Archive for the ‘SFWA Blog’ Category

Law Firm Investigates Author Solutions Inc.

The New York law firm of Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart LLP has opened an investigation of Author Solutions Inc. (ASI), alleging deceptive practices.

Authors using Author Solutions have complained of deceptive practices, including enticing authors to purchase promotional services that are not provided or are worthless, failing to pay royalties, and spamming authors and publishing blogs/sites with promotional material.

Call for Norton Jury Volunteers

Now that the 2013 nomination process has been completed, SFWA is looking for a Norton jury for the 2014 award.

The Norton Award is presented to young adult or middle grade science fiction and fantasy novels, collections, or anthologies. The Norton jury is charged with reading widely in the field over the course of the year.

A Partridge in a Penguin Tree

India is a vast book market, and print is still king. So it only makes sense that Penguin (whose parent company, Pearson, acquired self-publishing giant Author Solutions Inc. last year) has just announced the expansion of ASI into India via its new “imprint,” Partridge.