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#Publishing #Scams, Traditional Publishers and #AuthorSolutions

April 29, 2015 Leave a comment

David Gaughran has a post out this week which is absolutely a must read for anyone wishing to self-publish.

“Aside from providing a false veneer of respectability to Author Solutions’ operations, the only role that the partnering publisher plays is to provide “leads” to Author Solutions, and then sit back and collect the royalty checks. In short, these publishers are pimping out their brand as bait for the Author Solutions scam.”

Click here for David Gaughran’s entire post.

Best E-publishing Resources

I’ve not been posting regularly because I was busy with the launch of my book Tell A Thousand Lies. Now that it is out on Amazon both as ebook and paperback, with some really terrific reviews (39 reviews, 4.6 stars out of 5) 🙂 I’m happy to get back to blogging.

Jane Friedman has a listing of great publishing resources up on her website. Click here for details.

Who Owns Digital Rights to Backlists?

Backlist titles – books that were published years ago – are the subject of a new tussle between publishers and authors. These titles can potentially provide guaranteed revenue to publishers without much extra input.

Authors claim they own the rights because their contracts do not explicitly spell out digital rights, but publishers beg to differ.

Click here for an older article in the NY Times which talks about this.