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Is YOUR BOOK at Risk?! List of 23 Publishers Who Bit the Dust…and WHY

Is YOUR BOOK at Risk?! List of 23 Publishers Who Bit the Dust…and WHY

Last week, we discussed the case of a 17-year-old author who fell victim to yet another defunct publisher. His mother didn’t know if she could trust another one. And, her concerns were completely valid! Investing hundreds to thousands of dollars to get your book published, only to lose everything months or years later, including your […]

Employees (Allegedly) Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Info. about CreateSpace, Xlibris, Author Solutions, Infinity Publishing, Lulu, and Outskirts Press

Employees (Allegedly) Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Info. about CreateSpace, Xlibris, Author Solutions, Infinity Publishing, Lulu, and Outskirts Press

Want to get the inside scoop on a publishing company? Look no further than their employees! (And, beware of false “positive” reviews posted online!)

Uh Oh! What are the Employees of Author Solutions Saying Since the Firm was Sold?! (a.k.a. AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Trafford, etc.)

Uh Oh! What are the Employees of Author Solutions Saying Since the Firm was Sold?! (a.k.a. AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Trafford, etc.)

After finding atrocious reviews about Tate Publishing on that site, which gave clear indications from even over a year ago that the company was in trouble, we decided to check out some other publishing service companies, like Author Solutions, which owns AuthorHouse, Xlibris, iUniverse, Trafford, WordClay, Balboa Press, and Palibrio. Their imprints also include Archway Publishing, LifeRich Publishing, WestBow Press, Patridge, Booktango. Turns out authors aren’t the only ones complaining about Author Solutions.

Whispers and Warnings For 02/19/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 02/19/2016

  • Survey finds 76% of children prefer print books
  • Author Solutions: A Poor Experience or Poor Choice?
  • More Author Solutions mayhem
  • Author Solutions and Friends: The Inside Story
  • Bad Writing Tips from Famous Authors – Eva Creerson
  • 2015 Sees Opening of 60 Indie Bookstores

Was Author Solutions Sold at a Loss? We Think So! By Angela Hoy, WritersWeekly.com, BookLocker.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com

Was Author Solutions Sold at a Loss? We Think So! By Angela Hoy, WritersWeekly.com, BookLocker.com, Abuzz Press and PubPreppers.com

Ah, Author Solutions has been sold once again. It reminds me of a rickety boat. One guy buys it and realizes it has a hole or two so he doesn’t want it anymore. So, he polishes it up and sells it to another guy, who does the same thing. Each owner may get more or less than they originally paid but, in the end, each subsequent owner is likely happy to be rid of it.