Recovering from a failed publishing experience is not only possible, it's far easier than most suspect. And it's an opportunity for authors to republish their book more professionally and profitably than before.
Waldorf Publishing's worrying decline is compounded by its attempts to extract money and dubious legal concessions from its authors.
The owners of Dog Ear Publishing are apparently attempting to evade angry authors by assuming a new identity: Bookplate Press.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about avoiding using vanity presses. This was an open chat with no guest.
Vanity presses are almost universally reviled, but is the nearly 80-year-old definition still appropriate in the self-publishing renaissance?
How do you explain the dark reality of vanity presses to an author who desperately wants to believe the sales pitch? Show them the proof.
There's a service for any element of the publishing process — including some you've probably never heard of. We're here to help you make sense of it all.
Most publishers — even the bad ones — will at least respond to client requests and complaints. But what happens when that company simply ignores you?
When stories surface about authors defrauded by unscrupulous vanity presses, sometimes for tens of thousands of dollars, the reaction is sometimes unsympathetic. In today's encore post, John Doppler explains the five reasons authors fall for vanity presses.
Dog Ear Publishing's failure to pay royalties and refusal to respond to inquiries warrants our most severe level of caution, the Watchdog Advisory.
Popular advice states that in any publishing relationship, money should flow toward the author. But what does that mean, exactly?
Vanity presses — predatory companies that sell authors worthless or overpriced services — profited mightily with the rise of indie…