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Tales of Terror: Part Four

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

The Black Hole
A lot of books get published then disappear from sight. Not because of authors not promoting them, but because of bad publishers. A group I like to refer to as The Black Hole, because their damage is wide and never ending.
Scenario #1:
A publisher emailed an aspiring author offering publication. She had posted part […]

Tales of Terror: Part Three

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Beware the Ghostwriter
Some writers, for a variety of reasons, choose to use ghostwriters. However, you have to be careful. The following is a rather tragic story and I feel for the duped author, Lanaia Lee.
It seems that she hired ghostwriter Christopher Hill to work on her book Of Atlantis. Unfortunately, he decided to copy […]

Tales of Terror: Part Two

Friday, October 12th, 2007

The Harpy
So I’m at a conference for small publishers mixing and mingling with people who love books—editors, agents, booksellers etc…, when an author approaches me and ask if I’m accepting manuscripts. I say no. I give my spiel about being new to the business and direct her to several other publishers. But noooo… she is […]

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