How a Lunatic Published My First Short Story: A Cautionary Tale

Column by Max Booth III February 9, 2021
What every writer dreams of hearing: “I like it, but not enough to want to give you a book for it. (In other words, I don't want to pay for it as I don't LOVE it.)”

Book Promotion Scams You Can Try From Home!

Column by Peter Derk
Learn to sell books like a flim-flam man. A matchstick man. A snake oil salesman.

We Are All Idiots: Learning From Our Mistakes and Progressing Our Writing Careers

Column by Max Booth III January 21, 2015
A look back at the mistakes one author has made and how he's learned to improve.
Barnes & Noble Stolen PIN

Shop At Barnes & Noble Recently? Your PIN May Have Been Stolen!

News by Rob Hart October 24, 2012
PIN pads in 63 Barnes & Noble locations were tampered with, and might have been recording customers' account information.
News, Penguin, Author Solutions, Scam

Penguin's Parent Company Acquires Vanity Presses Accused Of Scamming Authors

News by Rob Hart July 23, 2012
Penguin’s parent company, Pearson, has purchased Author Solutions, which owns several vanity presses that have been accused of milking authors for money.
Authors File Suit Against PublishAmerica

Authors File Suit Against PublishAmerica

News by Rob Hart June 18, 2012
Three authors are suing PublishAmerica, a print-on-demand "publisher" they say makes money by shakings its authors down for fees.
Undead Press screws Mandy DeGeit

Publisher Of Anthology Screws Over Writer: A Cautionary Tale

News by Rob Hart May 15, 2012
Mandy DeGeit was thrilled when her story was accepted for publication in an anthology--but it all came crashing down when the anthology editor made unwelcome changes and didn't run them past her.