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.