Open book blog hop – What is the most unethical practice in the publishing industry?

Today, Roberta left us with a question about unethical practises in the publishing world, and how we personally might have been affected by them. I found her comments worthwhile and something to be thought about as there is no clear path of right and wrong.
I have self-published the first four books of Fauna Park Tales with the help of Karen Perkins and LionheART Publishing House. it has been quite a journey. In the beginning, I had almost fallen into the trap of vanity publishers’ offers, which sounded great to an unsuspecting ‘Newby”. Fortunately, there was insight to be found in reading more about vanity publishing and what it all entailed.
Of course, at the time we still lived in South Africa, and just the cost of South African Rand exchange rate for getting published by one of these companies was most exorbitant!

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Welcome to the Blog Hop.  This week the topic is:

What is the most unethical practice in the publishing industry?

I have read some of the other posts discussing this topic and I am grateful that I was never a victim of unscrupulous publishing practices. It seems there are a lot of vanity publishers out there who con writers who want to publish a first book out of a lot of money and deliver very little in return.

I have come to realise that I was lucky with my writing and publishing journey. Firstly, I had the good fortune to meet my current publisher, TSL Publications, prior to publishing my first Sir Chocolate book and we have worked well together ever since, and secondly, I met Sue Vincent and Sally Cronin, both very supportive bloggers and really nice people, within my first few weeks of blogging and they both helped…

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