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Bay Area Book Festival Defends Author Solutions Sponsorship

Fellow authors: stay clear of Bay Book Festival and even further from Author Solutions.

David Gaughran

BABFASI 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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1 thought on “Bay Area Book Festival Defends Author Solutions Sponsorship”

  1. Annette, thanks for sharing this post on your blog. I wasn’t familiar with this particular event, but it’s good to know what’s going on in the publishing world–even if sadly, those who are purporting to love books and support writers are doing things that undermine us. Sigh…

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