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HarperCollins Will Close Authonomy Writing Community in September

HarperCollins Will Close Authonomy Writing Community in September

Popular online writing community Authonomy will close in September. Traditional publisher HarperCollins launched the writing and peer-critique community in 2008 as one alternative to the infamous slush pile. Manuscript submissions were ranked by users and the best five every month were then considered for publication by HarperCollins’ editors. In a blog post on Authonomy, the publisher said


Avon Acquires Three from Authonomy Author | The Bookseller

Avon acquires three from Authonomy author | The Bookseller Avon has acquired three novels from Authonomy author, Laurence O’Bryan. O’Bryan attended a crime and thriller workshop run by HarperCollins last autumn. HarperCollins run online submission community, Authonomy. Related articles Book Country – Old Country For New Authors? ( My Authonomy Relationship ( Ebooks Outsell Booky Books.


Book Country – Old Country For New Authors?

Later this year something is going to happen in the publishing industry that many analysts and experts told us would never happen. As far back as 2009, when Thomas Nelson and Harlequin launched their self-publishing service imprints, the naysayers maintained the ‘big six’ publishers would hold firm and the self-publishing service bug would never reach


Abbott Press – Reviewed

Abbott Press is an imprint owned and run by Author Solutions Incorporated. Abbott Press was originally launched in January 2011 in a partnership between Writers’ Digest and Author Solutions. I made a brief mention of the newly formed partnership and press release here. Back then, the launch was greeted with a mixed reception much in the way WestBow


Authonony: ‘A Load of Rubbish’!

Seamus is an ordinary shoe but it is going to take an extraordinary courage to fight for his friends and stand up for the dump he now calls home. I have written before on HarperCollins’ answer to the slush pile in the form of Authonomy. However, I cannot pass up a national calling! The extract


Authonomy Chalks Up Fourth And Fifth Book Acquisitions

It has taken quite a while for HarperCollins‘ author network site Authonomy to prove successful for its many registered writers. The last acquisitions purportedly to come from Authonomy’s manuscript piles were the three original acquisitions announced shortly after the website’s inception. Today’s news that Terence O’Neill’s manuscript, originally titled, Never Again, is to be published