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Woman accused of running literary scam against aspiring authors

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Anonymous Patron writes "News from Albany, NY, where a federal indictment charges a woman with using a publishing company in the town of Catskill to defraud 15 aspiring authors from 1997 to 2002.

Prosecutors say Martha Ivery promised writers who sent manuscripts perks like book signings and T-V talk show appearances."

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There's more about Martha Ivery at SFWA's Writer Beware: "Alerts for Writers."