Penguin Random House Merger Helps Author Solutions Exploit Writers

I don’t usually reblog articles from other blogs, but this one is important for any author considering self-publishing to read.

Penguin Random House Merger Helps Author Solutions Exploit Writers.

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5 thoughts on “Penguin Random House Merger Helps Author Solutions Exploit Writers

  1. Shez says:

    Thanks for sharing this.

    On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 1:01 PM, Karen B. Jones wrote:

    > ** > Karen B. Jones posted: “I don’t usually reblog articles from other > blogs, but this one is important for any author considering self-publishing > to read. Penguin Random House Merger Helps Author Solutions Exploit > Writers.”

  2. staciewhite says:

    Penguin must be pretty desperate to partnering with a company that has an absolutely miserable reputation–and has had for years now.

    Years ago, I published a book that examined all the self-publishing companies at the time. Author House was one of the worst, and CreateSpace was by far the most appealing. Today I see that CS is now the most popular self-publishing company, and for good reason–it’s free and of high quality. Who knows, maybe Penguin will turn things around at Author Solutions to save its own reputation.

    I read interview where Penguin stated that most Author House users spend $3-4000 on their marketing services! That alone is outrageous.

    As a career self-published writer, I have NEVER spent remotely that kind of money on marketing.

    First of all, there are websites with cover design options for less than a hundred dollars; and the most effective ways to market your book are free or nearly so. If you’re willing to put in the work — and it’s a ton of work — you can be successful self-publishing.

    Stacie Vander Pol
    http://www.CoverDesignStudio.com

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