Yes, there are scam artists out their, preying on authors. And the terrible thing is that some of the major publishing houses are now running a few of them.

Here’s a good round up of “publishers” that are best avoided: The Author Exploitation Business.

And a look at how some Literary Agents Have Sold Out Their Authors.

Interesting twist: Self-Publishing Grabs Huge Market Share From Traditional Publishers.

And an interesting take on why Self Publishing May Be Saving the Publishing Industry.