Angela’s Desk

9 Reasons NOT to Use BookBaby to Publish Your Book

9 Reasons NOT to Use BookBaby to Publish Your Book

We were recently contacted by an author who wants to move his book from BookBaby to BookLocker. He says it takes them too long to print and ship a book. We took a look at their current "terms of service" and this is what we found...…

Copyright Infringement or Plagiarism…or BOTH?

Copyright Infringement or Plagiarism…or BOTH?

Entire sections of the book contained information taken from websites but no websites or writers were given credit. So, is this copyright infringement or plagiarism? In this case...…

MORE COMPLAINTS about AuthorHouse!

MORE COMPLAINTS about AuthorHouse!

Holy Moly! There are some FURIOUS authors posting complaints online about AuthorHouse and their parent company, Author Solutions!…

Self-publishing May Be the Last Bastion of Free Speech

Self-publishing May Be the Last Bastion of Free Speech

He has been shopping a new manuscript to traditional publishers, and said some now have verbiage in their guidelines saying that they won't accept any manuscripts that don't have any...…

OOPS! Author Published Other People’s REAL Phone Numbers In His Novel!

OOPS! Author Published Other People’s REAL Phone Numbers In His Novel!

My first thought was that the author included his own phone numbers as a creative way to get readers to contact him directly. I Googled the numbers. I was wrong. They are real phone numbers belonging to a state office in Pennsylvania, an Automax dealership, a woman the author does not know...…

Affordable Book Trailers for Authors and Service Trailers for Writers!

Affordable Book Trailers for Authors and Service Trailers for Writers!

Did you know that video advertising is the #1 way to attract eyeballs online? Many people pan over text-only social media posts. Graphics are more attractive and, thus, gain more attention. However, videos, especially ones that have a great hook in the very beginning, convince viewers to KEEP WATCHING...…

2020 Self-Publishing Price Comparison!

2020 Self-Publishing Price Comparison!

Considering self-publishing? Check out this price comparison featuring 17 of the most popular Print on Demand publishing service providers! …

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