― **Here's another post from the early days. Enjoy!** ∙ VANITY PRESSES: BEWARE THE LURE ∙ I still receive a lot of questions on exactly what vanity presses are, how to avoid them, and why you should. Vanity presses are something every writer should be aware of, so here, I'll cover what they are, how to spot them, how they work, and why you should avoid them. ∙ First and foremost, Vanity Presses are SCAM ARTISTS. Nothing hurts me more than seeing innocent aspiring authors [...].