10 New Publishing Scams to Watch Out for in 2020 – by Anne R. Allen…

Lurking predators are always coming up with new publishing scams.

I read a quote recently from an indie author who said he felt sorry for new writers who fall for scammy vanity publishers — because they obviously have no writer friends to clue them in.

It is true that networking with other authors is the best way to stay safe from scammers in this business. You can usually get by with a little help from your friends.

Unfortunately, the latest batch of scams are calculated to turn friends’ faces and familiar names into weapons to use against you.

Here are some of the nasty ways they’re trying to con you.

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3 thoughts on “10 New Publishing Scams to Watch Out for in 2020 – by Anne R. Allen…

  1. These are excellent tips. I tend to err on the side of caution with most anything. Recently I was offered an editing possibility that quickly dried up when I offered my pay scale. I have an English degree with over 20 years editing experience. They obviously wanted something for nothing, so the scams are true in the editing world as well.

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  2. I find that a good rule of thumb is to go straight to the cost. This way I know if it’s likely to happen or even possible. If it’s outside that realm, by even a penny, I’m done. Haha. I love being cheap!

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