Sometime back I wrote about various publishers that have gone out of business, publishers that are “glorified print shops” (in my opinion), and in finding a reputable publisher.
I have had all three over the last 12 years of writing fiction and non-fiction books. My first book was published in 2008 and I didn’t have a clue as to what I was doing, and was totally in the dark about how to find a publisher or the publishing process.
Naturally mistakes were made and having various publishers over the years the lessons learned have been educational and beneficial. Plus, needless to say, I’ve learned much about actually writing in a way that draws people into the story, as well as other little secrets.
A while back I ran across a blog that I think will be very helpful in helping new authors, even seasoned authors, to avoid scam publishers. I was blown away by the sheer numbers of these scam artists that are out there!
I’d like to share this blog site with you as a means of help in choosing your publisher.
If you would like to log into their site:
I’ve pasted a small sample of the newsletter I just received to give you an idea of what they are about. This one warns against the contest that’s being offered. Believe me, publishers offer these “contests” all the time!
|Contest Beware: “Lovecraft Country” Short Story Contest
Posted: 04 Sep 2020 10:51 AM PDT
Go ahead and check it out and hopefully it will be helpful to you.
Thanks for stopping by.