Inkitt Deleted My Account, and Other Forms of Nefarious Vanity Press Skullduggery

Why I’m jumping ship, and why you should, too.

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I joined Inkitt on May 23rd, 2015. I know this because after they deleted my account, I started feeling a little retrospective and wanted to verify just how long I’d given that site a chance before they decided to pull the plug. Also, I want to show that I wasn’t just some recent fly-by who’s salty because they only entered one contest and didn’t win. I had eight or nine stories on there, the most popular having a little over 1000 reads and the others somewhere between 50-200. Not that I can check that anymore, since my analytics are gone with the account, but it should go to show that I was in there for a good while and gave it a pretty good shot, in my opinion.

With that established, let’s get to the goods. Inkitt, as some of you may know, is a story publishing site similar to…

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4 Responses to Inkitt Deleted My Account, and Other Forms of Nefarious Vanity Press Skullduggery

  1. Oh, I’m so sorry you’ve had to learn all this the hard way. But sometimes, I guess it’s the only way. Learn from this, become wiser, write more, give away less, believe in yourself and your work. Overcome every obstacle. Be kind to yourself and others. Have faith in that. I have faith in you. I expect great things – but VALUE your work. Onward, Shannon!

    • rebeldynasty says:

      Oh no, this didn’t happen to me. ^^; I reblogged it from another user (thanks to the intel from a former Inkitt employee), thinking it wise to warn any who might have used the site or were considering it against them. I’ve been fortunate enough to fly under Inkitt’s radar, my books never amassing that level of popularity there.
      I feel terrible for the authors who have been burned by them, though. So many winners of their publishing contests, likely to never see a dime.

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