Hello, my name is Jeani Rector, and I am the editor of The Horror Zine. Part of what I do is to help others by warning writers of publishers and/or people that I receive complaints about.

I have created a "Beware" Page just for this purpose here:

One of the publishers that I receive a lot of negative emails about is Publish America. Please, before you sign any contracts with Publish America, please see this page here:


I am not here to tell you not to use Publish America, nor am I here to tell you what to do in any aspect of your life.

What I want to do is to make you aware of the complaints I have received about Publish America. I will tell you that my email is overwhelmed with complaints about the over-pricing of books, the lack of promotion, and the constant requests for writers to spend more money with Publish America.

If you have complaints (or even positive experiences, which frankly would surprise me) about Publish America, please email me at [email protected] and I thank you for reading my post.

As always, please arm yourself with information before you sign a contract with Publish America. If you want to self-publish (which I believe Publish America is indeed self publishing), in my opinion, Lulu or CreateSpace is a much better option for you than is Publish America.

Thank you for reading my post.

Jeani Rector, Editor
The Horror Zine