6 Questions To Help You Avoid Predatory Publishers – Writer’s Edit

For many writers, publication can seem like the ultimate prize. Many anticipate the wondrous moment when a publisher will finally say “yes” – launching their careers and justifying years of hard labour. But the publishing industry, like all industries, does have a few predators, which budding writers would do best to avoid. These “publishers” may not actually publish books at all. Or they may publish and sell books, but trap inexperienced writers in unfavourable contracts. It is important that new writers enter the industry with eyes open, and know what questions to ask. In this article, we’ll delve into the facts and questions that will help writers spot predatory “publishers” and/or predatory contracts. Before we dive in, let’s take a refresher course on the different publishing models that exist today. Models of publishing While the publishing model alone is

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