Important reading for anyone considering an indie publisher

On the website Writer Beware is an interesting guest blog by Victoria Strauss on the failure of many small publishers. These are not the established small, independent presses that usually specialize in a narrow market but the new crop of indie author-publishers who see an opportunity for a secondary income by becoming publishers of other indie authors (though technically they would cease to be “indie” authors at that point). These new publishers, with little or no business sense — and usually even less money — are creating big headaches for authors seeking publication. If you’re an indie author who has decided you prefer the assistance of a publisher, take care in the choices you make and do not assume that a fellow indie author will protect your interests any more than a traditional publisher would.

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