Finding Authors: The Importance of Establishing an Online Licensing System for Copyrighted Works

Posted by Michael Capobianco for Writer BewareThe U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently held a public meeting on “Facilitating the Development of the Online Licensing Environment for Copyrighted Works.” The Science Fiction and Fantasy … [...]

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Warning: Raider Publishing International

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareIn 2012, I posted a warning about Raider Publishing International. Founded by former (and disgruntled) PublishAmerica author Adam Salviani, and presenting itself as an independent publisher, Raider is basical… [...]

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Amazon Takes On Fake Review Services

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware The actual impact of four- and five-star reviews on Amazon and other retailers’ websites is a matter of ongoing debate, but their perceived importance is not.Which explains why, if those reviews aren’t accum… [...]

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The Strange and Twisted Tale of Peter Senese

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareOn March 31, 2014, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the New York field office of the FBI announced charges against Peter Thomas Senese, founder and director of the I CARE Foundation, … [...]

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The Spring 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt is Here!

Welcome the Spring 2015 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 often [...]

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Naughty-No-No! E-reading App Keeps Young Minds Pristine

Posted by Michael Capobianco for Writer Beware If you follow publishing news, you’re probably aware of the recent controversy over Clean Reader, a reading app that scrubs ebooks clean of curse words and profanity.Now, in a step toward the future of int… [...]

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