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Amazon Tightens Noose on Print-On-Demand Publishers; Insists They Use Company’s Own Service

Amazon Tightens Noose on Print-On-Demand Publishers; Insists They Use Company’s Own Service – washingtonpost.com Amazon is causing quite an uproar in the print-on-demand publishing world with its apparent attempt to create a monopoly for itself. Be sure to read the Writers Weekly article linked at the bottom of this piece.

The lure of made-up memoirs

The lure of made-up memoirs – Los Angeles Times And here’s one more. The author of this piece compares the current faked memoir to Famous All Over Town, a first-person account of growing up in the gang culture of East L.A., published in 1983. That book, supposedly by a young Chicano writer named Danny Santiago, …

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Bogus memoir sparks criticism of publishing industry

Bogus memoir sparks criticism of publishing industry – Los Angeles Times Here’s another reaction to the faked memoir by “Margaret B. Jones,” this one from Los Angeles, where the action of the book supposedly took place.  This article goes further than does The New York Times by looking at this book as “part of a …

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Gang Memoir Is Pure Fiction

Gang Memoir, Turning Page, Is Pure Fiction – New York Times Yet another memoir bites the dust. Love and Consequences by Margaret B. Jones was published last week.  In this memoir Margaret B. Jones claims to be a half-white, half-Native American who grew up as a foster child in the gangland of South-Central Los Angeles …

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Some Screenwriters Turn to Children’s Books

For some Hollywood screenwriters, an unlikely diversion: children’s books | csmonitor.com Following an earlier report that some striking Hollywood screenwriters are using their off time to work on novels, here’s a follow-up: Some striking screenwriters for children’s shows are funneling their creative ideas into children’s books that will be published later this year. But don’t …

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Hollywood writers turn to Plan B: the novel

Hollywood writers turn to Plan B: the novel – Los Angeles Times In case you’re wondering what screenwriters are doing with all their free time during the strike, the Los Angeles Times reports that some of them are working on their novels. One agent points out that, because scripts and novels require very different types …

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POD: Print on Demand Publishing

In digital age, nearly anyone can get a book published Associated Press (AP) writer Candice Choi discusses POD publishing. This form of publishing allows writers to get their book into print without having to lay out a lot of money. Under the POD model, each book is printed when someone orders and pays for it. …

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