Something to think about – Dodgy Book Promotion sites – The only numbers that are accurate are their prices by Sally Cronin


Hello authors.

I’d like to invite and strongly encourage you click over and read this post from Sally.

As she says, there are many scammers afoot just waiting to take your money.

A very informative post.

via Something to think about – Dodgy Book Promotion sites – The only numbers that are accurate are their prices by Sally Cronin

About Patty L. Fletcher

About Patty October 2021 Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms. Updated – October 2021 Patty Fletcher is a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom she is enormously proud. She has a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April 2011 through September 2020, she owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020, King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. In July 2021, she returned to The Seeing Eye® and was paired with a Black Labrador Golden Retriever cross named Blue. PATTY’S BLINDNESS… Patty was born one and a half months premature. Her blindness was caused by her being given too much oxygen in the incubator. She was partially sighted until 1991, at which time she lost her sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. She used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog. WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS… Currently, Patty lives and works in Kingsport, Tenn. She’s the creator and owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), The Writer’s Grapevine Online Magazine and the creator and host of the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Podcast. WRITING GOAL… Patty writes with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the non-disabled. HOBBIES… Patty’s hobbies include reading, music, and attending book clubs via Zoom. FAVORITE TUNES… Some of her favorite types of tunes are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country. FAVORITE READS… Patty enjoys fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. She loves books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Norah Roberts, and many more. Some favorite books include Norah Roberts’ Hide Away, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. SPIRITUAL FAITH… Patty describes herself as a spiritual Walker. She says she knows both Mother Goddess and Father God and embraces all they have to offer. CONTACT… Email: Visit: And: As well as:
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6 Responses to Something to think about – Dodgy Book Promotion sites – The only numbers that are accurate are their prices by Sally Cronin

  1. Thank you for spreading the word Patty. hugs


    • Patty says:

      You’re welcome.

      I felt it was a very well-written and informative post.

      Years ago before I published my first book I was looking at publishing companies. That’s when I learned that there were some very nasty characters parading about in the publishing world. I don’t know if it was just by chance, or if they picked me up due to my Google searches or what, but during my search I received an email from a company similar to what you describe. I even had a phone conversation with someone who supposedly “Worked” for them.

      It was in fact, that phone call which alerted me to their scam. They were calling me from a phone room. From the background noise I heard, a significantly large phone room, and as I began to question them, and then put the skills I’d learned while working in an I&R center to work and researched further it soon became very apparent that all they could offer me was a very large bill and not much else.

      The biggest reason I posted your post was because I’m amazed at the people who do not research those they work with.

      I recently had a conversation with someone who told me she took the persons she’s working with on recommendation from one friend, and nothing more.

      Now she’s unhappy and wondering why. She, through reading things such as this has learned that a lot of what is being done to her is not right. Her friend won’t believe it and continues as many others do to be snookered into paying large sums of money for things that should not at all cost that much.

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      • There are plenty of people who are willing to take your money, and even those that offer authentic services are not necessarily doing all that is necessary… Later in the Book Marketing series I will provide some checklists when looking for and employing author services.. What is needed for them to do the job and what the author should expect.. thanks again..hugs


      • Patty says:

        I’ll be watching for that post and hope that people will read and be informed.

        But, as someone just pointed out to me this morning, you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make them drink.

        One of the problems I face when trying to help people realize when they’re being taken for a ride is that they don’t want to do the hard work. So, rather than do the hard work of writing good quality work, proofreading, and getting good qualified beta readers etc. They’d prefer to give their money to those who would do all the heavy lifting to “make them look good” and they’ve no idea what it truly takes to be a quality producing author nor do they have any idea what’s required of them to do decent marketing.

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      • I agree Patty and we have seen that over the last 20 years. I hope that the checklists will help..hugsx


      • Patty says:

        Thanks. I appreciate your effort to inform.

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