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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Publishing Celebrity

Oh My God...Congratulations are SO in order here. Almost a year ago, I was on the phone with a publisher who was raving about having just hired a high ranking personage from one of THEE Publishing Houses. The excitement...the anticipation...the electrifying joy was contagious...
...so being one who loves researching, and assuming that all these months later, there would be proof in the numbers, I did my own leg work...

...and the cause for celebration is there for one and all to see...The publisher that was oohing and ahhing over that coup back then truly CAN claim the same ranks as THEE well known Publishing Houses...because I just checked PREDATORS AND EDITORS, and the Publishing House of which the Publisher bending my ear back then is from and...
...can both claim the stellar distinction of earning Predators and Editors NOT RECOMMENDED. Well Done! You've truly come a long way, Baby!
Sadly, you are not alone in that distinction. There are a LOT of publishers bearing the NOT RECOMMENDED banner...and some that actually bear one level worse...STRONGLY NOT RECOMMENDED! So I guess you aren't THAT bad...maybe! Still, I'm not sure I'd want to entrust my manuscript to ANY publisher Predators and Editors gives the NOT RECOMMENDED rating to.

6 comments:

Roseanne Dowell said...

I so absolutely agree, Lin. I recommend everyone check preditors and editors before they sign a contract. You never know what you're getting into. If you can, check with several of their authors as well. Make sure they're satisfied too.

Ginger Simpson said...

Hey, you're walking all over my Muse Forum topic here. *lol* I intend to pass the world along in my presentation entitled, Publishing Pitfalls. I've taken a couple of severe tumbles myself, and I think new authors need a dose of reality. :)

Great post!

Lin said...

I am sure you'll have much to talk about. I have been going through the Predators and Editors listings and I am only up to the "d's" and have four pages full of NOT RECOMMENDED publishers...and quite a few STRONGLY NOT RECOMMENDED publishers.

L. K. Below said...

There are quite a few -- but I agree, I love the Predators and Editors lists. It's very helpful.

Kat said...

Today is the 23rd of August. The 31st is the last day my gag order is in effect. Come September 1st I will have much to say on this topic.

Lin said...

Eight days...hmmm. Like a metronome ticking, or sands sliding through an hourglass, your personal D- (denouncement)-Day is coming. Need a megaphone?