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Reality Check Predatory Publishers

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Paul Whybrow

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Not everyone in the world of writing and publishing is nice.

These two articles by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware highlight the dodgy tactics used by supposedly respectable publishers such as Simon & Schuster:

How Predatory Companies Are Trying to Hijack Your Publisher Search

How Predatory Companies Are Trying to Hijack Your Publisher Search, Part 2

It goes to prove how unregulated the internet is, with corporations such as Google and Amazon happy to take money from unscrupulous traders without checking what it is they're selling. Just think of the plagiarism scandal at Amazon books.

Stealing Books in the Age of Self-Publishing

Triple check everyone you're thinking of doing business with, before committing to a contract.

It's a jungle out there—and, you're the meat!

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