I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again: writing is an extraordinary and challenging and satisfying pursuit, but publishing is a business.
Once a writer decides to seek publication – through whatever avenue – that writer needs to start thinking like a business person, and a savvy business person at that. Put in the time and effort to know the business that you’re entering; read the fine print.
Because, sad to say, there are plenty of people out there willing to take advantage of a writer’s dreams. The blog Writer Beware reports that a class-action lawsuit now claims that PublishAmerica did just that.
Whether or not you’ve ever dealt with PublishAmerica, and whatever the claims and results of the suit may be, this article is something that all writers ought to read.