Monthly Archives: December 2014

Merry Christmas – Happy Holidays



Merry Christmas to All Our Readers and Subscribers

… and Happy Holidays to you.

Enjoy this time of the year with family and friends!

your 111Publishing and SavvyBookWriters Crew

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Posted by on December 24, 2014 in Blogging


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How New Writers are Taken in by Author Solutions and Penguin

How Author Solutions / Penguin Squeezes Newbie Writers
Customers are captured through a variety of deceptive means – such as

    • fake “independent” websites which purport to review all the self-publishing options available to writers (but only compare the various Author Solutions imprints);
    • fake social media profiles pretending to be writers or “publishing consultants” (who only recommend Author Solutions companies); and,
    • a “bounty” to various unscrupulous parties to deliver Author Solutions fresh blood.

Once Author Solutions has a writer’s contact details, it moves fast – endlessly harassing them by phone and email until they cave and purchase an overpriced publishing package. Obviously, Author Solutions needs to use such deceptive measures because authors who have used its services aren’t recommending it to their fellow writers. Instead, they are warning them away. … read more:

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Posted by on December 16, 2014 in Writer Beware


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To All Our Readers and Subscribers


Thank You

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Posted by on December 6, 2014 in Blogging


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