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 : http://howtowritebetter.net/book-publishing-scams-three-stinky-examples/ 

I was approached by Authorhouse and hounded via email for months – and 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.


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EJ Jackson

I write, therefore I am! Love film, theatre,TV and books: science-fiction, thrillers/crime and mystery. Geek, wife and mum, sister. Created the official Appreciation Society for 'The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy', www.zzz9.org Author of 'The Methuselah Paradox' and new comic book series 'Minding Mama' (illustrated by Dan Schaefer). www.mindingmama.org Author of 'The Journey & Other Short Stories' (August 2014) , 'The Methuselah Paradox' (August 2016) , 'New Leaf' (2017) , 'Minding Mama & Other Short Stories (Feb 2019)and comic book series 'Minding Mama' (tbc). Lots more in the pipeline! "Imagination is the highest kite one can fly." - Lauren Bacall

2 thoughts on “Have you heard of these book publishing scams? (re-blog)”

  1. I am a new author and looking at Book Baby and Book Venture. They both claim they will help me the formatting, which is really what I need, but the pricing is so different. Book Venture seems to good to be true. Anyone work with either before?

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