Avoid Vanity or Subsidy Presses

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Should I consider using a vanity press like AuthorHouse?

Avoid Vanity or Subsidy Presses

A real publisher gives you a check. A publisher who asks for you to pay for anything is a vanity press and should be avoided unless you have money to burn. You should know that you are not a self publisher if you use a vanity or subsidy press—these are not self publishing companies. Some publishers who fall into this category include:

  • AuthorHouse
  • Xlibris
  • iUniverse
  • Trafford
  • Vantage
  • Dorrance

*Don't be fooled!



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