Writer Beware! Spotting Shady Agents, Vanity Presses and Other Scams

The road to publishing can be a thorny one, filled with con artists lying in wait to pounce on unwary writers. Fortunately, Victoria Strauss of Writer Beware is here to tell us how to avoid being scammed. During our chat, Victoria answers questions like the following: How can you spot a shady agent? What’s the difference between self-publishing and vanity publishing? Should you enter a contest with an entry fee?

Victoria also tells us about one of her more interesting cases, a dastardly tale involving the Canadian Royal Mounted Police!

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