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Is anyone here a member of AuthorsPublish or know anything about the outfit? They seem to be a resource for finding publishing opportunities and such, but apparently you have to be a member to see things like that. Is it mostly for beginners? That's the sense I get.
 
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Adding link to save anyone else having to hunt it down: AuthorsPublish.

tl;dr version:
In my personal opinion it's not so much for beginners as for rubes with more money than sense.

Full version:

It looks like it's free to sign up. They send you 'reviews of publishers accepting submissions, and articles to help you become a successful, published, author.'

They have free how to write books, but I have no idea of their quality or relevance, as again you have to sign up to get them. They are all by the same author, a co-founder/owner of AuthorsPublish, who appears to specialise in full-length manuscript submissions and poetry and literary journals and memoirs and childrens/YA books.

They say that they generate some of their revenue through Google ads, optimised in part by cookies on their website and on Facebook.

I have no idea if any publishers pay them to send out positive reviews. I'd like to think not.

I suspect the bulk of the revenue comes from people signing up for paid courses and workshops with the owner: https://authorspublish.thinkific.com/courses/september-workshop-manuscript-publishing-for-novelists. "Enroll Now for $647"

Given that the only books Amazon lists for her are all the self published 'how to write' books available for free to anyone who signs up to AuthorsPublish, she does not herself appear to have a clear track record of publishing with trade publishers.
 

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