I don’t often blog about PublishAmerica, as the forums on AbsoluteWrite do an excellent job of informing writers of the truth behind this dubious company. But today, I shall make an exception.
A couple of days ago a new member arrived at AbsoluteWrite who claimed to work for PublishAmerica. I’ve read threads like that before and have not always been entirely convinced by the various claims, but this one does have more than a hint of credibility about it. Which is why, when I read this comment from him, I felt chilled:
The database program they use is not secure. Anyone can find all the information you hand over to them. Your name, social security number, all credit card info, addresses, email addresses, and anything else you give them is available to all employees. There is no security for your information. It is a gold mine for people who specialize in ID theft. Just keep that in mind your info is not safe with PA.
My bold. As if being published with PublishAmerica weren’t bad enough. I’m staggered.