I am not sure how this happened, but ever since my new book hit the market, a different publisher has been calling my office, and sending emails.
Their sales representative was very much ‘to the point’ about what they wanted from me (my next book) and how much they wanted to produce it at reduced rates. Those “reduced rates” range from $2,000 to $6500!
I had a good laugh with the first sales rep — I talked her ear off about the (non-existent) “upcoming musical and movie.” They kept contacting me and, after that, I simply said ‘no’ to others that called, and hung up. I do not have the time for their crap. Why would any author want to pay $2,000 to $6,500 to a firm that bombards them with telemarketing calls and spam?
This is on-going. Have any of your other authors experienced this – the moment their book hits the market, another publisher descends upon them?
Yes, this is, unfortunately, not a new phenomenon. We call these so-called publishers “bottom feeders.”
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Unfortunately, these bottom feeders can find newly released books on Amazon, and spend just a minute or two of research to find the author’s website, email address, and even their phone number. Then, the spamming and phone calls begin.
I agree with you. I never do business with any firm that uses spam or telemarketing as a sales tactic.
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