Do I holler “scam” because I didn’t know what I wanted? Are they responsible for educating me? No!
If you want to avoid publishing scams, you need both sides of the picture: the pros and cons of book publishing. What gets the first time author in trouble is the pie in the sky ideal related to book publishing. From the outside it appears glamorous and carries prestige, but from the inside is where your big ideas are snuffed out very quickly.
I didn’t expect something for nothing. I knew there would be work, but the work was not familiar to this non-writer at the time. It required study and implementation. The first time writer seeking to author a book too often finds the work too overwhelming and opts for the print on demand self-publishing glitter.
Knowledge is the only way to minimize your risk of being scammed. Perhaps I should give you an example here that might be an eye opener. Let’s say you purchase a package. Your investment is $999. In one stop you get your book printed and positioned for online sales, plus you receive 10 copies of your book.
If you sold those 10 books for $12.95 how does that impact your investment. . . (click here
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