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The Decline and Fall of the Vanity Press

Vanity presses — predatory companies that sell authors worthless or overpriced services — profited mightily with the rise of indie publishing. The growth of that industry (or perhaps more accurately, the spread of that cancer) was aided by publishers who eagerly partnered with the worst vanity presses. Simon & Schuster (Archway), HarperCollins (WestBow), Harlequin (DellArte), […]

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Watchdog: Is Kirkus Selling Dreams – or Do They Deliver?

ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo continues his examination of the Kirkus book reviews service. A lot of companies have jumped on the bandwagon and decided to ride the wave of independent publishing. And why not? It’s an easy way to make money. Indie authors, for the most part, are naive, and to make matters worse, they […]

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How to Choose the Best Self-Publishing Service

A profile of ALLi’s Choosing A Self-Publishing Service Guide by its co-author, Ben Galley, one of ALLi’s Watchdog team. As Victoria Strauss says – there are sharks out there in the publishing waters. What sort of shark? What possible danger could you, the author-publisher, face in this industry? I’m talking about a certain breed of […]

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