HarperCollins Will Close Authonomy Writing Community in September

Popular online writing community Authonomy will close in September. Traditional publisher HarperCollins launched the writing and peer-critique community in 2008 as one alternative to the infamous slush pile. Manuscript submissions were ranked by users and the best five every month were then considered for publication by HarperCollins’ editors. In a blog post on Authonomy, the publisher said […]

Publishing Opportunities from Online Communities | Writing.ie

The quote from the piece below is a feature on Writing.ie this week. It’s a general overview about online publishing and communities and takes a look at three particular sites, Authonomy, Book Country and YouWriteOn. I’m not sure I’d agree with some of what is said, and there is a definite tendency to focus on […]

Pack Announced As New Publisher At Authonomy

Pack new authonomy.com publisher The Bookseller According to The Bookseller this morning, Scott Pack of The Friday Project is to become the new publisher of HarperCollins‘ community writing site, Authonomy. Pack will retain his role at The Friday Project but will be joined at Authonomy by Rachel Faulker, a HarperCollins gradute trainee, who will take […]

Avon Acquires Three from Authonomy Author | The Bookseller

Avon acquires three from Authonomy author | The Bookseller Avon has acquired three novels from Authonomy author, Laurence O’Bryan. O’Bryan attended a crime and thriller workshop run by HarperCollins last autumn. HarperCollins run online submission community, Authonomy. Related articles Book Country – Old Country For New Authors? (mickrooney.blogspot.com) My Authonomy Relationship (ajracewood.wordpress.com) Ebooks Outsell Booky Books. […]

Book Country – Old Country For New Authors?

Later this year something is going to happen in the publishing industry that many analysts and experts told us would never happen. As far back as 2009, when Thomas Nelson and Harlequin launched their self-publishing service imprints, the naysayers maintained the ‘big six’ publishers would hold firm and the self-publishing service bug would never reach […]

Abbott Press – Reviewed

Abbott Press is an imprint owned and run by Author Solutions Incorporated. Abbott Press was originally launched in January 2011 in a partnership between Writers’ Digest and Author Solutions. I made a brief mention of the newly formed partnership and press release here. Back then, the launch was greeted with a mixed reception much in the way WestBow […]

A Load of Rubbish Makes Authonomy’s March Top Five Reads

Irish author Helena Duggan’s A Load of Rubbish, a children’s book, made the top five list on Authonomy for March, finishing up at number two. While there are no guarentees of publication with HarperCollins, authors making the top five as voted by other authonomy subscribers will have their books viewed by an editor. From Helena’s blog […]

Authonomy Chalks Up Fourth And Fifth Book Acquisitions

It has taken quite a while for HarperCollins‘ author network site Authonomy to prove successful for its many registered writers. The last acquisitions purportedly to come from Authonomy’s manuscript piles were the three original acquisitions announced shortly after the website’s inception. Today’s news that Terence O’Neill’s manuscript, originally titled, Never Again, is to be published […]