Leo Hunter, 6, lands a mega deal for 23 books – mirror.co.uk!?

What started out as a literary heart-warming story when the UK Mirror newspaper ran with this, turned into a ‘Yikes’ story when I discovered the US publisher was Strategic Book Publishing…….ahem!! Why don’t journalist do some research before running with a story like this?
A lot more about Strategic Book Publishing on the AbsoluteWrite link below…

http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101448

…and late today, Victoria Strauss has exposed this little ‘vanity’ charade which seemed to fool UK newspapers so easily. I’m always uncomfortable using the word vanity to describe authors who choose to self-publish using a fee-charging publisher, but this really is the one time when the tag fits perfectly.

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