There was a time when Writer’s Digest offered useful tips on breaking into writing and sustaining a career in the biz… but over the years they have become a worthless shill for the vanity press industry. I’ve been getting countless emails from Writer’s Digest, hyping one vanity press or another as a way to break into publishing and get your book on the shelves which, of course, is bullshit. Here’s the latest "very special message" from Writer’s Digest pushing Outskirtspress, which makes iUniverse look like Random House by comparison.
Tired of rejection letters?
Disillusioned by the lack of marketing
Concerned about the out-of-control pricing of printers?
The publishing industry has come a long way
since the Gutenberg Press. New York publishers no longer call the shots. You
do! The future of book publishing is here…
* No minimum print
* Non-exclusive contracts!
* You keep all your rights!
book is published and available for sale in about 13 weeks!
* Online listings
with Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com are included!
Everyone wants a short-cut. This one will cost you from $199-1000 and get you nowhere. If Writer’s Digest was a real magazine, they would publish articles exposing the pitfalls of vanity presses and warn writers against throwing their money away. But Writers Digest sold out a long, long time ago and now exists to promote and legitimize an industry that preys on the desperation of aspiring writers. It’s not Writers Digest any more — it’s Vanity Press Digest.