A respectful question to authors using traditional publishers

… “Do you realize how much are you paying for the services provided by your publisher?”   For a middle-aged writer, a publishing contract in today’s standard form will likely last well…

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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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