“Any Time Reviews” is an old scam re-emerged

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Anytime Reviews, or http://www.anytimereviews.com is like a zombie plague for authors; it keeps resurfacing after its death. I’ve said it before, but you will never be cold-called/cold-contacted by a legitimate service or publishing agent/publisher unless you’ve sold a million books (and likely in a single title).

I was BCCed by somebody with the address fatlossplrryo2e@gmail.com… That’s a suspicious start—not exactly the email address you’d expect from a legitimate book review company. A little internet research on the old google box brought me down the rabbit hole.

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State of Writing

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I Know, it’s been a while since I last blogged about anything writing related… I’ve been, well, writing. And learning a lot about marketing. My books are selling quite a bit better than ever online, which has been helpful due to the pandemic situation and the cancellation of all my in-person events (I estimate a $30,000 net loss from the shutdown.)

Anyway, I’ve still been pretty active and responding with questions on the blog and doing some consulting. I’ve also been working hard to grow my newsletter list to 4,000 subs and monetize it. Currently in the middle of FOUR books! A nonfiction one, two more books in my new high fantasy series (the Esfah Sagas) though one of those is co-written, and another one that is a rough outline.

Just thought I’d pop in because I do have a new blog post coming out this week!