The first big Author Solutions lawsuit was denied class-action status so the plaintiffs must sue on their own.
But, the second lawsuit, which also seeks class-action status, is still winding its way through the legal system. If you feel you, too, are a victim, contact Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart HERE.
I have confidence the second lawsuit will succeed. At WritersWeekly, we have seen so many complaints about Author Solutions’ imprints!
Some authors who have heard about Author Solutions’ troubles may unwittingly crawl into bed with them because they do business under so many different names. Who exactly do they own and which firms are partnering with them?
AUTHOR SOLUTIONS OWNS:
THEIR IMPRINTS ALSO INCLUDE:
And, you can find links to more complaints about some of the Author Solutions’ properties at this link.
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Angela Hoy is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, and the co-owner of BookLocker.com (one of the original POD publishers that still gets books to market in less than a month), PubPreppers.com (print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish), and Abuzz Press (the publishing co-op that charges no setup fees).
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- Judge Cote Denies Class Action Cert in Lawsuit Against Penguin Random House, Author Solutions (the-digital-reader.com)