Angela’s Desk

Tate Publishing Execs Arrested (Finally!) for Embezzlement, Extortion & Racketeering. See Other Lawsuits Filed Against These Jerks! HINT: One was for (alleged) property destruction!

Tate Publishing Execs  Arrested (Finally!) for Embezzlement, Extortion & Racketeering. See Other Lawsuits Filed Against These Jerks! HINT: One was for (alleged) property destruction!

The publishing industry was rocked (and many authors were ELATED!) last when warrants were issued by Oklahoma Judge Jack McCurdy for the arrests of Richard and Ryan Tate. They've both been charged with nine felony counts of embezzlement, extortion and racketeering each, as well as misdemeanor charges. Who else has sued Tate in the past? HINT! One was for (alleged) property destruction!…

Uh Oh! What are the Employees of Author Solutions Saying Since the Firm was Sold?! (a.k.a. AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Trafford, etc.)

Uh Oh! What are the Employees of Author Solutions Saying Since the Firm was Sold?! (a.k.a. AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Trafford, etc.)

After finding atrocious reviews about Tate Publishing on that site, which gave clear indications from even over a year ago that the company was in trouble, we decided to check out some other publishing service companies, like Author Solutions, which owns AuthorHouse, Xlibris, iUniverse, Trafford, WordClay, Balboa Press, and Palibrio. Their imprints also include Archway Publishing, LifeRich Publishing, WestBow Press, Patridge, Booktango. Turns out authors aren't the only ones complaining about Author Solutions.…

2016 BEST OF WRITERSWEEKLY! Make $10K+ Selling Erotica, COMPLAINTS about CreateSpace and Lulu, UPDATED Print on Demand Price Comparison, the 24-HOUR Short Story Contest, Writing & Selling Devotionals, Paying Christian Markets for Writers, and So Much More!

2016 BEST OF WRITERSWEEKLY! Make $10K+ Selling Erotica, COMPLAINTS about CreateSpace and Lulu, UPDATED Print on Demand Price Comparison, the 24-HOUR Short Story Contest, Writing & Selling Devotionals, Paying Christian Markets for Writers, and So Much More!

This week, I’m sharing our 20 “most clicked on” articles for 2016. Some of these were published before 2016 but they remain popular, and one (#11) isn't related to writing at all, but describes a very difficult day for our family. Enjoy!…

11 Paying Seasonal Markets For Writers + Holiday Money-Making Tips! by Angela Hoy

11 Paying Seasonal Markets For Writers + Holiday Money-Making Tips! by Angela Hoy

While it's too late to sell Christmas articles to magazines, some websites and blogs may still be interested in your seasonal ideas. As you drink a frothy hot chocolate, feel the warmth of the crackling fireplace, and gaze at candles and twinkle lights, grab a small notebook because it's the perfect time of year to create a list of seasonal ideas to pitch to magazines, blogs, websites, and book publishers - all year long!…

“Amazon Won’t Remove My Book! Are They Violating My Copyright?”

“Amazon Won’t Remove My Book! Are They Violating My Copyright?”

Anybody with an Ingram account (like the resellers listing it on Amazon) can pick up Ingram's feed, and can list the book for sale on Amazon, or anywhere else, including sites like ebay. By the way, I checked and your book IS for sale on Ebay as well. Many of those resellers have thousands of books for sale and they really don't care if a book is later inactivated. They also don't appear to care about the accuracy of their listings since there are countless errors appearing on Amazon.…

How We Prepare The “Home Office For HURRICANES! By Angela Hoy, WritersWeekly.com, BookLocker.com, AbuzzBooks.com and PubPreppers.com

How We Prepare The “Home Office For HURRICANES! By Angela Hoy, WritersWeekly.com, BookLocker.com, AbuzzBooks.com and PubPreppers.com

After several notes from concerned authors, we posted an update to the website that details what we do to prepare for hurricanes. It includes info. about our services being located in another state, our four (yes, four!) different ways of accessing the Internet in a crunch, food and water storage, and even an update on what our employee Brian, who works on a boat, does to prepare his "home," and much more.…

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