Story Surgeon: Serious App for Readers or Moral Maze? (Updated)

If you have been following publishing blogs and digital technology websites over the past few days, then you may have read about a proposed software application for the iPad called Story Surgeon. It’s the brainchild of Ryan Hancock, a writer and app creator, and a little over a week ago Hancock launched a Kickstarter project […]

Random House Digital Imprints | It’s a duck!

If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it’s a duck.  Late last year, Random House, one of the big six publishing houses (now five following the US Department of Justice’s approval of the merger deal with Penguin), launched three digital-only publishing imprints alongside its already existing digital […]

US Law Firm Investigates Author Solutions For Class Action Suit | UPDATED

The office of US attorneys, Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart LLP, have been carrying out an investigation into practices of the publishing industry’s largest self-publishing service, Author Solutions Inc. based in Bloomington, Indiana. Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart LLP represent employees in employment and civil rights matters, consumers and small businesses in class actions, individuals […]

I did not have publishing relations with that self-publishing provider

It is hard not to see today’s press release by Simon & Schuster UK as a direct and aggressive reaction to the wave of negative publicity surrounding last week’s launch of self-publishing imprint Archway Publishing, which will be run by Author Solutions, the giant self-publishing solutions provider every author of a writing blog is suddenly queuing […]

Writer Beware!: PW Select: Opportunity or Exploitation?

Victoria Strauss has written a lengthy piece on authors paying for their book to be reviewed with a primary focus on Publishers Weekly‘s new paid review service PW Select. There are also some extensive comments to her piece. Writer Beware� Blogs!: PW Select: Opportunity or Exploitation? Related articles by Zemanta Jodi Picoult attacks favouritism towards […]