Vanity publishers: They’ll take your money and get you nothing

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Let me jut get this out-of-the-way in big bold letters:

Never submit your work to a vanity publisher!!!


With that out-of-the-way, I’ll get into more detail. Vanity publishers request money before they’ll publish anything, and will often have the author pay for the books they print. This business model is what keeps them in business, but is far from profitable for the author, unless they’re a master of self-promotion.

A print-on-demand publisher will not charge the author anything to get their books printed but will still leave promotion to the author. A publishing house will pay the author for their work, instead of making the author pay them. If you encounter one of these steer well clear. If you find one advertising on my site, tell me, and I’ll see to it that the offending ads disappear.

Also, if you’re wondering why series 2 hasn’t appeared at the top of the page, it’s because I’m a bit burnt out on the basics. I want to write about anti-heroes and anti-villains, about villain protagonists and hero antagonists. I want to write my NaNoWriMo book and write about what I’m learning from writing that, but I’ve committed myself to this, and I’m forcing myself to see it through.

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