When is a publisher not a publisher?

I really appreciate the honesty this blogger writes with, despite how people may perceive her. I’m reposting this in the hopes that someone reading this blog post would benefit from what she has to share.

“Education is when you read the fine print.
Experience is what you get if you don’t.”

Pete Seeger, folk musician.

I’ve learned from my mistakes.

  • I’ve learned that, if something looks a little bit too good to be true, then it most likely is too good to be true.
  • I’ve learned that contracts should always, always, always be checked out by a solicitor.
  • I’ve learned that contracts, no matter how clearly they’re written, can be interpreted differently by the parties involved.
  • I’ve learned that contracts can be completely ignored by some people, rendering them worthless.
  • I’ve learned that letting someone else publish your book via an internationally accessible self-publishing outlet, rather than doing it yourself, is not only stupid, but also a waste of time and money.

I’ve learned a lot in the last two years, and I’m very grateful to Night Publishing and their subsequent reincarnations for giving me…

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About Dyane

Dyane Forde’s love of writing began with an early interest in reading and of words in general. Writing has been a life-long passion and she writes all types of things, from short stories, novels, flash fiction and poetry. Dyane writes to communicate, meaning that writing becomes a means through which she seeks to connect with people on a level deeper than intellect.
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4 Responses to When is a publisher not a publisher?

  1. Katie Cross says:

    Thanks for sharing!

    Like

  2. johannanield says:

    Thank you for reblogging my article, and for your very kind words of support. I hope my experience helps someone avoid similar pitfalls.

    Like

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