on The Steps to Getting Published:
Along the road to getting published, most authors turn to helpful outlets and people in the publishing industry, such as literary agents, writing contests, and other self-marketing tools.
Unfortunately, there are many publishing scams out there, some of them quite convincing.
The biggest problem with publishing scams is that there’s a fine line between businesses charging exorbitant fees and people who are flat-out thieving money with no services rendered. Both of these are considered scams, and as authors in this business, we should know how to combat them.
Mostly, that would involve being hyper vigilant, but in some cases, even that isn’t enough.