Tuesday, July 13, 2010

What real publishers don't do

Returning Your Rights
Price : $99.00

No joke. Here's the link, from PublishAmerica's online bookstore. So along with ordering softcover books priced at twenty dollars and above, you can also order the plug pulled on your book for only $99.

Plus a possible shipping charge, since the email PublishAmerica sent to authors about this mentioned that,

You must choose a shipping option to activate your rights return instruction.

I'm not sure what they'll be shipping to you. Perhaps a frame for the letter making it clear your rights have reverted?


Shannon said...

That is just weird. I mean, really weird.

Marian Perera said...

PA has always been about selling books and services to writers. So when writers have spent everything they can afford, they can pay to get out.

LM Preston said...

That is horrible! Unbelievable!

Marian Perera said...

Oh, it gets even better. PA has come up with a new imprint called Independence Books.

If authors buy enough copies, the books will be released as "Independence Books", without the PA label that is an automatic warning sign saying DO NOT BUY to bookstores.

This is why I keep tabs on PA - each time I think I've heard the utmost in creative venality and fleecing writers, I'm proven wrong.