I thought this was a blog which should be shared. Author House is well known for its deceptive practices. If you are thinking about the BayBookFest, read and make up your own mind whether you want to participate.
I discovered yesterday that Author Solutions was sponsoring the inaugural Bay Area Book Festival – something at odds with the breathless verbiage on the event’s site:
A new kind of book fair… the largest, most innovative, and most inclusive… [we will] create the nation’s leading book festival.
The event doesn’t take place until June, so I thought it was a good time to try and stage an intervention.
After I sent that tweet I felt a little bad.
Maybe the organizers didn’t know the full history of Author Solutions. Maybe they weren’t aware of the specific scam that Author Solutions runs at events like this. Deciding to give them the benefit of the doubt, I emailed the Executive Director of the festival, Cherilyn Parsons.
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