Monday, December 7, 2015

Beware of Vanity Press

Indie authors are a serious target for scams. Some many people will want your money for formatting, editing, printing, redesign, plot reviews, beta reviews, customer reviews.

I was really lucky to receive a lot of good advice that helped me avoid being taken advantage.

You can Indie publish without laying out a huge pile of cash. In fact, It didn't cost me a dime. I had people tell me createspace was expensive. It is not. It is simple and easy and costs nothing. They provide al a cart services but you are not required to use them. They even have a free cover creator.

Here is what I used (all free):
There are things that are worth paying for independently. Most notably, is Professional Editing and Professional Cover Art.

--Take feedback. If someone says "Your cover looks amateur!" Don't cling to that pencil drawing you did yourself when you were sixteen

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