No, Crowdfunding Is Not Begging (re-blogged from ALli)

I wanted to share this post by Orna Ross,¬†head of The Alliance of Independent Authors, because I think what she has to say about Crowdfunding is spot on. Please follow the link to read more, and you feel inspired to comment, please do so either on the ALli site (you don’t have to join to comment) or here (though I’d prefer it if you responded to Orna ūüôā ).

Have you heard of these book publishing scams? (re-blog)

Here is a really useful warning for new writers about the less savory side of being the¬†‘new kid on the block’ – and the maxim ‘If it sounds too good to be true – it probably is’ has never been truer. Re-blogged from¬†Suzan St Maur AMIPA¬†:¬†¬†

I was approached by Authorhouse and hounded via email for months Рand although I had never heard of them when they first approached me, I soon realised that any company that continually bombards you with emails (harassment, basically) is to be avoided at all costs. I flagged them as Spam!

I hope no-one who reads this has been caught out, but if you have, please tell us your story as a warning to others.