The Law Finally Catches Up With Tate Publishing & Enterprises

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Today, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter filed eight felony charges and one misdemeanor charge against Ryan and Richard Tate, respectively CEO and founder of vanity publisher Tate Publishing & Enterp… [...]

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    Red Flag Alert: Loiacono Literary Agency, Swetky Literary Agency, Warner Literary Group

    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware In the late 1990s, when Writer Beware first started up, the digital revolution was just peeking over the horizon. Traditional publishing was still the only path to publication, and literary agents were the p… [...]

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      The Continuing Decline of "Assisted-Self-Publishing" Giant Author Solutions

      Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware A little less than two years ago, I wrote a blog post that focused, in part, on Author Solutions’ declining share of the so-called assisted self-publishing market.According to a report by Bowker on ISBN outp… [...]

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        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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                  WriteIndia Writing Contest: When a Contest Sponsor Changes The Rules

                  Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareNOTE: This post has been updated.I harp a lot here on how important it is to read the fine print–in your publishing contract, on websites that host user content, in literary contests. Sure, it’s tedious, esp… [...]

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                    How Publishers Abuse Termination Fees: Sky Warrior Books

                    Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware I’ve written before about termination fees in publishing contracts: why they are bad not just for authors, but for publishers, and how publishers can abuse them. Here’s another case study in how termination … [...]

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