Whispers and Warnings For 07/06/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 07/06/2016

Is your book waaaay underpriced at Amazon, too?
The Book Discount Beat Goes on at Amazon
“To illustrate the dollar gap between Amazon’s book prices and publishers’ list prices, we looked at the current top five books on the Publishers Weekly Hardcover and Trade Paperback lists…”

Tate Publishing owes Xerox $1.7 MILLION??? Threats to repossess equipment!
Printing Company Xerox Brings Lawsuit Against Metro-Based Tate Publishing
“Tate Publishing, a Christian book and music publisher based in Mustang, Oklahoma, is facing a lawsuit from Xerox. The printing company alleges Tate owes over $1.7 million.”

AND ANOTHER LAWSUIT AGAINST TATE PUBLISHING! Second highest number of complaints.
“Author Bat-Zion Susskind-Sacks paid the company nearly $12,000. In her lawsuit, Susskind-Sacks alleged that Tate Publishing distributed two versions of her book, both laden with editing errors. Tate has yet to respond to the lawsuit in court. Last year, The Journal Record revealed that the Mustang-based publisher had been the target of nearly two dozen consumer complaints to the state attorney general in just eight months, the second-highest number of complaints for any business.”

And, more about Tate Publishing is here:

7.625 STRATEGIES IN EVERY BEST-SELLER - Revised and Expanded Edition

At this moment, thousands of would-be authors are slaving away on their keyboards, dreaming of literary success. But their efforts won’t count for much. Of all those manuscripts, trade book editors will sign up only a slim fraction.

And of those titles--ones that that editors paid thousands of dollars to contract, print and publicize--an unhealthy percentage never sell enough copies to earn back their advances. Two years later, most will be out of print!

Acquisition Editor Tam Mossman shares seven essentials every book needs to stay in print, and sell!

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Writing FAST: How to Write Anything with Lightning Speed

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Chock full of ideas, tips, techniques and inspiration, this down-to-earth book is easy to read, and even easier to apply. Let author Jeff Bollow take you through a process that brings your ideas to the page faster, more powerfully and easier than ever before.

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