Whispers And Warnings For June 4th

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Links to the stories below can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9371

A REVEALING EXPOSE’ ON AUTHOR SOLUTIONS – OWNER OF AUTHORHOUSE, XLIBRIS, IUNIVERSE, TRAFFORD, PALIBRIO, PARTRIDGE AND OTHERS
The Case Against Author Solutions, Part 1: The Numbers
“The class action goes into voluminous detail about numerous and repeated errors that were made at every stage with the plaintiffsí manuscripts ñ and this tallies exactly with complaints I have received…”

WILL JAMES RISEN REVEAL HIS SOURCE, OR GO TO JAIL?
Justices reject reporter’s bid to protect source
“The Supreme Court on Monday refused to get involved in the case of a reporter who has been ordered to testify at the trial of a former CIA officer accused of disclosing classified information.”

I WONDER HOW MUCH SHE PROFITED, PERSONALLY, FROM THIS
Anti-sex slavery “hero” (and author) in Cambodia resigns after Newsweek exposÈ
“Her personal story wasn’t true, according to a Newsweek exposÈ…”

I WONDER IF THIS IS RELATED TO AMAZON’S RECENT ACTIONS…
U.S. Goes Back to Publishers on Prices
“Two years after three major book publishers settled a major civil antitrust lawsuit with the federal government, the Justice Department has gone back to the publishers asking about any recent pricing discussions they may have had with others in the industry…”

THE SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT MAY REGRET TRYING TO SILENCE THEIR CRITIC!
Blogger in Singapore uses crowdfunding to fight PM’s defamation suit
“A Singaporean blogger sued for damages by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Monday he had successfully raised fees for his legal defence in just four days through crowdfunding.”

IT’LL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH THIS
Texas women sue ‘Fifty Shades’ publisher for royalties, advances
“Two Texas women, who said they were part of the original publishing team for “Fifty Shades of Grey,” have filed a lawsuit seeking money from the global best-seller that they allegedly were tricked into surrendering by their Australian partner.”

Links to the stories above can be found here:
http://forums.writersweekly.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9371

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