Fee-For-Review vrs Vanity Review Overview

fee for review

Probably one of the most controversial topics still in the book publishing industry is the idea of an author (or publicist) paying for a review of their book. It’s an offshoot of the self-publishing versus publishing industry argument that comes from the old vanity presses of the past.

A vanity press, for the younger readers, was a publishing company that would charge an author for the entire print run of a book. The publisher might make attempts to sell the book, but their profit had already been taken in the print run of the book (and sometimes ongoing storage fees of the unsold books). The publisher often kept rights to the book, provided little to no support (cover design, marketing, etc.), or charged excessive fees for those services...

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How the nation fell in love with Gavin and Stacey

Image caption The Barry and Essex gangs – back together for another Christmas

It’s been nearly 10 years since we last said adieu to Gavin and Stacey (and Nessa and Smithy, of course).

But fans have never given up hope of another reunion and they’ve now been rewarded with the news that a second Christmas special is in the works.

Show creators James Corden and Ruth Jones – who also play on-off couple Nessa and Smithy – are uniting again to pen the one-off episode.

The original cast will all return, including Rob Brydon and Larry Lamb.

So how did the original show capture our hearts (and our funny bones?)

Gavin and Stacey aired over three series, plus a Christmas special, from 2007 to 2010 on the BBC.

It told the story of Gavin (Horne), from Essex, and Stacey (Page), from Barr...

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How I Won My Battle With Emotional Eating Betches

If you and I met today, you might think I was naturally lean. Born with a high metabolism. Able to eat whatever I want without gaining a pound. Not going to lie, that would be amazing. But the truth is, growing up, I was always the big kid.

By the time I was 13 years old, I weighed over 200 pounds and struggled with losing weight, emotional eating, and diets that didn’t work. While most kids dreamed of becoming movie stars or famous athletes, my early inspirations were the knowledgeable dietitians I met every summer at fat camp. I was never normal. I was never small. The pediatrician’s office constantly told my parents, “She’s obese. She’s over the 100th percentile, she’s not even on the chart!”

At eight years old, I was sent to “fat camp...

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40 Super Important Things People With Autism Wish You Realized

Ask Reddit is here to educate you about autism.

1. Just because we’re autistic doesn’t mean we want special treatment, it just means that we miss some social queues and can be a bit slow to pick up the mood of a room. For example my autism manifests in an inability to tell emotions, I either think people are being aggressive or joking unless I know explicitly the attitude they are giving. Friends are easy because I get to know them and I can tell their tone 90% of the time, but people I’ve met for the first time, I’ll either make good friends with them because I think they’re joking or I’ll get in an argument with them because I think they’re being aggressive.

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NI’s ‘oldest married couple’ going strong

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Media captionThe pair of 100-year-olds are still in love after 76 years

Nellie Graham is celebrating her 100th birthday and she is in good company.

Her husband, Joe, marked the same milestone last August.

The County Antrim pair, who still live independently at their Randalstown bungalow, are thought to be Northern Ireland’s oldest married couple.

Married on 23 September 1942 in the middle of World War Two, this year marks their 77th wedding anniversary.

They met at school and have been inseparable ever since.

Image caption Mr and Mrs Graham share a kiss

Mrs Graham celebra...

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Hackers could target the 2020 election. How will newsrooms respond if they release stolen data?

New York (CNN Business)It’s the last week of the 2020 presidential campaign. Donald Trump, running for his second term, is in a close race with his Democratic challenger. Then, shortly before Election Day, hacked material fromthe Democratic candidate’s campaignis uploaded online.

It’s a hypothetical scenario — but not one that is out of the question, given what happened in 2016 to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
To be clear, it’s not illegal for journalists to download and report on stolen documents — given that they were not involved in the original hack or theft — but since 2016, there has been some introspection about the ethics of publishing hacked documents online — particularly when the motive of the hackers is unknown or brazenly aimed at stirring chaos ahead ...
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Nintendo is bringing virtual reality to 2 of its biggest Switch games

VR is a good excuse to play 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' again.
Image: mashable composite / nintendo

Nintendo is bringing two of its biggest games on the Nintendo Switch into virtual reality: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey.

With the release of Nintendo’s Labo VR Kit approaching, Nintendo revealed updates Thursday for Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey that make them VR-compatible with the help of the Toy-Con VR Goggles.

For Super Mario Odyssey, there will be a new, “bite-sized” VR experience for players to check out, which looks like i...

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I Draw Comics About My Life And The Struggles Of Being A Tall Girl (30 Pics)

I’m a graphic designer and illustrator. I started my comic blog Tall N Curly back in 2012 to tell my story as a tall and curly-haired girl. Do you remember my previous post about “25 Problems I Face When Being A Tall And Curly-Haired Girl” here on Bored Panda?

I wanted to create some space in my life for something creative that had nothing to do with my work. By doing so, I realized I was telling the story of so many other women. Women, who, just like me, want and need to be reminded that it’s OK, fun and even special to be different and to own who they are.

Since I started my blog, I’ve had the opportunity to talk with so many amazing women who shared their own stories with me...

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Tesla moves to online-only sales to reduce car prices

Is anyone out there curious if Elon Musk lifts? Extremely unclear, but the tech leader is talking about it on Twitter anyway.

On Wednesday, Musk tweeted a disturbing collage of photographs that show his face Photoshopped onto The Rock’s very fit body. He captioned the cursed images, “Yeah, I lift a little …”

The Rock replied to the photos by calling Musk a “beast” and a “handsome SOB,” and even included the winking emoji.

Musk fanboyed right back at him, saying “Oh stop, you’ll make m...

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‘Do you ever think about me?’: the children sex tourists leave behind

Their fathers visited the Philippines to buy sex: now a generation of children want to track them down

Brigette Sicat will not be going to school today. She sits, knees to chest, in a faded Winnie-the-Pooh T-shirt, on the double mattress that makes up half her home. At night, she curls up here with her grandmother and two cousins, beneath the leaky sheets of corrugated iron that pass for a roof. Today, the monsoon rain is constant and the floor has turned to mud.

Brigette, 10, and her 11-year-old cousin, Arianne, arent in school because they have a stomach bug. There is no toilet and no running water, and no means of cooking other than over an open fire. Even when she is well, Brigette is often too hungry to tackle the 10-minute walk to school. Brigettes mother is a sex worker...

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People Are Cracking Up At The Way This Girl Failed To Grill Burgers

Ever since Homo erectus learned how to control fire some 400,000 years ago, man has taken a curious pride in getting a good blaze going. Even today, there is a primitive belief that any cooking done outside the confines of a building falls firmly within the realm of ‘manly duties;’ the curious observer can often see them gathered around the pit, arguing, cajoling and giving tips on the best way to ignite a flame.

Because sometimes it’s actually not so easy, especially if you’re looking to grill over some hot coals. Getting those things going takes a little time and practice, as this woman discovered recently when trying it out for the first time. “I got this,” she announced confidently, setting out to cook up some juicy burgers on a portable grill.

Sadly it all goes downhill fr...

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