I may sound harsh in this article but I receive SO MANY emails from authors who have left their common sense at the door, and are about to step knee-deep in a big pile of you-know-what.
Did the cousin, who is now deceased, do this on purpose? And, what recourse does the co-author have?
Authors, consider this scenario: With the click of a button, Amazon has killed your entire, successful career as an author. Your books have all been removed from their site, your unpaid royalties may be frozen, and you can’t get any specific details from Amazon… THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING!!
After you get past the shock and anger of your book sales instantly vanishing into thin air, what can you do to get that book back on the market ASAP?
“I received two phone calls from a publisher offering to republish my book. A quick Internet search revealed the firm’s reputation is not too good (to put it mildly!)…”
CreateSpace (which is owned by Amazon) was recently criticized for publishing fraudulent books under a real author’s name in what stinks to high heaven of a money laundering scheme. Here’s how it it appears to work…
A stranger demanded to know “who was profiting” from the sale of a deceased author’s book!
Scammers can EASILY find authors’ names and phone numbers on the Internet! Hang up on them!!
Don’t fall for this very common (phony!) marketing blurbage!!!
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