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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The collective insanity of the publishing industry

“Publishing is about she who writes and she who reads. Everyone else can lend a hand or fuck off.” Hugh Howey Gene Doucette has a few things to say about…

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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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