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    Writer Beware: The Blog - The Index

    Writer Beware: The Blog is the web log of Writer Beware, "the public face of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America's Committee on Writing Scams".

    Founded by authors A.C. Crispin and Victoria Strauss, Writer Beware collects and compiles information regarding every aspect of the publishing trade to fuel their alerts and advisories.

    I've organized their posts thusly...

    By topic:

    Advice, Discussion, and Warnings - Specific
    • Agents, Specific
    • Publishers, Specific
    • Writers' Services & Such
    • For Freelancers
    • Contests & Awards

    Advice, Discussion, and Warnings - General
    • Scams & Scammers, Generally
    • How to Find and Evaluate Agents & Publishers
    • Agents, Editors & Publishing in General
    • Writers & Writing

    Miscellaneous
    • Writer Beware - What We Do & How We Work
    • Misc., Tidbits & News of the Weird
    • Blog Business

    And by year:

    2005
    2006
    2007
    2008
    2009
    2010
    2011
    2012
    2013
    2014
    2015
    2016
    2017

    The format is:

    [Post title] [Posted by - Date posted] [Elaborative comment]

    Note:
    • Post tiles are cut ‘n’ paste, so any idiosyncrasies aren’t mine ('cept maybe capitalization after '13).
    • The elaborative comments -- added if I felt the post title wasn’t self-explanatory -- are mine, as is any (un)intended humor or snark.
    • If you have any comments or questions regarding a blog post, please address them to Writer Beware or on the blog post itself.
    • PM me with any comments or questions about this Index.


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    Advice, Discussion, and Warnings - Specific

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    Agents, Specific

    Barbara Bauer
    2--Fun With Writer Beware (VS – 11/16/05) (Agent “B” makes a fuss) Link
    16 Cease and Desist Plus Holiday Wishes (AC – 11/20/05) (Agent “B” still fussing) Link
    Barbara Bauer Redux (VS – 4/25/06) Link
    The Barbara Bauer Show (VS – 5/26/06) Link
    Barbara Bauer Redux, Redux (VS – 9/5/06) Link

    Martha Ivery aka Kelly O’Donnell
    No. 2 (AC – 9/28/05) (How WB began: Martha Ivery aka Kelly O’Donnell) Link
    3 (AC – 10/2/05) (Enter the Deerings; O’Donnell / Ivery, Part 2) Link
    3&4 (AC – 10/3/05) (Deering, O’Donnell / Ivery, Part 3) Link
    5 (AC – 10/4/05) (Meeting Victoria, Deering, O’Donnell / Ivery, Part 4) Link
    7 (AC – 10/18/05) (Deering wrap-up, O’Donnell / Ivery, Part 5) Link
    8 (AC – 10/21/05) (O’Donnell / Ivery, Part 6) Link
    9 (AC – 10/24/05) (O’Donnell / Ivery, Part 7) Link
    20 Another Victory for Writer Beware! WE RULE!!! (AC – 12/5/05) (Ivery pleads guilty!) Link
    More Martha Ivery (VS – 12/5/05) (Media coverage of Martha’s guilty plea) Link
    More Martha Ivery (VS – 12/28/05) (Ann interviewed by SciFi Wire) Link
    Ann's Martha Ivery Interview (VS – 12/29/05) (Transcript) Link
    61 – Martha Ivery Sentencing Delayed...AGAIN (AC – 9/20/06) Link
    67 – Update on Martha Ivery Case (AC – 11/26/06) Link
    Martha Ivery Sentenced (VS – 11/29/06) Link
    68 – Martha Ivery's Sentencing – Part One (AC – 12/1/06) Link
    69 -- Martha Ivery's Sentencing -- Part Two (AC -12/4/06) Link
    71 – Update to Martha Ivery Case (AC – 1/17/07) Link

    Lisa Hackney aka Melanie Mills, Elisabeth Von Hullessem, et al.
    Another One Bites the Dust (VS – 1/1/06) (Lisa Hackney aka Melanie Mills, et al.) Link
    The Lisa Hackey Saga, Part 2 (VS – 1/5/06) (Melanie Mills) Link
    The Saga of Lisa Hackney, Part 3 (VS – 1/9/06) (Melanie Mills) Link
    Song of the Mother-Squasher (VS – 2/11/06) (Lisa Hackney aka Melanie Mills) Link
    And You Thought It Couldn't Get Stranger (VS – 2/6/06) (Lisa Hackney aka Melanie Mills) Link
    Lisa Hackney/Melanie Mills: Coda (VS – 4/20/06) Link
    MM Rides Again (VS – 10/4/06) (Lisa Hackney aka Melanie Mills) Link

    Robert Fletcher
    56 Important Announcement! Attention, Writers! (AC – 6/15/06) (Call for victims of Robert Fletcher) Link
    The Scam-peror's New Clothes (VS – 2/26/07) (Robert Fletcher changes names yet again) Link
    New Alert from Writer Beware! (AC – 4/8/07) (Call for victims of Robert Fletcher who live in Florida) Link
    Important Update from Writer Beware (AC – 8/28/07) (Call for victims of Robert Fletcher) Link
    Retaliatory Lawsuit Against Writer Beware Staff Dismissed (VS – 3/26/09) (More egg on Fletcher’s face) Link
    Robert Fletcher's Lawsuit Against Writer Beware Ruled Frivolous (VS – 8/11/09) (Does more need to be said?) Link
    Florida Attorney General Files Suit Against Robert Fletcher / Writers' Literary Agency (VS – 9/3/09) Link
    How the Media Gets It Wrong (VS – 8/27/10) (A 23-book “deal” to Strategic Book Publishing) Link
    Update on Strategic Book Publishing / Writers Literary Agency / Robert Fletcher (VS – 2/1/11) (The lawsuit’s still at the cleaners) Link
    Robert Fletcher of SBPRA to Pay Author Restitution in Settlement of Florida Lawsuit (VS – 5/13/14) Link
    Alert: Cookbook Marketing Agency (VS – 11/12/14) (Another Fletcher scheme) Link

    Cris Robins
    Go Ahead. Make My Day. (VS – 3/23/06) (Cris Robins makes a fuss) Link
    New Alert on Writer Beware (VS – 7/29/06) (The Robins Agency, Cris Robins) Link
    Solicitation Alert (VS – 9/30/07) (The Robins Agency, Cris Robins) Link
    Cris Robins and The Robins Agency: She's Ba-aaack! (VS – 1/29/10) Link

    Leann Murphy
    50 – The Sun Sets on Desert Rose? (AC – 5/3/06) (Call for victims of Leann Murphy) Link
    The IILAA, or, What You Do When They Won't Let You Into the Club (VS – 10/27/06) (Leann Murphy) Link
    The IILAA Strikes Back (VS – 10/30/06) Link
    The Sun Sets on Desert Rose Literary Agency (VS – 4/22/09) (The law catches up to Leann Murphy) Link

    Christopher Hill
    Hill & Hill Literary Agency: A Scam Tale in Four Parts (VS – 9/23/06) Link
    Hill & Hill Literary Agency: A Scam Tale, Part 2 (VS – 9/24/06) Link
    Hill & Hill Literary Agency: A Scam Tale, Part 3 (VS – 9/25/06) Link
    Hill & Hill Literary Agency: A Scam Tale, Part 4 (VS – 9/26/06) Link
    Christopher Hill Redux (VS – 10/11/07) Link

    Michele Glance Rooney aka Shelly May
    Queen for a Day (VS – 6/19/07) (Michele Glance Rooney) Link
    Agent Spam: May Writers' Group (VS – 7/16/07) (Shelly May) Link
    May Writers' Group Exposed (VS – 7/20/07) (Michele Glance Rooney aka Shelly May) Link
    A New Agent Blog (Not) (VS – 11/21/07) (Literary Agent News, Michele Glance Rooney) Link
    Michele Glance Rooney Strikes Again (VS – 1/12/09) Link

    Et Al.
    Deconstructing an Agent’s Website (VS – 4/12/06) (Literary Associates, Henry Santsaver) Link
    An (Amateur) Agent's Lot is Not a Happy One (VS – 4/28/06) (Adrian Streather) Link
    Another Scammer Bites the Big One (VS – 5/ 9/06) (Helping Hand Literary Agency, George Harrison & Janet Kay Titsworth) Link
    Track Records: Another Cautionary Tale (VS – 7/8/06) (Carol Givner Literary Agency) Link
    A Junk Mail Agent (VS – 8/24/06) (John Hancock Literary Agency) Link
    Shades of Edit Ink: AuthorHouse and Objective Entertainment (VS – 1/26/09) Link
    Drewlie & Julia: Or, The Case of the Alias'd Literary Agent (VS – 12/21/09) (The saga of Sara Levine aka Julia Levin aka Drew Montgomery) Link
    Alert: Jane Dowary Agency (VS – 2/21/14) (Julia Levin aka Drew Montgomery) Link
    Apparently I'm a Boring Wrinkled Self-Published Lesbian (VS – 1/11/10) (Love notes from “agent” Eddie Kritzer) Link
    The Law Finally Catches Up With Faux Literary Agent/Film Producer Robin Price (VS – 1/15/10) Link
    Unhappy Client Suing B.K. Nelson Inc. Literary Agency (VS – 9/28/10) Link
    The Peter Lampack Agency Loses Suit Against Former Client (VS – 11/3/10) Link
    Red Flag Alert: Loiacono Literary Agency, Swetky Literary Agency, Warner Literary Group (VS – 2/16/17) Link
    Best Solution Author Agency (or, Beware of Agent Solicitations) (VS – 1/21/11) Link
    Clark, Mendelson, and Scott: New Name for a Fee-Charging Agency (VS – 6/3/11) (Samuel C. Asinugo tries again) Link
    Beware Zombies: Franklin-Madison Literary Agency (VS – 11/2/11) Link
    Guest Blog Post: A Blast From the Past--Thieving "Literary Agent" Uwe Luserke Re-Surfaces (VS – 12/6/11) (By author Michael Capobianco) Link
    New/Updated Alerts at Writer Beware: Literary Agent Uwe Luserke, SBPRA (VS – 4/23/12) Link


    Publishers, Specific (Loosely alphabetical by publisher)

    Happy Valentine's Day from Writer Beware! (VS – 2/14/07) (The Two Thumbs Down Publishers List) Link

    Police Investigate Pay-to-Play Publisher 2 Moon Press (VS – 6/13/13) Link
    2 Moon Press—Update (VS – 11/8/15) Link
    Justice for Authors: 2 Moon Press Authors Raising Funds to Sue Their Deadbeat Publisher (VS – 2/28/14) Link
    The Mail I Get (VS – 1/11/11) (Less-than-effective PR from 3L Publishing) Link
    New Authors As Shark Bait: Steve Alten's A&M Publishing (VS – 3/2/16) Link
    AbandonedNovel.com (VS – 8/22/08) (Teton River Productions) Link
    Rebuttal Scuttlebutt (VS – 7/3/06) (Airleaf creates Authors Speak Out “blog”) Link
    A Night to Remember (VS – 1/20/07) (Airleaf’s Author Cruise) Link
    Airleaf Update (VS – 11/3/07) (Mounting legal troubles) Link
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! (AC – 12/24/07) (Airleaf shut down) Link
    A Victory for Airleaf Authors (VS – 5/11/08) Link
    Airleaf Deja Vu: Jones Harvest Publishing (VS – 6/11/08) (Brien Jones) Link
    Jones Harvest Publishing Redux (VS – 12/28/08) (Brien Jones) Link
    Jones Harvest Publishing Goes Hollywood! (VS – 1/29/09) Link
    Appeal to Airleaf Victims (VS – 4/10/09) Link
    Airleaf: Coda (VS – 9/18/09) Link
    Expanded Alert at Writer Beware: American Book Publishing / Alexis Press / All Classic Books / Atlantic National Books (VS – 8/8/13) Link
    Going Out of Business, Nigerian Spam-Scam Style (VS – 11/5/13) (All Classic Books aka Cheryl Lee Nunn) Link
    All Classic Books: The Scam Continues (VS – 12/2/13) (Cheryl Lee Nunn) Link
    Almond Press Short Story Competition: Writing for "Exposure" (VS – 6/24/15) Link
    Almond Press Redux: Revenge-Rating A Critic (VS – 12/18/15) Link
    Chutzpah (VS – 10/19/07) (Anomalos Publishers) Link
    Publisher Alert: Arvo Basim Yayin of Turkey (VS – 12/19/11) Link
    Trouble at Aspen Mountain Press (VS – 9/26/11) Link
    A Small Press Implodes: The Inside Story of Aspen Mountain Press (VS – 10/25/11) Link
    Questions for Vanity Publisher Austin Macauley Yield Few Answers (VS – 12/21/16) Link
    Author-Unfriendly Terms at Autharium (VS – 3/21/13) (Just say no to “publishers” offering “services”) Link
    The Identity of Author Identity (VS – 11/20/06) (Author Identity Publishing) Link
    Author Identity Publishing Redux (VS – 3/30/07) Link
    More on Author Identity (VS – 4/4/07) (Kevin Fabiano) Link
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    Tales of the Big Advance (VS – 8/11/08) (AuthorHouse) Link
    Author Solutions Acquires Xlibris (VS – 1/8/09) (AuthorHouse) Link
    Author Solutions Buys Trafford Publishing (VS – 4/5/09) Link
    Vanity is the New Indie: Weasel Words from Author Solutions (VS – 5/3/09) Link
    Author Solutions CEO Wants to Talk to Writers' "Guilds" (VS – 1/26/10) Link
    Another Interesting Promotion From AuthorHouse (6/08/09) (Targeting the elderly via the AARP) Link
    Author Solutions Inc. Expands (Again) (VS – 6/4/10) Link
    Democratization or Disinformation? (VS – 12/2/10) (Author Solutions’ latest whitepaper) Link
    BookTango: Author Solutions Rolls Out Ebook Distribution Services (VS – 2/15/12) Link
    Author Solutions Introduces BookStub (VS – 6/19/12) (Nifty marketing idea for astronomical price) Link
    Fake Jared And His Friends: Author Solutions' Misleading PR Strategies (VS – 8/30/12) Link
    A Partridge in a Penguin Tree (VS – 2/14/13) (Author Solutions invades India) Link
    Law Firm Investigates Author Solutions Inc. (VS – 3/4/13) (Call for victims of deceptive practices) Link
    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Author Solutions Inc. (VS – 5/1/13) Link
    Penguin and Author Solutions File for Dismissal of Class Action Lawsuit (VS – 6/24/13) Link
    More Warnings: Spectacular Productions; Balboa Press / Author Solutions (VS – 8/30/13) [url=http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2013/08/more-warnings-spectacular-productions.html]Link[/url
    Author Solutions Class Action Lawsuit: Update (VS – 9/18/13) Link
    The Bookseller Takes a Stand: No More Advertising from Author Solutions, Inc. (VS – 2/18/14) Link
    Class Action Lawsuit Against Author Solutions Inc.: Update (VS – 4/30/14) Link
    Author Solutions Inc. Expands "Partridge" Brand to Singapore and Africa (VS – 5/2/14) Link
    A Marketing Pitch from Author Solutions (VS – 7/28/14) Link
    Megustaescribir: Author Solutions Inc. Expands Into Spain (VS – 11/21/14) Link
    Author Solutions Inc. Losing Market Share As Production Numbers Fall (VS – 3/1/15) Link
    Update: Lawsuit Against Author Solutions Inc. (VS – 3/6/15) Link
    Second Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Author Solutions Inc. (VS – 3/26/15) Link
    Author Solutions Lawsuit Update: Class Certification Denied (VS – 7/3/15) Link
    Author Solutions Class Action Lawsuit Settled (VS – 8/25/15) Link
    Author Solutions Sold to Private Equity Firm (VS – 1/5/16) Link
    Profit Engine: The Author Solutions Markup (VS – 1/15/16) Link
    The Continuing Decline of "Assisted-Self-Publishing" Giant Author Solutions (VS – 1/18/17) Link
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    Solicitation Alert: Blessed Hope Publishing (VS – 2/18/13) Link
    Blue Ash Publishing: New Self-Publishing Service from Writer's Digest (VS – 8/19/14) Link
    Blu Phier Publishing: Another Contract "Gotcha" (VS – 10/3/08) Link
    Use BookSurge or Die? (VS – 3/28//08) (Amazon’s ultimatum to POD users) Link
    The Authors Guild on Amazon/BookSurge (VS – 4/4/08) Link
    Amazon BookSurge Anti-Trust Lawsuit Can Proceed (VS – 8/27/09) Link
    Cacoethes Publishing to Some of its Authors: See Ya! (VS – 2/20/09) Link
    Christian Writers Guild Publishing: Pay to Play from Jerry B. Jenkins (VS – 2/1/13) Link
    And You Thought Kickbacks Were Just For Scammers (VS – 9/21/07) (Chronicle Books, Blurb) Link
    From Chronicle Books (VS – 9/28/07) (Statement re: Blurb controversy) Link
    Crescent Moon Press, Musa Publishing Close Their Doors (VS – 2/27/15) Link
    Author Concerns and Complaints at Crimson Romance (VS – 6/19/13) Link
    D Publishing: Dymocks' New Self-Pub Service (VS – 12/16/11) Link
    Diggory Press: Stranger Than Fiction (VS – 6/10/09) (Basket case headed for court case) Link
    Alert: Trouble at Ellora's Cave (VS – 9/15/14) Link
    Notes From the Underbelly (VS – 11/16/10) (James Frey’s book packager Full Fathom Five) Link
    The Empty Canoe: Another Scam Gets Its Due (VS – 12/6/07) Link
    The Short Life and Strange Death of Entranced Publishing (VS – 3/28/14) Link
    e-Publishing Revo: It's a New Electronic Self-Publishing Service, But There's a Catch (VS – 5/10/12) Link
    Farrah Gray Publishing (VS – 7/19/11) (Imprint of Health Communications Inc. charges authors $100k) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Fitzhenry and Whiteside--Writer Beware (VS – 10/18/11) (By author Doranna Durgin) Link
    Bad Impressions for Good Impressions Audio Books (VS – 8/17/09) Link
    Warning: Green Shore Publishing (VS – 7/22/14) (Adam Salviani) Link
    Harlequin Horizons: Another Major Publisher Adds A Self-Publishing Division (VS – 11/18/09) Link
    MWA Weighs In On Harlequin Horizons (VS – 11/19/09) Link
    SFWA on Harlequin Horizons (VS – 11/19/09) Link
    Mystery Writers of America Delists Harlequin (VS – 12/4/09) Link
    Author Solutions CEO Responds to Harlequin/Nelson Flap (VS – 12/7/09) Link
    New Name for Harlequin Horizons: DellArte Press (VS – 11/24/09) Link
    Digital Rights Showdown: HarperCollins v. Open Road (VS – 1/17/12) Link
    Time to Bury the Hachette (MC – 7/10/14) (Publishers v. Amazon) Link
    Hay House Establishes Publishing Service Division (VS – 5/14/10) (Another Author Solutions vanity “partnership”) Link
    Police Investigate Historical Pages Publishing Company (VS – 6/7/11) (Peter Campbell-Copp faces felony charges) Link
    Hudson Audio Publishing (VS – 12/10/09) Link
    The Fine Print of iBooks Author (VS – 1/20/12) Link
    Publisher Alert: Iconic Publishing / Jonquil Press / Red Lizard Press (VS – 8/21/13) Link
    Inspired Living Publishing: Another Vanity Anthology Scheme (VS – 2/17/10) Link
    57 – iUniverse's Publishing Program, and Placement in Barnes and Noble Stores (Revised) (AC – 6/30/06) Link
    iUniverse and AuthorHouse Merge (VS – 9/10/07) Link
    Solicitation Alerts: JustFiction! Edition and DIP Publishing House (VS – 8/2/11) (Stay safe: don’t do business with spammers) Link
    The Fine Print of Amazon's New KDP Select Program (VS – 12/8/11) Link
    Guest Post: One Author's First Month in KDP Select (VS – 1/27/12) (By author Heather Wardell) Link
    Kindle Scout: The Pros and Cons of Amazon's New Crowdsourced Publishing Program (VS – 10/29/14) Link
    Kissed Publications: Hidden Costs (VS – 3/26/08) Link
    Laray Carr Publications, a.k.a. LC Publications, a.k.a. LCP Media (VS – 9/207) Link
    Solicitation Alert: Litfire Publishing (VS – 11/7/14) Link
    Dispatches from the Ebook Wars: Macmillan vs. Amazon (VS – 2/1/10) Link
    Niche Age Media: Laray Carr Returns (VS – 8/3/09) Link
    More Small Publisher Storm Warnings: Port Town Publishing and Light Sword Publishing (VS – 7/11/08) Link
    Light Sword Publishing Petitions for Bankruptcy (VS – 1/6/09) Link
    Alert: Light Sword Publishing, a.k.a. LSP Digital, Returns (VS – 11/18/11) Link
    Alerts: Lobster Press and Dailey Swan Publishing (VS – 10/13/11) Link
    Lulu Acquires Poetry.com (VS – 4/17/09) Link
    Essential Reading (VS – 9/14/07) (Martell Publishing, Ed Johnson) Link
    Submission Guidelines to Beware of: Midwest Literary Magazine (VS – 3/25/11) Link
    Month9Books Scales Back Its List Amid Allegations of Nonpayment (VS – 7/1/16) Link
    "Cutting Lists Isn't New": Q&A with Month9books Founder Georgia McBride (VS – 7/8/16) Link
    Publishers Weekly Features Vanity Publisher Morgan James ... Again (VS – 3/11/16) Link
    Rights Grab: Omni Reboot (Updated) (VS – 3/23/15) Link
    Indiana Attorney General Investigates New Century Publishing (VS – 8/9/10) Link
    New Century Publishing: Update (VS – 10/11/10) (Another suit by the Indiana Attorney General) Link
    Karma's a Bitch: Robin Price, David William Caswell (VS – 3/31/11) (Avalon Associates, New Century Publishing) Link
    New Publisher House and the State of Independence 2014 Report: Grain of Salt Required (VS – 10/4/13) Link
    More Publisher Storm Warnings (VS – 8/23/13) (Noble Romance, Vanilla Heart, et al.) Link
    Authors Guild Statement on the Wylie Agency's New Epublishing Venture (VS – 7/26/10) Odyssey Editions Link
    Alert for Poets: Oprah Wants You (But You May Not Want Oprah) (VS – 2/3/11) (Look under your seat for a major rights grab) Link
    Postage Promotion (VS – 8/25/09) (Outskirts Press) Link
    More Money-Wasting "Opportunities" For Writers (VS – 6/22/12) (Outskirts Press, Living Now Book Awards) Link
    Pearson Education Extends Scope of Permissions Licenses (VS – 12/13/11) Link
    Pearson Buys Author Solutions (VS – 7/19/12) Link
    Barnes & Noble Launches PubIt! Self-Publishing Service (VS – 10/5/10) Link
    More Egg on the Face of PublishAmerica (VS – 3/27/06) (PA loses arbitration) Link
    65 – The Cult of PArsonality... (AC – 11/7/06) (Publish America) Link
    How Not To Change Your Business Model: The Latest On Permuted Press (VS – 10/23/14) Link
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    PublishAmerica Strikes Again (VS – 4/16/10) (Their latest ploy to get authors to buy their own books) Link
    PublishAmerica's "Brand New Start": Independence Books (AC – 7/13/10) Link
    PublishAmerica Will Be Your Literary Agent...For $199 (VS – 5/27/11) (It’d be funny if it weren’t so sad) Link
    Taking Famous Names in Vain (VS – 8/16/11) (PublishAmerica offers promotion to J.K. Rowling and Edinburgh Int'l Book Festival. For a fee, of course.) Link
    PublishAmerica and J.K. Rowling: Retractomancy (VS – 8/18/11) (PA’s response to Rowling’s C&D) Link
    PublishAmerica and CBA: Rowling Redux (VS – 9/21/11) Link
    PublishAmerica, Literary Agent: An Inside Look (VS – 3/30/12) Link
    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against PublishAmerica (VS – 6/13/12) Link
    Class Action Lawsuit Against PublishAmerica Dismissed (VS – 9/28/12) Link
    Another Class Action Suit Launched Against PublishAmerica (VS – 3/11/13) (Once more into the breach of contract) Link
    For Those of You Who Are Wondering Why Someone Might Want to Launch a Class Action Lawsuit Against PublishAmerica (VS – 3/15/13) (Srsly, WTF?) Link
    PublishAmerica Is Now America Star Books (VS – 2/1/14) Link
    PublishAmerica / America Star Books Lawsuit Against Writer Beware Settled (VS – 3/23/16) Link
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    PUBSLUSH Press (VS – 9/20/11) Link
    PUBSLUSH Press: Update (VS – 9/23/11) Link
    Another New Alert on Writer Beware (VS – 8/2/06) (Quiet Storm Publishing, Clint Gaige) Link
    One Week, Two Big Pieces of Ebook News (VS – 12/14/09) (S&S, et al. to delay ebook versions; Random House attempts grab of e-rights for old books) Link
    Authors Guild Statement on Random House's Rights Grab (VS – 12/15/09) Link
    Authors Guild Statement on Penguin-Random House Merger (VS – 11/6/12) Link
    Second-Class Contracts? Deal Terms at Random House's Hydra Imprint (VS – 2/28/13) Link
    SFWA De-Lists Hydra; Random House Responds (VS – 3/7/13) Link
    Random House Announces New Terms at Digital Imprints Hydra, Alibi, Loveswept, and Flirt (VS – 3/12/13) Link
    Alert: Raider Publishing International / Purehaven Press (VS – 3/27/12) (Adam Salviani) Link
    Warning: Raider Publishing International (VS – 4/16/15) (Adam Salviani) Link
    Solicitation Alert: RPI Publications, a.k.a. Raider Publishing International (VS – 2/16/16) (Adam Salviani) Link
    Small Press Storm Warnings: Pegasus Books, Realmwalker Publishing Group, Spectral Press, Tickety Boo Press (VS – 4/22/16) Link
    Red Rose Publishing: Alert (VS – 9/3/10) (Unprofessional publisher is unprofessional) Link
    New Publisher: Resurrection House (VS – 9/10/13) Link
    Contract Alert: Simon & Schuster (VS – 5/18/07) Link
    Simon & Schuster, Media Predict, and Project Publish (VS – 5/23/07) Link
    Archway Publishing: Simon & Schuster Adds a Self-Publishing Division (VS – 11/28/12) Link
    Writing Oddities: Shortstoryofthemonth.com (VS – 2/16/09) Link
    Another Small Press Horror Story: Silver Publishing Is Gone (VS – 4/15/14) Link
    How Publishers Abuse Termination Fees: Sky Warrior Books (VS – 7/15/16) Link
    Start Media Buys Whiskey Creek Press, Imposes New Contract Terms (VS – 6/27/14) Link
    Start Media Responds to Questions on Purchase of Whiskey Creek Press (VS – 6/27/14) Link
    52 – Fun and Games at the BEA (AC – 5/21/06) (SterlingHouse, Royal Fireworks) Link
    SterlingHouse Publisher Wants YOU! (VS – 3/17/07) (Cynthia Sterling, Lee Shore Company) Link
    SterlingHouse Publisher's Cover Gambit (Or, How Some Publishers Make Money) (VS – 5/18/09) (Charges for “promotion” at BEA) Link
    Swoon Reads: New "Crowdsourced" Teen Romance Imprint (VS – 10/1/13) (div. of Macmillan) Link
    Tate Publishing & Enterprises Slapped With $1.7 Million Lawsuit (VS – 6/16/16) Link
    Trouble at Tate: Could It Be End of Days for America's Most Prolific Vanity Publisher? (VS – 12/9/16) Link
    The Law Finally Catches Up With Tate Publishing & Enterprises (VS – 5/4/17) Link
    Thomas Nelson Adds Self-Publishing Imprint (VS – 10/13/09) (West Bow Press) Link
    Rights Grab: Transferring Copyright (VS – 12/16/14) (The Toast ezine) Link
    Small Press Storm Warnings: Torquere Press, Caliburn Press, Month9books (VS – 12/1/16) Link
    Torquere Press is Closing (VS – 12/13/16) Link
    And Speaking of Vanity Publishing... (VS – 11/24/09) (Tweetbookz) Link
    I Broke a News Story, and All I Got Was This Freaking T-Shirt (VS – 5/10/11) (T-Post Magazine) Link
    University Press of the South (VS – 2/2/09) (Vanity press masquerades as an academic) Link
    Swinging the Other Way: Vanity Publisher Goes Non-Vanity (VS – 11/9/10) (Vantage adds a trade imprint) Link
    Venerable Vanity Publisher Vantage Press Closes Its Doors (VS – 1/16/13) Link
    VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller (VS – 9/14/09) (An academic author mill) Link
    Solicitation Alert: Bloggingbooks (VS – 11/11/13) (VDM / Verlag Dr. Mueller) Link
    Wake Up and Pay: Yet Another Vanity Scheme (VS – 11/28/07) (Steven E. and Lee Beard) Link
    Wake Up.. and Pay (Redux) (VS – 7/24/09) (Wake Up Publishing) Link
    Words on WEbook (Or, Another Reason to Read the Fine Print) (VS – 4/18/08) Link
    WEbook Update (VS – 5/2/08) Link
    WinePress Publishing: Scandal-Plagued Self-Publishing Service Closes Its Doors (VS – 1/31/14) Link
    WriteWise: BookWise Branches Out (VS – 2/10/08) Link
    Ding Dong, BookWise is Dead (VS – 11/4/08) Link
    Pay-To-Play Alert: #Worldclass Magazine (VS – 7/15/15) Link
    5,000 Writers (VS – 9/27/08) (YouWriteOn, Legend Press) Link
    YouWriteOn...Again (VS – 2/5/09) Link
    YouWriteOn Redux (VS – 9/24/10) Link
    Are You a Published Author? Now You Can Tell the World! (VS – 2/4/10) (ZLS Publishing offers Author plaques) Link
    Zooty Suit Riot (VS – 1/17/08) (Zooty and Flappers, Domenic Pappalardo) Link


    Writers’ Services & Such (Loosely grouped by type)

    Worthless Services for Writers, Part 1 (VS – 1/12/06) (Manuscript submission services; Bookblaster. Scriptblaster) Link
    More Reasons Not to Use Automated Query Services (VS – 10/19/06) (BookBlaster, et al.) Link
    Opening a Vein: Agent Artery (VS – 1/21/14) (Another useless submission service) Link
    Agent Inbox (VS – 11/13/09) (Query service from WEbook) Link
    American Writing Association: A Service Writers Don't Need (VS – 7/1/14) Link
    MLM for Writers: The Best Authors Lounge (VS – 11/25/11) Link
    How Not to Seek a Literary Agent: The Perils of "Middleman" Services (VS – 8/12/14) (Bookmarq.net) Link
    Bowker Manuscript Submissions (VS – 8/13/10) (Yes, *that* Bowker) Link
    Creative Byline: Great Write Hope or Great Write Hype? (VS – 3/8/08) Link
    e-LiteraryAgent: Something Else Not to Try (VS – 10/24/06) Link
    Facebook TOS Controversy (VS – 2/18/09) Link
    Literary Agents Online: Another Query Blasting Service (VS – 3/23/07) Link
    Spam Alert: eQuery Online (VS – 8/24/07) Link
    More Dubious Writers' Services: The Manuscript Display Website (VS – 1/17/06) Link
    Manuscript Pitch Websites: Do Literary Agents Use Them? (VS – 3/10/15) (WriterPitch) Link
    All Romance eBooks' Sudden Closing: Many Questions, Few Answers (VS – 12/30/16) Link
    Amazon Goes Into the Slush Pile Business (VS – 2/18/06) (Amazon’s Talent Acquisition Program) Link
    Authonomy: Slushkiller or New Slush? (VS – 9/5/08) (HarperCollins UK) Link
    Book Country And Self-Publishing: Why the Hate? (VS – 11/23/11) Link
    How to Fail on the Internet Without Really Trying: AuthorForSale.com (VS – 7/7/10) (YADS) Link
    40 – Giving Your Work Away? (AC- 2/21/06) (Make sure you’re getting exposure you actually want) Link
    BookRix: Another Brand New Idea That Isn't (VS – 10/10/08) Link
    How to Succeed in Authorship Without Really Trying (VS – 4/11/14) (Buy Now Books, StoryMondo) Link
    IndieReader (VS – 6/23/09) (Reviews and promotes self-pubbed books – for a fee) Link
    Scribd's New Ebook Subscription Service: Partnering with Publishers, Profiting from Piracy (MC – 1/9/14) Link
    Story Surgeon: An App for Copyright Infringement (VS – 1/23/14) Link
    Publetariat Vault (VS – 7/16/09) (Yet Another Display Site) Link
    Publishers' Desk: Display or Misplay? (VS – 2/9/12) Link
    Plog, plog, plog, plog, plog... (VS – 3/1/06) (AmazonConnect) Link
    Plogs, RIP (VS – 4/22/07) (Plogs replaced by Amazon Daily) Link
    PW Select: Opportunity or Exploitation? (VS – 8/25/10) (Publishers Weekly charges self-/vanity published for the *possibility* of a review) Link
    Publishers Weekly Moves Into Self-Publishing (VS – 5/29/12) (Partners with Vook for PW Select Plus) Link
    Writers' & Artists New Self-Publishing Comparison Service Leaves Much to be Desired (VS – 10/11/13) Link
    43 Where Have You Gone, Bill Appell? (AC – 3/8/06) (Edit Ink) Link
    Another Service You Don't Need (VS – 4/12/07) (The Intellectual Property Rights Office) Link
    Copyright Scam: US Copyright Registry (VS – 3/23/08) Link
    Copyright Protection Service: Another One You Don't Need (VS – 6/2/10) Link
    How Not To Register Copyright (VS – 10/10/14) (Copyright Registry Online) Link
    The Albee Agency: Book Publicity Faked (VS – 12/6/12) Link
    Sandpiper Publicity: The Albee Agency Returns (VS – 8/23/13) Link
    Magnus Publicity: Name-Changing Publicist Mike Albee Returns (VS – 2/7/14) Link
    Blurbings.com: Another Pointless Author "Service" (VS – 8/1/08) (The Writers’ Mafia) Link
    Bookbzz -- Buzzed Off? (VS – 3/31/15) Link
    BookStoreMarketing.net: Beware Spam PR Services (VS – 1/11/12) Link
    Solicitation Alert: Close-up TV News / Close-up Talk Radio (VS – 2/21/13) Link
    Global Talk Radio: How to Waste Money and Fail to Influence People (VS – 1/7/13) (Vanity has a face made for radio) Link
    Don't Fall for Vanity Radio (VS – 11/26/13) (Global Talk radio) Link
    Take the Money and Run: Kerry Jacobson, "Book Publicist" (VS – 4/18/14) Link
    Ways Not to Publicize Your Book: Spam Campaigns (VS – 3/18/08) (Media E-blast) Link
    Beware Who's Who Schemes (VS – 4/26/07) (Cambridge, Emerald, et al.) Link
    66 – NaNoWriMo -- Write in November, Get Scammed in December... (AC – 11/16/06) (Feeding ground for predators) Link
    Wanna Be a Virtual Author's Assistant?...Maybe Not (VS – 11/3/09) Link
    Pamela Wray and WordWorks Publishing Consultants: The Amazing Case of the Serial Plagiarizer (VS – 3/31/14) Link
    Writers' Conferences: When to be Wary (VS – 3/2/07) (San Antonio Round Table, NF Publishing) Link
    How Not to Solicit a Blog That Exposes Scams (VS – 8/31/10) (Blogger pyramid scheme) Link
    LendInk, Author Activism, and the Need for Critical Thinking (VS – 8/17/12) Link
    Outrageous French Copyright Grab: ReLIRE Goes Live (VS – 5/16/13) Link
    ISNI: An Authority for Authors? (MC – 2/10/14) (International Standard Name Identifier) Link
    Lost In Translation: In Which I Investigate A Translation Service, And They Are Not Amused (VS – 1/27/15) (Author Translation) Link


    For Freelancers

    Content Site Cautions (VS – 3/20/07) Link
    Associated Content: Something to Beware (VS – 12/11/06) Link
    The Barefoot Writer's Club (VS – 9/24/13) Link
    Freelancehomewriters.com (VS – 11/28/08) Link
    Helium (VS – 3/7/07) Link
    LifeTips (or, Be Sure to Read the Fine Print) (VS – 3/14/07) Link
    Hearst Partners With Helium (VS – 3/3/09) Link
    MyFreeRead.com: Not Quite What It Appears (VS – 2/12/10) (Ad-driven content site = bad deal for authors) Link
    Alert: MyFreeRead.com Is Spamming Again (VS – 10/26/10) Link
    Privila: Privilege or Punishment? (VS – 1/26/07) (Domain Holdings, Inc.) Link
    Fake Writing Jobs: RealWritingJobs.com (VS – 11/29/10) Link
    Vezeo.com Wants You...for Free (VS – 1/14/08) Link


    Contests & Awards (Generally, then loosely alphabetized by name)

    Evaluating Literary Contests (VS – 1/6/07) Link
    Guest Blog Post: The Red Flags of Writing Contests (VS – 8/13/12) (By author C. Hope Clark) Link
    Some Tips on Evaluating Literary Contests (VS – 12/21/10) Link
    When a Writing Contest Has a Hidden Agenda (VS – 3/9/12) Link
    Awards Profiteers: How Writers Can Recognize and Avoid Them (VS – 6/9/15) (IPPYs, USA Best Book Awards, et al.) Link

    American Author Contest (VS – 8/10/07) (Airleaf, CineMagic Entertainment, Lite Stone Entertainment) Link
    American Author Contest (or, Why Writers Should Use Craigslist With Caution) (VS – 6/8/10) Link
    Alert: America's Next Author Contest (VS – 10/26/12) Link
    The Blooker Prize (no, that's not a typo) (VS – 2/1/06) (Lulu.com) Link
    Kickbacks, Opportunism, and Fake Awards, Oh My: Three Solicitation Alerts (VS – 2/19/16) (Bookfuel, Encircle Publications, Book Excellence Awards) Link
    Booklife Prize in Fiction (VS – 6/9/16) Link
    The Life of Riley -- er -- Writer (VS – 4/7/06) (Book Millionaire, Lori Prokop) Link
    Author Reality Show Meets Actual Reality (VS – 9/18/07) (Book Millionaire, Lori Prokop) Link
    The New Fad in Publishing (VS – 10/4/07) (Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award) Link
    More on the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (VS – 10/23/07) Link
    Again, Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (VS – 11/14/08) Link
    Breakthrough Script Showcase: Another Iffy Contest (VS – 1/2/07) (Studio Readers, Inc.) Link
    More Contest Alerts: Brit Writers' Awards, Amazon Studios (VS – 12/10/10) Link
    The Brit Writers Awards: Questions and Threats (VS – 11/9/11) Link
    A Publishing Raffle? (VS – 2/23/07) (Canadian Aid Charities, Bookland Presss) Link
    Canadian Aid Literary Award Contest Redux (VS – 6/12/07) (Bookland Press) Link
    Character Building Counts and Wise Bear Digital: Two More High-Entry Fee Book Awards (VS – 10/24/12) Link
    Another Vanity Award: The 2010 Creative Spirit Awards (VS – 2/23/10) Link
    Delmont-Ross Writing Contest: The Saga of a Fake Literary Competition (VS – 1/25/12) Link
    The Con Man Who Tried To Buy Writer Beware's Silence (AC – 3/23/12) (Mitchell Graham aka Mitchell Gross) Link
    Eber & Wein: Another Vanity Anthology Scheme (VS – 3/17/09) Link
    Emerging Writer Awards (VS – 7/30/09) (Triom Publishing) Link
    Another Contest Alert: FieldReport True Life Stories (VS – 6/18/08) Link
    FieldReport True Life Stories: Update (VS – 7/25/08) Link
    FieldReport: Yet Another Update (VS – 11/18/08) Link
    Contest Alert: First One Publishing's Writing Contest (VS – 1/17/11) Link
    In the Wake of Sobol (VS – 1/11/07) (Simon & Schuster / Gather.com First Chapters Writing Competition) Link
    We Have a Winner (VS – 5/31/07) (S&S / Gather.com First Chapters Writer Competition) Link
    Again, First Chapters Competition: This Time With Love (VS – 7/23/07) (Simon & Schuster, Gather.com) Link
    2008 Indie Book Awards (VS – 2/29/08) (FabJob.com) Link
    The 2011 Indie Publishing Contest (VS – 12/7/10) Link
    Award Alert: The IndieReader Discovery Awards (VS – 8/12/11) ($150 entry fee for prizes of dubious worth) Link
    Make Your Mark 2007 (or, Move Over, Sobol: There's A New Big-Money Contest in Town) (VS – 12/21/06) Link
    Awards Profiteering: The Book Festival Empire of JM Northern Media (VS – 11/15/13) Link
    Contest Alert: Mirage Books (VS – 10/31/08) Link
    Neoverse Writing Competition Makes Its Rules More Author-Friendly (VS – 12/9/15) Link
    Nurmal Resources PUBLISH ME! Contest (VS – 4/9/10) ($250 entry fee gets you … what?) Link
    Contest Alert: TheNextBigAuthor.com (VS – 3/4/11) (With YouWriteOn.com) Link
    Poetry.com Returns (VS – 4/11/12) Link
    Yet More Contest Stuff (VS – 2/8/07) (Premiere Fiction, Terracopiae Press) Link
    Alert: Screenplay Replay Contest (VS – 11/1/12) Link
    Beware of Fake Awards (VS – 2/19/10) (aka Small Business Commerce Association) Link
    Fake Contest Alert (VS – 6/15/08) (“SFWA” contest on Craigslist) Link
    ShortStoryBook.net (Or, it's Not a Good Idea to Spam Writer Beware) (VS – 8/5/10) Link
    Rights Concerns: Simon451 Novel-Writing Contest for Students (VS – 3/6/14) Link
    The Sobol Award (VS – 9/14/06) Link
    The Sobol Award Again (VS – 12/7/06) Link
    Sobol Contest Closes (VS – 1/8/07) Link
    Fine Print (VS – 1/25/06) (SFX Magazine) Link
    Who's Wergle Flomp? (VS – 8/15/7) (Fun at scammers’ expense) Link
    WriteIndia Writing Contest: When a Contest Sponsor Changes the Rules (VS – 7/19/16) Link
    Contest Alert: WriteOnCon (VS – 8/5/11) (Copyright concerns re: sponsor TheReadingRoom.com) Link
    Zimbo Books Fiction Competition (VS – 11/7/08) Link
    When is a Display Site Not a Display Site? (VS – 2/2/07) (Zirdland) Link
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    Scams & Scammers, Generally

    More on Desperation (VS – 12/15/05) (Why writers who know better fall for scams) Link
    Scam Tales, With Haiku (VS – 12/17/05) (How scum replicates) Link
    28 "Where There's Smoke..." (AC – 12/31/05) (Don’t discount rumors of trouble) Link
    29 What to do if you've been scammed... (AC – 1/3/06) Link
    How Warnings Can Backfire (VS – 1/6/06) (Why folks ignore warnings) Link
    A Business Proposition (VS – 1/13/06) (Literary hoaxes, J.T. LeRoy) Link
    Breaking Up (It's Not Hard to Do) (VS – 1/29/06) (How to shed a bad agent) Link
    35 Scamming in Snowbird Land, or how I spent my Florida Vacation (Not Really...) (AC – 2/3/06) Link
    36...I Can't Sell Your Book Because... (AC – 2/9/06) (Scammers’ excuses) Link
    37 – Going Postal in Scammer Land (AC – 2/12/06) (Scammers’ excuses) Link
    46 Maggie's Question (AC – 3/21/06) (Do scams have any impact on “real” publishers?) Link
    Someone Out There Doesn't Like Us (And We Don't Care) (VS – 5/5/06) (Scammer attempts to slime WB) Link
    More People Out There Don't Like Us (VS- 5/12/06) (More attempts to slime WB) Link
    54 – What to Do If You've Been Scammed, Revisited (AC – 6/15/06) (Repost of #29) Link
    55 How To Write to the Authorities About Being Scammed (AC – 6/15/06)[/i] Link
    58 Writers -- Trust Your Instincts! (AC – 7/11/06) (If the alarm bells go off, listen to ‘em) Link
    It's NOT a Jungle Out There (or an Ocean, or Whatever) (VS – 7/25/06) (It’s easy to avoid scams, really!) Link
    62 – Writers Scamming Writers (AC – 10/1/06) (Many scammers are failed writers) Link
    63 – Some of Our Faithful Readers... (AC – 10/10/06) (…are the scammers themselves) Link
    Why You Shouldn't Believe Them (VS – 11/1/06) (The lies scammers tell) Link
    Clubs You Wouldn't Want to Be a Member Of (VS – 11/28/06) (Scams and their spam) Link
    Why Scammers Are Hard to Put Away (VS – 12/15/06) Link
    Stealth Vanity Publishers (VS – 3/27/07) (The terms they use to confuse you) Link
    Protesting Too Much (VS – 6/8/07) (How scammers try to deflect criticism) Link
    Should Writers Worry About Blacklisting? (VS – 7/27/07) (How scammers keep victims quiet) Link
    Reeling in the Kids (VS – 12/17/07) (How vanity pubs target young writers) Link
    Buddy, do I have a deal for you . . . (RW – 2/24/08) (Use of bait ‘n’ switch to hook you) Link
    Reeling in the Kids, Part 2: Operation Teen Author (VS – 5/7/08) Link
    Excuses, Excuses (VS – 3/11/09) (Blaming lack of sales on everything but own incompetence) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Ten Percent of Nothing (Book Review) (VS – 6/11/10) [(Review by author Marian Perera) Link
    Lie Down With Dogs, Get Up With Fleas (VS – 6/17/10) (Prevention starts at home) Link
    Beware of Book Publishing Spam (VS – 7/1/10) Link
    Reality Check on Aisle Writer Beware (VS – 10/27/10) (Look before you leap) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Book Review -- "The Street-Smart Writer" (VS – 2/11/11) (By author Marian Perera) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Beware of Pay-To-Play TV Talk Shows (VS – 2/22/11) (By author Kim Brittingham) Link
    Book Fair Bewares (VS – 4/12/11) (Don’t buy into the “publicity” schemes) Link
    Pay to Play Anthologies (VS – 5/5/11) (The fast and easy way to a garage full of unsellable books) Link
    The Cruelest Hoax (VS – 7/26/11) (If it seems too good to be true …) Link
    Indian Writers Beware: Literary Agent Scams in India a Growing Problem (VS – 8/10/11) Link
    Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: How Relying on Numbers Can Get You Into Trouble (VS – 11/29/11) Link
    Literary Agent Scams: Still Around, But On the Wane (VS – 8/3/12) Link
    Guest Blog Post: 7 Freelance Writing Scams and How to Fight Them (VS – 9/4/12) (By writer Patrick Icasas) Link
    Guest Blog Post: International Writing Scams and How to Protect Yourself (VS – 12/12/12) (By journalist Mridu Khullar Relph) Link
    Alert: UK Speaker Scam Targets Writers (and Others) (VS – 1/11/13) Link
    Bait-and-Switch for Self-Published Authors (VS – 6/4/14) Link
    Scam Warnings for Freelancers (VS – 11/14/14) (Identity theft, “free samples”) Link


    How to Find and Evaluate Agents & Publishers

    All in a Day's Sleuthing (VS – 11/2705) (Counting red flags re: a new publisher) Link
    AARRGH! (VS – 12/1/05) (Even Publishers Marketplace can have bad apples) Link
    19 CAVEAT EMPTOR! (AC – 12/3/05) (Avoid agents and pubs that advertise) Link
    When Bad Agents Go Badder (VS – 12/8/05) (Reading fees can be just the tip of the iceberg) Link
    Shades of Gray (VS – 12/19/05) (Cases when reading fees aren’t that red a flag) Link
    Call me Doctor and Other Irrelevancies (VS – 12/27/05) (Evaluating claims of membership) Link
    Faking a Track Record (VS – 1/28/06) (Evaluating claims of sales) Link
    Author-Agent Contracts (VS – 2/4/06) (Things to look [out] for) Link
    When An Agent Calls... (VS – 2/25/06) (Be suspicious of agents who solicit) Link
    Evaluating an Agent's Website (VS – 4/4/06) Link
    Top Ten Signs Your Agent is a Scammer (VS – 7/5/06) (Piece of interview with Writer Unboxed) Link
    A Little-Known Resource for Agent-Hunters (VS – 9/1/06) (Publishers’ rights listings) Link
    There's No Such Thing as a Bargain Agent (VS – 9/8/06) (Evaluating commission rates) Link
    Legitimate: A Word I Don't Like (VS – 12/29/06) (Why reputable, successful, or experienced is better) Link
    Learning the Ropes (VS – 5/5/07) (How to research agents and publishers) Link
    Literary Agents for Poets? (VS – 7/10/07) (What the real options are) Link
    The Interminable Agency Clause (VS – 12/11/07) Link
    New Year's Resolution: Use Caution on the Internet (VS – 1/3/08) (Evaluating search results) Link
    Caution on the Internet (Part II) (RW – 1/26/08) (Beware sockpuppets on forums) Link
    New Publishers: To Query or Not to Query (VS – 2/1/08) Link
    Research First, Query Next (VS – 4/13/08) Link
    A Publishing Contract Clause to Beware (VS – 9/12/08) (Transfer of copyright) Link
    Literary Agent Directories (VS – 10/17/08) Link
    Why You Shouldn’t Write for Essay Mills (VS – 12/11/08) Link
    Small Press or Vanity Press? (VS – 3/7/09) (Beware hidden fees) Link
    The Perils of Searching For Publishers on the Internet (VS – 10/1/09) Link
    A Question You Don't Want Your Publisher to Ask (VS – 10/9/09) (“How many do you plan to order?) Link
    Open Letter from a Writer to New Publishers (RW – 1/18/10) (Good intentions won’t buy you credibility) Link
    The Case Against Reading Fees (VS – 6/28/10) Link
    Lies (Dishonest) Fee-Charging Publishers Tell (VS – 4/4/11) (“We aren’t a vanity publisher because …”) Link
    The Interminable Agency Clause (VS – 4/27/11) (What to watch for re: agent of record) Link
    Contract Red Flag: Net Profit Royalty Clauses (VS – 5/31/11) Link
    Bad Publishing Contract Clauses, Part 1 (VS – 9/29/11) Link
    Why Poets Should Not Seek Literary Agents (VS – 2/24/12) Link
    Why You Can't Always Trust the Source (VS – 3/6/12) (Beware blind faith in agent/market listings) Link
    When is a Dodgy Publisher Like a Stopped Clock? (VS – 3/16/12) Link
    The Importance of Reversion Clauses in Book Contracts (VS – 4/27/12) Link
    Editing Clauses in Publishing Contracts: How to Protect Yourself (VS – 5/16/12) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Mustering the Courage to Turn Down a Publishing Contract (VS – 11/13/12) (By author Kfir Luzzatto) Link
    Early Termination Fees in Publishing Contracts: A Cautionary Tale (VS – 10/15/13) Link
    Questions to Ask Your Prospective Literary Agent (VS – 2/26/14) Link
    Why Poets Should Not Seek Literary Agents (VS – 3/25/14) (Repost) Link
    Agenty Advice to a Hopeful Writer, from a Non-Agent (VS – 7/15/14) Link
    Evaluating Publishing Contracts: Six Ways You May Be Sabotaging Yourself (VS – 12/19/14) Link
    Two Red-Flag Sentences In Publishing Contracts (VS – 1/23/15) (Re: publisher’s discretion and guarantees) Link
    Editing Clauses In Publishing Contracts: How To Protect Yourself (VS – 2/12/15) Link
    Signing Away Your Rights: Arbitration Clauses in Book Contracts (VS – 11/1815) Link
    Termination Fees in Publishing Contracts: Why They're Not Just Bad for Authors (VS – 2/12/16) Link


    Agents, Editors & Publishing in General

    21/ Today's Lesson: Copyright 101 (AC – 12/9/05) Link
    23/ Copyright 101, the Other Half (AC – 12/10/05) Link
    Much Ado About Nothin' (VS – 1/2/06) (What the “editor rejects famous ms” sting really signifies) Link
    30 What Does a REAL Agent Do? (AC – 1/7/06) Link
    31, "What Real Agents Do" – Part 2 (AC – 1/11/06) Link
    32 What REAL Agents Do...Part 3 (AC – 1/15/06) Link
    33 – What REAL Agents Do – Part 4, Subsidiary Rights (AC – 1/20/06) Link
    What Real Agents Don't Do (VS – 1/23/06) Link
    Editors and Agents (VS – 5/2/06) (How a bad agent is worse than none at all) Link
    PODs Under Fire (VS – 5/17/06) (Libel suits against vanity/POD publishers) Link
    Hard Truths (VS – 7/19/06) (How agents judge mss.) Link
    Should a Writer Query an Overseas Agent? (VS – 2/19/07) Link
    73 – Publishing...Playing the Waiting Game (AC – 4/15/07) Link
    A Reviewer's Plea (VS – 5/30/07) (Guest blogger explains book reviews) Link
    A Publishing Primer (VS – 6/15/07) (Via author Diana Peterfreund) Link
    Whoops, They Did it Again (VS – 8/17/07) (The “editors reject famous ms” hoax, revisited) Link
    Agents and Publishing in Film and Television...Ahem (AC – 11/8/07) (Media portrayals vs. reality) Link
    Lessons for Self-Publishers (VS – 11/13/07) Link
    Of Online Book Sales (and Pies) (VS – 3/14/08) Link
    Precautions for Small Press Authors (VS – 4/25/08) Link
    Can Free Ebooks Boost Print Sales? (VS – 6/27/08) Link
    Self-Publishing Services and Defamation (VS – 9/21/08) (More suits against vanity/POD publishers) Link
    Authors Guild Settles With Google (VS – 10/28/08) Link
    How Not to Epublish (VS – 1/12/09) (A case study) Link
    Authors Guild Alert on "Text to Speech" Function of Kindle 2 (VS – 2/12/09) Link
    Articles on Self-Publishing: The Need for Balance (VS – 4/8/09) Link
    Judge Extends Google Book Settlement Deadline (VS – 4/28/09) Link
    Why You Are Probably Not an Independent Author (or, Another Post for Which I Expect I Will Get Some Flack) (VS – 5/7/09) (The crucial yet oft-ignored differences between self- and vanity publishing) Link
    Agent for a Day (VS – 5/12/09) (Agent Nathan Bransford proves filtering queries ain’t as easy as many think) Link
    Free Ebooks and Sales (VS – 5/15/09) (When and how giving it away boosts print sales) Link
    BEA Bewares (VS – 5/28/09) (Don’t pay for what BookExpo America cannot give you) Link
    It's Official: DOJ Investigates Google Book Settlement (VS – 7/03/09) Link
    SFWA's Statement on the Proposed Google Book Settlement (VS – 8/14/09) Link
    Publishers' Kill Fees, and Why They're Bad For Everyone (VS – 8/21/09) Link
    Google Book Search Settlement Deadline Looming (VS – 9/1/09) Link
    Google Book Search Settlement: Opting Out (VS – 9/4/09) Link
    Google Book Search Settlement Fairness Hearing Adjourned (VS – 9/28/09) Link
    Why Referral Fees Present Ethical Problems (VS – 10/15/09) Link
    Rights and Copyright (10/29/09) (What they are and how they apply to your work) Link
    Revised Google Book Search Settlement Filed (VS – 11/16/09) Link
    From Novelists Inc. Issues Position Statement on Vanity Publishing (VS – 11/23/09) Link
    Blurred Distinctions: Vanity Publishing vs. Self-Publishing (VS – 12/2/09) Link
    The UK's Society of Authors Issues Guidance on Ebooks (VS – 12/17/09) Link
    SFWA, NWU, and ASJA on Google Books Settlement (VS – 1/7/10) Link
    From the Authors Guild: Simplified Method for Claiming Works for Google Book Search Settlement (VS – 1/13/10) Link
    Another Google Book Search Settlement Deadline (VS – 1/22/10) Link
    DOJ Weighs in on Amended Google Book Settlement (VS – 2/9/10) Link
    Supreme Court Reinstates Major Freelancer Copyright Settlement (VS – 3/2/10) (Landmark case involving royalties due for e-reprints, aka NYT v. Tasini, et al.) Link First Novel Sales: The Data (VS – 3/26/10) (New survey from novelist Jim C. Hines) Link
    Hardball, Amazon Style (VS – 3/30/10) (Amazon v. MacMillan over ebook pricing) Link
    Guest Blog Post: How Libraries Choose Books to Purchase (VS – 4/14/10) (By librarian Abigail Goben) Link
    Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics (VS – 5/4/10) (Printed =/= read) Link
    Are Agents Underpaid? (VS – 6/22/10) Link
    Guest Blog Post: On Paid Reviews and What’s a “Book,” Anyway? (VS – 9/2/10) (Jody Rein wants you to pay her to review your book) Link
    Getting Published is Not a Crap Shoot (VS – 9/10/10) Link
    Assertions and Statistics (VS – 9/14/10) (Why hard data is so hard to find) Link
    Wholesale vs. Agency: Sales Models in Conflict (VS – 10/8/10) (More on the ebook price wars) Link
    The Importance of Context (Part 1) (VS – 1/7/11) (Lies, damn lies, and statistics: Part 4,032) Link
    Deadline for Claiming Cash Payment Under Google Book Search Settlement May Be Extended (VS – 2/14/11) Link
    The Borders Bankruptcy (VS – 2/18/11) (Surprise! They failed because they stopped being a bookstore) Link
    Deadline for Claiming Cash Payment Under Google Book Settlement Has Been Extended (VS – 2/25/11) Link
    Judge Chin Denies Google Book Settlement (VS – 3/22/11) Link
    Why Your Self-Publishing Service Probably Didn't Cheat You (VS – 3/29/11) (Seriously) Link
    Guest Blog Post: The Google Books Settlement--It's Not Too Late to Fix It (VS – 4/18/11) (By author Michael Capobianco) Link
    Literary Agencies as Publishers: An Accelerating Trend (VS – 5/17/11) (Who watches the watchers?) Link
    Getting Out of Your Book Contract (Maybe) (VS – 6/23/11) (Hope for those caught in a bad deal) Link
    Agencies Becoming Publishers--a Trend and a Problem (VS – 6/28/11) Link
    Judge Chin Wants Action on Failed Google Book Settlement (VS – 7/21/11) Link
    Authors Guild And Others Sue Universities for Copyright Infringement (VS – 9/13/11) Link
    The Google Books Lawsuit Will Go To Court (VS – 9/15/11) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Copyright Is People (VS – 10/28/11) (By author Michael Capobianco) Link
    The Authors Guild on Amazon's Kindle Lending Library (VS – 11/15/11) Link
    The Authors Guild on Amazon: Publishing's Ecosystem on the Brink (VS – 2/2/12) Link
    New French Law Seizes Digital Rights (VS – 3/2/12) Link
    Publishing Industry Terms and Contracts: Some Resources, and Some Advice (VS – 3/20/12) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Why Small Publishers Fail (VS – 4/4/12) (By author Cathy Clamp) Link
    The DOJ's Ebook Price Fixing Lawsuit Against Apple and the "Agency Five": An Overview (VS – 4/13/12) Link
    Vetting an Independent Editor (VS – 5/3/12) Link
    Judge Grants Class Status to Authors in Authors Guild v. Google Lawsuit (VS – 6/1/12) Link
    Rights vs. Copyright (VS – 7/2/12) (Summer reruns ain’t just for TV) Link
    Ebooks Outsell Print! Putting Headlines in Context (VS – 8/8/12) Link
    Vanity, Vanity: Turning The Label Around (VS – 8/24/12) Link
    Guest Blog Post Writers Be-Wary: Electronic Distribution and Control of Creative Material (VS – 9/7/12) (By Sheila J. Levine, Esq. and Gerald M. Levine, Esq.) Link
    Publishers Settle With Google--But What About Authors? (VS – 10/5/12) Link
    Writers Slam Secrecy of Book Publishers' Deal With Google (VS – 10/9/12) Link
    Judge Rules Against Authors Guild in HathiTrust Lawsuit (VS – 10/12/12) Link
    Publishers Hate Authors? Really? (VS – 11/15/12) Link
    Orphan Works: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Weighs In (VS – 2/6/13) Link
    Why Not to Register Copyright for Unpublished Work (VS – 2/25/13) (Unnecessary, plus it marks you for scammers) Link
    Thoughts on the Great Erotica Panic of 2013 (VS – 10/17/13) Link
    Crowdfunded Anthologies: Concerns for Writers (VS – 12/13/13) Link
    Self-Publishing and Author-Agent Agreements: The Need for Change (VS – 7/25/14) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Author-Editor Compatibility: The Crucial Element for a Successful Editing Experience (VS – 9/5/14) (Editor Katherine Pickett) Link
    How To Request Rights Reversion From Your Publisher (VS – 10/1/14) Link
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    Finding Authors: The Importance of Establishing an Online Licensing System for Copyrighted Works (MC – 4/23/15) Link
    How Do Freelance Editors Get Paid? (VS – 3/18/16) Link


    Writers & Writing

    11: Writing a Synopsis (AC – 11/1/05) Link
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    25, More Writing Hints (AC – 12/14/05) (Dialogue) Link
    26 --- Writing Myths..."If I can just get it out there..." (AC – 12/21/05) Link
    27...Writing Myths...If it isn't perfect... (AC – 12/23/05) Link
    Things New Writers Say That Drive Me Crazy (VS – 2/14/06) (“The odds are against me”) Link
    38 – Exploding Another Writing Myth -- "You have to KNOW someone..." (AC – 2/16/06) Link
    More Things New Writers Say That Drive Me Crazy (VS – 2/24/06) (“Everyone has to start somewhere”) Link
    41 -- The Need to be READ... (AC – 2/27/06) (How to garner useful feedback) Link
    45 – First Question... (AC – 3/12/06) (How life experiences influence my writing) Link
    Writing Query Letters (AC – 4/9/06)[/i] Link
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    59 – Writing Productivity Tips (AC – 8/3/06) Link
    60 – Some Writing Problems to Avoid (AC – 9/10/06) (World-building, dialogue, POV) Link
    64 – Grammar DOES Count, My Friends... (AC – 10/17/06) (A writer must know how to write) Link
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    Writing What's HOT...Or Not? (AC – 3/4/08) (The futility of writing to trend) Link
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    Letter to a Desperate Author (VS – 12/21/08) (Don’t spam me, bro!) Link
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    Guest Blog -- Playwriting in America: Percentages, Pitfalls, and “Pay-to-Play” (VS – 4/14/09) (Jill Elaine Hughes) Link
    Hassett vs. Hasselbeck: What A Plagiarism Lawsuit Reveals About Writers' Fear of Theft (VS – 6/26/09) Link
    Authorfail: When Authors Attack (VS – 7/7/09) (How NOT to respond to a bad review) Link
    It's Anti-Plagiarism Day (VS – 7/17/09) Link
    Writers' Myth: "You Have To Know Someone" (VS – 9/10/09) Link
    Thoughts on Self-Promotion (VS – 10/6/09) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Distributor vs. Wholesaler--Getting Your Book on the Shelf (VS – 1/4/10) (Author Cathy Clamp tells it like it is) Link
    Guest Blog Post: The Scam of Private Label Rights Articles (VS – 3/5/10) (By Smashwords founder Mark Coker) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Content Mills--Why Aspiring Writers Should Avoid Them (VS – 3/9/10) (By journalist Carol Tice) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Content Mills--Just A Stepping Stone in Your Career (VS – 3/12/10) (By freelancer Angela Atkinson) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Grants for Writers--As Diverse As You Are (VS – 3/23/10) (By freelancer C. Hope Clark) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Self-Promotion--Starting Too Soon? (VS – 4/30/10) (By author Alyx Dellamonica) Link
    When Asking for Help (VS – 5/24/10) (Common courtesy goes a long way) Link
    The Myth of the Evil Editor (VS – 7/16/10) Link
    The Importance of Self-Editing (VS – 7/20/10) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Active Reading For Better Writing (VS – 7/23/10) (By writer Aimee Weinstein) Link
    How to Write a Query Letter (AC – 8/18/10) Link
    When Persistence Becomes a Vice (VS – 9/17/10) (Learn when to trunk it) Link
    Guest Blog Post: How Deliberate Practice Can Make You an Excellent Writer (VS – 9/21/10) (By author Barbara Baig) Link
    One Way Not to Get Published (VS – 12/13/10) (Hint: spamming Writer Beware won’t help) Link
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    How Not to Market Your Book (VS – 3/22/11) (Hint: Don’t pretend to be a pro publicist) Link
    Book Marketing Methods That Don't Work (VS – 6/14/11) (Don’t spam me, bro!) Link
    The Internet and Procrastination (VS – 6/17/11) (Half the solution is admitting you have a problem) Link
    Why You Want to Hire a Competent PR Service (VS – 7/1/11) (Hint: they’ll send review requests to folks who actually do reviews) Link
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    Guest Blog Post: In Praise of Ripening (VS – 7/27/12) (By author Marcia Yudkin) Link
    Guest Post: Dear Agent -- Write the Letter That Sells Your Book (VS – 10/17/12) (By author Nicola Morgan) Link
    A Hand in Your Pocket: Monetizing The Business of Writing (VS – 9/26/14) Link
    Who's Running Your Writers' Group? Why You Should Be Careful (VS – 2/2/15) (Vanity press shills, et al.) Link
    Guest Post: Want To Become A Better Writer? Stop Writing. (VS – 8/6/15) (Author Barbara Baig) Link
    Guest Post: Beware Social Media Snake Oil (VS – 8/20/15) (Marketer Chris Syme) Link
    Guest Post: Imitation Is Much More Than Flattery (VS – 10/22/15) (Author Barbara Baig) Link
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    Haters Gonna Hate: The Smear Campaign Against Absolute Write (VS – 8/29/14) Link
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    Happy Holidays! (VS – 12/23/13) Link
    Year in Review: Writer Beware's Top Blog Posts of 2013 (VS – 1/6/14) Link
    Computer Down (VS – 8/25/14) Link
    Color Song Release Day! (VS – 9/16/14) Link
    Happy Holidays (VS – 12/23/14) Link
    2014 In Review: The Best of Writer Beware (VS – 1/6/15) Link
    New Look for Writer Beware (VS – 1/21/15) Link
    New Life For Old Books (Mine!) (VS – 2/24/15) Link
    Naughty-No-No! E-Reading App Keeps Young Minds Pristine (MC – 4/1/15) (April Fool’s) Link
    Writer Beware Blog on Temporary Hiatus (VS – 7/26/15) Link
    Best of Writer Beware: 2015 In Review (VS – 1/8/16) Link
    Writer Beware Blog on Hiatus (Again) (VS – 5/9/16) Link
    Back From Hiatus: Why I Went Away (VS – 6/3/16) Link
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    September ‘05

    A.C. Crispin (AC - 9/28/05) (Hi, I’m….) Link
    No. 2 (AC - 9/28/05) (How WB began: Martha Ivery aka Kelly O’Donnell) Link

    October ‘05

    No 3 (AC - 10/2/05) (Enter the Deerings; O’Donnell / Ivery, Part 2) Link
    3&4 (AC - 10/3/05) (Deering, O’Donnell / Ivery, Part 3) Link
    5 (AC - 10/4/05) (Meeting Victoria, Deering, O’Donnell / Ivery, Part 4) Link
    6 (AC - 10/7/05) (Vacation notes) Link
    7 (AC - 10/18/05) (Deering wrap-up, O’Donnell / Ivery, Part 5) Link
    8 (AC - 10/21/05) (O’Donnell / Ivery, Part 6) Link
    9 (AC - 10/24/05) (O’Donnell / Ivery, Part 7) Link
    10 (AC - 10/22/05) (This is Victoria’s blog, too) Link

    November ‘05

    11: Writing a Synopsis (AC - 11/1/05) Link
    12 Example of a Synopsis for Bonnie (AC - 11/8/05) Link
    13 It Has Happened Again... (AC - 11/9/05) (Posting problems, grrr) Link
    1--Introducing Myself (VS - 11/9/05) (Hello! And please visit Writerbeware.org) Link
    14 A Spiffed Up Site! (AC - 11/10/05) (So, what do y’all want Writer Beware to do for you?) Link
    2--Fun With Writer Beware (VS - 11/16/05) (Agent “B” makes a fuss) Link
    15 - A Change of Pace (AC - 11/17/05) (Who wants chowder?) Link
    16 Cease and Desist Plus Holiday Wishes (AC - 11/20/05) (Agent “B” still fussing) Link
    3--Because They Lie (VS - 11/23/05) (Why Writer Beware doesn’t “go to the source”) Link
    17 Thanksgiving and General Stuff (AC - 11/25/05) Link
    All in a Day's Sleuthing (VS - 11/2705) (Counting red flags re: a new publisher) Link
    18 Ghosts, Scammers and Harry Potter (AC - 11/29/05) Link

    December ‘05

    AARRGH! (VS - 12/1/05) (Even Publishers Marketplace can have bad apples) Link
    19 CAVEAT EMPTOR! (AC - 12/3/05) (Avoid agents and pubs that advertise) Link
    20 Another Victory for Writer Beware! WE RULE!!! (AC - 12/5/05) (Ivery pleads guilty!) Link
    More Martha Ivery (VS - 12/5/05) (Media coverage of Martha’s guilty plea) Link
    When Bad Agents Go Badder (VS - 12/8/05) (Reading fees can be just the tip of the iceberg) Link
    21/ Today's Lesson: Copyright 101 (AC - 12/9/05) Link
    22 My Post Truncated (AC - 12/9/05) (Posting problems) Link
    23/ Copyright 101, the Other Half (AC - 12/10/05) Link
    24 Please Don't Go... (AC - 12/13/05) (Look! A recipe for crabcakes!) Link
    25, More Writing Hints (AC - 12/14/05) (Dialogue) Link
    More on Desperation (VS - 12/15/05) (Why writers who know better fall for scams) Link
    Scam Tales, With Haiku (VS - 12/17/05) (How scum replicates) Link
    Shades of Gray - 12/19/05 (VS) (Cases when reading fees aren’t that red a flag) Link
    26 --- Writing Myths..."If I can just get it out there..." (AC - 12/21/05) Link
    27...Writing Myths...If it isn't perfect... (AC - 12/23/05) Link
    Call me Doctor and Other Irrelevancies (VS - 12/27/05) (Evaluating claims of membership) Link
    More Martha Ivery (VS - 12/28/05) (Ann interviewed by SciFi Wire) Link
    Ann's Martha Ivery Interview (VS - 12/29/05) (Transcript) Link
    Another Day, Another Cease & Desist (VS - 12/30/05) (An especially clueless “publisher”) Link
    28 "Where There's Smoke..." (AC - 12/31/05) (Don’t discount rumors of trouble) Link
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    January ‘06

    Another One Bites the Dust (VS - 1/1/06) (Lisa Hackney aka Melanie Mills, Elisabeth Von Hullessem, et al.) Link
    Much Ado About Nothin' (VS - 1/2/06) (What the “editor rejects famous ms” sting really signifies) Link
    29 What to do if you've been scammed... (AC - 1/3/06) Link
    The Lisa Hackey Saga, Part 2 (VS - 1/5/06) (Melanie Mills) Link
    How Warnings Can Backfire (VS - 1/6/06) (Why folks ignore warnings) Link
    30 What Does a REAL Agent Do? (AC - 1/7/06) Link
    The Saga of Lisa Hackney, Part 3 (VS - 1/9/06) (Melanie Mills) Link
    31, "What Real Agents Do" - Part 2 (AC - 1/11/06) Link
    Worthless Services for Writers, Part 1 (VS - 1/12/06) (Manuscript submission services; Bookblaster. Scriptblaster) Link
    A Business Proposition (VS - 1/13/06) (Literary hoaxes, J.T. LeRoy) Link
    32 What REAL Agents Do...Part 3 (AC - 1/15/06) Link
    More Dubious Writers' Services: The Manuscript Display Website (VS - 1/17/06) Link
    33 - What REAL Agents Do - Part 4, Subsidiary Rights (AC - 1/20/06) Link
    What Real Agents Don't Do (VS - 1/23/06) Link
    Fine Print (VS - 1/25/06) (SFX Magazine) Link
    Faking a Track Record (VS - 1/28/06) (Evaluating claims of sales) Link
    Breaking Up (It's Not Hard to Do) (VS - 1/29/06) (How to shed a bad agent) Link
    A Frivolous Post (VS - 1/31/06) (The Meme of Four) Link

    February ‘06

    The Blooker Prize (no, that's not a typo) (VS - 2/1/06) (Lulu.com) Link
    35 Scamming in Snowbird Land, or how I spent my Florida Vacation (Not Really...) (AC - 2/3/06) Link
    Author-Agent Contracts (VS - 2/4/06) (Things to look [out] for) Link
    36...I Can't Sell Your Book Because... (AC - 2/9/06) (Scammers’ excuses) Link
    Song of the Mother-Squasher (VS - 2/11/06) (Lisa Hackney aka Melanie Mills) Link
    37 - Going Postal in Scammer Land (AC - 2/12/06) (Scammers’ excuses) Link
    Things New Writers Say That Drive Me Crazy (VS - 2/14/06) (“The odds are against me”) Link
    38 - Exploding Another Writing Myth -- "You have to KNOW someone..." (AC - 2/16/06) Link
    Amazon Goes Into the Slush Pile Business (VS - 2/18/06) (Amazon’s Talent Acquisition Program) Link
    40 - Giving Your Work Away? (AC- 2/21/06) (Make sure you’re getting exposure you actually want) Link
    And You Thought It Couldn't Get Stranger (VS - 2/6/06) (Lisa Hackney aka Melanie Mills) Link
    More Things New Writers Say That Drive Me Crazy (VS - 2/24/06) (“Everyone has to start somewhere”) Link
    When An Agent Calls... (VS - 2/25/06) (Be suspicious of agents who solicit) Link
    41 -- The Need to be READ... (AC - 2/27/06) (How to garner useful feedback) Link

    March ‘06

    Plog, plog, plog, plog, plog... (VS - 3/1/06) (AmazonConnect) Link
    42 Become A Writer Beware "Ambassador" (AC - 3/5/06) (Spread warnings and advice, please!) Link
    43 Where Have You Gone, Bill Appell? (AC - 3/8/06) (Edit Ink) Link
    44 - Choose Your Own Topic - Here's Your Opportunity! (AC - 3/11/06) Link
    45 - First Question... (AC - 3/12/06) (How life experiences influence my writing) Link
    I'm Ba-ack (VS - 3/16/06) (With a new book!) Link
    46 Maggie's Question (AC - 3/21/06) (Do scams have any impact on “real” publishers?) Link
    Go Ahead. Make My Day. (VS - 3/23/06) (Cris Robins makes a fuss) Link
    More Egg on the Face of PublishAmerica (VS - 3/27/06) (PA loses arbitration) Link
    47 Answers to Alphabeter's Questions (AC - 3/28/06) (Misc. musings on writing and scams) Link
    News of the Weird (VS - 3/31/06) (Literary Ventures Fund) Link

    April ‘06

    48 -MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT! (AC - 4/106) (April Foolin’) Link
    Evaluating an Agent's Website (VS - 4/4/06) Link
    The Life of Riley -- er -- Writer (VS - 4/7/06) (Book Millionaire, Lori Prokop) Link
    Writing Query Letters (AC - 4/9/06) Link
    Deconstructing an Agent’s Website (VS - 4/12/06) (Literary Associates, Henry Santsaver) Link
    News of the Weird (VS - 4/15/06) (Ophir) Link
    Lisa Hackney/Melanie Mills: Coda (VS - 4/20/06) Link
    Barbara Bauer Redux (VS - 4/25/06) Link
    An (Amateur) Agent's Lot is Not a Happy One (VS - 4/28/06) (Adrian Streather) Link
    The 20 Worst Come Home (VS - 4/29/06) (List finally up at WriterBeware.org) Link

    May ‘06

    Editors and Agents (VS - 5/2/06) (How a bad agent is worse than none at all) Link
    50 - The Sun Sets on Desert Rose? (AC - 5/3/06) (Call for victims of Leann Murphy) Link
    Someone Out There Doesn't Like Us (And We Don't Care) (VS - 5/5/06) (Scammer attempts to slime WB) Link
    Another Scammer Bites the Big One (VS - 5/ 9/06) (Helping Hand Literary Agency, George Harrison & Janet Kay Titsworth) Link
    More People Out There Don't Like Us (VS- 5/12/06) (More attempts to slime WB) Link
    51, Sticking With It (AC - 5/14/06) (Get yer Butt In Chair and write!) Link
    PODs Under Fire (VS - 5/17/06) (Libel suits against vanity “publishers”) Link
    52 - Fun and Games at the BEA (AC - 5/21/06) (SterlingHouse, Royal Fireworks) Link
    The Barbara Bauer Show (VS - 5/26/06) Link

    June ‘06

    Home Again, Home Again (VS - 6/3/06) (Balticon report; please support Absolute Write) Link
    It's Alive! (VS - 6/5/06) (Absolute Writer’s Water Cooler recovers) Link
    New Feature on the Writer Beware Website (VS - 6/8/06) (The new Writers’ Services page) Link
    53, Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (AC - 6/11/06) (How Writer Beware is qualified to issue warnings) Link
    54 - What to Do If You've Been Scammed, Revisited (AC - 6/15/06) (Repost of #29) Link
    55 How To Write to the Authorities About Being Scammed (AC - 6/15/06) Link
    56 Important Announcement! Attention, Writers! (AC - 6/15/06) (Call for victims of Robert Fletcher) Link
    News of the Weird (VS - 6/19/06) (Westwood Literary Agency auctions representation on eBay) Link
    Some Thoughts on Lists (VS - 6/24/06) (The reasons WB has no “best” list) Link
    57 - iUniverse's Publishing Program, and Placement in Barnes and Noble Stores (Revised) (AC - 6/30/06) Link

    July ‘06

    Rebuttal Scuttlebutt (VS - 7/3/06) (Airleaf creates Authors Speak Out “blog”) Link
    Top Ten Signs Your Agent is a Scammer (VS - 7/5/06) (Piece of interview with Writer Unboxed) Link
    Track Records: Another Cautionary Tale (VS - 7/8/06) (Carol Givner Literary Agency) Link
    58 Writers -- Trust Your Instincts! (AC - 7/11/06) (If the alarm bells go off, listen to ‘em) Link
    News of the Weird (VS - 7/15/06) (ANovelMillion.com) Link
    Hard Truths (VS - 7/19/06) (How agents judge mss.) Link
    20 Worst List Updated (VS - 7/21/06) Link
    It's NOT a Jungle Out There (or an Ocean, or Whatever) (VS - 7/25/06) (Scams are easy to avoid. Really.) Link
    New Alert on Writer Beware (VS - 7/29/06) (The Robins Agency, Cris Robins) Link

    August ‘06

    Another New Alert on Writer Beware (VS - 8/2/06) (Quiet Storm Publishing, Clint Gaige) Link
    59 - Writing Productivity Tips (AC - 8/3/06) Link
    Writer Beware is on Vacation (VS - 8/4/06) (Links to blog highlights) Link
    Home Again (VS - 8/21/06) (Misc. re: agents on 20 Worst List) Link
    A Junk Mail Agent (VS - 8/24/06) (John Hancock Literary Agency) Link
    Another Update (VS - 8/29/06) (20 Worst Agents List) Link

    September ‘06

    A Little-Known Resource for Agent-Hunters (VS - 9/1/06) (Publishers’ rights listings) Link
    Barbara Bauer Redux, Redux (VS - 9/5/06) Link
    There's No Such Thing as a Bargain Agent (VS - 9/8/06) (Evaluating commission rates) Link
    60 - Some Writing Problems to Avoid (AC - 9/10/06) (World-building, dialogue, POV) Link
    The Sobol Award (VS - 9/14/06) Link
    61 - Martha Ivery Sentencing Delayed...AGAIN (AC - 9/20/06) Link
    Hill & Hill Literary Agency: A Scam Tale in Four Parts (VS - 9/23/06) Link
    Hill & Hill Literary Agency: A Scam Tale, Part 2 (VS - 9/24/06) Link
    Hill & Hill Literary Agency: A Scam Tale, Part 3 (VS - 9/25/06) Link
    Hill & Hill Literary Agency: A Scam Tale, Part 4 (VS - 9/26/06) Link

    October ‘06

    62 - Writers Scamming Writers (AC - 10/1/06) (Many scammers are failed writers) Link
    MM Rides Again (VS - 10/4/06) (Lisa Hackney aka Melanie Mills) Link
    63 - Some of Our Faithful Readers... (AC - 10/10/06) (…are the scammers themselves) Link
    News of the Weird (VS - 10/12/06) (BookWise) Link
    64 - Grammar DOES Count, My Friends... (AC - 10/17/06) (A writer must know how to write) Link
    More Reasons Not to Use Automated Query Services (VS - 10/19/06) (BookBlaster, et al.) Link
    e-LiteraryAgent: Something Else Not to Try (VS - 10/24/06) Link
    The IILAA, or, What You Do When They Won't Let You Into the Club (VS - 10/27/06) (Leann Murphy) Link
    The IILAA Strikes Back (VS - 10/30/06) Link

    November ‘06

    Why You Shouldn't Believe Them (VS - 11/1/06) (The lies scammers tell) Link
    Home from WFC... (VS - 11/6/06) (Convention report) Link
    65 - The Cult of PArsonality... (AC - 11/7/06) (Publish America) Link
    A Small, Well-Mannered Rant (VS - 11/11/06) (Spell our name right, ‘kay?) Link
    I've Been Tagged... (VS - 11/13/06) (Blog meme) Link
    66 - NaNoWriMo -- Write in November, Get Scammed in December... (AC - 11/16/06) (Feeding ground for predators) Link
    The Identity of Author Identity (VS - 11/20/06) (Author Identity Publishing) Link
    For AW Addicts Only (VS - 11/26/06) (Water Cooler down for maintenance) Link
    67 - Update on Martha Ivery Case (AC - 11/26/06) Link
    Clubs You Wouldn't Want to Be a Member Of (VS - 11/28/06) (Scams and their spam) Link
    Martha Ivery Sentenced (VS - 11/29/06) Link

    December ‘06

    68 - Martha Ivery's Sentencing - Part One (AC - 12/1/06) Link
    69 -- Martha Ivery's Sentencing -- Part Two (AC -12/4/06) Link
    The Sobol Award Again (VS - 12/7/06) Link
    Associated Content: Something to Beware (VS - 12/11/06) Link
    Why Scammers Are Hard to Put Away (VS - 12/15/06) Link
    Make Your Mark 2007 (or, Move Over, Sobol: There's A New Big-Money Contest in Town) (VS - 12/21/06) Link
    70 - Meeting a Writer Beware "Ambassador" (AC - 12/23/06) Link
    Legitimate: A Word I Don't Like (VS - 12/29/06) (Why reputable, successful, or experienced is better) Link
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    January ’07

    Breakthrough Script Showcase: Another Iffy Contest (VS - 1/2/07) (Studio Readers, Inc.) Link
    Evaluating Literary Contests (VS - 1/6/07) Link
    Sobol Contest Closes (VS - 1/8/07) Link
    In the Wake of Sobol (VS - 1/11/07) (Simon & Schuster / Gather.com First Chapters Writing Competition) Link
    71 - Update to Martha Ivery Case (AC - 1/17/07) Link
    A Night to Remember (VS - 1/20/07) (Airleaf’s Author Cruise) Link
    Privila: Privilege or Punishment? (VS - 1/26/07) (Domain Holdings, Inc.) Link
    You Were Looking for WHAT?? (VS - 1/29/07) (Fun with blog stats) Link

    February ‘07

    When is a Display Site Not a Display Site? (VS - 2/2/07) (Zirdland) Link
    News of the Weird (VS - 2/4/07) (AMillionPenguins.com) Link
    72, Looking Forward to Valentine's Day... (AC - 2/6/07) Link
    Yet More Contest Stuff (VS - 2/8/07) (Premiere Fiction, Terracopiae Press) Link
    Happy Valentine's Day from Writer Beware! (VS - 2/14/07) (The Two Thumbs Down Publishers List) Link
    Should a Writer Query an Overseas Agent? (VS - 2/19/07) Link
    A Publishing Raffle? (VS - 2/23/07) (Canadian Aid Charities, Bookland Press) Link
    The Scam-peror's New Clothes (VS - 2/26/07) (Robert Fletcher changes names yet again) Link

    March ‘07

    Writers' Conferences: When to be Wary (VS - 3/2/07) (San Antonio Round Table, NF Publishing) Link
    Helium (VS - 3/7/07) Link
    LifeTips (or, Be Sure to Read the Fine Print) (VS - 3/14/07) Link
    SterlingHouse Publisher Wants YOU! (VS - 3/17/07) (Cynthia Sterling, Lee Shore Company) Link
    Content Site Cautions (VS - 3/20/07) Link
    Literary Agents Online: Another Query Blasting Service (VS - 3/23/07) Link
    Stealth Vanity Publishers (VS - 3/27/07) (The terms they use to confuse you) Link
    Author Identity Publishing Redux (VS - 3/30/07) Link

    April ‘07

    Goodbye (AC - 4/1/07) (April Foolin’) Link
    Not Just Yet (AC - 4/2/07) (We love y’all too much) Link
    More on Author Identity (VS - 4/4/07) (Kevin Fabiano) Link
    New Alert from Writer Beware! (AC - 4/8/07) (Call for victims of Robert Fletcher who live in Florida) Link
    Another Service You Don't Need (VS - 4/12/07) (The Intellectual Property Rights Office) Link
    73 - Publishing...Playing the Waiting Game (AC - 4/15/07) Link
    News of the Weird: Publish My Book! (VS - 4/19/07) (Reality TV show) Link
    Plogs, RIP (VS - 4/22/07) (Plogs replaced by Amazon Daily) Link
    Beware Who's Who Schemes (VS - 4/26/07) (Cambridge, Emerald, et al.) Link

    May ‘07

    The Insidious Double D's (VS - 5/1/07) (How to avoid denial and desperation) Link
    Learning the Ropes (VS - 5/5/07) (How to research agents and publishers) Link
    Contract Alert: Simon & Schuster (VS - 5/18/07) Link
    Simon & Schuster, Media Predict, and Project Publish (VS - 5/23/07) Link
    A Reviewer's Plea (VS - 5/30/07) (Guest blogger explains book reviews) Link
    We Have a Winner (VS - 5/31/07) (S&S First Chapters Writer Competition) Link

    June ‘07

    News of the Weird: The Ultimate Author (VS - 6/5/07) (Reality TV show) Link
    Protesting Too Much (VS - 6/8/07) (How scammers try to deflect criticism) Link
    Canadian Aid Literary Award Contest Redux (VS - 6/12/07) (Bookland Press) Link
    A Publishing Primer (VS - 6/15/07) (Via author Diana Peterfreund) Link
    Queen for a Day (VS - 6/19/07) (Michele Glance Rooney) Link
    A Short Post for a Hot Day (VS - 6/28/07) (Links to other blogs) Link

    July ’07

    News of the Weird: American Book Factory (VS - 7/4/07) (Reality TV show) Link
    Literary Agents for Poets? (VS - 7/10/07) (What the real options are) Link
    Agent Spam: May Writers' Group (VS - 7/16/07) (Shelly May) Link
    May Writers' Group Exposed (VS - 7/20/07) (Michele Glance Rooney aka Shelly May) Link
    Again, First Chapters Competition: This Time With Love (VS - 7/23/07) (Simon & Schuster, Gather.com) Link
    Should Writers Worry About Blacklisting? (VS - 7/27/07) (How scammers keep victims quiet) Link

    August ‘07

    Writers and Money (VS 8/5/07) (Realistic expectations of income) Link
    American Author Contest (VS - 8/10/07) (Airleaf, CineMagic Entertainment, Lite Stone Entertainment) Link
    Who's Wergle Flomp? (VS - 8/15/7) (Fun at scammers’ expense) Link
    Whoops, They Did it Again (VS - 8/17/07) (The “editors reject famous ms” hoax, revisited) Link
    Spam Alert: eQuery Online (VS - 8/24/07) Link
    Important Update from Writer Beware (AC - 8/28/07) (Call for victims of Robert Fletcher) Link

    September ‘07

    Laray Carr Publications, a.k.a. LC Publications, a.k.a. LCP Media (VS - 9/207) Link
    How Do You Tell Who's Going to "Make It?" (AC - 9/6/07) (Good habits make good writers) Link
    iUniverse and AuthorHouse Merge (VS - 9/10/07) Link
    Essential Reading (VS - 9/14/07) (Martell Publishing, Ed Johnson) Link
    Author Reality Show Meets Actual Reality (VS - 9/18/07) (Book Millionaire, Lori Prokop) Link
    And You Thought Kickbacks Were Just For Scammers (VS - 9/21/07) (Chronicle Books, Blurb) Link
    From Chronicle Books (VS - 9/28/07) (Statement re: Blurb controversy) Link
    Solicitation Alert (VS - 9/30/07) (The Robins Agency, Cris Robins) Link

    October ‘07

    The New Fad in Publishing (VS - 10/4/07) (Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award) Link
    Christopher Hill Redux (VS - 10/11/07) Link
    Worthy Causes (VS - 10/16/07) (A couple of legit charities for your consideration) Link
    Chutzpah (VS - 10/19/07) (Anomalos Publishers) Link
    More on the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (VS - 10/23/07) Link
    News of the Weird: Author's For Reality Show (VS - 10/31/07) (Pam Pinnock) Link

    November ‘07

    Airleaf Update (VS - 11/3/07) (Mounting legal troubles) Link
    Agents and Publishing in Film and Television...Ahem (AC - 11/8/07) (Media portrayals vs. reality) Link
    Lessons for Self-Publishers (VS - 11/13/07) Link
    Writer Beware Welcomes New Team Member (VS - 11/17/07) (Welcome, Richard White!) Link
    A New Agent Blog (Not) (VS - 11/21/07) (Literary Agent News, Michele Glance Rooney) Link
    Wake Up and Pay: Yet Another Vanity Scheme (VS - 11/28/07) (Steven E. and Lee Beard) Link

    December ‘07

    Tidbits (VS -12/2/07) (An industry survey; writers need exercise; Starving Writers Publishing) Link
    The Empty Canoe: Another Scam Gets Its Due (VS - 12/6/07) Link
    The Interminable Agency Clause (VS - 12/11/07) Link
    Reeling in the Kids (VS - 12/17/07) (How vanity pubs target young writers) Link
    Happy Holidays from Writer Beware (VS - 12/23/07) Link
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! (AC - 12/24/07) (Airleaf shut down) Link
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    January ‘08

    New Year's Resolution: Use Caution on the Internet (VS - 1/3/08) (Evaluating search results) Link
    Thumbs Down Agency List Updated (VS - 1/10/08) Link
    Vezeo.com Wants You...for Free (VS - 1/14/08) Link
    Tidbits (VS - 1/17/08) (AltasBooks buys Biblio; Amazon announces semifinalists; TankBooks) Link
    Zooty Suit Riot (VS - 1/17/08) (Zooty and Flappers, Domenic Pappalardo) Link
    Caution on the Internet (Part II) (RW - 1/26/08) (Beware sockpuppets on forums) Link

    February ‘08

    New Publishers: To Query or Not to Query (VS - 2/1/08) Link
    Tidbits (VS - 2/5/08) (In-store POD; social networking; why publishing is slow; a magic pen) Link
    WriteWise: BookWise Branches Out (VS - 2/10/08) Link
    How 2 Rite Qwerry Lettrs (AC - 2/16/08) Link
    The Top Twelve Things Writer Beware Can't Do (VS - 2/20/08) Link
    Buddy, do I have a deal for you . . . (RW - 2/24/08) (Use of bait ‘n’ switch to hook you) Link
    2008 Indie Book Awards (VS - 2/29/08) (FabJob.com) Link

    March ‘08

    Writing What's HOT...Or Not? (AC - 3/4/08) (The futility of writing to trend) Link
    Creative Byline: Great Write Hope or Great Write Hype? (VS - 3/8/08) Link
    Of Online Book Sales (and Pies) (VS - 3/14/08) Link
    Ways Not to Publicize Your Book: Spam Campaigns (VS - 3/18/08) (Media E-blast) Link
    Copyright Scam: US Copyright Registry (VS - 3/23/08) Link
    Kissed Publications: Hidden Costs (VS - 3/26/08) Link
    Use BookSurge or Die? (VS - 3/28//08) (Amazon’s ultimatum to POD users) Link

    April ‘08

    Some Really Bad News... (AC - 4/1/08) (April Foolin’) Link
    Setting the Record Straight on April 2nd... (AC - 4/2/08) Link
    The Authors Guild on Amazon/BookSurge (VS - 4/4/08) Link
    Tidbits (VS - 4/8/08) (Amazon winner announced; HarperStudio; PFD goes POD; BookLamp) Link
    Research First, Query Next (VS - 4/13/08) Link
    Words on WEbook (Or, Another Reason to Read the Fine Print) (VS - 4/18/08) Link
    Precautions for Small Press Authors (VS - 4/25/08) Link

    May ‘08

    WEbook Update (VS - 5/2/08) Link
    Reeling in the Kids, Part 2: Operation Teen Author (VS - 5/7/08) Link
    A Victory for Airleaf Authors (VS - 5/11/08) Link
    Two Awards Banquets (AC - 5/18/08) (Nebula and OWFI Awards) Link

    June ‘08

    Amazon Flexes UK Muscle (VS - 6/6/08) (Amazon targets publishers selling their own books for less) Link
    Airleaf Deja Vu: Jones Harvest Publishing (VS - 6/11/08) (Brien Jones) Link
    Fake Contest Alert (VS - 6/15/08) (“SFWA” contest on Craigslist) Link
    Another Contest Alert: FieldReport True Life Stories (VS - 6/18/08) Link
    Can Free Ebooks Boost Print Sales? (VS - 6/27/08) Link

    July ‘08

    Tidbits (VS - 7/3/08) (Author sponsors police car; paper books aren’t doomed (yet); Quillr; more small press implosions) Link
    More Small Publisher Storm Warnings: Port Town Publishing and Light Sword Publishing (VS - 7/11/08) Link
    Rating Publishers (and Agents) (VS - 7/18/08) (Why it’s not feasible) Link
    FieldReport True Life Stories: Update (VS - 7/25/08) Link

    August ‘08

    Blurbings.com: Another Pointless Author "Service" (VS - 8/1/08) (The Writers' Mafia) Link
    Tidbits (VS - 8/8/08) (Random House UK changes contract; new should not equal inexperienced; HarperStudio; HotHouse focus groups) Link
    Tales of the Big Advance (VS - 8/11/08) (AuthorHouse) Link
    AbandonedNovel.com (VS - 8/22/08) (Teton River Productions) Link
    A Couple of Things (VS - 8/29/08) (Airleaf update; local vs. NY/L.A. agents) Link

    September ‘08

    Authonomy: Slushkiller or New Slush? (VS - 9/5/08) (HarperCollins UK) Link
    A Publishing Contract Clause to Beware (VS - 9/12/08) (Transfer of copyright) Link
    I Love Your Blog Award (VS - 9/16/08) (Author2Author nominates WB) Link
    Self-Publishing Services and Defamation (VS - 9/21/08) (Suits against BookSurge and other vanity/POD printers) Link
    5,000 Writers (VS - 9/27/08) (YouWriteOn, Legend Press) Link

    October ‘08

    Blu Phier Publishing: Another Contract "Gotcha" (VS - 10/3/08) Link
    BookRix: Another Brand New Idea That Isn't (VS - 10/10/08) Link
    Literary Agent Directories (VS - 10/17/08) Link
    Writers' Myths: Giving Back Your Advance (VS - 10/26/08) Link
    Authors Guild Settles With Google (VS - 10/28/08) Link
    Contest Alert: Mirage Books (VS - 10/31/08) Link

    November ‘08

    Ding Dong, BookWise is Dead (VS - 11/4/08) Link
    Zimbo Books Fiction Competition (VS - 11/7/08) Link
    Some Good Reading (VS - 11/11/08) Link
    Again, Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (VS - 11/14/08) Link
    FieldReport: Yet Another Update (VS - 11/18/08) Link
    Tidbits (VS - 11/22/08) Link
    A Day in the Life (VS - 11/25/08) Link
    Freelancehomewriters.com (VS - 11/28/08) Link

    December ‘08

    I Had a Dream… (AC - 12/2/08) (A Nightmare on Scam Street) Link
    Publishing’s Week of Gloom (VS - 12/7/08) (Belt-tightening or trimming fat?) Link
    Why You Shouldn’t Write for Essay Mills (VS - 12/11/08) Link
    Subscriptions and Solicitations (VS - 12/17/08) (Writer’s Digest promotes vanity operations) Link
    Letter to a Desperate Author (VS - 12/21/08) (Don’t spam me, bro!) Link
    Happy Holidays (VS - 12/24/08) Link
    Jones Harvest Publishing Redux (VS - 12/28/08) Link
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    Light Sword Publishing Petitions for Bankruptcy (VS - 1/6/09) Link
    Author Solutions Acquires Xlibris (VS - 1/8/09) Link
    How Not to Epublish (VS - 1/12/09) (A case study) Link
    Michele Glance Rooney Strikes Again (VS - 1/12/09) Link
    SFWA Service Award (VS - 1/16/09) Link
    Shades of Edit Ink: AuthorHouse and Objective Entertainment (VS - 1/26/09) Link
    Jones Harvest Publishing Goes Hollywood! (VS - 1/29/09) Link

    February ‘09

    Thoughts on the S-word (VS - 2/25/09) (Beware casual use of “scam”) Link
    Cacoethes Publishing to Some of its Authors: See Ya! (VS - 2/20/09) Link
    Facebook TOS Controversy (VS - 2/18/09) Link
    Writing Oddities: Shortstoryofthemonth.com (VS - 2/16/09) Link
    Authors Guild Alert on "Text to Speech" Function of Kindle 2 (VS - 2/12/09) Link
    Opening Paragraphs for Sale (VS - 2/9/09) (The Avocado Papers) Link
    YouWriteOn...Again (VS - 2/5/09) Link
    University Press of the South (VS - 2/2/09) (Vanity press masquerades as an academic) Link

    March ‘09

    Hearst Partners With Helium (VS - 3/3/09) Link
    Small Press or Vanity Press? (VS - 3/7/09) (Beware hidden fees) Link
    Excuses, Excuses (VS - 3/11/09) (Blaming lack of sales on everything but own incompetence) Link
    Possible Scam Alert (VS - 3/13/09) (Fake orders from “Paul Jackson Institute”?) Link
    Eber & Wein: Another Vanity Anthology Scheme (VS - 3/17/09) Link
    The Ultimate Queryfail (VS - 3/19/09) (Yes, Virginia, even Writer Beware receives queries) Link
    Possible Scam Alert: Asian Cybersquatting (VS - 3/22/09) (Extortion to “keep” a domain name?) Link
    Listen Up, Trolls (VS - 3/24/09) (Begone, ye boring boors!) Link
    Retaliatory Lawsuit Against Writer Beware Staff Dismissed (VS - 3/26/09) (More egg on Fletcher’s face) Link
    Making Lemonade Out of Self-Publishing Lemons (VS - 3/29/09) (More desperate promotions) Link

    April ‘09

    Exciting News for Writer Beware! (VS - 4/1/09) (April Foolin’) Link
    Agentfail (VS - 4/3/09) (Writers complain about agents on Twitter) Link
    Author Solutions Buys Trafford Publishing (VS - 4/5/09) Link
    Articles on Self-Publishing: The Need for Balance (VS - 4/8/09) Link
    Appeal to Airleaf Victims (VS - 4/10/09) Link
    Guest Blog -- Playwriting in America: Percentages, Pitfalls, and “Pay-to-Play” (VS - 4/14/09) (Jill Elaine Hughes) Link
    Lulu Acquires Poetry.com (VS - 4/17/09) Link
    The Sun Sets on Desert Rose Literary Agency (VS - 4/22/09) (The law catches up to Leann Murphy) Link
    The WRITE Stuff: Another Author Reality Show (VS - 4/26/09) (Sponsored by AG Press) Link
    Judge Extends Google Book Settlement Deadline (VS - 4/28/09) Link

    May ‘09

    Vanity is the New Indie: Weasel Words from Author Solutions (VS – 5/3/09) Link
    Why You Are Probably Not an Independent Author (or, Another Post for Which I Expect I Will Get Some Flack) (VS – 5/7/09) (The crucial yet oft-ignored differences between self- and vanity publishing) Link
    Agent for a Day (VS – 5/12/09) (Agent Nathan Bransford proves filtering queries ain’t as easy as many think) Link
    Free Ebooks and Sales (VS – 5/15/09) (When and how giving it away boosts print sales) Link
    SterlingHouse Publisher's Cover Gambit (Or, How Some Publishers Make Money) (VS – 5/18/09) (Charges for “promotion” at BEA) Link
    Writer Beware at BEA (VS – 5/25/09) (Attending BookExpo America courtesy of the MWA) Link
    BEA Bewares (VS – 5/28/09) (Don’t pay for what BookExpo America cannot give you) Link


    June ‘09

    BEA Report (VS – 6/2/09) (Venimus, Vidimus, Vicimus) Link
    Another Interesting Promotion From AuthorHouse (VS – 6/08/09) (Targeting the elderly via the AARP) Link
    Diggory Press: Stranger Than Fiction (VS – 6/10/09) (Basket case headed for court case) Link
    Fruitloops Galore (VS – 6/15/09) (Jacobs v. Rowling; CCLU calls for book burning) Link
    The Most Published Author in the History of the Planet (VS – 6/19/09) (Philip M. Parker: one-man author mill) Link
    IndieReader (VS – 6/23/09) (Reviews and promotes self-pubbed books – for a fee) Link
    Hassett vs. Hasselbeck: What A Plagiarism Lawsuit Reveals About Writers' Fear of Theft (VS – 6/26/09) Link
    Fourth Fiction: (Yet) Another Literary Reality Show (VS – 6/30/09) Link

    July ‘09

    It's Official: DOJ Investigates Google Book Settlement (VS - 7/03/09) Link
    Authorfail: When Authors Attack (VS - 7/7/09) (How NOT to respond to a bad review) Link
    Some Interesting Recent Blog Posts and Articles (VS - 7/10/09) Link
    Publetariat Vault (VS - 7/16/09) (Yet Another Display Site) Link
    It's Anti-Plagiarism Day (VS - 7/17/09) Link
    Moon Publicity (VS - 7/22/09) (Advertising on the Moon?!) Link
    Wake Up.. and Pay (Redux) (VS – 7/24/09) (Wake Up Publishing) Link
    Emerging Writer Awards (VS – 7/30/09) (Triom Publishing) Link

    August ‘09

    Niche Age Media: Laray Carr Returns (VS – 8/3/09) Link
    Robert Fletcher's Lawsuit Against Writer Beware Ruled Frivolous (VS – 8/11/09) Link
    MWA Joins SFWA In Sponsoring Writer Beware (VS – 8/12/09) Link
    SFWA's Statement on the Proposed Google Book Settlement (VS – 8/14/09) Link
    Bad Impressions for Good Impressions Audio Books (VS – 8/17/09) Link
    Publishers' Kill Fees, and Why They're Bad For Everyone (VS – 8/21/09) Link
    Postage Promotion (VS – 8/25/09) (Outskirts Press) Link
    Amazon BookSurge Anti-Trust Lawsuit Can Proceed (VS – 8/27/09) Link

    September ‘09

    Google Book Search Settlement Deadline Looming (VS – 9/1/09) Link
    Florida Attorney General Files Suit Against Robert Fletcher / Writers' Literary Agency (VS – 9/3/09) Link
    Google Book Search Settlement: Opting Out (VS – 9/4/09) Link
    Writers' Myth: "You Have To Know Someone" (VS – 9/10/09) Link
    VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller (VS – 9/14/09) (An academic author mill) Link
    Airleaf: Coda (VS – 9/18/09) Link
    Google Book Search Settlement Fairness Hearing Adjourned (VS – 9/28/09) Link

    October ‘09

    The Perils of Searching For Publishers on the Internet (VS – 10/1/09) Link
    Thoughts on Self-Promotion (VS – 10/6/09) Link
    A Question You Don't Want Your Publisher to Ask (VS – 10/9/09) (“How many do you plan to order?") Link
    Thomas Nelson Adds Self-Publishing Imprint (VS – 10/13/09) (West Bow Press) Link
    Why Referral Fees Present Ethical Problems (VS – 10/15/09) Link
    Author Mills and a Request for Contact (VS – 10/2109) (Looking for both good and bad experiences) Link
    Rights and Copyright (VS – 10/29/09) (What they are and how they apply to your work) Link

    November ‘09

    Wanna Be a Virtual Author's Assistant?...Maybe Not (VS – 11/3/09) Link
    Blog Post/Article Roundup (VS – 11/11/09) Link
    Agent Inbox (VS – 11/13/09) (Submission service from WEbook) Link
    Revised Google Book Search Settlement Filed (VS – 11/16/09) Link
    Harlequin Horizons: Another Major Publisher Adds A Self-Publishing Division (VS – 11/18/09) Link
    Two Deep Questions (VS – 11/19/09) (Where was the outrage over Thomas Nelson/Westbow?) Link
    MWA Weighs In On Harlequin Horizons (VS – 11/19/09) Link
    SFWA on Harlequin Horizons (VS – 11/19/09) Link
    From Novelists Inc. Issues Position Statement on Vanity Publishing (VS – 11/23/09) Link
    And Speaking of Vanity Publishing... (VS – 11/24/09) (Tweetbookz) Link
    New Name for Harlequin Horizons: DellArte Press (VS – 11/24/09) Link

    December ‘09

    Blurred Distinctions: Vanity Publishing vs. Self-Publishing (VS – 12/2/09) Link
    Mystery Writers of America Delists Harlequin (VS – 12/4/09) Link
    Author Solutions CEO Responds to Harlequin/Nelson Flap (VS – 12/7/09) Link
    Hudson Audio Publishing (VS - 12/10/09) Link
    One Week, Two Big Pieces of Ebook News (VS – 12/14/09) (Big publishers to delay ebook versions; Random House attempts grab of e-rights for old books) Link
    Authors Guild Statement on Random House's Rights Grab (VS – 12/15/09) Link
    The UK's Society of Authors Issues Guidance on Ebooks (VS – 12/17/09) Link
    Drewlie & Julia: Or, The Case of the Alias'd Literary Agent (VS – 12/21/09) (The saga of Sara Levine aka Julia Levin aka Drew Montgomery) Link
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    Guest Blog Post: Distributor vs. Wholesaler--Getting Your Book on the Shelf (VS – 1/4/10) (Author Cathy Clamp tells it like it is) Link
    SFWA, NWU, and ASJA on Google Books Settlement (VS – 1/7/10) Link
    Apparently I'm a Boring Wrinkled Self-Published Lesbian (VS – 1/11/10) (Love notes from “agent” Eddie Kritzer) Link
    From the Authors Guild: Simplified Method for Claiming Works for Google Book Search Settlement (VS – 1/13/10) Link
    The Law Finally Catches Up With Faux Literary Agent/Film Producer Robin Price (VS – 1/15/10) Link
    Open Letter from a Writer to New Publishers (RW – 1/18/10) (Good intentions won’t buy you credibility) Link
    Another Google Book Search Settlement Deadline (VS – 1/22/10) Link
    Author Solutions CEO Wants to Talk to Writers' "Guilds" (VS – 1/26/10) Link
    Cris Robins and The Robins Agency: She's Ba-aaack! (VS – 1/29/10) Link

    February ‘10

    Dispatches from the Ebook Wars: Macmillan vs. Amazon (VS – 2/1/10) Link
    Are You a Published Author? Now You Can Tell the World! (VS – 2/4/10) (ZLS Publishing offers Author plaques) Link
    DOJ Weighs in on Amended Google Book Settlement (VS – 2/9/10) Link
    MyFreeRead.com: Not Quite What It Appears (VS – 2/12/10) (Ad-driven content site = bad deal for authors) Link
    Inspired Living Publishing: Another Vanity Anthology Scheme (VS – 2/17/10) Link
    Beware of Fake Awards (VS – 2/19/10) (aka Small Business Commerce Association) Link
    Another Vanity Award: The 2010 Creative Spirit Awards (VS – 2/23/10) Link
    Wanted: Guest Bloggers (VS – 2/26/10) Link

    March ‘10

    Supreme Court Reinstates Major Freelancer Copyright Settlement (VS – 3/2/10) (Landmark case involving royalties due for e-reprints, aka NYT v. Tasini, et al.) Link
    Guest Blog Post: The Scam of Private Label Rights Articles (VS – 3/5/10) (By Smashwords founder Mark Coker) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Content Mills--Why Aspiring Writers Should Avoid Them (VS – 3/9/10) (By journalist Carol Tice) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Content Mills--Just A Stepping Stone in Your Career (VS – 3/12/10) (By freelancer Angela Atkinson) Link
    Writer Beware is on Facebook (VS – 3/16/10) Link
    Tidbits (VS – 3/19/10) (Boulder Bookstore charges self-pubbed authors for shelf space) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Grants for Writers--As Diverse As You Are (VS – 3/23/10) (By freelancer C. Hope Clark) Link
    First Novel Sales: The Data (VS – 3/26/10) (New survey from novelist Jim C. Hines) Link
    Hardball, Amazon Style (VS – 3/30/10) (Amazon v. MacMillan over ebook pricing) Link

    April ‘10

    Amazon Surprise (VS – 4/1/10) (April Foolin’) Link
    Questionable Ethics? (VS – 4/5/10) (If you bought the hardcopy, is it unethical to seek an ecopy for free?) Link
    Nurmal Resources PUBLISH ME! Contest (VS – 4/9/10) ($250 entry fee gets you … what?) Link
    Guest Blog Post: How Libraries Choose Books to Purchase (VS – 4/14/10) (By librarian Abigail Goben) Link
    PublishAmerica Strikes Again (VS – 4/16/10) (Their latest ploy to get authors to buy their own books) Link
    A Quote is Nice, But Context is Better (VS – 4/23/10) (Agent Peter Cox misses some meaning) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Self-Promotion--Starting Too Soon? (VS – 4/30/10) (By author Alyx Dellamonica) Link

    May ‘10

    Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics (VS – 5/4/10) (Printed =/= read) Link
    Why Writer Beware Doesn't Provide Publisher Recommendations (Plus Some Advice) (VS – 5/7/10) Link
    Hay House Establishes Publishing Service Division (VS – 5/14/10) (Another Author Solutions vanity “partnership”) Link
    When Asking for Help (VS – 5/24/10) (Common courtesy goes a long way) Link

    June ‘10

    Copyright Protection Service: Another One You Don't Need (VS – 6/2/10) Link
    Author Solutions Inc. Expands (Again) (VS – 6/4/10) Link
    American Author Contest (or, Why Writers Should Use Craigslist With Caution) (VS – 6/8/10) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Ten Percent of Nothing (Book Review) (VS – 6/11/10) (By author Marian Perera) Link
    Lie Down With Dogs, Get Up With Fleas (VS – 6/17/10) (Prevention starts at home) Link
    Are Agents Underpaid? (VS – 6/22/10) Link
    The Case Against Reading Fees (VS – 6/28/10) Link

    July ‘10

    Beware of Book Publishing Spam (VS - 7/1/10) Link
    How to Fail on the Internet Without Really Trying: AuthorForSale.com (VS – 7/7/10) (YADS) Link
    PublishAmerica's "Brand New Start": Independence Books (AC – 7/13/10) Link
    The Myth of the Evil Editor (VS – 7/16/10) Link
    The Importance of Self-Editing (VS – 7/20/10) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Active Reading For Better Writing (VS – 7/23/10) (By writer Aimee Weinstein) Link
    Authors Guild Statement on the Wylie Agency's New Epublishing Venture (VS - 7/26/10) (Odyssey Edtions) Link

    August ‘10

    Writer Bewareฎ is Officially Registered! (VS – 8/3/10) Link
    ShortStoryBook.net (Or, it's Not a Good Idea to Spam Writer Beware) (VS – 8/5/10) Link
    Indiana Attorney General Investigates New Century Publishing (VS – 8/9/10) Link
    Bowker Manuscript Submissions (VS - 8/13/10) (Yes, *that* Bowker) Link
    How to Write a Query Letter (AC – 8/18/10) Link
    PW Select: Opportunity or Exploitation? (VS – 8/25/10) (Publishers Weekly charges self-/vanity published for the *possibility* of a review) Link
    How the Media Gets It Wrong (VS – 8/27/10) (A 23-book “deal” to Strategic Book Publishing) Link
    How Not to Solicit a Blog That Exposes Scams (VS – 8/31/10) (Blogger pyramid scheme) Link

    September ‘10

    Guest Blog Post: On Paid Reviews and What’s a “Book,” Anyway? (VS – 9/2/10) (Jody Rein wants you to pay her to review your book) Link
    Red Rose Publishing: Alert (VS – 9/3/10) (Unprofessional publisher is unprofessional) Link
    Getting Published is Not a Crap Shoot (VS – 9/10/10) Link
    Assertions and Statistics (VS – 9/14/10) (Why hard data is so hard to find) Link
    When Persistence Becomes a Vice (VS – 9/17/10) (Learn when to trunk it) Link
    Guest Blog Post: How Deliberate Practice Can Make You an Excellent Writer (VS – 9/21/10) (By author Barbara Baig) Link
    YouWriteOn Redux (VS – 9/24/10) Link
    Unhappy Client Suing B.K. Nelson Inc. Literary Agency (VS – 9/28/10) Link

    October ‘10

    Barnes & Noble Launches PubIt! Self-Publishing Service (VS – 10/5/10) Link
    Wholesale vs. Agency: Sales Models in Conflict (VS – 10/8/10) (More on the ebook price wars) Link
    New Century Publishing: Update (VS – 10/11/10) (Another suit by the Indiana Attorney General) Link
    Cold Iron: David Boyer, Plagiarist (VS – 10/18/10) (a.k.a. Doc Burton, Leo Wolfe, Jack Burnett, et al.) Link
    Two Alerts (VS – 10/21/10) (More on David Boyer, and more trouble at Dorchester) Link
    Alert: MyFreeRead.com Is Spamming Again (VS – 10/26/10) Link
    Reality Check on Aisle Writer Beware (VS – 10/27/10) (Look before you leap) Link

    November ‘10

    The Peter Lampack Agency Loses Suit Against Former Client (VS – 11/3/10) Link
    Swinging the Other Way: Vanity Publisher Goes Non-Vanity (VS – 11/9/10) (Vantage adds a trade imprint) Link
    Notes From the Underbelly (VS – 11/16/10) (James Frey’s book packager Full Fathom Five) Link
    Tidbits (VS – 11/19/10) (Twitter and you, why (not) write to trend, et al.) Link
    How Not to Launch a Career in Publishing (VS – 11/23/10) (You can’t fix stupid) Link
    Fake Writing Jobs: RealWritingJobs.com (VS – 11/29/10) Link

    December ‘10

    Democratization or Disinformation? (VS – 12/2/10) (Author Solutions’ latest whitepaper) Link
    The 2011 Indie Publishing Contest (VS – 12/7/10) Link
    More Contest Alerts: Brit Writers' Awards, Amazon Studios (VS – 12/10/10) Link
    One Way Not to Get Published (VS – 12/13/10) (Hint: spamming Writer Beware won’t help) Link
    Tidbits (VS – 12/16/10) (Poor query letters, use of social media, and agent behavior) Link
    Some Tips on Evaluating Literary Contests (VS – 12/21/10) Link
    Holiday Hiatus (VS – 12/23/10) Link
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    January ‘11

    The Importance of Context (Part 1) (VS – 1/7/11) (Lies, damn lies, and statistics: Part 4,032) Link
    The Mail I Get (VS – 1/11/11) (Less-than-effective PR from 3L Publishing) Link
    Contest Alert: First One Publishing's Writing Contest (VS – 1/17/11) Link
    Best Solution Author Agency (or, Beware of Agent Solicitations) (VS – 1/21/11) Link
    Tidbits (VS – 1/25/11) (HarperCollins adds morals clause, Writer’s Digest adds vanity press) Link

    February ‘11

    Update on Strategic Book Publishing / Writers Literary Agency / Robert Fletcher (VS – 2/1/11) (The lawsuit’s still at the cleaners) Link
    Alert for Poets: Oprah Wants You (But You May Not Want Oprah) (VS – 2/3/11) (Look under your seat for a major rights grab) Link
    Book Giveaway--The Arm of the Stone (VS – 2/8/11) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Book Review -- "The Street-Smart Writer" (VS – 2/11/11) (By author Marian Perera) Link
    Deadline for Claiming Cash Payment Under Google Book Search Settlement May Be Extended (VS – 2/14/11) Link
    The Borders Bankruptcy (VS – 2/18/11) (Surprise! They failed because they stopped being a bookstore) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Beware of Pay-To-Play TV Talk Shows (VS – 2/22/11) (By author Kim Brittingham) Link
    Deadline for Claiming Cash Payment Under Google Book Settlement Has Been Extended (VS – 2/25/11) Link
    What's an Idea Worth? (VS – 2/28/11) (And would you buy it on eBay?) Link

    March ‘11

    Contest Alert: TheNextBigAuthor.com (VS – 3/4/11) (With YouWriteOn.com) Link
    Can an Old Dog Learn New Tricks? Internet Book Promotion (AC – 3/9/11) Link
    Tidbits (VS – 3/15/11) (Berrett-Kohler launches vanity imprint, Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards) Link
    Another Book Giveaway: The Garden of the Stone (VS – 3/18/11) Link
    How Not to Market Your Book (VS – 3/22/11) (Hint: Don’t pretend to be a pro publicist) Link
    Judge Chin Denies Google Book Settlement (VS – 3/22/11) Link
    Submission Guidelines to Beware of: Midwest Literary Magazine (VS – 3/25/11) Link
    Why Your Self-Publishing Service Probably Didn't Cheat You (VS – 3/29/11) (Seriously) Link
    Karma's a Bitch: Robin Price, David William Caswell (VS – 3/31/11) (Avalon Associates, New Century Publishing) Link

    April ‘11

    The Google Broccoli Kitten Settlement (AC – 4/1/11) (April Foolishness) Link
    Lies (Dishonest) Fee-Charging Publishers Tell (VS – 4/4/11) (“We aren’t a vanity publisher because …”) Link
    Free Ebook: The Arm of the Stone by Victoria Strauss (VS – 4/6/11) Link
    Atlanta Nights, the Movie: From Hoax to Film (VS – 4/8/11) (Yes, you read that right) Link
    Book Fair Bewares (VS – 4/12/11) (Don’t buy into the “publicity” schemes) Link
    Guest Blog Post: The Google Books Settlement--It's Not Too Late to Fix It (VS – 4/18/11) (By author Michael Capobianco) Link
    Tidbits (VS – 4/21/11) (Plagiarist David Boyer strikes again, Guideposts adds vanity imprint, ebook pricing continues to annoy) Link
    The Interminable Agency Clause (VS – 4/27/11) (What to watch for re: agent of record) Link

    May ‘11

    Pay to Play Anthologies (VS – 5/5/11) (The fast and easy way to a garage full of unsellable books) Link
    I Broke a News Story, and All I Got Was This Freaking T-Shirt (VS – 5/10/11) (T-Post Magazine) Link
    Literary Agencies as Publishers: An Accelerating Trend (VS – 5/17/11) (Who watches the watchers?) Link
    Tidbits (VS – 5/20/11) (More on agents as publishers, Bowker stats re: POD, Amazon stats re: ebooks) Link
    PublishAmerica Will Be Your Literary Agent...For $199 (VS – 5/27/11) (It’d be funny if it weren’t so sad) Link
    Contract Red Flag: Net Profit Royalty Clauses (VS – 5/31/11) Link

    June ‘11

    Clark, Mendelson, and Scott: New Name for a Fee-Charging Agency (VS – 6/3/11) (Samuel C. Asinugo tries again) Link
    Police Investigate Historical Pages Publishing Company (VS – 6/7/11) (Peter Campbell-Copp faces felony charges) Link
    Book Marketing Methods That Don't Work (VS – 6/14/11) (Don’t spam me, bro!) Link
    The Internet and Procrastination (VS – 6/17/11) (Half the solution is admitting you have a problem) Link
    Getting Out of Your Book Contract (Maybe) (VS – 6/23/11) (Hope for those caught in a bad deal) Link
    Agencies Becoming Publishers--a Trend and a Problem (VS – 6/28/11) Link

    July ‘11

    Why You Want to Hire a Competent PR Service (VS – 7/1/11) (Hint: they’ll send review requests to folks who actually do reviews) Link
    Publishing Beyond the Grave (VS – 7/8/11) (A demonstration by scam-buster Gary Rhodes) Link
    Farrah Gray Publishing (VS – 7/19/11) (Imprint of Health Communications Inc. charges authors $100k) Link
    Judge Chin Wants Action on Failed Google Book Settlement (VS – 7/21/11) Link
    The Cruelest Hoax (VS – 7/26/11) (If it seems too good to be true …) Link

    August ‘11

    Solicitation Alerts: JustFiction! Edition and DIP Publishing House (VS – 8/2/11) (Stay safe: don’t do business with spammers) Link
    Contest Alert: WriteOnCon (VS – 8/5/11) (Copyright concerns re: sponsor TheReadingRoom.com) Link
    Indian Writers Beware: Literary Agent Scams in India a Growing Problem (VS – 8/10/11) Link
    Award Alert: The IndieReader Discovery Awards (VS – 8/12/11) ($150 entry fee for prizes of dubious worth) Link
    Taking Famous Names in Vain (VS – 8/16/11) (PublishAmerica offers promotion to J.K. Rowling and Edinburgh Int'l Book Festival. For a fee, of course.) Link
    PublishAmerica and J.K. Rowling: Retractomancy (VS – 8/18/11) (PA’s response to Rowling’s C&D) Link
    How to Satisfy Your Reader without Being Predictable (AC – 8/24/11) (The subtleties of foreshadowing and subplots) Link

    September ‘11

    Authors Guild And Others Sue Universities for Copyright Infringement (VS – 9/13/11) Link
    The Google Books Lawsuit Will Go To Court (VS – 9/15/11) Link
    PUBSLUSH Press (VS – 9/20/11) Link
    PublishAmerica and CBA: Rowling Redux (VS – 9/21/11) Link
    PUBSLUSH Press: Update (VS – 9/23/11) Link
    Trouble at Aspen Mountain Press (VS – 9/26/11) Link
    Bad Publishing Contract Clauses, Part 1 (VS – 9/29/11) Link

    October ‘11

    The Agenda of "The Write Agenda" (AC & VS – 10/3/11) Link
    Writers Against Plagiarism: A Call to Action (VS – 10/11/11) (Against serial plagiarist Dave Boyer) Link
    Alerts: Lobster Press and Dailey Swan Publishing (VS – 10/13/11) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Fitzhenry and Whiteside--Writer Beware (VS – 10/18/11) (By author Doranna Durgin) Link
    A Small Press Implodes: The Inside Story of Aspen Mountain Press (VS – 10/25/11) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Copyright Is People (VS – 10/28/11) (By author Michael Capobianco) Link

    November ‘11

    Beware Zombies: Franklin-Madison Literary Agency (VS – 11/2/11) Link
    The Brit Writers Awards: Questions and Threats (VS – 11/9/11) Link
    Introducing Writer Beware's Small Presses Page (VS – 11/11/11) Link
    The Authors Guild on Amazon's Kindle Lending Library (VS – 11/15/11) Link
    Alert: Light Sword Publishing, a.k.a. LSP Digital, Returns (VS – 11/18/11) Link
    Book Country And Self-Publishing: Why the Hate? (VS – 11/23/11) Link
    MLM for Writers: The Best Authors Lounge (VS – 11/25/11) Link
    Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: How Relying on Numbers Can Get You Into Trouble (VS – 11/29/11) Link

    December ‘11

    Guest Blog Post: A Blast From the Past--Thieving "Literary Agent" Uwe Luserke Re-Surfaces (VS – 12/6/11) (By author Michael Capobianco) Link
    The Fine Print of Amazon's New KDP Select Program (VS – 12/8/11) Link
    Pearson Education Extends Scope of Permissions Licenses (VS – 12/13/11) Link
    D Publishing: Dymocks' New Self-Pub Service (VS – 12/16/11) Link
    Publisher Alert: Arvo Basim Yayin of Turkey (VS – 12/19/11) Link
    Happy Holidays From Writer Beware (AC, VS & RW – 12/23/11) Link
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    2011: A Writer Beware Retrospective (VS – 1/3/12) Link
    BookStoreMarketing.net: Beware Spam PR Services (VS – 1/11/12) Link
    Digital Rights Showdown: HarperCollins v. Open Road (VS – 1/17/12) Link
    The Fine Print of iBooks Author (VS – 1/20/12) Link
    Delmont-Ross Writing Contest: The Saga of a Fake Literary Competition (VS – 1/25/12) Link
    Guest Post: One Author's First Month in KDP Select (VS – 1/27/12) (By author Heather Wardell) Link

    February ‘12

    The Authors Guild on Amazon: Publishing's Ecosystem on the Brink (VS – 2/2/12) Link
    Publishers' Desk: Display or Misplay? (VS – 2/9/12) Link
    BookTango: Author Solutions Rolls Out Ebook Distribution Services (VS – 2/15/12) Link
    Tidbits (VS – 2/17/12) (The Taleist Self-Publishing Survey) Link
    Why Poets Should Not Seek Literary Agents (VS – 2/24/12) Link

    March ‘12

    New French Law Seizes Digital Rights (VS – 3/2/12) Link
    Why You Can't Always Trust the Source (VS – 3/6/12) (Beware blind faith in agent/market listings) Link
    When a Writing Contest Has a Hidden Agenda (VS – 3/9/12) Link
    When is a Dodgy Publisher Like a Stopped Clock? (VS – 3/16/12) Link
    Publishing Industry Terms and Contracts: Some Resources, and Some Advice (VS – 3/20/12) Link
    The Con Man Who Tried To Buy Writer Beware's Silence (AC – 3/23/12) (Mitchell Graham aka Mitchell Gross) Link
    Alert: Raider Publishing International / Purehaven Press (VS – 3/27/12) Link
    To Our Readers: Thank You (AC, VS & RW – 3/28/12) Link
    PublishAmerica, Literary Agent: An Inside Look (VS – 3/30/12) Link

    April ‘12

    Writer Beware's Swag Shop for Discerning Scammers (VS – 4/1/12) (April Foolin’) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Why Small Publishers Fail (VS – 4/4/12) (By author Cathy Clamp) Link
    Poetry.com Returns (VS – 4/11/12) Link
    The DOJ's Ebook Price Fixing Lawsuit Against Apple and the "Agency Five": An Overview (VS – 4/13/12) Link
    Book Giveaway (VS – 4/17/12) Link
    Link Roundup (VS – 4/20/12) (DRM, ebook costs, The Rejection Generator, et al.) Link
    New/Updated Alerts at Writer Beware: Literary Agent Uwe Luserke, SBPRA (VS – 4/23/12) Link
    The Importance of Reversion Clauses in Book Contracts (VS – 4/27/12) Link

    May ‘12

    Vetting an Independent Editor (VS – 5/3/12) Link
    e-Publishing Revo: It's a New Electronic Self-Publishing Service, But There's a Catch (VS – 5/10/12) Link
    Editing Clauses in Publishing Contracts: How to Protect Yourself (VS – 5/16/12) Link
    Victoria Strauss Wins for Writer Beware in First Annual Independent Book Blogger Award (VS – 5/18/12) Link
    Another Honor for Writer Beware (VS – 5/24/12) (Once again one of WD’s best sites for writers) Link
    Two Surveys (VS – 5/25/12) (The results are in from Writers’ Workshop and Taleist) Link
    Publishers Weekly Moves Into Self-Publishing (VS – 5/29/12) (Partners with Vook for PW Select Plus) Link

    June ‘12

    Judge Grants Class Status to Authors in Authors Guild v. Google Lawsuit (VS – 6/1/12) Link
    BEA Report (VS – 6/8/12) (Fun and games at BookExpo America) Link
    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against PublishAmerica (VS – 6/13/12) Link
    Author Solutions Introduces BookStub (VS – 6/19/12) (Nifty marketing idea for astronomical price) Link
    More Money-Wasting "Opportunities" For Writers (VS – 6/22/12) (Outskirts Press, Living Now Book Awards) Link

    July ‘12

    Rights vs. Copyright (VS – 7/2/12) (Summer reruns ain’t just for TV) Link
    Call for Guest Bloggers (VS – 7/13/12) Link
    Pearson Buys Author Solutions (VS – 7/19/12) Link
    Guest Blog Post: In Praise of Ripening (VS – 7/27/12) (By author Marcia Yudkin) Link

    August ‘12

    Literary Agent Scams: Still Around, But On the Wane (VS – 8/3/12) Link
    Ebooks Outsell Print! Putting Headlines in Context (VS – 8/8/12) Link
    Guest Blog Post: The Red Flags of Writing Contests (VS – 8/13/12) (By author C. Hope Clark) Link
    LendInk, Author Activism, and the Need for Critical Thinking (VS – 8/17/12) Link
    Vanity, Vanity: Turning The Label Around (VS – 8/24/12) Link
    Fake Jared And His Friends: Author Solutions' Misleading PR Strategies (VS – 8/30/12) Link

    September ‘12

    Guest Blog Post: 7 Freelance Writing Scams and How to Fight Them (VS – 9/4/12) (By writer Patrick Icasas) Link
    Guest Blog Post Writers Be-Wary: Electronic Distribution and Control of Creative Material (VS – 9/7/12) (By Sheila J. Levine, Esq. and Gerald M. Levine, Esq.) Link
    Writer Beware is on Vacation (VS – 9/10/12) Link
    Class Action Lawsuit Against PublishAmerica Dismissed (VS – 9/28/12) Link

    October ‘12

    Publishers Settle With Google--But What About Authors? (VS – 10/5/12) Link
    Writers Slam Secrecy of Book Publishers' Deal With Google (VS – 10/9/12) Link
    Judge Rules Against Authors Guild in HathiTrust Lawsuit (VS – 10/12/12) Link
    Guest Post: Dear Agent -- Write the Letter That Sells Your Book (VS – 10/17/12) (By author Nicola Morgan) Link
    Character Building Counts and Wise Bear Digital: Two More High-Entry Fee Book Awards (VS – 10/24/12) Link
    Alert: America's Next Author Contest (VS – 10/26/12) Link

    November ‘12

    Alert: Screenplay Replay Contest (VS – 11/1/12) Link
    Authors Guild Statement on Penguin-Random House Merger (VS – 11/6/12) Link
    PASSION BLUE Release and Giveaway! (VS – 11/7/12) Link
    Guest Blog Post: Mustering the Courage to Turn Down a Publishing Contract (VS – 11/13/12) (By author Kfir Luzzatto) Link
    Publishers Hate Authors? Really? (VS – 11/15/12) Link
    Archway Publishing: Simon & Schuster Adds a Self-Publishing Division (VS – 11/28/12) Link

    December ‘12

    The Albee Agency: Book Publicity Faked (VS – 12/6/12) Link
    Guest Blog Post: International Writing Scams and How to Protect Yourself (VS – 12/12/12) (By journalist Mridu Khullar Relph) Link
    Happy Holidays! (VS – 12/19/12) Link
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    2013

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    2012: Year in Review (VS – 1/2/13) (Notable posts and warnings) Link
    Global Talk Radio: How to Waste Money and Fail to Influence People (VS – 1/7/13) (Vanity has a face made for radio) Link
    Alert: UK Speaker Scam Targets Writers (and Others) (VS – 1/11/13) Link
    Venerable Vanity Publisher Vantage Press Closes Its Doors (VS – 1/16/13) Link
    Legal Tidbits (VS – 1/25/13) (Suits re: libelous and/or fake memoirs) Link

    February ‘13

    Christian Writers Guild Publishing: Pay to Play from Jerry B. Jenkins (VS – 2/1/13) Link
    Orphan Works: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Weighs In (VS – 2/6/13) Link
    A Partridge in a Penguin Tree (VS – 2/14/13) (Author Solutions invades India) Link
    Solicitation Alert: Blessed Hope Publishing (VS – 2/18/13) Link
    Solicitation Alert: Close-up TV News / Close-up Talk Radio (VS – 2/21/13) Link
    Why Not to Register Copyright for Unpublished Work (VS – 2/25/13) (Unnecessary, plus it marks you for scammers) Link
    Second-Class Contracts? Deal Terms at Random House's Hydra Imprint (VS – 2/28/13) Link

    March ‘13

    Law Firm Investigates Author Solutions Inc. (VS – 3/4/13) (Call for victims of deceptive practices) Link
    SFWA De-Lists Hydra; Random House Responds (VS – 3/7/13) Link
    Another Class Action Suit Launched Against PublishAmerica (VS – 3/11/13) (Once more into the breach of contract) Link
    Random House Announces New Terms at Digital Imprints Hydra, Alibi, Loveswept, and Flirt (VS – 3/12/13) Link
    For Those of You Who Are Wondering Why Someone Might Want to Launch a Class Action Lawsuit Against PublishAmerica (VS – 3/15/13) (Srsly, WTF?) Link
    Author-Unfriendly Terms at Autharium (VS – 3/21/13) (Just say no to “publishers” offering “services”) Link

    April ‘13

    Why I'm Not Here (VS – 4/2/13) Link
    Tidbits (VS – 4/19/13) (Ebook growth; Historical Pages Publishing; Leaf Books; “crowdfunded” anthology) Link
    ASJA Annual Conference 2013, Plus Tidbits (VS – 4/29/13) (Noble Romance Publishing, Barry Eisler, booksellers’ DRM suit) Link

    May ‘13

    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Author Solutions Inc. (VS – 5/1/13) Link
    Outrageous French Copyright Grab: ReLIRE Goes Live (VS – 5/16/13) Link
    An Honor For Writer Beware Co-Founder and Chair, Ann C. Crispin (VS – 5/24/13) Link

    June ‘13

    Police Investigate Pay-to-Play Publisher 2 Moon Press (VS – 6/13/13) Link
    Author Concerns and Complaints at Crimson Romance (VS – 6/19/13) Link
    Penguin and Author Solutions File for Dismissal of Class Action Lawsuit (VS – 6/24/13) Link

    July ‘13

    Writer Beware Blog on (Brief) Temporary Hiatus (VS – 7/1/13) Link

    August ‘13

    Expanded Alert at Writer Beware: American Book Publishing / Alexis Press / All Classic Books / Atlantic National Books (VS – 8/8/13) Link
    Publisher Alert: Iconic Publishing / Jonquil Press / Red Lizard Press (VS – 8/21/13) Link
    More Publisher Storm Warnings (VS – 8/23/13) (Noble Romance, Vanilla Heart, et al.) Link
    Sandpiper Publicity: The Albee Agency Returns (VS – 8/23/13) Link
    More Warnings: Spectacular Productions; Balboa Press / Author Solutions (VS – 8/30/13) Link

    September ‘13

    A Message from Writer Beware Co-Founder and Chair, Ann Crispin (VS – 9/4/13) Link
    Ann C. Crispin (VS - 9/6/13) Link
    New Publisher: Resurrection House (VS – 9/10/13) Link
    Ann C. Crispin (1950-2013) In Memoriam (VS – 9/17/13) Link
    Author Solutions Class Action Lawsuit: Update (VS – 9/18/13) Link
    The Barefoot Writer's Club (VS – 9/24/13) Link

    October ‘13

    Swoon Reads: New "Crowdsourced" Teen Romance Imprint (VS – 10/1/13) (div. of Macmillan) Link
    New Publisher House and the State of Independence 2014 Report: Grain of Salt Required (VS – 10/4/13) Link
    Writers' & Artists New Self-Publishing Comparison Service Leaves Much to be Desired (VS – 10/11/13) Link
    Early Termination Fees in Publishing Contracts: A Cautionary Tale (VS – 10/15/13) Link
    Thoughts on the Great Erotica Panic of 2013 (VS – 10/17/13) Link

    November ‘13

    Going Out of Business, Nigerian Spam-Scam Style (VS – 11/5/13) (All Classic Books aka Cheryl Lee Nunn) Link
    2 Moon Press—Update (VS – 11/8/15) Link
    Solicitation Alert: Bloggingbooks (VS – 11/11/13) (VDM / Verlag Dr. Mueller) Link
    Awards Profiteering: The Book Festival Empire of JM Northern Media (VS – 11/15/13) Link
    Masterpiece: A Reality Show for Authors (Plus a Short, Sad, History of Similar Shows that Failed) (VS – 11/19/13) Link
    Horror Writers Association Adds Its Support to Writer Beware (VS – 11/23/13) Link
    Don't Fall for Vanity Radio (VS – 11/26/13) (Global Talk Radio) Link

    December ‘13

    All Classic Books: The Scam Continues (VS – 12/2/13) (Cheryl Lee Nunn) Link
    Introduction: New Writer Beware Committee Member Michael Capobianco (MC – 12/5/13) Link
    Crowdfunded Anthologies: Concerns for Writers (VS – 12/13/13) Link
    News of the Weird: Quill Shift Literary Agency (VS – 12/18/13) Link
    Happy Holidays! (VS – 12/23/13) Link
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    Year in Review: Writer Beware's Top Blog Posts of 2013 (VS – 1/6/14) Link
    Scribd's New Ebook Subscription Service: Partnering with Publishers, Profiting from Piracy (MC – 1/9/14) Link
    Opening a Vein: Agent Artery (VS – 1/21/14) (Another useless submission service) Link
    Story Surgeon: An App for Copyright Infringement (VS – 1/23/14) Link
    WinePress Publishing: Scandal-Plagued Self-Publishing Service Closes Its Doors (VS – 1/31/14) Link

    February ‘14

    PublishAmerica Is Now America Star Books (VS – 2/1/14) Link
    Magnus Publicity: Name-Changing Publicist Mike Albee Returns (VS – 2/7/14) Link
    ISNI: An Authority for Authors? (MC – 2/10/14) (International Standard Name Identifier) Link
    On Petitions and Flame Wars: My Thoughts About SFWA and Change (VS – 2/14/14) Link
    The Bookseller Takes a Stand: No More Advertising from Author Solutions, Inc. (VS – 2/18/14) Link
    Alert: Jane Dowary Agency (VS – 2/21/14) (Julia Levin aka Drew Montgomery) Link
    Questions to Ask Your Prospective Literary Agent (VS – 2/26/14) Link
    Justice for Authors: 2 Moon Press Authors Raising Funds to Sue Their Deadbeat Publisher (VS – 2/28/14) Link

    March ‘14

    Rights Concerns: Simon451 Novel-Writing Contest for Students (VS – 3/6/14) Link
    Rights Concerns: Amtrak Residency Program (VS – 3/12/14) Link
    Why Poets Should Not Seek Literary Agents (VS – 3/25/14) Link
    The Short Life and Strange Death of Entranced Publishing (VS – 3/28/14) Link
    Pamela Wray and WordWorks Publishing Consultants: The Amazing Case of the Serial Plagiarizer (VS – 3/31/14) Link

    April ‘14

    How to Succeed in Authorship Without Really Trying (VS – 4/11/14) (Buy Now Books, StoryMondo) Link
    Another Small Press Horror Story: Silver Publishing Is Gone (VS – 4/15/14) Link
    Take the Money and Run: Kerry Jacobson, "Book Publicist" (VS – 4/18/14) Link
    Class Action Lawsuit Against Author Solutions Inc.: Update (VS – 4/30/14) Link

    May ‘14

    Author Solutions Inc. Expands "Partridge" Brand to Singapore and Africa (VS – 5/2/14) Link
    Robert Fletcher of SBPRA to Pay Author Restitution in Settlement of Florida Lawsuit (VS – 5/13/14) Link

    June ‘14

    Bait-and-Switch for Self-Published Authors (VS – 6/4/14) Link
    A Visit to BEA 2014's uPublishU (MC – 6/6/14) Link
    Start Media Buys Whiskey Creek Press, Imposes New Contract Terms (VS – 6/27/14) Link
    Start Media Responds to Questions on Purchase of Whiskey Creek Press (VS – 6/27/14) Link

    July ‘14

    American Writing Association: A Service Writers Don't Need (VS – 7/1/14) Link
    Writer Beware Has a New Logo and a New Look (VS – 7/8/14) Link
    Time to Bury the Hachette (MC – 7/10/14) (Publishers v. Amazon) Link
    Agenty Advice to a Hopeful Writer, from a Non-Agent (VS – 7/15/14) Link
    On Trolls and Fake Bad Reviews (VS – 7/18/14) Link
    Warning: Green Shore Publishing (VS – 7/22/14) (Adam Salviani) Link
    Self-Publishing and Author-Agent Agreements: The Need for Change (VS – 7/25/14) Link
    A Marketing Pitch from Author Solutions (VS – 7/28/14) Link

    August ‘14

    Writer Beware's Self-Publishing Page Renovated and Updated (VS – 8/6/14) Link
    How Not to Seek a Literary Agent: The Perils of "Middleman" Services (VS – 8/12/14) (Bookmarq.net) Link
    Blue Ash Publishing: New Self-Publishing Service from Writer's Digest (VS – 8/19/14) Link
    Computer Down (VS – 8/25/14) Link
    Haters Gonna Hate: The Smear Campaign Against Absolute Write (VS – 8/29/14) Link

    September ‘14

    Guest Blog Post: Author-Editor Compatibility: The Crucial Element for a Successful Editing Experience (VS – 9/5/14) (Editor Katherine Pickett) Link
    Alert: Trouble at Ellora's Cave (VS – 9/15/14) Link
    Color Song Release Day! (VS – 9/16/14) Link
    A Hand in Your Pocket: Monetizing the Business of Writing (VS – 9/26/14) Link

    October ‘14

    How To Request Rights Reversion From Your Publisher (VS – 10/1/14) Link
    How Not To Register Copyright (VS – 10/10/14) (Copyright Registry Online) Link
    How Not To Change Your Business Model: The Latest On Permuted Press (VS – 10/23/14) Link
    Kindle Scout: The Pros and Cons of Amazon's New Crowdsourced Publishing Program (VS – 10/29/14) Link

    November ‘14

    Solicitation Alert: Litfire Publishing (VS – 11/7/14) Link
    Alert: Cookbook Marketing Agency (VS – 11/12/14) Link
    Scam Warnings for Freelancers (VS – 11/14/14) (Identity theft, “free samples”) Link
    Megustaescribir: Author Solutions Inc. Expands Into Spain (VS – 11/21/14) Link

    December ‘14

    Don't Do This: Wrong Ways to Try and Escape Your Deadbeat Publisher (VS – 12/3/14) Link
    Alert: Questionable Terms of Use In HBO's Game of Thrones Compendium (VS – 12/11/14) Link
    Rights Grab: Transferring Copyright (VS – 12/16/14) (The Toast ezine) Link
    Evaluating Publishing Contracts: Six Ways You May Be Sabotaging Yourself (VS – 12/19/14) Link
    Happy Holidays (VS – 12/23/14) Link
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    2014 In Review: The Best of Writer Beware (VS – 1/6/15) Link
    New Look for Writer Beware (VS – 1/21/15) Link
    Two Red-Flag Sentences In Publishing Contracts (VS – 1/23/15) (Re: publisher’s discretion and guarantees) Link
    Lost In Translation: In Which I Investigate A Translation Service, And They Are Not Amused (VS – 1/27/15) (Author Translation) Link

    February ‘15

    Who's Running Your Writers' Group? Why You Should Be Careful (VS – 2/2/15) (Vanity press shills, et al.) Link
    SFWA Opens to Self-Published Authors; Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction Makes Contract Changes (VS – 2/5/15) Link
    Editing Clauses In Publishing Contracts: How To Protect Yourself (VS – 2/12/15) Link
    New Life For Old Books (Mine!) (VS – 2/24/15) Link
    Crescent Moon Press, Musa Publishing Close Their Doors (VS – 2/27/15) Link

    March ‘15

    Author Solutions Inc. Losing Market Share As Production Numbers Fall (VS – 3/1/15) Link
    Update: Lawsuit Against Author Solutions Inc. (VS – 3/6/15) Link
    Manuscript Pitch Websites: Do Literary Agents Use Them? (VS – 3/10/15) (WriterPitch) Link
    Rights Grab: Omni Reboot (Updated) (VS – 3/23/15) Link
    Second Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Author Solutions Inc. (VS – 3/26/15) Link
    Bookbzz -- Buzzed Off? (VS – 3/31/15) Link

    April ‘15

    Naughty-No-No! E-Reading App Keeps Young Minds Pristine (MC – 4/1/15) (April Fool’s) Link
    The Strange and Twisted Tale of Peter Senese, Serial Con Man (VS – 4/9/15) (Bookbeat) Link
    Amazon Takes on Fake Review Services (VS – 4/13/15) Link
    Warning: Raider Publishing International (VS – 4/16/15) (Adam Salviani) Link
    Finding Authors: The Importance of Establishing an Online Licensing System for Copyrighted Works (MC – 4/23/15) Link

    May ‘15

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    June ‘15

    Awards Profiteers: How Writers Can Recognize and Avoid Them (VS – 6/9/15) (IPPYs, USA Best Book Awards, et al.) Link
    Almond Press Short Story Competition: Writing for "Exposure" (VS – 6/24/15) Link

    July ‘15

    Author Solutions Lawsuit Update: Class Certification Denied (VS – 7/3/15) Link
    Amazon's "Personal Connection" Review Policies Are Nothing New (VS – 7/8/15) Link
    Alert: Don Semora, "Professional Designer and Author" (VS – 7/10/15) Link
    Pay-To-Play Alert: #Worldclass Magazine (VS – 7/15/15) Link
    Writer Beware Blog on Temporary Hiatus (VS – 7/26/15) Link

    August ‘15

    Guest Post: Want To Become A Better Writer? Stop Writing. (VS – 8/6/15) (Author Barbara Baig) Link
    Guest Post: Beware Social Media Snake Oil (VS – 8/20/15) (Marketr Chris Syme) Link
    Author Solutions Class Action Lawsuit Settled (VS – 8/25/15) Link

    September ‘15

    (no posts)

    October ‘15

    Guest Post: Imitation Is Much More Than Flattery (VS – 10/22/15) (Author Barbara Baig) Link

    November ‘15

    Why Writer Beware Doesn't Make Agent or Publisher Recommendations (VS – 11/13/15) Link
    Signing Away Your Rights: Arbitration Clauses in Book Contracts (VS – 11/1815) Link

    December ‘15

    Neoverse Writing Competition Makes Its Rules More Author-Friendly (VS – 12/9/15) Link
    Almond Press Redux: Revenge-Rating A Critic (VS – 12/18/15) Link
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    January ‘16

    Author Solutions Sold to Private Equity Firm (VS – 1/5/16) Link
    Best of Writer Beware: 2015 In Review (VS – 1/8/16) Link
    Freelance Mills, Cyberbullying, and Plagiarism, Oh My! (VS – 1/13/16) (IAPWE, Stephen Leather & ParaDon Books) Link
    Profit Engine: The Author Solutions Markup (VS – 1/15/16) Link
    The Fair Contract Initiative (VS – 1/29/16) (The Authors Guild) Link

    February ‘16

    Termination Fees in Publishing Contracts: Why They're Not Just Bad for Authors (VS – 2/12/16) Link
    Solicitation Alert: RPI Publications, a.k.a. Raider Publishing International (VS – 2/16/16) (Adam Salviani) Link
    Kickbacks, Opportunism, and Fake Awards, Oh My: Three Solicitation Alerts (VS – 2/19/16) (Bookfuel, Encircle Publications, Book Excellence Awards) Link

    March ‘16

    New Authors As Shark Bait: Steve Alten's A&M Publishing (VS – 3/2/16) Link
    Publishers Weekly Features Vanity Publisher Morgan James ... Again (VS – 3/11/16) Link
    How Do Freelance Editors Get Paid? (VS – 3/18/16) Link
    PublishAmerica / America Star Books Lawsuit Against Writer Beware Settled (VS – 3/23/16) Link

    April ‘16

    Small Press Storm Warnings: Pegasus Books, Realmwalker Publishing Group, Spectral Press, Tickety Boo Press (VS – 4/22/16) Link
    Spam, Spam, Spam Spam: Inkitt and the Grand Novel Contest (VS – 4/29/16) Link

    May ‘16

    Writer Beware Blog on Hiatus (Again) (VS – 5/9/16) Link

    June ‘16

    Back From Hiatus: Why I Went Away (VS – 6/3/16) Link
    Booklife Prize in Fiction (VS – 6/9/16) Link
    Tate Publishing & Enterprises Slapped With $1.7 Million Lawsuit (VS – 6/16/16) Link

    July ‘16

    Month9Books Scales Back Its List amid Allegations of Nonpayment (VS – 7/1/16) Link
    "Cutting Lists Isn't New": Q&A with Month9books Founder Georgia McBride (VS – 7/8/16) Link
    How Publishers Abuse Termination Fees: Sky Warrior Books (VS – 7/15/16) Link
    WriteIndia Writing Contest: When a Contest Sponsor Changes the Rules (VS – 7/19/16) Link

    August ‘16

    (no posts)

    September ‘16

    (no posts)

    October ‘16

    (no posts)

    November ‘16

    (no posts)

    December ‘16

    Small Press Storm Warnings: Torquere Press, Caliburn Press, Month9books (VS – 12/1/16) Link
    Trouble at Tate: Could It Be End of Days for America's Most Prolific Vanity Publisher? (VS – 12/9/16) Link
    Torquere Press is Closing (VS – 12/13/16) Link
    Questions for Vanity Publisher Austin Macauley Yield Few Answers (VS – 12/21/16) Link
    All Romance eBooks' Sudden Closing: Many Questions, Few Answers (VS – 12/30/16) Link
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    2017

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    January ‘17

    The Continuing Decline of "Assisted-Self-Publishing" Giant Author Solutions (VS – 1/18/17) Link

    February ‘17

    Red Flag Alert: Loiacono Literary Agency, Swetky Literary Agency, Warner Literary Group (VS – 2/16/17) Link

    March ‘17

    (no posts)

    April ‘17

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    May ‘17

    The Law Finally Catches Up With Tate Publishing & Enterprises (VS – 5/4/17) Link

    June ‘17

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