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Authors Guild Dumps Author Solutions (And Pretends It Was All A Bad Dream)

The Authors Guild – which bills itself as America’s leading writers’ organization – has terminated its partnership with Author Solutions.

The Authors Guild joins companies like Bowker, Writers’ Digest, and Crossbooks in cutting links to Author Solutions – a company which has faced a sustained campaign from writers targeting its deceptive and exploitative practices, as well as multiple class actions which are still working their way through the courts. 1,228 more words

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FYI: Penguin Random House Is Still In The Vanity Business

Penguin Random House announced the sale of Author Solutions on Tuesday, leading to headlines stating it has exited the self-publishing business and various commentators congratulating it for cleaning house. 1,242 more words

6 Tips on How to Fulfill Your Publishing Resolution

This time of year, many people make resolutions with goals they want to accomplish in the coming year. For some, that list includes publishing a book, yet they are often unclear what it takes to accomplish the task. 1,053 more words

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What I learned at Pitchfest "book-to-movie" 2015 in New York City

I had the honor of attending Pitchfest this past weekend in New York City. Pitchfest was a book-to-screen seminar where independent, self-published authors like myself were taught how to turn our novels into a two minute pitch and then pitch that idea to studio/production representatives from movies and television. 661 more words

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Penguin's Author Solutions Inks First-Look Deal With Paulist Productions

Author Solutions, a Penguin Random House self-publishing services company, has closed a first-look deal with faith-based Paulist Productions (Insight). Under the pact, Paulist will review Author Solutions titles for possible film and TV adaptations. 171 more words

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4 words that will help you unleash your creativity.

Creativity is a very interesting and often debated topic. Is it something you are born with or something you can develop? Is it something that only happens when limitations are removed or is there a process you can follow to foster creative ideas?  546 more words

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Book Bits: George R.R. Martin, Hugo Awards flap, 'Blackout,' Phillipa Gregory

I often wonder why more bookstores don’t have Espresso Book Machines. Perhaps it’s the cost, the training required to operate it and maintain it, or the belief that a small percentage of customers will opt to purchase books that way rather than logging on to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s or another online site. 744 more words

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