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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Indie or traditional? An author’s dilemma

Should you opt for indie publishing or go the traditional route? There’s no easy answer. Every author has to make his/her own decision. I’ve made mine, so consider me biased….

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The Myth of The Lazy Writer

Hugh Howey, writing in Publishers Weekly; The hardest part of getting a book published is the actual writing. All it takes to see this is the number of people who…

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Big publishers – Trouble brewing?

Almost 60% of traditionally published authors think that publishers have been lazy and uninnovative when it comes to matters digital, and almost 50% of them agree with the statement that…

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Ah, so that’s what they mean!

Ever wondered what those editorial quotes on the backs of books are all about? Here’s a quick guide: a real tear-jerker writing so bad it makes you cry a writer…

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