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Writer Beware Blogs! · 1Y ago

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 ho...
Writer Beware Blogs! · 1Y ago

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...
Writer Beware Blogs! · 1Y ago

"Cutting Lists Isn't New": Q&A With Month9Books Founder Georgia McBride

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Last week, as I was researching my blog post on the troubles at YA publisher Month9Books (which recently reverted rights to 40-50 authors amid al...
Writer Beware Blogs! · 1Y ago

Month9Books Scales Back Its List Amid Allegations of Nonpayment

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware On May 20, Publishers Lunch broke the news that Month9Books, a well-regarded and apparently successful publisher of young adult and middle-grade ...
Writer Beware Blogs! · 1Y ago

Tate Publishing & Enterprises Slapped with $1.7 Million Lawsuit

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Readers of this blog may be familiar with Tate Publishing & Enterprises--an Oklahoma-based publisher that describes itself as "a Christian-based,...
Writer Beware Blogs! · 1Y ago

BookLife Prize in Fiction

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware I've been getting some questions about the BookLife Prize in Fiction, a new award for unpublished and self-published novels. Prizes include a "br...
Writer Beware Blogs! · 1Y ago

Back From Hiatus: Why I Went Away

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware I don't often post about personal stuff here. But I wanted to let you all know why I vanished abruptly at the beginning of May (which is also why...
Writer Beware Blogs! · 1Y ago

Writer Beware Blog on Hiatus (Again)

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware Due to a family medical emergency, the Writer Beware blog will be on hiatus for at least the next few weeks. We're not going away; we're just sus...
Writer Beware Blogs! · 1Y ago

Spam, Spam, Spam Spam: Inkitt and the Grand Novel Contest

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware If you're a writer and have even a smidgeon of online presence, you've probably been emailed or messaged or tweeted by Inkitt, a Berlin-based com...
Writer Beware Blogs! · 1Y ago

Small Press Storm Warnings: Pegasus Books, Realmwalker Publishing Group, Spectral Press, Tickety Boo Press

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware A roundup of publishers about which I've recently received serious complaints (all of them documented).Pegasus BooksPegasus Books of California (...