Penguin Random House is speeding up the international expansion of its vanity press operations, while also seeking to integrate them more closely with the traditional side of the business – hoping to counteract flat growth for Author Solutions at a time when self-publishing is booming.
Author Solutions launches a new self-publishing service company for the Spanish market next Tuesday – MeGustaEscribir – which contains the usual mix of crappy publishing packages and ineffective, overpriced marketing services, as well as some extremely questionable practices such as reading fees (more on that below).
The way the Author Solutions scam typically operates is detailed exhaustively in this post, but here’s a brief summary.
How Author Solutions Squeezes Newbie Writers
Customers are captured through a variety of deceptive means – such as fake “independent” websites which purport to review all the self-publishing options available to writers (but only compare the various Author Solutions…
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Only 5 days left to go, and 4,847 words to find. Well on target to hit the 50,000 and be a NaNo winner. Then comes the hard work. Editing and re-writes, should finish those in time for NaNo 2015.
Congratulations to anybody who has already crossed the finish line, keep on going, it’s not over yet.
YAY hit the 30,000 word mark, only another 20,000 to go
Good advice and useful information on the Write Publish Promote site.