Resources and tips for the self-published author.
by Maureen Crisp • July 25, 2017
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With anything Internet related there is always risk for scams. Even with publishing.
This particularly skyrockets with self-publishing. There isn’t much protection when publishing online. Between plagiarism, fake agents, and farm scanners, there’s a lot of scamming that can go on most of the time without even the authors notice. What can we do to prevent this and protect ourselves?
Heroes and Villains
David Gaughran deserves a medal- or at least a big payday. David has been pointing out scammers and highlighting the rip off artists that prey on writers for years along with Writer Beware. Lately he has been trying to make Amazon aware of the click farm scammers on their websites. This is becoming a real problem. The click farm scammers take away money from the legit writers in page reads. They also skew your research. (I have been watching the children’s bestsellers… and shaking my head over number 1 and now I know why!)
Porter Anderson takes a look at the new white paper, The Business Of Books 2017, for Frankfurt Book Fair business members. Porter looks at three important points in the paper, competition, blockbusters and digital pricing. This is an interesting look at the global impact on publishing from a few brands and a heads up on what publishers will have to come to grips with going forward.
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About Maureen Crisp
Maureen Crisp has been writing her weekly publishing roundups for over seven years. She is a traditionally published children's author as well as indie-published. She lives in New Zealand and is heading the team organising the 4th National Conference of Children's Writers and Illustrators. She is currently trying her hand at writing a children’s book series if she can drag herself away from forever tweaking her Mars novel or obsessing over space.