Resources and tips for the self-published author.
by Maureen Crisp • March 5, 2019
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Ghostwriting has been a long since practice in modern publishing. But are there risks involved?
When you hire a ghostwriter it is important to remember that they are utilizing your name for the work being created. If anything goes astray, you are responsible. Though ghostwriters can be a major help to writers, it is important to remember to think before you hire.
Running To Stand Still
This week around the blogosphere there was consternation as a plagiarism scandal erupted and grew bigger by the hour.
As events unfolded the writer in question blamed the ghost writers that she hired to write books
with her name on it… and therein lies the problem. If you have your name on it then it must have
come from you and been approved by you. As the plagiarized writer, an ex-supreme court lawyer,
said on Twitter… you picked the wrong person here.
Unfortunately she was not the only writer targeted… at last count 27 writers had been picked up.
Are you worried about finding your ideal reader- The Superfan who will
buy all your books, shout your name to the heavens, and leap to do your every bidding?
Anne R Allen has the blog post for you… Should writers despair if they don’t have superfans?
It must have struck a chord… there are a pile of comments.
Reedsy is getting into the book review business… which surprised me.
They have trusted book reviewers for a price… but then you are just marketing to other authors…
Maybe I’m missing something.
In The Craft Section,
In The Marketing Section,
If you are really in a hurry for that book… check out the Book Espresso machine.
They are becoming more common in book stores in the U.S. Walk in… order the book…
it gets printed while you wait…
Print can be almost as fast as buying an ebook.
About Maureen Crisp
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.