Don’t Sign!

A warning from Stevie, based on her own experience!

Stevie Turner

This is a scheduled post and I will answer any comments tomorrow.

Recently I read a blog from a self-published author who was thrilled to bits to gain a publishing deal. She had signed the rights to her book over to the publisher, and of course now looked forward to the royalties from many future sales.

However, I’ve been on a steep learning curve over the past 8 years regarding the integrity of small publishers. In order to satisfy my own curiosity I went on to Google and typed in ‘Writer Beware‘ and the name of the lady’s publisher. As I suspected, there were many complaints about this particular publisher regarding the amount of ‘set up fees’ needed and the lack of any royalties.

I’m sure most of us have been taken in by small publishers at one time or another at the beginning of our writing careers…

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24 thoughts on “Don’t Sign!

  1. Check with Alli before you use a self publishing partner. I picked one because I had met them and I feel they were value for money but I prefer publishing my own stuff.It depends how good you are at editing and whether you want to purchase a lot of books yourself. If you want to sell mainly online and don’t want a lot of hassle research a number of them before you choose.

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