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How The London Book Fair Helps Vanity Presses Exploit Newbie Authors

The most prestigious event in the UK publishing calendar, the London Book Fair, welcomes predatory operators with open arms, deliberately positions them opposite author events for extra cash, and then helps to whitewash their reputation – even running misleading interviews … Continue reading

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UK Vanity Publishers Austin Macauley & Pegasus in Horrible Bait-And-Switch

A number of UK-based vanity presses are engaging in unsavory tactics: passing themselves off as trade publishers and only hitting writers with the bill when it comes to contracts. I moved back home recently and started being assailed by all … Continue reading

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This Is The Modern Publishing Business

Scammers used to operate at the edges of the publishing business, but have wormed their way into its heart. And the entire industry is in denial. An unintentionally revealing aspect of the tiresome Amazon-Hachette dispute was a series of statements … Continue reading

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Book Launch: LIBERTY BOY

New release time! LIBERTY BOY is available now for $3.99 from Amazon US | UK | CA (and all the rest too). It’s the first book in a new series, and the first I’ve set in my home country of … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Digital Is Free. Maybe Forever?

I first published Let’s Get Digital in July 2011, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, and then released a (much) revamped and updated version in September 2014. Combined, both editions have sold well over 25,000 copies at this point, which … Continue reading

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KU Scammers Attack Amazon’s Free Ebook Charts

Last month, Amazon was caught up in a crisis at least partly of its own making when bungled attempts to deal with a growing Kindle Unlimited scammer problem resulted in the sanctioning of innocent authors. Amazon has since apologized, and … Continue reading

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Amazon Takes Aim At Scammers But Hits Authors

NOTE: There are numerous updates at the bottom of this article, including responses from Amazon – the latest update being from March 31 as this story continues to develop. The short version is that Amazon has apologized for incorrect enforcement … Continue reading

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