Gorok and Wulf Host a Blog

 
Gorok and Wulf Host a Blog
 

 
Watch a writer blather about writing that gay Barbarian and Mage story that insisted on being finished. Anti-scam rants and ebook links inserted for free.
 
 

E-mail Link!

Writing Sites -- Forward Motion Writing Site
Read writing articles at Writing-World.com!
Read my column on writing romance novels here!
-- Evolution writing community

Anti-Scam Sources
PublishAmerica Sucks
Writer, Beware! Don't get scammed.
Preditors & Editors site
Teresa Nielsen Hayden's blog -- lots of anti-scam advice!
A. C. Crispin's Web Site
SFF.net's Publishing Scams Newsgroup
The Rumor Mill at Speculations.com
Absolute Write Bewares Board

Great Ebook sites!

Fictionwise.com -- great staff
Baen Webscription site
Palm Digital Media
GLB Books -- Gay fiction (some erotic, most not)
Hard Shell -- indie ebook publisher


Romantica and Erotic Ebooks -- adults only!
Ebook Eros -- Burlesque for the Brain -- Romantica publisher
Ellora's Cave -- Romantica publisher
Changeling Press -- erotic romances and some slash
eXtasy Books -- amourotic reading
eXtasy Books -- erotic romances
New Concepts -- Romance and erotic sensual romance
Loose-ID -- Erotic romance
Torquere Press -- Romantic and erotic gay fiction


Free E-books!
Baen Free Library
And visit Baen's Bar!
Blackmask Online
Project Gutenberg
The Online Books Page

More Writers' Blogs!
Diane Duane's weblog
Peter David's blog
Sick & Wicked: A Writer's Weblog
Alison Kent, erotic romance author (updated link)
Lydia Joyce, historical romance author
Hit by a Bus
Amy Shelton
Robert Sloan
Robert's Other Blog
Julia
John Scalzi, SF writer
Poppy Z. Brite
Wen Spencer
Tamara Siler Jones
Neil Gaiman
Beth Bernobich's blog
Silverfire's new blog
A Blog with Fantasy Reviews
Bring the E-Books Home
Kirkville -- Great Blog for iPod and Mac Fans
A Directory of Wonderful Things
Scifidaily Blog
Rosario's Reading Journal
Romantic SF & Fantasy

Fun Sites
All About Romance -- book reviews, etc.
F-minor, the Glenn Gould mailing list
Glenn Gould Foundation
The Glenn Gould Archive
Theoden Fanlist
-- Join Neopets here
How to Join the Copyediting List Serv (well I think it's fun!)


Listed on Blogwise
 
 
 
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
 
More Proof That Publish America Is Bad News for Writers

People who have seen me natter on in chat know that I am no fan of Publish America. While authors don't have to pay a fee to get published with Publish America, I think that in many cases, they would be better served by self-publishing, or yes, even going with a reputable vanity publisher, as that would give them more control over their book. Also, I think that a large number of their authors would be better served by working on their writing until it's just right and submitting it to legitimate agents or publishers instead.

On Sunday, the Washington Post published an article on Publish America. This article appeared in their Bookworld section. While the article did include quotes from people on all sides of the issue, Publish America did not exactly come out smelling like roses.

If you're even considering signing up with Publish America, read the Washington Post article first. And after that experience, if you're still considering signing up with this company, read the rebuttal and ask yourself if you want to trust your book to these people. If that doesn't work, go out for a long walk to clear your head. Also, make yourself familiar with the PA thread on the Absolute Write message board.

Oh, there was also a somewhat more "pro-PA" (relatively speaking) article by AP reporter Hillel Italie, available here. Even though this article was (in comparison) more positive, Publish America put up a rebuttal, which had publishing industry professionals rolling in the aisles and some people calling their lawyers.

PA also put up a rebuttal to the Washington Post article, which you can read here. They decided to title their rebuttal "Thank you for the national press attention!" Riiiight. This same weekend, a blizzard got national press attention, but I don't think many people equate blizzards with positive news! It should go without saying that this rebuttal is full of doo-doo.

Just a hint in case you misunderstand what PA is claiming about some of these authors. Their concept of "fraud" involves submitting a purposely bad manuscript to a publisher. This is not fraud. If it were, I and several of my coworkers would be in jail now because of the wretched poem we submitted to Poetry.com. (It was so bad we would've gotten 20 years!) Publishers get bad manuscripts in the mail all the time. Real publishers bother reading those submissions to find out which ones suck eggs.
Comments: Post a Comment
(0) comments

 

 
   
  This page is powered by Blogger, the easy way to update your web site.  


critteranne got their NeoPet at http://www.neopets.com

My Counter!


Looking for a Publisher?

Looking for a book publisher? Don't get a scam publisher. If you want to publish America don't sign up with PublishAmerica!"
Learn about PublishAmerica book publishing Home  |  Archives