Posted on 10/01/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You may be among those who have recently become aware of a publisher called Europe Books (not to be confused with Europa).

If so — or actually, even if not — you’ll want to read Victoria Strauss’s post on it over at Writer Beware.

Strauss says the Europe Books website might look like that of a traditional publisher, but that there are a number of red flags that should inspire some sense of caution.

To see those warning signs in action and hopefully remember them so you can recognize them elsewhere, head over to the post on Writer Beware.

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Laxon bwansboza | 01/11/2021 at 01:04 PM
Hi Lisa, the upfront purchase of books is a major red flag for Writer Beware. A direct quote from them: "Writer Beware endorses self-publishing, which can be a good choice depending on your needs and goals--but we never recommend vanity publishing. We consider Europe Books a vanity publisher. If you want to discuss this more, or have other questions, feel free to email me: bweare@sfwa.org."
Sadye at Fussy | 01/06/2021 at 02:13 PM
Europe Books just sent me a publishing contract. It all sounds great but they want the author to buy the first 200 books, at 16.50 pounds each. Is this normal?
Lisa Corra | 01/06/2021 at 11:40 AM
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