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How To Avoid Scams When Self Publishing

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Re: How To Avoid Scams When Self Publishing

Postby updog » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:33 pm

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Re: How To Avoid Scams When Self Publishing

Postby portfigs » Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:14 pm

Thank you very much! That was our impression but wanted to make sure. We will just do it the old fashioned way. A bookstore here has recommender a distributer and said they wanted to buy some books.

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Re: How To Avoid Scams When Self Publishing

Postby TerryRodgers » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:22 am

If you want to self-published, look into kindle, smashwords, etc. If you want to go the traditional route, use querytracker.com to help you find an agent. Use predators and editors and absolute water cooler to make sure agent is legit. Use google religiously to research everything.

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Re: How To Avoid Scams When Self Publishing

Postby portfigs » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:03 pm

Submitted a few pages of manuscript to Seymour Agency this afternoon. Now they want the full manuscript. The research i have done shows it to be reputable. Am I correct?

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Re: How To Avoid Scams When Self Publishing

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Re: How To Avoid Scams When Self Publishing

Postby portfigs » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:19 pm

Thanks so much for the quick response! This literary world is new to us and we are trying to do things wisely. Submitting everything now to the agency. Just excited to get a toe in the front door with my first query letter!

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Re: How To Avoid Scams When Self Publishing

Postby TerryRodgers » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:21 pm

The Seymour Agency is legit and very well-known. They are listed on querytracker and have many bestselling clients. They always represent at PitchFest in NYC every year.

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Re: How To Avoid Scams When Self Publishing

Postby portfigs » Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:48 pm

How about cross books? Vanity publisher or real?

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