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!!
Is this editor violating federal law?
A company found my book for sale online and contacted me, offering $300 to review my book, “guaranteed sales,” and submission of my book to contests across the country…
“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!)…”
A stranger demanded to know “who was profiting” from the sale of a deceased author’s book!
Comments about Publisher Ponzi Schemes and yet another complaint about Balboa Press!
Scammers can EASILY find authors’ names and phone numbers on the Internet! Hang up on them!!
I have been offered a contract by a regular publisher but, because I am not a known author, they want me to commit to purchasing copies up front for a total of $4200. I realize that they want to get all of their costs back up front but that seems kind of high to me. What do you think?
Picture this. You see an ad from a large publishing house. They’re seeking an author for a new book and the ad looks like it was written just for you! You have a good feelin’ about this one! You respond to the ad and are thrilled to hear from the project’s editor just a few days later. However, before they can discuss the project further, they want you to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Well, you think, okay…
Recently I submitted a 1,400-word interview to a local newspaper after confirming that the editor would like to see it. I did not hear back from them for six weeks, and sent a polite e-mail last week asking if he still wanted to use the story. I received no reply. Today, a story ran about the same person, written by someone else…