It's unfortunate that in every industry there are people who will gladly take advantage of you. That's why the Alliance of Independent Authors is proud to run a watchdog desk that runs a number of services including: highlighting trusted service providers through their vetting service and monthly watchdog posts on the not so trustworthy. Today, we have a round up of all of the articles you need to avoid being ripped off as an indie author.
Most publishers — even the bad ones — will at least respond to client requests and complaints. But what happens when that company simply ignores you?
Meet Korede Abayomi, founder of IndieWriterSupport and ParaDon Books — and a fugitive from the law.
When confronted, criminals tend to fall back on a reliable pattern of behaviors to defuse suspicion. How many of these tactics have you seen?
Indie authors are being targeted by criminals who impersonate them online, then collect royalties on their books. Learn how to detect and stop book counterfeiting.
When David Gaughran exposed clickfarming scams that were manipulating the sales rank of books on Amazon, authors expressed a wide range of reactions. There's a lot to unpack here. Let's wade in.