Why Is The Media Ignoring Author Exploitation By Publishers?

David Gaughran

prhasiThe Amazon-Hachette dispute has caught the media’s attention. But what about the story the media refuses to cover?

The media is more concerned with one-sided accounts of Amazon’s perceived actions – when no one really knows the exact nature of the dispute.

The media is more concerned with what Amazon might do in the future, than actual author exploitation by the world’s largest trade publisher: Penguin Random House.

Penguin Random House owns the world’s largest vanity press – Author Solutions – which is currently subject to a class action for deceptive business practices, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and violation of business statutes in California, New York, and Colorado.

The court papers cover the same ground that I’ve been blogging about for the last three years, that Writer Beware has spent even longer documenting, and others like Emily Suess and Mick Rooney have covered in extensive detail.

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Om Else Cederborg

For et par år siden blev jeg grebet af en skrive-raptus og begyndte at skrive og udgive fiktion, hvor jeg ellers før kun skrev faglitteratur. Det er blevet til adskillige bøger for bl.a. AuthorHouse og SAXO. Desuden har jeg udgivet fem ebøger på LULU.
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