Today, I had a chance to read Stevie Turner’s thoughts on what are the most likely unethical practices in the publishing world today. I think her thoughts are worth a closer look, and I’m reblogging this post to my blog. I hope that you’ll be as impressed with this blogpost as I was. Happy reading!
Welcome to the Blog Hop. This week the topic is:
What is the most unethical practice in the publishing industry?
I can think of a few. Here’s what goes on for the uninitiated:
1. It’s when an ‘independent publishing company’ asks for $50 set up fees to publish your book. You then find it’s only published via Amazon KDP, and you could have done the whole process yourself and kept all your royalties instead of giving up half to the ‘publisher’.
2. It’s a vanity publisher charging you £600 to publish your book and doing absolutely no editing or marketing. Then one of their ‘sales representatives’ constantly telephones you to try and get you to publish another book for a further £600.
3. It’s rogue publishers seeking out first-time authors who haven’t got a clue about marketing and and dazzling them with all the wonderful things they can do to…
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