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ARE YOU A VICTIM? Top 10 Ways Publishers are Fleecing Authors

ARE YOU A VICTIM? Top 10 Ways Publishers are Fleecing Authors

Unfortunately, there are so many bad actors in the publishing industry now that many authors don't know where to turn. Today, I'm sharing a list of what I feel are the absolute worst ways many of them are fleecing authors. AVOID BUYING THESE SERVICES!…

Amazon is Cutting Back on Buying/Stocking Books! AUTHORS, HERE’S HOW TO SAVE YOUR BUSINESS!!

Amazon is Cutting Back on Buying/Stocking Books! AUTHORS, HERE’S HOW TO SAVE YOUR BUSINESS!!

Amazon will stock inflatable party sheep, and a 55-gallon barrel of lube (yes, really), but they're cutting back on stocking books?!?! Some authors and publishers are lamenting the fact that Amazon has abandoned the very market that helped them get their start. DON'T WORRY! HERE'S HOW TO CONVINCE YOUR READERS TO BYPASS AMAZON ALTOGETHER! …

“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...…

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