Has anyone any experience of this company? Sounds like a bunch of con-artists to me. http://www.book-promotion.com/
This service in particular seems very suspect:
YOUR BOOK PRESENTED AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2009.
The use of the new technology has made the festival wider, bringing people to Cannes, with limited budget, but bundles of talent. The fact that film and TV, due to digital technology can be produced by more people and at lower prices has made the demand for books and manuscripts bigger and wider.
Every film or TV play needs an idea, a book or a manuscript to get started and very few producers can afford not to listen to an idea or concept, even if they might only give it less than half a minute for a decision.
At the Cannes Film Festival 2009, we will promote new books with potential, to the right people.
If you are interested, we need ten books sent to this address in France:
Cannes Book Promotion 2009, Compagnie Provencale, 7 Rue de La Resistance, 83830 Bargemon, Provence, France with your business card or a label glued inside the book cover. We do the rest. The books have to be delivered before the last day in March 2009. Any negotiation is strictly between the author/publisher and the film production company.
We are not involved and we charge no commission or arrangement fee.
Our cost is £250, or US$ 490.00 payable when the books are sent to us. The price covers taking the books to the Festival and delivering them to producers, who in our opinion could be interested in reading it themselves or having it read on their behalf.
A list with personal names and company names will be supplied after the Festival, for you to follow up say four weeks after the festival by sending a short letter by normal post.
This service is not available to authors/publishers who have not promoted through us.
Our capacity is limited and we sold out fast for 2008, so if interested, book now for 2009.