Publishing/Marketing/Fake Literary Agency Scam List

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Below is Writer Beware’s most up-to-date list of Philippines-based publishing, marketing, and fake literary agency scams.

These scams, many of which do business under multiple names, primarily target self-published and small press writers via out-of-the-blue email and phone solicitations, but any writer can be a target. For a detailed discussion of these scams, the kinds of approaches they use, and the context in which they exist, see this overview: From the Philippines, Not With Love: A Plague of Publishing, Marketing, and Fake Literary Agency Scams.

Please note that the list below includes only companies engaging in this particular type of scam. There are many other forms of fraud and questionable practice that you may encounter. This list represents just a fraction of Writer Beware’s database of fraudulent and otherwise questionable companies and individuals.

The list is also constantly growing. If you’ve been solicited by a company, and don’t find its name on the list, that does not mean that it’s reputable. Plug the company’s name into the Search function to see if I’ve written about it (click on the magnifying glass icon in our masthead). Or email me with the company’s name, a link if possible, and a description of the approach, and I’ll let you know what I think.

For more information, visit the Writer Beware website, where we provide information, cautions, and resources on literary agents, small publishers, self-publishing, vanity publishing, and much more. If you have questions or concerns–or if you’ve encountered one of the companies below–please email me.

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– 3+ Creative Media

A

– Access Media Group (aka Quill Space Media)
– Ace Media Creative Publication / Ace Media International / APM Media Production (aka Pearson Media Group)
– Adaptations Tide
– ADBook Press (aka Coffee Press)
– Adventure Time Narratives
– Adverters, The (aka Sherlock Press)
– Alliance Literary Firm, The (aka Bethel Media House NYC)
– Alpha Books Solutions
– Alpha Books United
– Amelia Publishing / Amelia Book Company (aka LitFire Publishing)
– AnalytIQ
– Ascribed LLC (defunct)
– Aspire Literary Agency (see Bridgebooks)
– Aspire Publishing Hub (see Bridgebooks)
– Atheneum Literary
– Atria Press (aka Trident Media Partners
– Author Codex (aka Bookspine Press)
– Author Media Express (aka Book Art Press Solutions / Booktimes / Bookwhip / Carter Press / PRM Solutions / Pearson Media Groups / Stephenson and Queen / Window Press Club)
– Author Queries
– Author Reputation Press
– Author Shack
– Author University
– AuthorAide
– AuthorCentrix (formerly BookBlastPro)
– AuthorLair
– AuthorUnit
– Authors Avenue Media Group
– Authors’ Breakthrough Solutions
– Authors’ Fortune Press and Media
– Authors Legacy
– Authors Note 360
– Authors Press (aka Westwood Books Publishing)
– Authors’ Tranquility Press

B

– Bantam Wings (see Get Started Books)
– Beacon Books Agency (aka Fact & Fiction Entertainment and Literary Agency)
– Bennett Media & Marketing
– Best Books Media (see Czilk DC)
– Best Writers Publishing House (see Silver Ink Literary Agency)
– Bethel Media House NYC (aka The Alliance Literary Firm)
– Beyond Movies (see Bridgebooks)
– Black Lacquer Press & Marketing
– Blue Ink Scribble
– Blueprint Press / Blueprint Internationale (see Bridgebooks)
– BooConn Marketing
– Book Agency Plus (aka BookTrail Agency / Media Literary Excellence)
– Book Art Press Solutions (aka Author Media Express / Booktimes / Bookwhip / Carter Press / PRM Solutions / Pearson Media Group / Stephenson and Queen / Window Press Club)
– Book Avenue Publishing (aka Nivra Press)
– Book Bureau USA
– Book Chambers, The (aka LitHub)
– Book Magnets (see Landaff Media)
– Book Masters, The
– Book Reads Publishing (defunct)- Book to Films (see Landaff Medai
– Book Vine Press
– Bookjet Publicity (aka Optage Publishing)
– Books Scribe
– Bookside Press
– BookSpine Press (aka Author Codex)
– Booktimes (aka Author Media Express / Book Art Press / Bookwhip / Carter Press / PRM Solutions / Pearson Media Groups / Stephenson and Queen / Window Press Club)
– BookTrail Agency (aka Book Agency Plus / Media Literary Excellence)
– BookVenture Publishing
– BookWhip (aka Author Media Express / Book Art Press Solutions / Booktimes / Carter Press / PRM Solutions / Pearson Media Groups / Stephenson and Queen / Window Press Club)
– Box Office Media Creatives (aka Buzz Media Creatives)
– Braintree Interactive Media (aka Bright Lights Distribution)
– BrandingNemo
– BridgeBooks (aka Aspire Literary Agency / Aspire Publishing Hub / Beyond Movies / Blueprint Press / Fresh Pages Media and Advertising / PaperBytes Marketing Solutions / TechBooks Media / Quantum Discovery)
– Bright Lights Distribution (aka Braintree Interactive Media)
– Brilliant Books Literary (aka Great Writers Media / Golden Ink Media Services / Green Sage Agency / McNaughton Books / Pen Culture Solutions / P One Media Marketing Consultancy/ )
– Buzz Media Creatives (aka Box Office Media Creatives)

C

– Capstone Media Services (defunct)
– Carter Press (aka Bookwhip)
– Chapters Media & Advertising (aka Beyond Movies / Blueprint Press / Paper Bytes Marketing Solutions / Techbooks Media / Fresh Pages Media and Advertising / Quantum Discovery)
– China Publishing Group (see Landaff Media)
– Chrosan OPS (see Czilk DC)
– Clever Publication – Coffee Press (aka ADBook Press)
– Conquer Press Publishing
– Courtside Media Press
– Creative Agency US
– Creative Titles Media (aka TrueMedia Creatives)
– Creative Media Marketing
– Crest Media Distribution
– Crown Books NYC (see Czilk DC)
– Czilk DC / Czilk Dream Catchers (formerly Chrosan OPS) (aka Crown Books NYC [formerly Best Books Media] / Gerlov Dream Catchers / Global Summit House / Marken Dream Catchers [aka Marken DC] / The Media Reviews / The Regency Publishers / The Universal Breakthrough)

D

– DC Media Creative
– Diamond Media Press
– Dream Books Distribution
– Dreamer’s Point

E

– EC Publishing
– eCom Rocket (see iConnect OPC)
– Editor’s Creative Media (see Silver Ink Literary Agency)
– Editor’s Press and Media (see Silver Ink Literary Agency)
– Ewings Publishing, The
– Experttell (see Innocentrix)

F

– Fact & Fiction Entertainment and Literary Agency (aka Beacon Books Agency)
– FilmHatch Media Productions
– Filmways Pictures Media / Filmways Pictures Agency
– Folio Avenue Publishing
– Fox Media Films (see Get Started Books)
– Fox Media Studios Agency (see Innocentrix)
– Fresh Pages Media and Advertising (see Bridgebooks)

G

– Ganpi Media
– Gerlov Dream Catchers (see Czilk DC)
– Get Started Books (formerly Legaia Books) (aka Bantam Wings / Fox Media Films / Paradigm Talents / Right Choice Multimedia / Warner Media Talents / West Literary Agency) (Legaia Books and West Literary Agency are defunct))
– Glasslink Solutions (aka Harper Media / Harper Partners LLC)
– Global Review Press (see Silver Ink Literary Agency)
– Global Summit House (see Czilk DC)
– Gold Touch Press
– Golden Ink Media Services (aka Brilliant Books Literary / Great Writers Media / Green Sage Agency / McNaughton Books / Pen Culture Solutions / P One Media Marketing Consultancy)
– Goldman Agency
– Gotham Books
– GoToPublish (aka Litfire Publishing)
– Great Writers Media (aka Brilliant Books Literary/ Golden Ink Media Services / Green Sage Agency / McNaughton Books / Pen Culture Solutions / P One Media Marketing Consultancy)
– Green Sage Agency (aka Brilliant Books Literary / Golden Ink Media Services / Great Writers Media / McNaughton Books / Pen Culture Solutions / P One Media Marketing Consultancy)

H

– Happy Media Consulting
– Harper Literary (see Get Started Books)
– Harper Media (aka Glasslink Solutions / Harper Partners LLC)
– Harper Partners LLC (aka Glasslink Solutions / Harper Media)
– Haynes Media Group
– Haystack Creatives (aka Rustik Haws)

I

– Icon Works Media
– iConnect OPC (aka Maple Leaf Publishing / eCom Rocket
– IdeoPage Press Solutions (aka The Writer Central)
– InfusedMedia LLC
– Identiqa Solutions (aka Lime Press LLC)
– Impact Media Press and Publishing (aka Vellumme Innovations)
– Ingress Advertising
– Inkstone Literary Agency (see Innocentrix)
– Innocentrix (aka Fox Media Studios Agency / Silver Fox Media / Orions Media Agency / Expertell / Pioneer Media Productions / PageTurner Press and Media / The Metro Films / Inkstone Literary Agency)
– Inspirium Press and Media (aka Word Art Publishing)
– International Book Media
– Ivy Lit Press

J

– Jurnal Press

K

– Kilmer Press Solutions

L

– Landaff Media (aka Landaff Literary Media / Book Magnets / Book to Film / China Publishing Group)
– Leavitt Peak Press
– Legaia Books (see Get Started Books)
– Lettra Press (aka Pen House)
– Lime Press (aka Identiqa Solutions)
– LitFire Publishing (aka Amelia Publishing / Amelia Book Company / GoToPublish)
– LitHub (aka The Book Chambers)
– LitPrime Publishing / LitPrime Solutions (aka Primix Publishing)

M

– Mainspring Books
– Maple Leaf Publishing (see iConnect OPC)
– Marken Dream Catchers / Marken DC (see Czilk DC)
– Mars Hill Ink
– Marshall and Macmillan
– Martin and Bowman
– MatchStick Literary
– McNaughton Books (aka Brilliant Books Literary/ Golden Ink Media Services / Green Sage Agency / Pen Culture Solutions / P One Media Marketing Consultancy)
– Media Literary Excellence (see BookTrail Agency)
– Media Reviews, The (see Czilk DC)
– Meraki Media
Metro Films, The (see Innocentrix)
– Mulberry Books, The

N

– Netsfilm & Media Press (defunct)
– New Age Literary Agency
– New Leaf Media (aka TransMedia Agency)
– New Reader Media
– Nivra Press (aka Book Avenue Publishing)

O

– Odyssey Media Press
– Okir Publishing (defunct) (still doing business as ADbook Press / Coffee Press)
– Optage Publishing (aka Bookjet Publicity)
– Orions Media Agency (see Innocentrix)
– Outstrip (defunct)

P

– P One Media Marketing Consultancy (aka Brilliant Books Literary / Golden Ink Media Services / Great Writers Media / Green Sage Agency / McNaughton Books / Pen Culture Solutions)
– PR Media Solutions LLC (aka Author Media Express / Book Art Press Solutions / Booktimes / Bookwhip / Carter Press / Pearson Media Groups / Stephenson and Queen / Window Press Club)
– Pacific Books
– PageClapp Media
– PageTurner, Press and Media (see Innocentrix)
– Paper Bytes Marketing Solutions (see Bridgebooks)
– PaperChase Solution
– Paradigm Print
– Paradigm Talents (see Get Started Books)- Paramount Books Media
– Parchment Global Publishing (aka Word Dominion International)
– Pearson Media Group (aka Ace Media Creative Publication / Ace Media International / Bookwhip / Carter Press)
– Pearson’s Media and Consultancy
– Pen Culture Solutions (aka Brilliant Books Literary / Golden Ink Media Services / Great Writers Media / Green Sage Agency / McNaughton Books / Pen Culture Solutions / P One Media Marketing Consultancy)
– Pen House (aka Lettra Press)
– Picador Media Works
– Pioneer Media Productions (see Innocentrix)
– Pixar Film Agency
– Polaris Interstellar
– Press To Impress Publishing
– Primeway Media Services
– Primix Publishing (aka LitPrime Solutions)
– Pubkits.com

Q

– Quantum Discovery (see Bridgebooks)
– Quill Space Media (aka Access Media Group)

R

– Rainbow Experts
– Rare Books Media
– Readers Magnet
– Regency Publishers, The (see Czilk DC)
– Renaissance Publishing House
– Right Choice Multimedia (see Get Started Books)
– Royale House (defunct)
– Rushmore Press
– Rustik Haws (aka Haystack Creatives)

S

– Scriptor House (see Silver Ink Literary Agency)
– Sherlock Press (aka The Adverters)
– Silver Fox Media (see Innocentrix)
– Silver Ink Literary Agency (aka Best Writers Publishing House / Editor’s Press and Media / Editor’s Creative Media / Global Review Press / Scriptor House)
– SPARK Literary and Marketing
– Spine Media Creatives
– Stampa / Stampa Global (formerly Capstone Media Services)
– Stellar Literary Press and Media
– Stephenson and Queen (aka Author Media Express / Book Art Press Solutions / Booktimes / Bookwhip / Carter Press / PRM Solutions / Pearson Media Groups / Window Press Club)
– Stonewall Press (formerly Uirtus Solutions) (defunct)
– Storium Press
– Stratton Press
– Supreme Media Corp (aka Editor’s Press and Media and Editor’s Creative Media)

T

– Techbooks Media (see Bridgebooks)
– TelePub LLC
– Three Plus Creative Media (aka 3+ Creative Media)
– Toplink Publishing
– TransMedia Agency (aka New Leaf Media LLC)
– Trident Media Partners (aka Atria Press)
– True Media Creatives (aka Creative Titles Media)
– Truman Publishing

U

– Universal Book Solutions
– Universal Breakthrough, The (see Czilk DC)
– Universal Pages, The (aka The Universal Breakthrough)
– URLink Print and Media

V

– VHawk Solutions
– Vellume Innovations (aka Impact Media Press and Publications)
– Vertical Liberty
– Vivlio Hill / Vivlio Hill Publishing / Vivlio Solutions / Vivlio Marketing Solutions

W

– Warner Media Talents (see Get Started Books)
– West Literary Agency (see Get Started Books)
– WestPoint Print and Media
– Westwood Books Publishing (formerly Greenberry Publishing) (aka Authors Press)
– Window Press Club (aka Author Media Express / Author Media Express / Book Art Press Solutions / Book times / Bookwhip / Carter Press / PRM Solutions / Pearson Media Groups / Stepenson and Queen)
– Word Art Publishing (aka Inspirium Press and Media)
– Word Dominion International (aka Parchment Global Publishing
– WordHouse
– WorkBook Press
– Writers’ Apex
– Writers Book Advertising Services (aka Writers Book Publishing House / Writers Desks)
– Writers Book Publishing House (aka Writers Desks / Writers Book Advertising Services)
– Writers’ Branding
– The Writer Central (aka IdeoPage Press Solutions)
– Writers Desire Innovation Agency
– Writers Desks LLC (aka Writers Book Publishing House / Writers Book Advertising Services / Writers Republic)
– The Writers Gallery
– Writers Republic (aka Writers Desks / Writers Book Advertising Services / Writers Book Publishing House)
– Writersmade / Writers Made

Y

– YMO Editions
– Yallabooks
– YourOnlinePublicist (aka YOP)

Z

– Zeta Publishing