If you’ve noticed a sharp decline in the effectiveness of your AMS ads recently, you’re not alone. An Amazon cash grab may be at the bottom of it. The New York Times reports Amazon’s revenue from on-site advertising has surged by 130 percent in the first quarter of 2018, up to a staggering $2.2 billion. […]
Author Archive | John Doppler
Even the best companies will have a dissatisfied customer from time to time, but when ALLi’s Watchdog Desk sees a disproportionate number of complaints about the same issues, that indicates a persistent problem.
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 new information is annotated in the text below. We’ve seen quite a bit of media buzz recently about a new startup, De Montfort Literature (DML). […]
At ALLi’s Watchdog Desk, we frequently hear from authors whose publishers aren’t living up to expectations. While substandard vanity presses like Author Solutions and Austin Macauley are the most common source of this author discontent, complaints about independent publishers are plentiful. Some of these publishers are unqualified. Some are understaffed and overwhelmed with the extensive […]
Ask any author’s group when you should pay for reviews, and the answer will usually be a resounding “NEVER!” But is that true? That depends on what type of review is involved, and how those reviews are obtained.
Popular advice states that in any publishing relationship, money should flow toward the author. But what does that mean, exactly?
The purpose of an online complaint isn’t venting — it’s change. Learn how you can transform a futile rant into a powerful tool for getting results.
When confronted, criminals tend to fall back on a reliable pattern of behaviors to defuse suspicion. How many of these tactics have you seen?
Indie authors are being targeted by criminals who impersonate them online, then collect royalties on their books. Learn how to detect and stop book counterfeiting.
Can indie authors fight back against plagiarism?