A word of warning, from a state writer: "A recent phone call added a new wrinkle to the ongoing assault by scammers by phone. This one slurred something and then mumbled about talking to me about a book of mine. The number left was 877-207-1679 x 332. A check of a website tracking unwanted and possible scam phone numbers identified the number as related to a scam company called "Bookwhirl.com." Among the responses on the page were several who had filed complaints with the Better Business Bureau in their state. "
Since there are numerous phone scams being used at this time - from credit cards to solicitations - which the state attorney general's office reports are increasingly impossible to track down, it behooves everyone to be cautious and use good sense. Apparently, authors and publishers are a new target. Double check any offers, any companies, and due diligence before involving yourself or your work in any projects.
Investigate the phone site here.