Yes, I’ve already written a warning to writers about publishing scams this month. But I heard about a new, diabolical one only a few days ago. This can affect both traditionally published and indie authors. And everybody needs to help spread the word.
That’s because the author won’t know it’s happening. Readers need to alert them before it’s too late.
I first discovered this scam through the blog of New Zealand author Maureen Crisp. It’s worth subscribing to her blog, Craic-er. She has all the latest publishing news from around the world.
This scam can affect any author who uses Facebook. If you’re not on Facebook, you’re safe from this one. (But read on. I have another warning to writers of a scam that targets all authors.)
For those of us who have “Author page” on Facebook, these scammers can be deadly.