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5 helpful things aspiring writers can learn from our dog, Charlie

Eight years ago we brought a chocolate lab into our home who answers to the name of Charlie and I find him to be a most interesting and delightful animal. 590 more words

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Author Solutions and Friends: The Inside Story

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. 3,004 more words

Patrick Jones reblogged this on The Linden Chronicles: The Wolf's Moon by Patrick Jones and commented:

Excellent information from David Gaughran

#Writers Beware: Author Solutions and Friends: The Inside Story | 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

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Author Solutions and Friends: The Inside Story

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. 3,004 more words

3 statements I hear from first-time authors that make me cringe.

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

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5 ways an author can earn money besides selling books.

One of the most enjoyable opportunities I have during the year is to co-host a free webinar with Reid Tracy, the president

and CEO of… 478 more words

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Lawsuit Against Author Solutions #wana #amwriting RT to Protect Fellow Authors Please!

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

lynettedavis reblogged this on Memoir Notes and commented:

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.