Angela’s Desk

Yes, You CAN Be Sued for Libel, Even If What You Wrote “Is 100% True”

Yes, You CAN Be Sued for Libel, Even If What You Wrote “Is 100% True”

An author included detailed information about a fight between neighbors, and included their names. I sent her the same message I send to all authors who are (likely unknowingly) putting themselves in legal crosshairs. She wrote back, "They can't sue me because it's 100% true." And, that's when my lips pursed, as they do each time an author says that because I hear those same words ALL the time. I had to explain to her that ignorance can lead to bankruptcy...…

AUTHORS: Take Some Advice from a Do-It-Yourselfer… Know What You CAN’T Do Yourself – by Brian Whiddon, Managing Editor

AUTHORS: Take Some Advice from a Do-It-Yourselfer… Know What You CAN’T Do Yourself – by Brian Whiddon, Managing Editor

I've learned to do a lot of things for myself. It's not just about saving money, although that's a big bonus. It's more about the satisfaction I get from being as self-sufficient as I can be. But, that pride must be tempered with a humility that allows me to accept my limitations. There are some things that I simply don't have enough knowledge or skill to accomplish...…

COMPLAINTS about Xlibris

COMPLAINTS about Xlibris

Thinking about using Xlibris to publish your book? You might want to think again after reading these angry complaints!…

Putting Your Publisher at Risk of a Lawsuit is NO SMALL MATTER!

Putting Your Publisher at Risk of a Lawsuit is NO SMALL MATTER!

"Nobody will know I used that picture..." "My abusive ex will never know I wrote this book about him..." "I don't have any money so nobody would get anything if they sued me..." "My siblings don't know about my deceased mom's manuscript. I'm just going to publish it under my name..." AND, MANY MORE EXAMPLES!…

And, Even MORE Complaints about Amazon KDP!

And, Even MORE Complaints about Amazon KDP!

Considering using Amazon KDP to publish your book? You may want to read these numerous complaints first. From cancelled author accounts, to royalty issues, to printing/binding problems, to bad (or non-existent) customer service...and much, MUCH more!…

What’s a Book Marketing Cheat Sheet?

What’s a Book Marketing Cheat Sheet?

Online book promotion is not only simple but, if you have a step-by-step, day-to-day marketing plan (the book 90 DAYS OF PROMOTING YOUR BOOK ONLINE), it can also be a very artistic endeavor, which makes it fun for creative folks like you and me! Yes, online book promoting can be EASY and FUN! Let us show you how, from Day 1 through Day 90...and beyond! …

ON MY SOAPBOX AGAIN! – Trigger Warnings ON BOOKS?!?!

ON MY SOAPBOX AGAIN! – Trigger Warnings ON BOOKS?!?!

Take it a step further. What if people start cancelling authors and publishers after they were triggered by something in a book? Think that's impossible? Take it further still. What if authors and publishers start getting sued for not publishing trigger warnings, or the right trigger warnings? Think that won't happen? Look around you!…

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