Publishers mistreating writers

Publishing Companies not being fair to writers

These days, online writing is a source of income for most students who want to polish their writing skills as well as earn a few extra dollars for the family. It is indeed the best way to test your communication skills and many people find it easy to make an earning while staying at home. Young mothers having babies cannot afford to work an office job but if they have got the skills of playing with words, they can easily find a way out of their financial dependency. For the same reason, the online writing and publishing businesses are on the boom as it is profitable for both parties. However, there is a downside for writers that make them stand at a losing end at times. Here is a brief account of how the publishing companies screw the writers to get the work done:

No Communication

The online business is easy to operate but at the same time does carry an inherent risk as the parties are not physically introduced to each other. The same goes for the publishing business. You never know if your publisher will keep his promise of paying you at the given time or not. This makes the writer’s life miserable because, the internet is constantly flooded with complaints about writers falling prey to fraudulent publishers. A writer who is making good use of his or her writing skills is obviously doing it for a reason, which might be financial independence, and if this purpose is not achieved, the whole exercise goes down the drain.


If you look at various online forums for online writers, you will notice that there are many publishers working under the brand of reputable companies, doing great business in the market but at the cost of getting online content written by authors without them being paid. This is an extremely serious issue as far as the intellectual property rights are concerned. If the publishers do not pay for a particular piece of writing, they do not have any right to publish it. But on internet, as the electronic email is the only source of communication, the writers keep approaching the publishing company through emails and in the meantime, the content is published on the internet.


However, some online writing websites serve as the platform for publishers as well as the writers, and provide some of the protection to writers by offering them consultancy services. This is undoubtedly a sigh of relief for writers and they now approach the mediating authority when the publisher or buyer defaults. Another alternative for writers is that they can upload their unpaid content on their personal blogs with a disclaimer that the content has been written originally by them and that no-one else is entitled to the ownership of the piece of writing.

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