Forgotten Books Buys 500,000 ISBNs, Makes Bid for Title of World’s Largest Spam and Scam Book Publisher

Buyer Beware. A “publisher” by the name of Forgotten Books has just gave us another reminder that there is enough money in ebooks to attract scammers. Forgotten Books supports a website where it claims to publish public domain works. It then puts adverts up next to the (poor quality) ebooks, and tries to entice you into signing up for a… Read More »

Self-Publishing Writers Should Beware Percent-of-Royalty Publishers

Is self-publishing too “hard”? Some people seem to think so, even as other people quite happily trundle along dealing with all the hard stuff. And, as with any case where something hard for one person is easy for someone else, businesses have sprung up to take advantage of that in return for a cut of… Read More »

And the Digital Textbook Scams Have Begun – (

Everyone was watching this morning as Apple unveiled their new digital textbook tools, and that includes the scammers. I’ve just gotten my first email from a site that promises to offer an unlimited lifetime access to over 3 million digital textbooks for only $50. What’s even better is that offered me a 75% affiliates… Read More »