ThinkingOutLoud 13: Deal or No Deal?


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ThinkingOutLoud 13: Deal or No Deal?

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Elisabeth and Merianna discuss the review culture, especially the influence of trolls. They also talk about the difference between self-publishing, dual-endeavor publishing, and traditional publishing. Trolls are all around us in the world of publishing, but the question is always, “Deal or No Deal?” Ask someone before you sign!

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The Bullies of Goodreads

5 Ways for Authors to Handle Bad Reviews

What is an Internet Troll?



Michael Jackson Fairyland World

What Elisabeth is Reading

What Merianna is Reading

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