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Thread: Steve Jaffe Books (formerly The Next Great Author's Guild Publishing House)

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    minion kullervo's Avatar
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    Steve Jaffe Books (formerly The Next Great Author's Guild Publishing House)

    Another dodgy self-publishing site rears its head. I note they don't say what they charge for their package of wonderfulness. Anybody have them on the radar yet?

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    Noobus Perpetuus ejket's Avatar
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    Yes, it appears that they haven't decided what to charge yet. Still at the hand-rubbing stage, I guess.
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    the land of black flies TheRightEyedDeer's Avatar
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    From their "Note to Readers" page:

    Unlike “Self-Publishing” or “Traditional Publishing”, The Next Great Authors Guild will publish all serious authors, giving them the positive environment to express their ideas and grow as a professional writer. You, the reader, are the most important part of this equation and through your love of reading will have an important role in an author’s career.

    There's enough red flags on this page to enrage several generations of angry bulls.

    And ... uh oh ... there's a "Pay for Publication" link on this page:
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    minion kullervo's Avatar
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    The "traditional publisher" phrase is an automatic red flag, having been coined by Publish America. I was also looking for a "who we are" button-- and found none.

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    Rewriting My Destiny Cyia's Avatar
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    Brillig in the slithy toves...
    Wow. That's... wow.

    1. Typos on a writing site (from the actual facts page, not posts) are never a good sign.

    2. I wonder if they're aware putting something in "quotes" is the same as saying it's not what you mean. For all those "new writers" out there this "grass roots" effort seems like an effort in futility.

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    Mostly Harmless SuperModerator CaoPaux's Avatar
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    At least the founder has dropped the pretense he isn't self-publishing ... TNGAGPH is now Steve Jaffe Books:

    Here's the cache of the old site, for wincing purposes.

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    Did you look at their "book" page at the site? Honest ... it really says this:
    New Book
    Retail Bookstore Price: 300.00
    Our Price : $500.00
    plus Shipping And Handling
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    aka Sadistic Mistress Mi-chan M.R.J. Le Blanc's Avatar
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    WOAH. Just....woah. And it doesn't even show what this $500 book looks like.
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