Sunday, December 03, 2006

Signs your publisher isn't on the up-and-up...

Sterling House Publishers are promoting a book called "Dead Man's Hand" written by two bothers [sic] called Richard and Robert Goulding.

I'm sure the Gouldings will be pleased that their editor has such attention to detail - especially considering the mistake was on the book's cover.

I actually tried to email them to mention the mistake, but they'd misspelled their own email address: sterlinghosue.

And they seriously expect authors to pay THEM money? Because that's essentially what they do. Expect payment for printing books which the author is then lumbered with selling.

As far as vanity presses go, it's a pretty poor one that doesn't even invest in a spellchecker...

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