Here’s a scam that only the most gullible aspiring author would fall for…
The print-on-demand vanity press Author House has launched a program with bookselling group Joseph-Beth Booksellers on "publishing packages"
that include "guaranteed bookshelf placement" of five copies in a single
Josepth-Beth store and an in-store book signing event (which is rather inconvenient if you live on the West Coast, since the Joseph-Beth stores are in the East).
For the priviledge of having a mere five books in just one store, and providing/buying the copies that will be sold at the booksigning, suckers have to spend an additional $200 on top of the $699 Author House usually charges to publish a book.
Wow. What a great opportunity… to throw away your money.
Whoever signs up for this "publishing package" is a dim-wit who deserves to be taken for every last penny he has.