Several readers—including Wheatmark client Yasmin John-Thorpe—sent me the link to this article last week.
As I said in the subject line of this email, there are only two words to describe the piece, which is all about Author Solution’s (ASI’s) business practices:
It’s a lengthy article, and I recommend reading it in its entirety.
I also recommend forwarding it to any and all of your friends and colleagues—in particular, any one you know who’s contemplating self-publishing.
The only reason ASI is able to so easily prey on authors is a lack of knowledge on the part of the writing public—especially first-time authors.
Unfortunately, some of the US’ top trade publishers are complicit in this “deal with the devil,” including, of course, Penguin/Random House, who bought ASI three years ago.
You can read about the quotas the salespeople at ASI have to hit each month to keep their jobs, and you’ll also discover how many […]