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PostSubject: Scams: how to avoid being bitten   Scams: how to avoid being bitten EmptyWed Feb 18, 2009 10:18 am

I think this is probably a really important topic for a lot of us here.

The road to being published can be a long, hard one, and there are a lot of companies out there who prey on the unwary hopeful writers.

I've got two links today to start us off, but I thought this deserved a separate topic because it's such a huge issue, and there are bound to be other articles that we can link to when they come up.

Here's two to start off:

Writing scams and how to avoid them
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a blog post from a bestselling author who got had by scams when she was starting out: Jeaniene Frost
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PostSubject: Re: Scams: how to avoid being bitten   Scams: how to avoid being bitten EmptyWed Mar 04, 2009 5:40 pm

This post reminds me of an 'about the Author' I just read in a YA book. They actually listed that they were previously published through Publish America. Can you believe it? Somewhere out there, a publisher, an editor and writer all thought PA was a good thing to put in your author bio... affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Scams: how to avoid being bitten   Scams: how to avoid being bitten EmptyThu Mar 05, 2009 1:53 am

OMG, are you serious? i think that is so funny.
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PostSubject: Re: Scams: how to avoid being bitten   Scams: how to avoid being bitten EmptySun Apr 26, 2009 5:56 am

._. *not as informed* What's Publish America? Another publisher?
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PostSubject: Re: Scams: how to avoid being bitten   Scams: how to avoid being bitten EmptySun Apr 26, 2009 6:11 am

Publish america is a vanity press and has a pretty infamous reputation
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