Monday, July 14, 2008

One For The Book/s

Since the first of this year, there has been a lot of talk on the Internet about author dissatisfaction at New Concepts Press, an online publisher.

But Ellen Ashe's latest post on her blog here took my breath away.

New Concepts was started in 1996 by Madris DePasture. It is based in Valdosta, Georgia. Internet rumors have been that it is still primarily a family affair. Andrea DePasture is one of NCP's editors, and I've been told that James, the former Author Liaison, is another family member. The position of Author Liaison is currently posted as a vacancy on the website.

Wow! Just Wow!

1 comment:

Sean McLachlan said...

It's a shame that some online POD/ebook publishers are mere rackets. It hurts the reputation of the entire industry. Of course, traditional publishers pay late as a rule, and you have to bug them to get your royalties at all, while they earn interest on money owed to writers, so this is hardly a new thing. My life as a writer seems to be a constant struggle to get publishers to hold up their end of the contract.