Editor’s Note: Victoria Strauss has been illuminating publishing scams for writers via her website, writerbeware.com, since 1998. We’re honored to present her guest essay here, which nurtures a street-smart sensibility to counter the natural susceptibilities of the author in progress.
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The digital revolution has transformed the face of publishing. From the incredible growth of small presses to the new viability of self-publishing, writers have more options than ever before.
Some things haven’t changed, though: the challenge of finding an audience and the hard work of building a career. And where ...