A Cautionary Tale, And Some Excellent Words Of Warning

Writer's frustration

Came across this painful piece titled “I Lost $6500 On My Last Book Launch.” The author details her foray into the dark world of “assisted” self-publishing, and how she feels she’s been given the runaround regarding the launch for her book. She includes a list of all the red flags she ignored, and some sage advice she got from other veterans in the industry.

I’m also going to point you toward this piece, In it for the money – 8 signs that your publisher is scamming you for some further insight.

Words to the wise, from the sadder-but-wiser.