An important legal ruling was handed down yesterday by Judge Denny Chin in the five-year-old Authors Guild v. Google class action lawsuit over Google’s scanning of millions of in-copyright books.
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A couple of years ago, I blogged about the launch of PW Select, an online supplement to the regular PW magazine. PW Select, which is published quarterly, allows self-published writers to buy brief listings (author, title, subtitle, price, pagination and format, ISBN, a brief description, and ordering information) for $149.
Two fascinating surveys appeared this week. They look at opposite ends of the writing business, but dovetail in interesting ways.
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Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware
Once again, the Writer Beware blog has been chosen as one of Writer’s Digest’s 101 Best Websites for Writers . . .
I’m thrilled and honored to announce that Goodreads and the Association of American Publishers have chosen me as the winner of the Publishing News category of the first annual Independent Book Blogger Awards.
Over the past couple of days I’ve gotten several emails and Facebook posts alerting me to a blog post by writer Mandy DeGeit about her bad experience with a small publisher called Undead Press.
Zooming into my inbox last week: a press release for a brand-new ebook self-publishing service called e-Publishing Revo.
I often receive questions from writers who are looking to hire an independent editor to polish their manuscripts, either for self-publication or for submission to agents and publishers, and want to know whether a particular editor or editing service is reputable.
Most book publishing contracts can be divided into two types: fixed-term, where the grant of rights extends for a defined period of time, such as five years; and life-of-copyright, where the grant of rights extends for the full duration of copyright.
In 1997, complaints began to surface about German literary agent Uwe Luserke, who was selling foreign rights to English-language short stories and novels and neglecting to pay the advances and royalties due to authors.
Writer Beware’s Alerts page has been updated.
NEW ALERT: Literary Agent Uwe Luserke
In 1997, complaints began to surface about German literary agent Uwe Luserke, who was selling foreign rights to Engli…