Thursday, January 29, 2009

Preditors & Editors Being Sued

The title of the post says it all. Preditors & Editors is being sued, my guess would be for libel.

If you've never tried to find an agent or a publisher to submit fiction to, you probably don't know what P&E is. Basically, it's a website that lists tons of agents and book publishers, among many other things. It's a great resource, because P&E isn't shy about telling you if an agent is a suspected scam-artist, or if that new publisher that just offered you a deal on your book engages in some questionable business practices.

P&E relies upon user feedback in making its recommendations, but I believe they also do their own independent research in many cases.

The only thing that surprises me is it took this long for P&E to be sued. That's both a good thing and a bad thing for them. On the one hand, they're being sued. But on the other, it means they're starting to get noticed and they're being taken seriously enough for their opinion to matter.

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