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Self-Publishing Services Watchdog

Self-Publishing Services Watchdog

When setting out to self-publish, authors can very quickly become overwhelmed or misled. Some services are run by people who are knowledgeable, dedicated, helpful and fair; others are clueless, greedy,…

Watchdog Advisory: Blasty

Watchdog Advisory: Blasty

ALLi's Watchdog Desk has received over twenty complaints of Blasty failing to respond to customer service inquiries, failing to honor cancellation requests, and continuing to charge customer credit cards and bank accounts after cancellation. Some complainants felt they had no other recourse than to cancel their credit cards, or file fraud claims with their banks.
Watchdog Alert: Dog Ear Publishing

Watchdog Alert: Dog Ear Publishing

Dog Ear Publishing's failure to pay royalties and refusal to respond to inquiries warrants our most severe level of caution, the Watchdog Advisory.
Watchdog Analysis: De Montfort Literature

Watchdog Analysis: De Montfort Literature

UPDATE: August 17, 2018. Since the publication of this article, Mr. De Montfort has been in touch with us to clarify several points about the company's approach and policies. This…

Choosing the Best Self-Publishing Services: Behind the ALLi Watchdog Desk: Jay Artale

INDIE AUTHOR FRINGE: If you're a writer who wants to publish your first book one of the most important decisions you have to make is who to trust to produce and distribute it. Self-publishing is no longer the wild wild west frontier that it was five years ago, but for beginning and emerging authors it can still be a scary and overwhelming place. So who can you trust?
Watchdog Advisory: ProofProfessor

Watchdog Advisory: ProofProfessor

During the first quarter of 2017, ALLi's Watchdog Desk received several complaints about a company known as ProofProfessor. The complaints were not about the proofreading services offered by the company.…

ALLi Watchdog Report: Pronoun

ALLi Watchdog Report: Pronoun

This week, we're taking a closer look at Pronoun, a relatively new digital distributor that's attracting a lot of interest among indie authors. Background Pronoun is the result of a…

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