If you are a writer, Writer Beware Blog is a good place to spend some serious time. It is informative and discusses issues writers need to be aware of. They are straightforward over there and dish on the latest publishing trends and scams. This article is a good one to read, especially if you have an agent or have been traditionally published. It is also a must read for new writers.
Earlier this week, I ran across a blog post by best-selling author Claire Cook about the process by which she decided to become a hybrid author, ditching her high-powered agency in the process. It’s an interesting story–but what really caught my eye was this:
And then one day on the phone my agent informed me that in order to continue to be represented by this mighty agency, I would have to turn over 15% of the proceeds of my about-to-be self-published book to said agency. Not only that, but I would have to publish it exclusively through Amazon, because the agency had a system in place with Amazon where I could check a box and their 15% would go straight to them, no muss, no fuss. Learn more.