Publishing your first book is exciting! But it also puts you in a precarious position. If this is your first time self-publishing, you may be vulnerable to scammers and predatory companies.
One of the reasons I expanded Blue Pen to offer self-pub services (cover design, interior layout, etc.) is because of these companies I saw taking advantage of first-time authors.
There is a legitimate need for companies that offer editing, book design, and marketing services. It's much easier for indie authors to get all of these services from one place and to have a dedicated project manager.
But that need created an opening for money-making schemes—self-pub companies that don't actually care about authors, readers, or the writing community.
What Does a Self-Pub Services Company Do?
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