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Monday, October 3, 2011

For the Record

Forgive my lapse in whining diatribes. Here's the latest... 

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If a potential publisher asks for thousands of dollars to publish your book, yet claim they are a traditional publisher, THEY ARE LYING. Traditional publishers DO NOT charge you to publish your book. 

Thank you. This bugs me. Always has. 


Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I hope no one falls for that anymore.

Linda said...

Unfortunately, as a publisher, I talk to authors all the time who have fallen victim to just that. And it doesn't stop with the initial fees. Making changes for mistakes that should have been found and taken care of in the beginning are charged back to the authors. It hurts my heart!

I have authors under 3 different options under my imprint: Traditional (publisher picks up costs), Joint Venture (costs DETERMINED UP FRONT may be charged to author in exchange for additional royalties), and Work for Hire (author pays all). It's really quite simple to get it all out in the open before the contract is signed and then a publisher gets to have a great relationship with his/her authors instead of building a bad reputation and leaving a lot of people with shattered dreams.

Jaimey Grant said...

As Linda says, it is unfortunately true that some new writers, due to lack of research or patience, still fall for this scam from certain companies.


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