So many scams out there that target new authors. Be careful out there!
On March 31st, 2013, I posted an entry entitled “Reviews, Truths and Extortion” talking about a first time author getting a message from a reader claiming that the book in question with practically unreadable due to typos and grammatical errors. The reader said that if the author would pay her, the reader would edit the book and rate the book 5 stars. At the time, that was something that was completely new to me. I had never heard anyone attempt to do something like that before. Of course, that same reader picked up my book and after my post, gave it a bad review. Now, I’m not saying that Celine is completely flawless, because I know it’s not. However, the timing of that review put a pin in my stance. I am hearing more and more about this as I grow and talk to more people within our…
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Thanks for putting this up, Tricia!
I’ve never heard of this. Unbelievable how some people set out to hurt others. Who does that? The good news is that readers looking through reviews will often spot the bad apples fairly quickly. I hope.
You are our little guardian angel, Tricia, looking after us poor indie authors before we get squished by the sharks circling around us! 😀
Oh wow, thank you Tricia. I will certainly keep my eyes open about this.