I’ll stick to being an indie writer I think. Amazing too that until the 1920’s authors mainly self-published.
In a blog article from last fall we wrote: 10 Signs, Showing You Vanity Publishing TRAPS
We stated: “Reputable trade and independent publishers don’t ask the author for money, ever”. Random House’s imprint ALIBI doesn’t do this. However, what they do is to take away all the worldwide rights to the book in any form from the author. And: they will deduct all their book production and business costs including possible legal fees, from whatever royalty the author can expect in the future. If any at all. They will not reveal these costs or being open and accountable BEFORE – and certainly likely not after – signing the contract.
John Scalzi wrote another blog about Random House’s imprint ALIBI
“THIS IS A HORRIBLE AWFUL TERRIBLE APPALLING DISGUSTING CONTRACT AND NO WRITER SHOULD SIGN IT EVER. ”
“… preying on the writers, most at risk for being preyed upon, the new…
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