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We are dealing with a lot of publishing angst this week.
PRH finally talked about author solutions and authors reactions to it. Victoria Strauss has also been expressing a lot of angst this week, with trying to contact author Steve Alten and not getting a response until Chuck Wendig wrote a blog about it. Her Twitter had even more angst about some suspicious contracting:
Yikes. Just read a pub contract w/ indefinite term that withholds 20% reserve _annually_ & doesn’t release it till book is OOP. Run away.
— Victoria Strauss (@victoriastrauss) March 3, 2016
Tweet from Victoria this afternoon… scary.
Maureen Crisp has been writing her weekly publishing roundups for over seven years. She is a traditionally published children's author as well as indie-published. She lives in New Zealand and is heading the team organising the 4th National Conference of Children's Writers and Illustrators. She is currently trying her hand at writing a children’s book series if she can drag herself away from forever tweaking her Mars novel or obsessing over space.