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Be Careful of Self Publishing Pitfalls


Percy Chattey Books

Going Indie? Watch Out for Predators

Original: CreateSpaceBlogger Oct 2012

I’m a big fan of self-publishing because it gives anyone the opportunity to fulfill his or her dream of becoming an author. However, authors must watch out for the unscrupulous types who prey on unsuspecting writers who are so eager to see their work in print that they get, for lack of a more gentle term, ripped off.

“Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own. Carol Burnett”

Here are three types of predatory behavior to watch out for when selecting vendors. Run for the hills if you encounter any of the following:

1. Promises of success:Any self-publishing company that guarantees it will make your book a best seller is lying. Would you work with a bookie who guaranteed a horse was going to win a race? Or a stock broker who guaranteed a certain stock…

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