It's an unfortunate part of every industry, not just writing, but scams are becoming more and more frequent. ALLi author member Stephen Bentley shows us how to spot and avoid author scams.
It's true that authors have more information at their fingertips than ever before. Why, then, do authors keep falling for scams and schemes from the same exploitative companies?
Even the best companies will have a dissatisfied customer from time to time, but when ALLi's Watchdog Desk sees a disproportionate number of complaints about the same issues, that indicates a persistent problem.
Vanity presses — predatory companies that sell authors worthless or overpriced services — profited mightily with the rise of indie…