Author Solutions has forged partnerships with a long list of famous names in publishing – from Simon & Schuster and Hay House to Barnes & Noble and Reader’s Digest. 3,005 more words
Excellent information from David Gaughran
The thing about dreams is that they are precious to those they belong to. As writers we of course love to write, but we also want to make a living from our art. 180 more words
Over the years, I have had hundreds of conversations with authors and there are three phrases I sometimes hear that give me pause.
“The audience for my book is every man, woman and child on the planet” 379 more words
Check out the actual complaint here.
This is brought by two primary individuals who spent $25K and $10K on their books. Basically they talk about all the stuff we’ve heard about Author Solutions in the past: AS makes their money off authors, not for authors; AS sells “marketing” packages that do nothing to market books; AS grubs and grubs for services that are very poorly delivered and end up giving no value to the manuscripts. 137 more words
While I do not wish to offend any author who had, or has, a satisfactory relationship with Author Solutions (or any of their affiliations), as the embedded lawsuit attests, this is not always the case. I re-blogged this post because I believe it is important that authors, especially new authors who more than likely spent years writing their first book, understand that Author Solution is a vanity press that, largely, profits from authors.