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Finding the perfect title

How To Find the Perfect Title

The harsh reality is that many of us rack our uncooperative brains for weeks in a fruitless search for a title. And when divine inspiration doesn’t appear and we’re nearing the point of desperation, we clutch at a semi-random title that feels only mediocre. We settle. But if you’re in that latter category, take heart: […]

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Publishers and Services to Beware

Self-Publishing Watchlist for December 2018

ALLi’s Self-Publishing Watchlist highlights companies whose complaints are on the rise. We monitor these companies carefully, and upgrade or downgrade their ratings as circumstances change. This month, we examine two substandard publishers who specifically target Christian lit and authors. Companies that cloak themselves in the mantle of religion are nothing new, but they’ve found a […]

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Better Business Bureau

Is the Better Business Bureau Promoting Bad Business?

The Better Business Bureau was founded in 1912 as an independent watchdog, and for many years, it served a vital role in exposing deceptive business practices and scams. Consider Author Solutions, widely regarded as one of the most notorious exploitative vanity presses in the industry. By 2010, the Better Business Bureau had amassed volumes of […]

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