can write a book - but it takes something special
to create a best-seller
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Writer's Alerts and
There are some awfully big fish swimming
around the publishing pond these days, and it can be hard
for some of the smaller fish to find a way through -
especially with so many predators in the waters!
With this in mind, Tina, Ciara and Lee have become self
appointed Shark Hunters.
We will endeavor to keep you updated on any companies who
appear to be taking advantage of newer, more vulnerable
writers. We will be including publications who refuse to
pay authors monies owed to them and publications
attempting to lure new writers with unfair contractual
obligations and agreements.
The sites in question are contacted by us before
publication to give them a chance to respond.
Before sending any money to anyone for any form of
service, always take some time to do a little homework
first. Check Preditors & Editors to see if they
have any information on the agency or company you wish to
deal with. Failing this, at least ask the kind people on
the "Ask Ann" topic of Speculations. If something looks a little
"too good to be true", then it usually is, so
please be careful.
I will end by reminding anyone who reads this that the
golden rule among all writers should be this:
flows TO the author. Never the other
Let's go Hunting...
Myths and Lies:
These days so many new writers are lured into parting
with their hard-earned cash by less-than-scrupulous,
self-styled 'gurus' that it makes me wonder how these
scam-artists sleep at night.
Taking Money From
Writers - the Easy Way
Morgan looks at the Robins Agency and some things you
should look for before signing your manuscript over to
self-publish or to jump into the deep end with a
"traditional" publisher? They are the questions
of the day and boy! did we find some answers!
Melanie Mills and
the Banff Writers Conference
aliases, more than one fake writers' conference and
charges pending in 3 different US states and Canada -
You Too Can Sniff
how to spot a scam at 100 paces with this informative
article from Marcia Yudkin
Scam-Spotting - If It Looks Like a Scam, It
Holly Lisle takes an in-depth look at the "Write a
Book in 14 Days" scam - and how the amazing
relocating scam-site just keeps popping up under a new
Tina recounts her personal experience with a
"literary agency" trying to extort all sorts of
undeserved fees from new writers!
correspondence from Bawn Literary Agency threatening
Fiction Factor with libel and defamation suits)
New Writer's Guild
iPublish - Time
Warner Contract Alert
What a Write Off!
Kerry looks at whether
The International Library of Poetry really is a great
literary accolade to add to a writer's portfolio or
whether it's just another expensive scam.
Best-Sellers in 3 Years!
Brilliant New Course by Nick Daws will show you
how to write any book in 28 days or less -