“I’m moving my book from CreateSpace to BookLocker. How come BookLocker’s prices are so much lower than the other companies?”

“I’m moving my book from CreateSpace to BookLocker. How come BookLocker’s prices are so much lower than the other companies?”

Q –

I am moving my book from CreateSpace to BookLocker. Silly question, but I imagine that you get asked this a lot?  How come BookLocker is so much less expensive than all other companies?

Marc


A –

Yes, we DO receive that question a lot and, unfortunately, some people look at our prices, and move on to a firm that costs far more because of “perceived value.” But, the value is NOT less and, in fact, since BookLocker’s inception 19 years ago, we have been known for our excellent customer service, quality, and advocacy activities for the rights of authors and freelance writers. We and almost all of our competitors use the same printer and distributor so quality and distribution are the same.

The reason our prices are so low is simple. At BookLocker.com, we break even on setup fees, and earn our profits on book sales. That way, we and the author have a vested interest in the success of their book. The “other guys” get as much as they can out of authors up-front, and then don’t seem to care if the books sell or not because they’ve already made plenty of money on the front end. Of course, that doesn’t stop them from upselling authors on worthless services even after the book has been published.

At BookLocker, we don’t do business that way. According to Mark Levine, author of The Fine Print of Self-Publishing:

BookLocker.com is “as close to perfection as you’re going to find in the world of ebook and POD publishing. The ebook royalties are the highest I’ve ever seen, and the print royalties are better than average. BookLocker understands what new authors experience, and has put together a package that is the best in the business. You can’t go wrong here. Plus, they’re selective and won’t publish any manuscript just because it’s accompanied by a check. Also, the web site is well trafficked. If you can find a POD or epublisher with as much integrity and dedication to selling authors’ books, but with lower POD publishing fees, please let me know.”

If you’d like to know more about BookLocker, or if you have any questions at all about publishing (even traditional publishing), I’m RIGHT HERE  to help. 🙂

– Angela

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Got questions about Print On Demand and Self-publishing? Ask Angela Hoy.

About The Author

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Angela Hoy is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, the author of 19 books, and the co-owner of BookLocker.com (one of the original POD publishers that still gets books to market in less than a month), PubPreppers.com (print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish), and Abuzz Press (the publishing co-op that charges no setup fees).

Angela has lived and traveled across the U.S. with her kids in an RV, settled in a river-side home in Bradenton, FL, and lived on a 52 ft Irwin sailboat. Angela now resides on a mountaintop in Northwest Georgia, where she plans to spend the rest of her days bird watching, gardening, hiking, and taking in all of the amazing sunrises.

WritersWeekly.com - the free marketing ezine for writers, which features new paying markets and freelance job listings every Wednesday.

BookLocker.com - According to attorney Mark Levine, author of The Fine Print, BookLocker is: "As close to perfection as you're going to find in the world of ebook and POD publishing. The ebook royalties are the highest I've ever seen, and the print royalties are better than average. BookLocker understands what new authors experience, and have put together a package that is the best in the business. You can't go wrong here. Plus, they're selective and won't publish any manuscript just because it's accompanied by a check. Also, the web site is well trafficked. If you can find a POD or epublisher with as much integrity and dedication to selling authors' books, but with lower POD publishing fees, please let me know."

Abuzz Press offers FAST and FREE book publication, but only accepts a small percentage of submissions, and only works with U.S. authors.

PubPreppers.com - "We Prep, You Publish!" Print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish. Offers formatting and design services only, and then provides simple instructions for authors on where to sign up to have the print and ebook editions printed/listed/sold. Cut out the middle man. Keep 100% of what bookstores pay for your book!

Angela's POD Secrets Revealed Series can be found HERE.

Have a POD Book with another publisher? See if BookLocker can give you a better deal. (BookLocker offers "disgruntled author discounts" to those who want to move from other POD services.)


See BookLocker's publishing packages HERE.


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BOOKLOCKER ON FACEBOOK - Provides links to free excerpts!
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ANGELA ON LINKEDIN
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Angela is the creator of the Original 24-Hour Short Story Contest!
https://24hourshortstorycontest.com/



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90+ DAYS OF PROMOTING YOUR BOOK ONLINE: Your Book's Daily Marketing Plan by Angela Hoy and Richard Hoy

Promoting your book online should be considered at least a part-time job. Highly successful authors spend more time promoting a book than they do writing it - a lot more.

We know what you're thinking. You're an author, not a marketer. Not to worry! We have more than a decade of successful online book selling experience under our belts and we're going to teach you how to promote your book effectively online...and almost all of our techniques are FREE!

Online book promotion is not only simple but, if you have a step-by-step, day-to-day marketing plan (this book!), it can also be a very artistic endeavor, which makes it fun for creative folks like you!

Yes, online book promoting can be EASY and FUN! Let us show you how, from Day 1 through Day 90...and beyond!

 



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A systematic approach to writing that generates better quality quickly!


Chock full of ideas, tips, techniques and inspiration, this down-to-earth book is easy to read, and even easier to apply. Let author Jeff Bollow take you through a process that brings your ideas to the page faster, more powerfully and easier than ever before.




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Recently Answered Questions:



Q –

Angela,

I received a voicemail from a (name removed), group researcher in the (name removed) company’s marketing group, asking if I would be interested in their further marketing my book. Phone (removed). I looked them up online and found that they do exist but I did not return her call. I was wondering if you have any knowledge of or experience with this company.

Thank you for your feedback.

B.


A –

Rule of thumb is, if a “marketing” company is resorting to telemarketing to promote themselves, run far far away.

I looked them up, too. They are also a so-called publisher. Their next pitch was probably going to be asking you to pay them to republish your book. They’d tell you they can make it better, prettier, etc. Those “republishing” companies are the bottom feeders of the industry.

Another warning sign is they are only two years old. And, of all their employees, they only have “15 years of combined experience.” And, I doubt even that is true. It’s far more likely that somebody thought publishing books sounded easy, and opened up a website to try to make a few bucks. Those companies usually don’t stay in business long. And, their authors are left with nothing but lighter pocketbooks when they go belly up.

And, finally, their website has lots of typos.

AVOID. AVOID. AVOID.

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Q – 

Angela,

I name a couple of companies in my book, both airlines. The characters are passengers on their flights. I also mention two specific vehicles as the characters travel in them. Is this allowable?

Have a great weekend.

R.F.


A – 

I am not an attorney and this is not legal advice. Please consult with an attorney concerning your specific situation. 

That said…

It depends on the usage and how the companies and their products are portrayed. Also, there are trademark issues to be considered. Most companies will be happy to have a fictional character mention or use their product or service, provided that product or service is not portrayed in a negative light. For example, my character could be out on a hot day, and enjoying a tasty, refreshing, ice-cold Coca Cola. I really don’t think the Coca Cola Company would mind that (though you should still ask). You know what WOULD bother them, though? If my character got food poisoning from their product.

And, let’s say my character has a first class ticket on United Airlines. If the cabin is clean and the crew is friendly and the flight isn’t delayed, etc., United Airlines probably wouldn’t mind being included in your book. But, what is the plane crashes in your book? I imagine United Airlines would not be happy about that. Again, asking up front is the best course of action.

Again, I urge you to consult with an attorney. Or, simply make up different company and vehicle names.

For example, United Airlines could be Untied Airlines.

Toyota could be Yotota, Chevrolet could be Chuvralow, etc. Readers will know that you’re playing word games with real companies and that’s okay. 😉

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90+ DAYS OF PROMOTING YOUR BOOK ONLINE: Your Book's Daily Marketing Plan by Angela Hoy and Richard Hoy

Promoting your book online should be considered at least a part-time job. Highly successful authors spend more time promoting a book than they do writing it - a lot more.

We know what you're thinking. You're an author, not a marketer. Not to worry! We have more than a decade of successful online book selling experience under our belts and we're going to teach you how to promote your book effectively online...and almost all of our techniques are FREE!

Online book promotion is not only simple but, if you have a step-by-step, day-to-day marketing plan (this book!), it can also be a very artistic endeavor, which makes it fun for creative folks like you!

Yes, online book promoting can be EASY and FUN! Let us show you how, from Day 1 through Day 90...and beyond!

 

Q –

Hi Angela,

I’ve just ordered 150 copies of (my book). My plan is to start sending out copies to school system superintendents to hopefully generate bulk sales. Your thoughts?

S.R.


A-

That’s a great idea but I strongly suggest doing research into each school district, and target the folks who are doing the actual buying for the schools. In some cases, it might be a school district member. In other cases, it could be the school librarians.

I definitely do not recommend blindly sending copies to folks who may be uninvolved with purchases. That would be a huge waste of your time and money.

Also, be sure to include a letter with each package (addressed to that specific individual – no form letters!) that introduces you, explains why you wrote the book, has a short description of the book, and information on where the school district can purchase more copies. Creating a personal connection (between the potential buyer and you) in your marketing materials will sell far more copies than just sending them a book description and a copy of the book.

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90+ DAYS OF PROMOTING YOUR BOOK ONLINE: Your Book's Daily Marketing Plan by Angela Hoy and Richard Hoy

Promoting your book online should be considered at least a part-time job. Highly successful authors spend more time promoting a book than they do writing it - a lot more.

We know what you're thinking. You're an author, not a marketer. Not to worry! We have more than a decade of successful online book selling experience under our belts and we're going to teach you how to promote your book effectively online...and almost all of our techniques are FREE!

Online book promotion is not only simple but, if you have a step-by-step, day-to-day marketing plan (this book!), it can also be a very artistic endeavor, which makes it fun for creative folks like you!

Yes, online book promoting can be EASY and FUN! Let us show you how, from Day 1 through Day 90...and beyond!



Q –

You recently wrote that you didn’t recommend book signings. So, what’s can I do if I want to get out into the public eye?

J.


A –

I never said book signings were not recommended. I don’t recommend bookSTORE signings because those typically don’t sell many (if any) copies.

Many authors hold signings at special events, other retail outlets, craft fairs, clubs, seminars, their own signing parties – the list goes on and on. One author I know, W.W. Brock, consistently sells out of his copies at gun shows. He writes novels about hunting. Creativity is the key! You can read an article by him at the first “related” link below.

Also, consider offering to speak to specific organizations. They can either charge people to attend (and, in that fee should be the price of a copy of your book for each individual) or you can set up a table for selling and signing books when your talk has ended. That’s actually an EXCELLENT way to get people to buy your book. Again, get creative. Nursing homes, local businesses, volunteer organizations, local civic organizations, churches – the sky’s the limit!! 🙂

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A guy wrote to me last week, saying he and his sister had their author accounts closed/frozen by Amazon KDP. He said it has happened to many other authors as well. (We have reported on complaints about that in the past.) He was unsuccessful in getting it resolved with Amazon and he gave up, despite the fact that Amazon appears to STILL be selling his books. Where’s the money going, you might ask? I’d like an answer to that question as well.

Of course, the author, who has written many books, was looking for another publisher. I sent him our prices and information. I also told him, if his files are already print-ready, he might qualify for our D.I.Y. program, provided the files are to our printer’s specs. (They usually are.) The D.I.Y. program is only $149.

He wrote back, asking why our services are not free. (Forehead slap…)

I explained to him that some companies have offered publishing services for free in the past but they seem to always go out of business. (The largest one was PublishAmerica/America Star Books.) That leads to their authors being left with no book on the market and, often, the book remains for sale. Where is the money going? I bet you can figure that out!

In other cases, the companies claim to be free up front but they have hidden costs. Or, they force authors to do all the design work and, when the author can’t do it (it’s very challenging for beginners!), the publisher refers the author to companies or people who can. And, the publisher then gets a referral fee. Bait and switch!

That’s similar to the tactics of those publishers that offer “100% royalties” but, in the fine print, you learn the author gets 100% of what’s left over after everybody else takes their cut (retailer, distributor, printer, publisher, etc.). That’s how everybody does it, of course. It’s just that some companies are more honest about stating how it really works.

So, this author started emailing me repeatedly, arguing with me. I further explained to him that I have employees, contractors, vendors, utilities, software expenses, IT guys, attorneys, CPAs, government regulations to keep abreast of (and follow), multiple state sales tax returns to file every month, and so much more. We are not running a hobby website. This is a corporation with an outstanding reputation. The parts all work well together but it costs money to keep those parts working.

And, he continued to argue with me. He seemed to think that, just because I already have a website in place, I shouldn’t incur any expenses to publish his book. His specific words were, “…it costs you nothing for us to use the website…” Yeah, this guy had a serious lack of understanding about how a corporation runs.

I wrote, “I admit that I think it’s kinda funny that you want us to follow the same business model as Amazon – a company that has locked you out of your author account because their customer service is so awful. Doesn’t quite make sense, does it?”

And, he KEPT arguing with me. I finally told him he was wasting my and his time. And, I reminded him that he DID sign up with a so-called “free” publisher previously, and that he, his sister, and numerous others got royally screwed by them.

Offering free publishing services guarantees one (or more) of these things:

1. The publisher will eventually go out of business.

2. The publisher will refer authors to expensive services (and the publisher may get a kickback for that).

3. The publisher will start charging hefty fees once they realize their business model is failing.

4. The company will be flooded with so many submissions that they won’t be able to keep up, authors will get upset, and their reputation will suffer. If a company is that bad, and is putting pretty much anything and everything on the market, some libraries and bookstores won’t order from that publisher anymore. That’s already happened to Amazon KDP.

We have no interested in “copying” Amazon’s business model, and destroying our reputation (or going out of business). We’ve seen it happen too many times with our defunct competitors.

There’s one other point, too. When you offer “free” services, you attract a lower-level of clientele – those authors who don’t care about the quality of their writing and the quality of their books. And, they usually don’t promote their books. They’re in the “business” of having their names on book covers. In a nutshell, if an author is not willing to invest any financial resources in publishing a quality book, why should we?

I really have zero patience for cheapskates, nor people who try to nickel and dime me. BookLocker has been in business for more than 20 years. Our prices are among the lowest in the industry, our royalties among the highest, and our customer service is the best in the industry. And, we continue to grow each year.

I’m not changing one darned thing.

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Promoting your book online should be considered at least a part-time job. Highly successful authors spend more time promoting a book than they do writing it - a lot more.

We know what you're thinking. You're an author, not a marketer. Not to worry! We have more than a decade of successful online book selling experience under our belts and we're going to teach you how to promote your book effectively online...and almost all of our techniques are FREE!

Online book promotion is not only simple but, if you have a step-by-step, day-to-day marketing plan (this book!), it can also be a very artistic endeavor, which makes it fun for creative folks like you!

Yes, online book promoting can be EASY and FUN! Let us show you how, from Day 1 through Day 90...and beyond!



Q –

My book was published by (name removed). I terminated my agreement with them but I keep finding my ebook for sale on lots of sites. I can understand that some print books are still available because they are still in inventory at some retailers. But, why ebooks?

I contacted the publisher three weeks ago, and then again two weeks ago, and again last week. They will not answer me. What should I do?


A –

Some authors of defunct publishers continue to find their ebooks for sale online, too. Using Amazon as an example, I know that they continue to send the money for those ebook sales to the distributor or publisher every month. And, while there is a lag of a couple of months, they send out the ebook payments like clockwork. And, like with your situation, some publishers don’t stop selling an ebook even after the author has terminated the contract.

If you are seeing your ebook for sale online, somebody is getting the money for those sales. If it’s not you, it’s your publisher (or a distributor, who is then sending the money to the publisher). And, yes, if you have terminated your contract with your publisher, and if they’re still selling your ebook, they are scamming you (and violating your copyright).

I recommend sending a DMCA takedown notice to all of the websites that are still selling your book. There is a sample one (entirely free) RIGHT HERE.

Also, using your personal letterhead, send a copyright infringement notice to your previous publisher via a trackable mailing/shipping method that requires a signature. Don’t trust certified mail. Those green cards often come back with no signature. I, myself, send them via “UPS Express Envelope.”

If the publisher does not respond, and does not remove your ebook from the market, consider legal action. Copyright infringement carries heavy penalties when the infringer knows they’re violating the law, and keeps doing so anyway.

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Q –

This is a long shot. I am due to publish the third book in my series and I cannot access my author’s account or books in (Amazon’s) KDP. My account is locked out. I have had a terrible experience and have been trying to access my books for almost a year now.

The frustration is killing me. I moved and my phone number changed so the verification code goes nowhere. They won’t verify online and I had to open a new account so they could move the books – but not any reports moved across. But now they just say my account is locked. They still have the book up for sale though on Amazon.

What can I do? Can you help?

P.


A –

That’s just one of many problems with KDP. Others have complained about being locked out of their accounts as well. And, there are NUMEROUS other complaints posted online about Amazon KDP online as well. See just the latest batch we found in the article below. See the “related” links under this article as well.

I recommend republishing your books elsewhere.

And, Even MORE Complaints about Amazon KDP!

 

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Q –

On my website, I want to include a list of all the Internet sites that are selling my book. My publisher can’t give me that list (??) and said it’s a bad idea anyway. What do you think is going on?

A.R.


A – 

The easiest way to find your book online is to Google the ISBN with no hyphens in the number. If, like us, your publisher is using Ingram, the largest book distributor, your book will appear in Ingram’s automated feed. They send that to thousands of their retail customers across the globe. So, you’ll find your book for sale on websites you’ve never heard of, including many foreign ones.

Many authors find their books on these obscure websites, and assume something illegal is going on. It’s not. Those companies simply have an Ingram account, and can list and sell Ingram’s titles, and then order those titles for their customers. And, your publisher probably does not have a complete list of Ingram’s numerous customers anyway.

I agree with your publisher that adding all of those links to your website is a very bad idea. First of all, there are literally thousands and thousands of them. Second, almost everyone orders books from Amazon automatically anyway.

For your website, I recommend putting links to your book for just these companies. And, I am linking these to one of my books so you can see what I do:

PRINT EDITION

Your publisher’s website (if they have a retail store online like we do at BookLocker)
Amazon.com
BarnesandNoble.com
Chapters.Indigo.ca (for Canadian customers)
BooksAMillion

If your book is also available as an ebook, provide links to four or five of those retailers as well, like this:

EBOOK EDITION

Your publisher’s website (if they have a retail store online like we do at BookLocker)
Amazon.com
BarnesandNoble.com
Google Play
Kobo
Apple (Your readers need the iTunes app on their device to buy your ebook from Apple but folks with iTunes will know what to do so don’t worry about that.)

That is, of course, assuming your publisher sells your ebook edition on those sites. They may be using others but I would limit those links to four or five retailers only. If your website is too busy, customers may get confused, and stop reading.

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Promoting your book online should be considered at least a part-time job. Highly successful authors spend more time promoting a book than they do writing it - a lot more.

We know what you're thinking. You're an author, not a marketer. Not to worry! We have more than a decade of successful online book selling experience under our belts and we're going to teach you how to promote your book effectively online...and almost all of our techniques are FREE!

Online book promotion is not only simple but, if you have a step-by-step, day-to-day marketing plan (this book!), it can also be a very artistic endeavor, which makes it fun for creative folks like you!

Yes, online book promoting can be EASY and FUN! Let us show you how, from Day 1 through Day 90...and beyond!





HowMaster: The Writer's Guide to Beautiful Word Crafting




Author Linda M. Gigliotti draws from years of practice as a private
writing tutor in the guidebook that teaches writers how to format visceral
writing that pulls readers into their book. She explains with instruction
and samples of published works how to craft writing that come to life in the reader's mind.





HowMaster is a wise choice for the writer who wants to weave words around the reader’s heart.


Author Linda M. Gigliotti draws from years of practice as a private
writing tutor in the guidebook that teaches writers how to format visceral
writing that pulls readers into their book. She explains with instruction
and samples of published works how to craft writing that come to life in the reader's mind.




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At BookLocker, we were honored when former White House Usher Christopher B. Emery contacted us to publish his book, WHITE HOUSE USHER: Stories from the Inside.

From January 1986 until March 1994, Chris Emery was part of one of the most unique services in the U.S. government — an usher in the White House.

For more than 200 years, a small office has operated on the State Floor of the White House Executive Residence. Known as the Usher’s Office, whose mission is to accommodate the personal needs of the first family, and to make the White House feel like a home. The Usher’s Office is the managing office of the Executive Residence and its staff of 90-plus. The staff consists of butlers, carpenters, grounds personnel, electricians, painters, plumbers, florists, maids, housemen, cooks, chefs, storekeepers, curators, calligraphers, doormen, and administrative support.

Ushers work closely with the first family, senior staff, Social Office, Press Office, Secret Service Agency, and military leaders to carry out White House functions: luncheons, dinners, teas, receptions, meetings, conferences, and more.

Chris Emery was only the 18th White House Usher since 1891, and had the honor and privilege to serve presidential families for three years during the Reagan administration, four years for President H. W. Bush, and 14 months under President Clinton. His vignettes recreate intimate White House happenings from an insider’s viewpoint.

Chris Emery was the only White House Usher to be terminated in the 20th century.

“With his book, White House Usher: Stories from the Inside, former usher Chris Emery gives his readers a peek inside what happens upstairs at the White House. Chris’ anecdotes tell a rich story of how America’s house really is the First Families, home. I loved my trip down memory lane.”

– Former First Lady Barbara Bush (October 2017)

As you can imagine, Christopher’s book has sold very well since it was published. Who wouldn’t want to read about the inner workings of the private residence of U.S. presidents?

Christopher followed up that popular book with a whodunnit novel that was, of course, about a White House Usher.

So, imagine Christopher’s surprise when he tried to run an ad on Facebook for his books, and received the following response:

“You have been rejected because your ad mentions politicians or is about sensitive social issues that could influence public opinion, how people vote and may impact the outcome of an election or pending legislation…”

Let’s break that down, shall we?

“You have been rejected because your ad mentions politicians…”

Is Facebook planning to remove every ad for every book and movie that mentions politicians? Are they planning to blacklist every author of non-fiction and fiction that mentions politicians, politics, or even the political history of our country?

“sensitive social issues that could influence public opinion, how people vote and may impact the outcome of an election or pending legislation…”

Facebook has already been accused of pushing political and social agendas – from both sides of the aisle!

Christopher appealed to Facebook but they wouldn’t budge. So, he’ll be spending his ad dollars elsewhere. And, honestly, he’ll probably sell more books doing that. Facebook ads, in our experience at least, really don’t work anymore.

Kudos to Christopher for using his Facebook rejection to promote his books on other social media sites! This is what he’s sharing:

DON’T FORGET! The Summer, 2022 24-Hour Short Story Contest is THIS SATURDAY!!

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Promoting your book online should be considered at least a part-time job. Highly successful authors spend more time promoting a book than they do writing it - a lot more.

We know what you're thinking. You're an author, not a marketer. Not to worry! We have more than a decade of successful online book selling experience under our belts and we're going to teach you how to promote your book effectively online...and almost all of our techniques are FREE!

Online book promotion is not only simple but, if you have a step-by-step, day-to-day marketing plan (this book!), it can also be a very artistic endeavor, which makes it fun for creative folks like you!

Yes, online book promoting can be EASY and FUN! Let us show you how, from Day 1 through Day 90...and beyond!

I received several emails last week from authors who were targeted by this increasingly common scam. Some claim they are publishers while others claim they are agents and/or publicists.

Here’s how it works:

Your book is already on the market.

Then, you start getting phone calls and/or emails from a so-called “publisher” (or “agent,” or “publicist”) making these types of promises:

“Our scout has a copy of your book and we think it’s could be a best-seller!”

They do NOT have a copy of your book! They’ve never seen your book. And, they don’t even care what your book is about. They only care about how much money they can convince you to spend.

“Publish your book with us instead and we’ll get it into bookstores!”

They don’t tell you it’ll only be ONLINE bookstores, which your book is already in.

“Amazon was so impressed with your book that they sent us a free copy!” 

This is a total lie!

“Cancel your current contract today and we’ll give you a huge discount on republishing your book with us.”

Lots of not-very-smart authors do that, “sign” the new publisher’s contract, and only then learn it’ll be thousands of dollars to republish…but they’ve just signed over all rights to the scammer so they’re screwed.

“We can make your cover look better so you’ll sell more copies!” 

Total B.S.

“We can make your interior look better so you’ll sell more copies!”

More B.S.

“We will send your book to movie producers for no extra charge.”

Biggest B.S. of all!

Here’s the low-down. These firms are the bottom feeders of the industry. They find “new listings” on Amazon, do some Googling, and start mass-spamming authors (or calling them). The only thing they do well is sending out sales pitches. What they’re offering is simply to republish your book (for thousands of dollars).

Once they have you in their clutches, and they have your credit card, and your “new” edition is on the market, you’re exactly right back where you started. Except, your pocketbook is thousands of dollars lighter.

PLEASE DON’T FALL FOR BOOK RE-PUBLISHING SCAMS! They are now more prevalent than ever and these people are CLEARLY desperate. They’ll say and do just about anything to get your credit card number.

DON’T FORGET! The Summer, 2022 24-Hour Short Story Contest is only 9 days away!!

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90+ DAYS OF PROMOTING YOUR BOOK ONLINE: Your Book's Daily Marketing Plan by Angela Hoy and Richard Hoy

Promoting your book online should be considered at least a part-time job. Highly successful authors spend more time promoting a book than they do writing it - a lot more.

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Online book promotion is not only simple but, if you have a step-by-step, day-to-day marketing plan (this book!), it can also be a very artistic endeavor, which makes it fun for creative folks like you!

Yes, online book promoting can be EASY and FUN! Let us show you how, from Day 1 through Day 90...and beyond!

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