Writer Beware: Rash of scams

Found this in the FB group, thought it was important enough to share.

Becoming a lot more common lately! With self publishing becoming more common, it’s especially important to be wary of who you’re giving your money too!


I’ve noticed a lot more posts on the interwebs lately from people who just got new publishing contracts. In the ones I’ve seen over the last year or so, none of those contracts were good for the writer.


During the infancy of modern self-publishing, I was hoping that it would get rid of the vanity presses. I mean, if you just want to have a published novel, you can do that today, and it won’t cost you a cent.

But the vanity presses aren’t going down without a fight. No, they pretend that self-publishing is the vanity press and that they, themselves, are several tiers higher.

But this is not the case. The only thing these supposed presses can do that you can’t do yourself is take your money. And they want a lot of your money.