Penguin’s Solution for Authors: One Racket To Rule Them All

The Muse Team at Literary Craft Works is appalled by these practices. For awhile, we considered Author Solutions our “competition”…but because Literary Craft Works is a company that offers inexpensive, at-cost, carefully crafted books for self-published authors, we realize now that we don’t WANT to be in competition with them.

David Gaughran

author_solutions-penguin Regular readers of this blog will know all about Penguin’s purchase last July of the universally reviled Author Solutions – a company infamous for overcharging writers, doing a terrible job of publishing their books, and forcing ineffective and expensive marketing services upon those authors when their books (inevitably) fail to sell.

My posts on the topic have been leaning heavily on the tireless work of Emily Suess – a writer and blogger who has been documenting this racket for some years now.

At the time of the purchase, many in the publishing community expressed a hope that Penguin would clean up Author Solutions, or at least tone down some of their scammier tactics.

I was more than a little skeptical, and invited Emily Suess to give us an update. Here’s Emily:

One Racket to Rule Them All

Did you notice that skeevy self-pub racket, Author Solutions, is accumulating brands as…

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