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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
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    Arima Publishing


    Has anyone gone through Arima Publishing? They have offered to "publish" my book for 575, including an ISBN number, copies for libraries, and to be on amazon etc etc...

    Is this something I should avoid?


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    THE EXPLORERS is out now!! Toothpaste's Avatar
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    You never pay to be published. At least not by a commercial publisher. So unless your goal is self publication (and if it is there are cheaper and better outlets, is one of them) stay far far away from any company that wants YOU to give THEM money.

    Money flows towards the author.

    And welcome to AW!

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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin Micdougall's Avatar
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    Yeah, I'd be pretty hesitant.

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    figuring it all out Jeffery E Doherty's Avatar
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    If you have to pay, thay are a vanity publisher. I'd definitely keep clear of them.

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    It all started with a little boo... wyntermoon's Avatar
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    Brian Boru brianm's Avatar
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    Adding link.

    They have offered to "publish" my book for 575, including an ISBN number, copies for libraries, and to be on amazon etc etc...
    Per their site, that special ended in March 2008.

    The total cost is 575 and the promotion is available until the end of March 2008.
    You aren't being offered publication, you are offering to pay them to print your book. If that is your goal, then there are less expensive ways to get your manuscript printed.
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