Writing Books/publishers


Publish America has accepted my mss. They are sending a contract in a couple of days. I've researched their website and everything seems to be on the up and up. No fees for me. I'm still leary, so Mark, have you heard of them? Good things about them? I'm so green, but of course will review the contract carefully. I'm really happy, and I have worked so hard on my mss, but still I am hesitant. Thank you, Kim

Dear Kim,

I have had no personal experience with Publish America so can offer you no guidance from that perspective. What I've heard from others has been mixed, with some writers very happy with their experiences and others less so. I suggest you contact writers organizations in your area, or elsewhere in the country, and ask them what their members are saying.

You're right to be cautious not because Publish America isn't the right choice, but because you want to honor yourself and your work with the best publishing solution you can find.

Good luck!

Mark David
author, The MoonQuest

Writing Books

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


Mark David Gerson


Happy to answer questions about writing, writer's block, publishing/self-publishing. Can answer general questions, but not available to critique work.


Published author; have taught writing for 15 years at colleges, universities and community centers in the U.S. and Canada.

Southwest Writers New Mexico Book Co-op

Author of the fantasy adventure, The MoonQuest, and the book of writing inspiration and practice, The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write. Freelanced full-time as a writer, journalist and editor for more than a decade. Published in a wide range of publications. Free inspirational e-newsletter has 1200 subscribers in more than a dozen countries.

Published Author. Published Freelance Writer. More than 15 years of teaching/coaching/consulting.

Awards and Honors
New Mexico Discovery Award 2006; Award-Winning Finalist in Visionary Fiction, the National Best Books 2007 Awards

©2017 About.com. All rights reserved.