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    Kessinger Publishing

    Website: http://www.kessinger.net/

    Given the accusations of wrongdoing brought up here (pointed out to me by Janet Reid's blog in this recent post) I thought this publisher needed a thread warning people about it.

    Since it seems to be exclusively a republisher of previously printed material, I doubt there is any danger to unpublished authors. But there certainly seems to be a danger to published authors, if they've been published for long enough. Yuck!

    I guess this would disprove the well-known argument stating that publishers will never steal your book!

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    Grumpy writer and editor Absolute Sage Gillhoughly's Avatar
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    What a disgusting bunch of lampreys.

    I'll be linking that on my own blog. Thank you for the heads up.

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    Scum. Absolute scum.

    I wonder if someone could contact the web provider and make things a wee bit more difficult for them to remain in business? Or do web providers care? I've no clue of these things.
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    If any of the book were copyrighted they are at least very ignorant of their ostensible profession. So it doesn't make a different between them being a good company or a rubbish one--just the exact grade of rubbish.
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    From my understanding, they are still publishing his father's book even after they sent a letter stating they would stop. So it may have been a mistake at first, but now that they know why don't they stop (like they said they would). Or did I read it wrong?
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    Brian Boru brianm's Avatar
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    I don't see the book offered on their site nor do they have his name listed under their author search.
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    Complaints continued (example), and might've had some effect: going by Amazon, last "published" in '12.

    Anyone have any recent contact?
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