How to Avoid Book Marketing Scams

Guest Post by S.E. Zbasnik “No man is an island” wrote John Donne before getting ripped off by Simon & Garfunkle. Never is that more true than when an author is trying to get his or her book to market. It is impossible to do it all on your own from the cover, editing, proofing, … Continue reading “How to Avoid Book Marketing Scams”

FOULED!: Poetry Contest Scams

It’s not just sketchy publishers and not-so-qualified editors who prey on unsuspecting indie authors. People who run writing contests can be less than legit, too. Even poets can be targets. Maybe especially poets. Even traditionally-published poetry is a hard sell to most people who aren’t taking a college-level English class, so there isn’t a whole … Continue reading “FOULED!: Poetry Contest Scams”

March Madness: What To Do When Your Publisher Scams You

Welcome to March. This month we’re doing something a little bit different – we’re having a theme month. Spearheaded by the lovely Lynne Cantwell, we’re going to feature articles from minions and guests alike about being scammed by publishers. We want those who have fallen victim to these publishing predators to know they’re not alone. … Continue reading “March Madness: What To Do When Your Publisher Scams You”

Special Guest, Author Ey Wade Talks About Scams

What Every Well Dressed Author Should Know About Scams by Ey Wade 1. Scams, like dogs pooping on the sidewalk, happen. 2. Either you walk around it or right in. Okay, I may not be an expert, but I am a writer who at one time stepped in and fell head first into a pile … Continue reading “Special Guest, Author Ey Wade Talks About Scams”

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