Borders Gets Published a Huge Problem

I agree with Mike Stackpole on this. Read his article here. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-a-stackpole/borders-bookbrewer-vampir_b_823926.html

Authors should avoid this program at all costs. I saw it when it first arrived, laughed at the stupidity of Borders and the last gasp attempt on their part and then forgot it. But I have heard lately of a few people going with this silliness. Stay away from putting your work there, read Mike’s comments.

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10 Responses to Borders Gets Published a Huge Problem

  1. B.C. Young says:

    Thanks for the heads up, Dean. Given Borders problems, I would have been leery of using them anyway. But this just helps solidify that decision.

  2. EF Kelley says:

    Yeah, when I saw this a while back, I thought ‘$90 for a cover and editing? What’s the catch?’ Then I got to the 25% royalty.

    If they’re fishing for authors, they should use a hook, not a harpoon.

  3. Vyer enlightening piece by Mike Stackpole. He’s absolutely right about Borders. Too bad for competition though, but I imagine Smashwords and Amazon and who knows who else will fill the gap.

    I am a little concerned about Chapters-Indigo in Canada though because they have some sort of agreement between them.

  4. david delee says:

    Not to mention how slow Kobo is to put content up. I’ve put five stories up since Nov. through Smashwords and last I checked, a few days ago, only one title is up.

    David DeLee

    • dwsmith says:

      David, Kobo is fine through Smashwords. That’s not the same program. Kobo is a publically owned company that only supplies Borders and many other bookstores around the world.

  5. Wow, the comments section is extra special. I can’t believe the CEO of BookBrewer actually attacked Stackpole on his own website. Very unprofessional. And he talks like all writers are technophobes. How insulting. I know several writers are, but for me, he just convinced me to stay far far away from BookBrewer, even without all the mess with Borders. Thanks for linking Dean.

  6. Megs says:

    So the BookBrewer guy on this kept saying that they being separate make Borders’ financial issues moot. My question being though, does that mean they intend to keep running the “Borders” progam if Borders goes kaput? Something’s just fishy about that.

  7. Ty Johnston says:

    Bwahahahahahahaha! You mean this is real? This isn’t a joke?

    Oh my god.

    Okay, for any desperate suckers … er, I mean budding writers out there, I’ll offer you the same deal as Borders. Except I only want $75 up front and 50 cents per sale.

    Any takers?

  8. Mark says:

    The people selling equipment are the ones who made money during the gold rush.

  9. Signing this would make you worthy of the Darwin Awards. Jaw dropping stupidity. Scam.

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