Predatory Publisher Seminar by ScamCo.

ScamCo Seminars LogoScammers and predatory publishers cost unsuspecting authors millions of dollars a year. You pay good money up front and a lot of it. In return, you receive nothing but heartache and more invoices. If you let them, these vultures will take you for every dime you have and then some. And then, to top it off, they put out a really crummy product. There has got to be a better way. Continue reading “Predatory Publisher Seminar by ScamCo.”

FOULED! Part 3: Getting Your Book Back

Predatory Publisher Month at Indies UnlimitedSo you’ve tried to get your publisher to give your book the editing, formatting, and marketing attention it deserves, but you’ve had no luck. Your logical next step may be to try to get your book back.

The technical term is reversion of rights. You’re asking the publisher to give you back any rights you granted it to publish your book. This sometimes becomes necessary even in contracts with a traditional publisher. If the book is not selling well, or some other disagreement has come up, an author may decide to buy back the book and shop it around somewhere else. Although increasingly these days, traditionally-published authors are buying back the rights to their books on their publishers’ backlists and going indie with them.

Trad publishers can be reluctant to agree to a rights reversion, but vanity publishers really don’t like them. Continue reading “FOULED! Part 3: Getting Your Book Back”

Thrifty Thursday: Awesome eBook Bargains

Thrifty Thursday ebook dealsYes, that’s right, these super hot free and 99 cent eBook deals on for real. We’re not kidding, already. Come on over to Thrifty Thursday and check ’em out!

Readers: look in the comment section below. If you see one you like, click over and buy it. How easy is that? (If you don’t see the book covers, adjust your browser’s adblock settings.)

Authors: if you have a book priced at 99¢ or less (that’s right, post your free eBooks here, too!), follow the instructions below and post it right in the comment section. Got more than one bargain book? Go ahead and post them all if you like, but only one book and ONE link per comment please!

We will convert your link to a clickable book cover. Do not attempt to insert an image in comments on your own. Just put the following information in the comment section:

1. Book title
2. Author name
3. A one sentence
blurb (~140 characters – longer descriptions will be deleted)
4. ONE link to download the book (only secure retail sites – Amazon, Smashwords, B&N, Kobo, Apple/iStore, or Sony)
5. Whether your book is free or 99 cents (and for how long/what dates)

Then let your friends and fans know your book is available here today. Use the share buttons below, or copy the link in the address bar above and share the news on your favorite social media platforms. The more, the merrier, right?

So let’s give it a try, shall we? Please make sure to follow the RULES above. Now, go ahead and tell the world about your cheap read. IU is a safe-for-work site. PLEASE do not post links to erotica, religious, or political titles.

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