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The companies listed below represent a specific type of scam, and are just a SMALL FRACTION of the fraudulent and otherwise questionable companies about which Writer Beware has received complaints. Email us to ask about a company you don’t see on the list.

I’ve been expending a lot of words and time lately warning about the latest scam phenomenon to hit the writing world: fake publishers, marketers, and “literary agencies” that, through outrageous prices and worthless services, extract enormous amounts of money from unwary writers.

Based in the Philippines (despite their apparent US or Canadian addresses, phone numbers, and sales rep names) and preying primarily on writers who’ve self-published (particularly with one of the Author Solutions imprints) and on the elderly, these companies recruit authors with relentless–and highly deceptive–phone and email solicitations.

The scams’ focus has shifted over the years. When I first discovered them in 2014, they were primarily selling publishing and marketing services, but currently they’re more likely to approach potential victims by posing as literary agencies that can transition authors to traditional contracts, or companies that can market books to major film studios and streaming services. They may also impersonate real, reputable agents, editors. and publishers, or falsely use the logos of major publishers and publishing industry groups like the Authors Guild.

Some of the scams do provide at least some of the services authors pay for, albeit at seriously inflated prices and often of poor quality. Others just take the money and run. I’ve heard from writers who’ve paid thousands, or even tens of thousands, to one–or, in some cases, more than one–of these scams, with next to nothing to show for it.

The scams share a cluster of characteristics that make them reasonably easy to identify. If a company exhibits three or more of these characteristics–especially if it has contacted you out of the blue–be extremely skeptical.

– Cold-call solicitations by phone and email (this is the number one sign of a scam: real literary agents, publishers, and film producers do not typically reach out to authors they don’t already work with, while for scammers it’s their main mode of recruitment).

– Re-publishing offers (since most of their targets are self-published authors). Re-publishing already-published books–often at a reasonably attractive price–is a way for scammers to get authors in the door so they can be pressured to buy more expensive services, or targeted for more serious fraud, such as fake traditional publishing or movie offers involving large fees.

– Claims of expertise that can’t be verified (in the absence of staff names and/or client lsits), or that can be easily refuted (for instance if they claim years of experience but their web domain was only registered a few months ago). Some scammers include fake staff on their websites, using public domain photos and made-up biographies; always make sure you can independently verify the info provided.

– English-language errors on websites and in emails, and telemarketers with foreign accents (since the scams are owned and staffed primarily by people for whom English is a second language). Although the advent of ChatGPT is making grammar and colloquial errors less common in written text–at least in initial solicitation emails–this is still an important marker that too many writers are willing to overlook.

– A catalog of junk marketing services (services of dubious value that are cheap to provide and can be sold at a huge markup, such as press releases, email blasts, book trailers, paid TV and radio interviews, pay-to-play book reviews, book fair display, and more).

I’ve written dozens of posts about these scams and their fraudulent operations, especially their brazen (yet curiously shoddy) efforts to impersonate reputable agents, publishers, and film producers. You can see them all here.

Below is a list of the scams themselves–at least, the more than 150 I’ve identified so far. You’ll note that a number of them operate under more than one name–I suspect the interconnection is much greater than this, but I’ve only indicated additional names where I’ve been able to reliably document them.

Some have perished since I began the list–I’ve noted this, but left their names for the sake of authors who may have been scammed while they were operational.

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– 3+ Creative Media
– 20/Twenty Literary Group

A

– Access Media Group (aka Quill Space Media) (Quill Space Media is defunct)
– Ace Media Creative Publication / Ace Media International / APM Media Production (aka Pearson Media Group) (defunct under the Ace name, still doing business as Pearson Media)
– Acquisitions Galley (see Editors Press and Media)
– Acquisitions Team, The (see Crown Media Global Solutions)
– Adaptations Tide
– ADBooks Press (aka Coffee Press / Okir Publishing) (all three names are defunct)
– Adventure Time Narratives (aka Author’s Fortune Press and Media (defunct) / Good River Print and Media)
– Adverterz, The (aka Sherlock Press)
– Alliance Literary Firm, The (aka Bethel Media House NYC)
– Alpha Books Solutions
– Alpha Books United
– Amelia Book Company (defunct) (aka Amelia Publishing / Litfire Publishing / GoToPublish)
– Amelia Publishing (aka Amelia Book Company / LitFire Publishing / GoToPublish)
– AnalytIQ (defunct)
– Anthony & Associates
– Aqua Notes Media (aka Rare Books Media)
– Ascribed LLC (defunct)
– Aspire Literary Agency (see Bridgebooks)
– Aspire Publishing Hub (see Bridgebooks)
– Astute Literary Agency
– Atheneum Literary
– Atria Press (aka Trident Media Partners)
– Author Aide
– Author Cabin
– Author Codex (aka BookSpine Press) (BookSpine Press is defunct)
– Author Media Express (aka Book Art Press Solutions / Booktimes / Bookwhip / Carter Press / PR Media Solutions / Pearson Media Groups / Stephenson and Queen / Window Press Club) (Carter Press, PR Media Solutions, and Window Press Club are defunct)
– Author Pro Creatives and Marketing (aka Matchstick Literary) (Author Pro Creatives is defunct)
– Author Queries
– Author Reputation Press
– Author Shack (defunct)
– Author University
– Author Uplifters Press & Media (aka Universal Media Firm)
– AuthorCentrix (formerly BookBlastPro) (defunct)
– AuthorLair
– AuthorUnit
– Authors Avenue Media Group
– Authors’ Breakthrough Solutions
– Authors’ Fortune Press and Media(defunct) (aka Adventure Time Narratives / Good River Print and Media)
– Authors Guild International (aka Authors Guild Global)
– Authors Innovation (aka Ink Start Media)
– Authors Legacy (defunct)
– Authors Note 360 (website still online, but mostly nonfunctional)
– Authors Press (aka Westwood Books Publishing [formerly Greenberry] / Creative Books)
– Authors’ Tranquility Press

B

– Bantam Wings (see Get Started Books)
– Beacon Books Agency (aka Fact & Fiction Entertainment and Literary Agency)
– Believe Entertainment Media Group (aka Dreamscape Multimedia / Dreamscapes Productions)
– Bennett Media & Marketing (see Crown Media Global Solutions)
– Best Books Media (see Marken Dream Catchers)
– Best Writers Publishing House (see Editors Press and Media LLC)
– Bethel Media House NYC (aka The Alliance Literary Firm)
Better Bound House (see Stellar Literary Press and Media)
– Beyond Movies (see Bridgebooks)
– Bilby Books (aka Christian Works Media Publishing / Proisle Publishing / Shrubs Publishing)
– Black Lacquer Press & Marketing
– Blue Ink Scribble
– Blueprint Press / Blueprint Internationale (see Bridgebooks)
– BooConn Marketing
– Book Agency Plus (aka BookTrail Agency / Media Literary Excellence)
– Book Art Press Solutions (aka Author Media Express / Booktimes / Bookwhip / Carter Press / PR Media Solutions / Pearson Media Groups / Stephenson and Queen / Window Press Club) (Carter Press, PR Media Solutions, and Window Press Club are defunct)
– Book Avenue Publishing (aka Nivra Press) (both are defunct)
– Book Bureau USA
– Book Chambers, The (aka LitHub, whch is defunct)
– Book Magnets (see Landaff Media)
– Book Masters, The
– Book Reads Publishing (defunct)
– Book Staging Marketing Services
– Book to Films (see Landaff Media)
– Book Trance Media
– Book Vine Press
– Books Scribe
– Bookjet Publicity (aka Optage Publishing, which is defunct)
– Bookside Press (aka Inks and Bindings / The Maple Staple)
– BookSpine Press (aka Author Codex) (defunct, but still doing business as Author Codex)
– Booktimes (aka Book Art Press Solutions / Book Art Press Solutions / Bookwhip / Carter Press / PR Media Solutions / Pearson Media Group / Stephenson and Queen / Window Press Club) (Carter Press, PR Media Solutions, and Window Press Club are defunct)
– BookTrail Agency (aka Book Agency Plus / Media Literary Excellence)
– BookVenture Publishing
– BookWhip (aka Author Media Express / Book Art Press Solutions / Booktimes / Carter Press / PR Media Solutions / Pearson Media Group / Stephenson and Queen / Window Press Club) (Carter Press, PR Media Solutions, and Window Press Club are defunct)
– Bookwise Global Advertising
– Box Office Media Creatives (aka Buzz Media Creatives) (Buzz Media Creatives is defunct)
– Braintree Interactive Media (aka Bright Lights Distribution) (Bright Lights Distribution is defunct)
– BrandingNemo
– BridgeBooks (aka Aspire Literary Agency / Aspire Publishing Hub / Beyond Movies / Blueprint Press / Fresh Pages Media and Advertising (defunct) / PaperBytes Marketing Solutions / TechBooks Media (defunct)) / Quantum Discovery)
– Bright Lights Distribution (defunct) (aka Braintree Interactive Media)
– Brilliant Books Literary (aka Golden Ink Media Services / Green Sage Agency / McNaughton Books / Pen Culture Solutions / P One Media Marketing Consultancy ) McNaughton is defunct
– Brullen Excel (aka Impact Media Press and Publishing / Vellumme Innovations / The Spotlight Media Productions)
– Buzz Media Creatives (aka Box Office Media Creatives) (defunct under the Buzz name, still doing business as Box Office Media Creatives)

C

– Capstone Media Services (aka Stampa / Stampa Global) (defunct under the Capstone name, still doing business as Stampa)
– Carter Press (aka Author Media Express / Book Art Press Solutions / Booktimes / BookWhip / PR Media Solutions / Pearson Media Groups / Stephenson and Queen / Window Press Club) (defunct, but still doing business as Author Media Express, Book Art Press Solutions, Booktimes, BookWhip, and Pearson Media Group)
– Chapters Media & Advertising (see BridgeBooks)
– China Publishing Group (see Landaff Media)
– Christian Works Media Publishing (see Bilby Books)
– Chrosan OPS (see Czilk DC)
– Clever Publication
– Coffee Press (aka Okir Publishing / ADBooks Press) (all three names are defunct)
– ConquerPress
– Courtside Media Press
– Creative Agency US
– Creative Books (aka Westwood Books Publishing / Authors Press)
– Creative Films (see Innocentrix)
– Creative Media Editors Inc. (see Editors Press and Media LLC)
– Creative Media Marketing
– Creative Titles Media (aka TrueMedia Creatives) (both defunct)
– Crest Media Distribution (defunct)
– Crown Books NYC (see Marken Dream Catchers)
– Crown Media Global Solutions (aka The Acquisitions Team / Bennett Media and Marketing / RedHood Literary)
– Crown Sparks LLC
– Czilk Dream Catchers / Czilk DC (formerly Chrosan OPS) (see Marken Dream Catchers)

D

– DC Literary Firm
– DC Media Creative
– Diamond Media Press
– Direct Acquisitions Team (see Silver Ink Literary Agency)
– Dream Books Distribution (website is dead) / Dream Books Media Professionals
– Dreamscape Multimedia / Dreamscapes Productions (aka Believe Entertainment Media Group)

E

– Eagle Press Publishing House (aka Liberal Literature)
– Easy Street Media
– EC Publishing
– eCom Rocket (see iConnect OPC)
– Editor’s Creative Media (see Editors Press and Media LLC)
– Editor’s Press and Media LLC (aka Acquisitions Galley / Best Writers Publishing House / Creative Media Editors Inc. / Editor’s Creative Media / Global Review Press / Scriptor House / Silver Ink Literary Agency / Writers Press Publishing House) (Silver Ink Literary Agency, Best Writers Publishing House, and Global Review Press are all defunct)
– Elite Group Literary Agency (see Marken Dream Catchers)
– Ewings Publishing, The (aka In-Victa Digital Printing & Advertising)
– Experttell (see Innocentrix)

F

– Fact & Fiction Entertainment and Literary Agency (aka Beacon Books Agency)
– FilmHatch Media Productions
– Filmways Pictures Media / Filmways Pictures Agency
– FlipPage Solutions (aka Parchment Global Publishing / Word Dominion International)
– Folio Avenue Publishing
– Fox Media Films (see Get Started Books)
– Fox Media Studios Agency (see Innocentrix)
– Freelance Group Media (see Pearson Media Group)
– Fresh Pages Media and Advertising (defunct) (see Bridgebooks)

G

– Ganpi Media
– Gerlov Dream Catchers (see Marken Dream Catchers)
– Get Started Books (formerly Legaia Books) (aka Bantam Wings / Fox Media Films / Paradigm Talents / Right Choice Multimedia / Warner Media Talents / West Literary Agency) (Legaia Books and West Literary Agency are defunct)
– Glasslink Solutions (aka Harper Media /Harper Partners LLC)
– Global Review Press (defunct) (see Editors Press and Media LLC)
– Global Summit House (see Marken Dream Catchers)
– Gold Touch Press
– Golden Ink Media Services (website has a “dangerous page” warning) (aka Brilliant Books Literary / Great Writers Media / Green Sage Agency / McNaughton Books / Pen Culture Solutions / P One Media Marketing Consultancy) McNaughton is defunct
– Goldman Agency
– Good River Print and Media (aka Authors’ Fortune Press and Media [defunct] / Adventure Time Narratives)
– Gotham Books
– GoToPublish (aka LitFire Publishing / Amelia Publishing / Amelia Book Company)
– Great Writers Media (aka Brilliant Books Literary / Golden Ink Media Services / Green Sage Agency / McNaughton Books / Pen Culture Solutions / P One Media Marketing Consultancy) McNaughton is defunct
– Green Dot Films, The (see Stellar Literary Press and Media)
– Green Sage Agency (aka Brilliant Books Literary / Golden Ink Media Services / Great Writers Media / McNaughton Books / Pen Culture Solutions / P One Media Marketing Consultancy) McNaughton is defunct
– Grovehouse Press (see Legal Bright Media Distribution Services)

H

– Hancock Press (aka Papertown Digital Solutions)
– Happy Media Consulting (website is dead)
– Harper Literary (see Get Started Books)
– Harper Media (aka Glasslink Solutions / Harper Partners LLC)
– Harper Partners LLC (aka Glasslink Solutions / Harper Media)
– Haynes Marketing Group
– Haystack Creatives (aka Rustik Haws) (Rustik Haws appears to be defunct)

I

– Icon Works Media (aka MS Moods Media / Muscle Shoals Moods Media)
– iConnect OPC (aka Maple Leaf Publishing / eCom Rocket)
– Identiqa Solutions (aka Lime Press LLC)
– IdeoPage Press Solutions (aka The Writer Central) (defunct under both names)
– Impact Media Press and Publishing (aka Brullen Excel / Vellumme Innovations / The Spotlight Media Productions)
– InfusedMedia LLC
– Ingress Advertising
– Ink Start Media (aka Authors Innovation)
– Inks and Bindings (aka Bookside Press / The Maple Staple)
– Inkstone Literary
– Innocentrix (aka PageTurner Press and Media / Silver Fox Media / Fox Media Studios Agency / Orions Media Agency / Pioneer Media Productions / Pioneer Multimedia / Pioneer Productions / Experttell / The Metro Films / InkStone Literary Agency / WordTalk Press / WritersValue / Creative Films) (Orions Media Agency and Pioneer Media Productions are defunct))
– Inspirium Press and Media (aka Word Art Publishing)
– International Book Media
– In-Victa Digital Printing & Advertising (aka The Ewings Publishing)
– Ivy Lit Press

J

– Jurnal Press

K

– Kilmer Press Solutions

L

– Landaff Media (aka Landaff Literary Media / Book Magnets / Book to Films / China Publishing Group)
– Leavitt Peak Press
– Legaia Books (defunct) (see Get Started Books)
– Legal Bright Media Distribution Services (aka Grovehouse Press)
– Lettra Press (aka Pen House LLC)
– Liberal Literature (aka Eagle Press Publishing House)
– Lime Press LLC (aka Identiqa Solutions)
– LitFire Publishing (website is mostly nonfunctional, except for a Bookstore page) (aka Amelia Publishing / Amelia Book Company / GoToPublish)
– LitHub (defunct) (aka The Book Chambers)
– LitPrime Solutions (aka Primix Publishing)

M

– MS Moods Media (aka Icon Works Media)
– Mainspring Books
– Maple Leaf Publishing (see iConnect OPC)
– Maple Staple, The (aka Bookside Press / Inks and Bindings)
– Marken Dream Catchers / Marken DC (aka Crown Books NYC [formerly Best Books Media] / Czilk Dream Catchers [aka Czilk DC] / Elite Group Literary Agency / Gerlov Dream Catchers [aka Gerlov DC] / The Media Reviews [formerly The Meridian Reviews] / The Regency Publishers [formerly Global Summit House] / The Regency Publishers International [formerly The Universal Breakthrough] / Writers Book Fair)
– Mars Hill Ink
– Marshall and Macmillan
– Martin and Bowman
– MatchStick Literary (aka Author Pro Creatives and Marketing, which is defunct)
– McNaughton Books (aka Brilliant Books Literary/ Golden Ink Media Services / Green Sage Agency / Pen Culture Solutions / P One Media Marketing Consultancy) (McNaughton website is currently dead)
– Media Literary Excellence (see BookTrail Agency)
– Media Reviews, The (see Marken Dream Catchers)
– Meraki Media
– Metro Films, The (see Innocentrix)
– Mulberry Books, The

N

– Netsfilm & Media Press (defunct)
– New Age Literary Agency
– New Leaf Media LLC (aka TransMedia Agency)
– New Reader Media
– Nivra Press (aka Book Avenue Publishing) (both are defunct)

O

– Odyssey Media Press
– Okir Publishing (aka ADbooks Press / Coffee Press) (all three names are defunct)
– Olympus Story House
– Optage Publishing (aka Bookjet Publicity) (Optage is defunct)
– Orion Films Production
– Orions Media Agency (defunct) (see Innocentrix)
– Outstrip (defunct)

P

– P One Media Marketing Consultancy (aka Brilliant Books Literary / Golden Ink Media Services / Great Writers Media / Green Sage Agency / McNaughton Books / Pen Culture Solutions) McNaughton is defunct
– PR Media Solutions LLC (aka Author Media Express / Book Art Press Solutions / Booktimes / Bookwhip / Carter Press / Pearson Media Group / Stephenson and Queen / Window Press Club) (defunct, but still doing business as Author Media Express, Book Art Press Solutions, Booktimes, BookWhip, and Pearson Media Group)
– Pacific Books Publishing (defunct)
– PageClapp Media (defunct)
– Page Turner, Press and Media (see Innocentrix)
– Paper Bytes Marketing Solutions (see Bridgebooks)
– PaperChase Solution (defunct)
– Papertown Digital Solutions (aka Hancock Press)
– Parchment Global Publishing (see FlipPage Solutions)
– Paradigm Print (no longer has a website)
– Paradigm Talents (see Get Started Books)
– Paramount Books Media (website is dead)
– Pearson Media Group (aka Ace Media Creative Publication / Ace Media International / Book Art Press Solutions / Booktimes / Bookwhip / Carter Press / Freelance Group Media / Window Press Club)(Carter Press, PR Media Solutions, and Window Press Club are defunct)
– Pearson’s Media and Consultancy
– Pelican Book Media
– Pen Culture Solutions (aka Brilliant Books Literary / Golden Ink Media Services / Great Writers Media / Green Sage Agency / McNaughton Books / P One Media Marketing Consultancy) McNaughton is defunct
– Pen House LLC (aka Lettra Press)
– Pen2Paper Press, Ltd.
– Picador Media Works
– Pioneer Media Productions / Pioneer Multimedia / Pioneer Productions (Pioneer Media Productions is defunct) (see Innocentrix)
– Pixar Film Agency
– Polaris Interstellar
– Press To Impress Publishing (defunct)
– Prime Seven Media
– Primeway Media Services (website is dead)
– Primix Publishing (aka LitPrime Solutions)
– Proisle Publishing (see Bilby Books)
– Pubkits.com

Q

– Quads Media Firm (aka Tyler Literary)
– Quantum Discovery (see Bridgebooks)
– Quill Space Media (aka Access Media Group) (defunct, but still doing business as Access Media Group)
– Quipper Prints

R

– Rainbow Experts
– Rare Books Media (aka Aqua Books Media)
– Readers Magnet
– Reading Glass Books, The (aka Writers Branding)
– RedHood Literary (see Crown Media Global Solutions)
– Regency Publishers, The (see Marken Dream Catchers)
– Renaissance Publishing House
– Right Choice Multimedia (see Get Started Books)
– Royale House (defunct)
– Rushmore Press
– Rustik Haws (aka Haystack Creatives) (Rustik Haws website is dead; Haystack Creatives still in business)

S

– Scriptor House (see Editors Press and Media LLC)
– Sherlock Press (aka The Adverterz) (Sherlock is defunct)
– Shrubs Publishing (see Bilby Books)
– Silver Fox Media (see Innocentrix)
– Silver Ink Literary Agency (defunct) (see Editors Press and Media LLC)
– SPARK Literary and Media
– Spine Media Creatives
– Spotlight Media Productions, The (aka Brullen Excel / Impact Media Press and Publishing / Vellumme Innovations)
– Stampa Global (formerly Capstone Media Services)
– Stellar Literary Press and Media (aka Better Bound House / The Greendot Films)
– Stephenson and Queen (aka BookWhip / Author Media Express / Book Art Press Solutions / Booktimes / Carter Press / PR Media Solutions / Pearson Media Group / Window Press Club) (Carter Press, PR Media Solutions, and Window Press Club are defunct)
– Stone Age Media Solutions
– Stonehenge Literary & Media
– Stonewall Press (aka Uirtus Solutions) (both defunct)
– Storium Press
– Stratton Press
– Stream Channel TV
– Supreme Media Corp

T

– Techbooks Media (defunct) (see Bridgebooks)
– TelePub LLC
– Three Plus Creative Media (aka 3+ Creative Media)
– Tome Literary
– Toplink Publishing
– TransMedia Agency (aka New Leaf Media)
– Trident Media Partners (aka Atria Press)
– TrueMedia Creatives (aka Creative Titles Media) (both defunct)
– Truman Publishing
– Tyler Literary (aka Quads Literary Firm)

U

– Uirtus Solutions (aka Stonewall Press) (both defunct)
– Universal Book Solutions (website is dead)
– Universal Breakthrough, The (see Marken Dream Catchers)
– Universal Media Firm (aka Author Uplifters Press & Media)
– Universal Pages, The (aka The Universal Breakthrough)
– URLink Print and Media

V

– VHawk Solutions
– Vellume Innovations (aka Impact Media Press and Publishing / Brullen Excel / The Spotlight Media Productions)
– Vertical Liberty
– Vintage Ink Solutions
– Vivlio Hill Publishing (aka Vivlio Solutions / Vivlio Marketing Solutions)

W

– Warner Media Talents (see Get Started Books)
– West Literary Agency (website is down) (see Get Started Books)
– WestPoint Print and Media
– Westwood Books Publishing (formerly Greenberry) (aka Authors Press / Creative Books)
– Window Press Club (aka Author Media Express / Book Art Press Solutions, Booktimes, Bookwhip / Carter Press, PR Media Solutions / Pearson Media Group / Stephenson and Queen) (defunct, but still doing business as Author Media Express, Book Art Press Solutions, Booktimes, and BookWhip)
– Word Dominion International (defunct) (see FlipPage Solutions)
– Word Art Publishing (aka Inspirium Press and Media)
– WordHouse / Wordhouse BP
– WordTalk Press (see Innocentrix)
– WorkBook Press
– Writer Central, The (aka IdeoPage Press Solutions, which is defunct)
– Writers Apex
– Writers Book Advertising Services (aka Writers Book Publishing House / Writers Desks LLC / Writers Republic)
– Writers Book Fair (see Marken Dream Catchers)
– Writers Book Publishing House (aka Writers Desks LLC / Writers Book Advertising Services / Writers Republic)
– Writers’ Branding (aka The Reading Glass Books)
– Writers Cabin
– Writers Desire Innovation Agency
– Writers Desks LLC (aka Writers Book Publishing House / Writers Book Advertising Services)
– The Writers Gallery (website is dead)
– Writers Press Publishing House (see Editors Press and Media)
– Writers Republic (aka Writers Desks/ Writers Book Publishing House / Writers Book Advertising Services)
– WritersMade / Writers Made
– WritersValue (see Innocentrix)

Y

– YMO Editions
– Yallabooks
– YourOnlinePublicist (aka YOP)

Z

– Zeta Publishing

(I’m continuously updating this list–adding new companies as I discover them, noting the ones that disappear.)

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I know my warnings are having an effect, not just because I’m hearing from writers who’ve found my posts or my list and have been able to avoid being ripped off, but because some of the scams are getting…a little defensive. Book-Art Press now includes this in its solicitation emails:

The links are to anti-Writer Beware screeds from people WB has exposed.

The grievance is definitely on display in this one, from MatchStick Literary (it also showcases the scams’ trademark fractured English):

See ya at Writer Beware, scammers!

UPDATE 12/10/19: I want to highlight this recent comment, which illustrates how ubiquitous and persistent these scams are. Bottom line: if you self-publish, you can pretty much count on being solicited. Be on your guard. (By “GoTo”, I’m assuming the commenter means GoToPublish.)

UPDATE 11/13/20: The latest scammer love note, left as a comment here. Good to know I’m still hitting a nerve!

UPDATE 12/30/20: They still love me! I didn’t let these comments through, but I did memorialize them.

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