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B&N refuses to sell any book published by Amazon Publishing

Started by Alle C. Hall. Last reply by Paula Berman May 20, 2013. 1 Reply

The New York Times is reporting the above. What do you ladies think?I've been watching this battle for a while, wondering how B&N was going to respond to the newer industry big'un. Fold or go…Continue

Tips on designing cover for self-published book

Started by Komal Mansoor Nov 30, 2011. 0 Replies

Hello friends, Authors: Here is my latest blog post on designing book covers on your own using cheap tools. I hope you will find it helpful. While you are there, tell me in the comment section, which…Continue

Would self publishing my first book the right thing to do?

Started by KBell. Last reply by Trendle Ellwood Jan 7, 2011. 4 Replies

The pen journey started when I was 15 years old.I experience so much at an early age ,progressing as I grew older.Alot of mistakes were made along the way.I know I can not change the universe,however…Continue

Has anyone used Balboa Press?

Started by carol lozier Dec 31, 2010. 0 Replies

Hi everyone!  I saw the post about Balboa Press, a self-publishing co.  I was wondering if anyone has used them and if so, what was your experience? Thanks!CarolContinue

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Comment by Lucille Joyner on May 5, 2015 at 12:39pm

I am very upset at what I am seeing. I don't understand what's going on. I self-published a book in my prior name, Lucille Rains, called "Ya Wanna Laugh?" I didn't have the money to advertise, so I closed my account with the publisher and let it lapse into oblivion. Originally about $14 on Amazon.com, I checked that site, and my book is still listed (by a 3rd party, they said) and it's now $44.59. I just checked Thriftbooks, and it's over $48. What's going on? and who's getting the royalties and who would spend that kind of money for that book?

Comment by Lucille Joyner on May 5, 2015 at 12:35pm

I am very upset at what I am seeing. I don't understand what's going on. I wrote a book in my prior name, Lucille Rains, called "Ya Wanna Laugh?" I didn't have the money to advertise, so I closed my account with the publisher and let it lapse into oblivion. Originally about $14 on Amazon.com, I checked that site, and my book is still listed (by a 3rd party, they said) and it's now $44.59. I just checked Thriftbooks, and it's over $48. What's going on? and who's getting the royalties and who would spend that kind of money for that book?

Comment by Lucille Joyner on July 17, 2014 at 12:28pm

Does anybody know whether there is such a thing as a Writers' Atorney - one who knows what is libelous in a story, particularly if you are doing an unauthorized biography? 

Comment by Lucille Joyner on March 3, 2014 at 9:38am

Thank you so much, Karen. I've always had favorable results with the Karens in my life.

Comment by Karen A. Wyle on March 3, 2014 at 9:25am

Re Lucille's question: even when one has an agent, it has become increasingly dangerous to rely on that agent for protection from onerous contract clauses. Some  agents prioritize their level of protection, even trading off the interest of new or mid-list authors in favor of their bestselling authors. Many others are used to the less predatory practices of the past, and fail to pick up on nasty contract language hidden in boilerplate. I highly recommend hiring a competent IP (intellectual property) attorney either to review the entire proposed contract, or at least to look for the more common rights grabs. One such attorney is the David Vandagriff, who also blogs as Passive Guy at The Passive Voice. His attorney website is at http://www.contract-counsel.com/.

Comment by Lucille Joyner on March 2, 2014 at 6:38pm

I am new to this group and my most pressing questions have to do with contracts. Who protects the author from dishonesty? Is that the agent's responsibility to know about contracts? Sometimes there is no agent; then what? Where does one learn about the correct and fair wording of contracts? Are we protected BY publishers or should we protect ourselves FROM publishers? It seems like such a great big world out there, this writing thing.  

Comment by Carolyn Haley on June 29, 2012 at 4:58am

For a good overview on the Dept. of Justice case involving Amazon and the Big 6 publishers, visit American Editor's blog. The long and disturbing letter from the Authors Guild presents how Amazon is damaging the entire publishing industry.

http://americaneditor.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/worth-noting-author-...

Comment by Komal Mansoor on July 12, 2011 at 8:00am

 

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Comment by Komal Mansoor on June 21, 2011 at 1:11pm
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