PublishAmerica / America Star Books Lawsuit Against Writer Beware Settled

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware I’m finally getting to post about something I’ve been keeping under my hat for quite some time.On March 18, 2014, America Star Books, formerly PublishAmerica, filed suit against me, Michael Capobianco, Rich … [...]

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How Do Freelance Editors Get Paid?

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware A couple of weeks ago, I received this question:I’m desperate for some good information here. I’m dealing with an editor who is asking me to sign a contract with a percentage of my future sales as part of th… [...]

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Publishers Weekly Features Vanity Publisher Morgan James…Again

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Once again, Publishers Weekly’s annual overview of fast-growing independent publishers features not only innovative indies, but a publisher whose business model is largely built on author fees: Morgan James … [...]

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New Authors as Shark Bait: Steve Alten's A&M Publishing

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareA Writer Beware reader alerted me recently to A&M Publishing, a new venture from author Steve Alten. Alten is best-known for his bestseller Meg, about a prehistoric shark menacing modern-day waters.How ab… [...]

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