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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Indy authors beware!

Since the boom of self-publishing by independent authors, fueled in great part by Amazon and Create Space, many questionable publishing services have sprouted. Some have been part of mainstream publishing houses, while others have been tiny home businesses, and quite a few have grown somewhere in between. Many of these schemes have died on the vine, while others take root in whatever soil they find. A few are actually legitimate services for independent authors.  

Most of these services charge too much money and deliver too little value. Watch out for the really bad ones. While some authors are happy with Hulu and Amazon, others are on the lookout for something better. Maybe you don't want to go with a brick-and-mortar publisher, or maybe they just haven't accepted your manuscripts. In any case, when you look for a way to self-publish, keep your eyes open. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is. 

I get much of my information from the Writer Beware! blog. Here's a link to their latest news:

I recommend that you read that post and subscribe to that blog. 

Happy writing! 


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