This is the most pernicious new rip-off to come along in some time, and it has been proliferating like mad these past couple of years. I’ve discovered over 30 companies at this time (for a full list, start to see the sidebar). Fortunately, given that they all follow just about the same template, they are not too difficult to understand, with a unique complex of characteristics including egregious and sometimes hilarious English-language errors on their websites and in their email pitches.
Solicitation Alert: Book-Art Press Solutions and Window Press Club Two apparently unrelated clones turn out to be–surprise! Does the Bankruptcy Clause within your Posting Contract Protect You Really? What happens when a publisher goes bankrupt? Is it possible to rely on the safety of the personal bankruptcy clause in your posting contract? January In, SFWA issued an alert about substantial copyright infringement by the Internet Archive, which includes been conducting a scheduled program of scanning entire books and posting them online for borrowing.
Unlike a normal collection, which only uses certified, paid-for copies, these scans have been made without writers’ permission. How the Internet Archive Infringed My Copyrights and Then (Kind Of) Blew Me Off The Internet Archive’s significantly less than professional response to my efforts to get my very own books taken off its unauthorized scanning program.
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- 2 Momentum effect
- What is the expected NPV of the task if the option to broaden is not considered
- 4 Create a Structured Inspection Process for Security in an average Retail Department Store
- How the firm should go about deciding upon payment to stockholders
- A Well Conceived Plan
Author Complaints Mount at Curiosity Quills Press I published this post in April, however the story is still unfolding, with the most recent reviews indicating that emails have started jumping. I believe it’s only a matter of time. Small Press Storm Warnings: Fiery Seas Publishing Fiery Seas’ closure was announced to writers via email in December, but there has been no established announcement that I’m alert to, and as of this writing the business’s website continues to be live. Could you be excited to listen to in regards to a publisher that suggested to pay you a salary for writing books, plus benefits and royalties?
That’s the idea of De Montfort Literature, the latest of many, many tech-oriented ventures that have searched for (usually without success) to revolutionize publishing (yes, there’s an algorithm). De Montfort is still auditioning writers (an activity that is curiously slow), so as yet there’s no proof of the idea. Plus, digging deeper into the history of De Montfort’s creator arises some very unusual information.
De Montfort Literature: Career Jumpstart or Literary Sweatshop? Can an author trademark a common word–for example, “sticky” –and then refuse all other writers its use in book or series titles? You wouldn’t think so, but that’s what author Faleena Hopkins tried to do in 2018–including threatening legal action against authors with existing titles that included the word. Fortunately, this tale has a happy ending. Contest Caution: The Short Story Project’s My Best Story Competition Rights grabs and other alarming language in the guidelines.
Contest Beware: Fiction War Magazine Not merely questionable rights vocabulary, but failing to pay prize earnings. I’m including this one (about a posting scammer also convicted of credit credit card scams) because it’s weird, but also because it’s the solitary post about that I got the most harassment this year. People involved with the scammer have left responses, bombarded me with email messages, threatened me with legal action, published fake reviews on Writer Beware’s Facebook web page, and trolled me in public areas forums. Fortunately, after twenty years with Writer Beware, I’ve dense epidermis quite.
Many applications included what appeared to be incomplete or inconsistent information. For example, a number of applications indicated that the business did not intend to carry out politics campaign activity, but somewhere else explained activities that appeared in reality to be such activity. It was also clear that many organizations did not understand what activities would constitute political campaign intervention under the tax law.