Angela’s Desk

“Hiding” Won’t Protect You From a Libel Lawsuit – Just ask John!

“Hiding” Won’t Protect You From a Libel Lawsuit – Just ask John!

Today, I'm introducing you to John. John is a funny fellow - a good writer with quick wit. And, while he works at an-almost-minimum-wage job, he's also very intelligent...about some things. John rented a house next door to Stan, a megalomaniac whose...…

NICE TRY, FELLA! The FUNNIEST Fake Book Proposal We’ve Ever Seen!

NICE TRY, FELLA! The FUNNIEST Fake Book Proposal We’ve Ever Seen!

Sometimes competitors and others test BookLocker.com to see if we really do screen manuscripts that we're considering for publication. Yes, we absolutely do! We rejected the poetry book written by the dog of an author. That was memorable. There was the...…

LAST CHANCE! THIS SATURDAY!! What will the Fall, 2019 24-Hour Short Story Contest Topic Be?!?!

LAST CHANCE! THIS SATURDAY!! What will the Fall, 2019 24-Hour Short Story Contest Topic Be?!?!

Why mow the lawn, or run boring weekend errands, when you can HAVE FUN WRITING WITH US?! Click here to read the topics from the last eight fall contests! Grab a fresh cup of coffee, put on your comfy sweats, turn on your laptop, crack your knuckles, and get those creative juices flowing! We can't wait to see where YOUR imagination takes us!!…

Dog Ear Publishing Complaints and an Update

Dog Ear Publishing Complaints and an Update

We've been alerting authors about Dog Ear Publishing since May. The excuses posted by the owner of Dog Ear Publishing on the BBB website were, in our opinion, downright absurd...…

What is a Publishing Ponzi Scheme? And, How Can YOU Avoid Becoming a Victim?

What is a Publishing Ponzi Scheme? And, How Can YOU Avoid Becoming a Victim?

Every month, Publisher Pete is receiving a big, fat payment from his distributor for sales of his authors' books. Now, remember, like Bernie Madoff, Publisher Pete is DESPERATE! He swears he'll pay it all back later. But, for now, rather than sending his authors their royalties, he...…

COMPLAINTS about Dog Ear Publishing – WOW…

COMPLAINTS about Dog Ear Publishing – WOW…

From unanswered emails and phone calls, to non-payment of royalties, to the inability to even order copies, the allegations against Dog Ear Publishing are mounting. Yet, their website is still operating, and soliciting new authors!…

COMPLAINTS and Comments about Archway Publishing

COMPLAINTS and Comments about Archway Publishing

Archway Publishing is a division of Author Solutions. Often, authors contact many publishing services firms, not realizing that some of those are owned by the same company...…

LAST CHANCE! THIS SATURDAY!! What will the Spring, 2019 24-Hour Short Story Contest Topic Be?!?!

LAST CHANCE! THIS SATURDAY!! What will the Spring, 2019 24-Hour Short Story Contest Topic Be?!?!

Has your yucky, brown snow melted? Are beautiful flowers budding in your yard? Can you believe Easter is FINALLY almost here??? But...all may not be as bright and sunny as it seems! You'll find out what we mean when you see the contest topic in your in-box (and on the WritersWeekly website) this Saturday! Grab a fresh cup of coffee, open a window to enjoy the fresh spring air, turn on your laptop, crack your knuckles, and get those creative juices flowing! WE CAN'T *WAIT* TO SEE WHERE YOUR IMAGINATION TAKES US!…

Ebook Sales Continue Their Downward Spiral – Is Anyone Really Surprised?

Ebook Sales Continue Their Downward Spiral – Is Anyone Really Surprised?

One major problem with ebooks is the difficulty in giving them away as gifts. Books have long been a beloved gift, both for the gift giver and the recipient. Amazon is the #1 seller of ebooks (of course). If an author (or anyone) "gifts" an ebook to someone (a friend or relative, or even a book reviewer), that person can use that "gift' to purchase whatever they want on Amazon...…

1 2 3 19