask about WriterPitch.com,”a website that blends the worlds of literary agents and writers under one roof.”How? For Writers:You’ll have the ability to have your pitch/pi… [...]

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Update: Lawsuit Against Author Solutions Inc.

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareReported in Publishers Lunch last week (but apparently nowhere else): the lawsuit against Author Solutions launched in 2013 has completed the discovery stage, and has filed for class certification. A Feb… [...]

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Author Solutions Inc. Losing Market Share As Production Numbers Fall

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareOn February 9, while doing research on something else, I noticed that Harlequin’s Author Solutions, Inc.-run self-publishing imprint, Dellarte Press, had closed its doors. Dellarte’s website is now a placehol… [...]

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