Send your money to the toilet!

Malaysian Travel Scratchie Scams I knew I’d won at least $100,000 even before I’d scratched the cards. I was so confident, I took before and after shots to prove it…

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Publishers and authors: Behind the scenes

Do you really think publishers have authors’ best interests at heart? Most writers don’t make a lot of money. Forget the James Pattersons, Lee Childs and J K Rowlings. They’re…

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Two more ways publishers shaft writers

The latest posting on Writer Beware looks at the arbitration clauses buried in almost all publishing contracts. These clauses say that in the event of a dispute between author and…

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Social media snake oil

Chris Syme of CKSyme Media Group has some advice for authors: The book marketing sector, more than any I have ever worked in, is full of bad marketing advice. In…

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The case against Author Solutions

Author Solutions Incorporated (ASI) claim to represent authors, but 170,000 (“or more”) of them are cited in a class action lawsuit against the company. The lawsuit, filed on February 26, …

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