Penguin Random House Merger Helps Author Solutions Exploit Writers

Writer beware, indeed! Since I’ve been blogging, I’ve read countless posts warning writers about Author Solutions. It appears that the Penguin-Random House has enabled AS to extend its evil tentacles toward even more unwitting writers. Their activities sound so much like “white collar crime,” I wonder how they get away with it. Then I realize, it is “white collar crime” and that is how they get away with it.

4 thoughts on “Penguin Random House Merger Helps Author Solutions Exploit Writers

  1. Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. I’ve heard nothing but bad things about vanity publishers, I just hate the fact that they are now seemingly disguising themselves. Not good. 🙁

    • I am so grateful for our community of self-published authors, like yourself :). From you, us unpublished (self- and otherwise) writers can know that we need not fall into the clutches of these ruthless vanities. It may seem “easier” to go with a vanity press, with someone who promises to take care of all the details. But the writer loses so much control and $$ and then gains so little.

    • I’m still amazed that AS hasn’t been shut down for fraud or some similar crime. I guess they know just how to present themselves to avoid that. They also seem to have a number of imprints, so you really have to do your homework to avoid them.

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