Dan Poynter from Book Futurist contacted us to give our self-publised authors some advice on POD Publishers that run scams and fraud innocent authors looking into the self-publishing arena.
Dan states that authors and publishers have been contacted lately by organisations offering “self-publishing services.” They employ "boiler rooms" of sales people making relentless calls. They wear you down and are hard to resist.
Be very careful.
Dan explains that some of these companies have tarnished records with a lot of unhappy customers. Several authors have complained to the Better Business Bureau and some companies have been sued. When people are victims of scams, they often report the incidents on the Internet.
How 2 Prevent Being Caught By Self-Publishing Scams
Before doing business with POD publishers or any other person or company that wants your money, make a Google search for:
(That company name) + Scam
(That company name) + Fraud
(That company name) + Rip-off
(That company name) + “Better Business Bureau”
Find out more about Dan Poynter from Book Futurist at http://ParaPub.com or read what Joe Friedlander says about scams from subsidy publishers.
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