Penguin’s New Business Model: Exploiting Writers

Oh, Penguin. How could you. After all those books I enjoyed so much when I was a child.

David Gaughran

I don’t normally post here just to inform you of articles I have written elsewhere, but I think this one is important.

Most of you will have heard the news that Penguin’s parent Pearson has purchased the infamous self-publishing services company Author Solutions (owners of Author House, iUniverse, Xlibris, Trafford and many more).

I have written about the deal in a column for IndieReader today. You can read that post here: Penguin’s New Business Model: Exploiting Writers.

Given the nature of that post, I would appreciate you sharing it as widely as possible.

Enjoy your weekend!

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Getting Married in T-Minus 7 Days. Synchronize Watches.

Hey folks, just checking in to say hello. Preparations for the big day are ticking along nicely,  and in just one week I’ll be a married man! After that we’ve got a few more days in the UK, then we’re heading home to Brazil for a week’s honeymoon in the spectacularly-named Jericoacoara.

Dunes, baby.

It’s a hard life.

I’ll be back on August 9th, when normal service will be resumed:

  • Rambling about writing
  • Flagrantly linking to io9 articles
  • Making fun of Kristin Stewart

Oh no, I made her mad! Or… hungry. Sad? Constipated?