Kickbacks, Opportunism, and Fake Awards, Oh My: Three Solicitation Alerts

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware BookfuelYou may or may not have heard of Bookfuel, a self-publishing services provider with a unique (as far as I know, anyway) twist: you don’t pay upfront, but over time, with a monthly fee. Your fee gets … [...]

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Solicitation Alert: RPI Publications, a.k.a. Raider Publishing International

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Raider Publishing International, the focus of numerous author complaints over the past few years and one of the companies on Writer Beware’s Thumbs Down Publishers List, is trolling for victims under a sort-… [...]

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Termination Fees in Publishing Contracts: Why They’re Not Just Bad for Authors

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware In the course of my work with Writer Beware, I see a lot of publishing contracts (for the most part, these are from small presses). One of the red flags I’m encountering more often these days is early termin… [...]

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