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A Story of Three Authors (A Cautionary Tale)

This post by Karen Dionne originally appeared on Pub Rants on 5/8/15. In a perfect world, every literary agent would be a fearless negotiator, working tirelessly to get the best possible book deals for his or her clients. But the world isn’t perfect. And sometimes an author’s career goes off the rails because their agent […]

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Welcome to the Shark Tank

This post by Rachelle Gardner originally appeared on Books & Such on 5/5/15. If you’re a writer trying to wrap your mind around the business end of publishing, I hope you’re watching ABC’s Shark Tank.  The show has nothing to do with publishing. But it has everything to do with understanding exactly what you’re doing […]

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Keep Your Options Open

This post by Allan Leverone originally appeared on Kill Zone. My first book was published a little over four years ago, in February 2011. You may remember that as the chaotic period when the self-publishing phenomenon really broke through and turned the traditional publishing model upside down. Between December 2009, when I signed my first […]

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Indie & Trad Publishing & Flying Monkeys On The Yellow Brick Road!

This post by Bob Mayer originally appeared on his Write On The River site on 2/12/15. As you negotiate your journey through the wonderful world of publishing, be careful of those flying monkeys as you gaze in the crystal ball of your career path. Don’t take anyone else’s monkey as your own! We all are […]

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MacAdam Cage Authors Look to Resolve E-book Dispute

This article by Calvin Reid originally appeared on Publishers Weekly on 4/23/14. Despite complaints from former MacAdam Cage authors that they have not received e-book royalties or regular statements for years, Mark Pearce, publisher of MP Publishing, the publisher and e-book distributor that controls their e-book rights, claims all royalties have been paid and all […]

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Just A Standard Contract…

This post, by Alex Adsett, originally appeared on Writers Victoria on 12/13/13. Note that while the author is Australian and what she covers here are standard publishing contract terms from Australian publishers, much of what’s there matches the standard boilerplate in an American commercial publishing contract as well.  It’s a particularly noteworthy read for anyone […]

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