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Common Publishing Legal Issues and How to Avoid Them – Annabelle Short | Guest Post

Common Publishing Legal Issues and How to Avoid Them – Annabelle Short | Guest Post

A business of all types – e-commerce companies, biotech, marketing, and software businesses – each have their own unique history put in place by their founder’s visions and principles. And as unique as their history, each company will also encounter their own legal battles. However, this might be more so the case for publishing companies

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Publishing Service Index: May 2017 (Notes Included)

This is the PUBLISHING SERVICE INDEX for May 2017. Our last index was released in February 2017. Originally I compiled the index, month-to-month, but I found the work involved to update almost 90 companies and service providers was not being compensated by enough changes on the index over a short period of weeks. Indeed, some months the changes

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The Case Against Author Solutions (Part 4): New York Class Action Denial

Last week TIPM reported that the filing for class action lawsuit certification against Author Solutions in the Southern District Court of New York had been denied by presiding Judge Denise Cote. The case was first filed in April 2013 by law firm Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart on behalf of self-published authors Kelvin James, Mary Simmons and Jodi

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Second Class Action Suit Filed Against Author Solutions

Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart, the law firm which previously filed a class-action suit against Author Solutions, announced earlier this week that it has just filed a second class-action suit. Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart has filed a class action suit against Author Solutions, a major self-publishing house owned by Penguin Random House. Unlike every other traditional publisher, Author

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Writers Be Warned: Has Bookbzz Buzzed Off? | Helen Hollick | Guest Post

British historical fiction author Helen Hollick shares her negative experience of using one book marketing company.    I’m not sure if I’m disappointed, angry or red-faced embarrassed. Either way I owe all my friends and readers a profound apology. Remember a few weeks ago I was asking nicely (well OK also threatening with a rather

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Spiderwize UK – Reviewed (Updated, December 2013)

Spiderwize describes its services as ‘assisted self-publishing’ and though based in Lochinver, Scotland, the services are available for UK and US authors. Although relatively new kids on the self-publishing block, Spiderwize has become more prominent in recent years, particularly in the UK. “We are a small publishing business who have a passion for books and a passion for

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Mill City Press (Hillcrest Media) – Reviewed and Revised (2017)

Mill City Press is an author solutions provider based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Originally founded in 2005, Mill City Press began with an investment from Click Industries, then owned by former lawyer in intellectual property, Mark Levine. Levine, an author of two novels (I will Faithfully Execute and Saturn Return) and a highly successful book on negotiating the minefield of self-publishing companies (The

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Raider International Publishing – Reviewed (Updated 2017)

Raider International publishing is an author solutions service offering a wide range of services to authors looking to publish a book. Raider has been around for seven years and the company was founded by Adam Salviani, a writer himself who set up the company following the ravages of publishing through PublishAmerica and Authorhouse. In hindsight,

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ShopMyBook (Unibook) – Reviewed (Updated, May 2012)

We previously reviewed Unibook here on TIPM. This publishing service has since changed its trading name to ShopMyBook. The company is owned by Peleman Industries, a manufacturer of binding, laminating and presentation products for nearly seventy years. Unibook, formerly known as WWAOW, have offices in Europe (Belgium) as well as the USA (Georgia). ShopMyBook aims

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Arima Publishing UK – Reviewed (Updated Jan 2012)

Arima Publishing is a UK self-publishing service based in Suffolk, England. The company offer authors ‘global publishing services’. Arima follow the business strategy most UK-based companies take and call it as it is for authors wanting to self-published a book. To be fair, Arima make no pretensions about being a grandiose publishing company. Writing a book is a

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