All Romance eBooks’ Sudden Closing: Many Questions, Few Answers

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware This post has been updated.On Wednesday, December 28, All Romance eBooks–a romance-specific ebook distributor and publisher that also distributes general fiction and nonfiction through its OmniLit imprint–… [...]

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Questions for Vanity Publisher Austin Macauley Yield Few Answers

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware This post has been updated.Over at The Writers Workshop, Harry Bingham is taking a look at UK-based vanity publisher Austin Macauley.Are they legit? Or are they scammers?I don’t kn… [...]

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Torquere Press Is Closing

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareTroubled publisher Torquere Press is closing. Owners Kristi Boulware and Joanna Talbot announced their decision yesterday in an email that will doubtless infuriate many authors, but probably won’t surprise th… [...]

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Trouble at Tate: Could it be End of Days for America's Most Prolific Vanity Publisher?

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware It’s hard times lately for “America’s Top Publisher,” a.k.a. Tate Publishing & Enterprises, a.k.a. one of America’s most prolific vanity publishers.Tate has been on Writer Beware’s Thumbs Down Publi… [...]

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Small Press Storm Warnings: Torquere Press, Caliburn Press, Month9Books

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware A roundup of publishers about which I’ve recently received serious complaints (all of them documented).TORQUERE PRESSAt the end of 2014, the founders of Torquere Press–a well-regarded small publisher e… [...]

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