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    [Publisher] MindF**k Fiction

    These guys haven't even sprung for their own domain name. Their entire site is a blogspot, but the main page is their call for submissions. All books seem to be available through Smashwords and the like.

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    http://mindfuckfiction.blogspot.com/


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    In addition, you'll be pleased to know that MindF**k authors keep one hundred percent of their sales. We believe that art matters and, more importantly, that artists matter -- and that they deserve every penny (or pound) of their hard-earned money. Which is why all of the money that you spend at MindF**k ends up right where it belongs: in the writers' pockets.
    So...um...how do these guys stay afloat financial-wise?

    Also to know, the owner is a writer with no apparent publishing experience in any field.
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    Jeez, are those covers awful.
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    Probably don't have a cover artist. And if they can't afford a cover artist (because they're not making their money from sales apparently) what else don't they have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacia Kane View Post
    Jeez, are those covers awful.
    I'll second that. Yikes.

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    The pay is five bucks.

    You'd make more cash in less time mowing a neighbor's lawn or cleaning a house.

    Hate the name, covers suck, strictly amateur night.

    Waste of time/effort for anyone wanting a pro credit.

    Better markets are out there, run by people who know what they're doing.

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    Five bucks plus royalties. Looks like an author co-op including some reasonably well known ebook authors.
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    How on earth did they come up with that name? And those are the most awful book covers I have ever seen! Yuck!!

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    The problems with this...

    1. The salary, 5 bucks. Not worth it.
    2. The covers are terrible. Maybe I could do better ones.
    3. A publisher who is using blogspot and gmail for business... sounds fishy.
    4. Not a single name mentioned regarding the staff. They're just the "The Crew at MFFiction "... definitely fishy.
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    Most epublishers pay royalties only, I don't she how $5 plus royalties is somehow worst than royaties alone.
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    $5 is more of an advance than most epubs offer, yes. But the royalty rate is only 1/8 = 12.5%

    It's the blogspot website that's killing it for me.
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    It is an anthology, the royalty is split by the number of contributors (8)--the only dodgy thing being that the cover artists gets an equall share. But comparing cover art to a short story perhaos that isn't too off kilter in terms of equivalency of effort.

    As a publisher they would be underwhelming--as a non-proft making ebook author co-op they are pretty standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freelancer View Post
    The problems with this...

    1. The salary, 5 bucks. Not worth it.
    2. The covers are terrible. Maybe I could do better ones.
    3. A publisher who is using blogspot and gmail for business... sounds fishy.
    4. Not a single name mentioned regarding the staff. They're just the "The Crew at MFFiction "... definitely fishy.
    Owner is a writer herself, and doesn't appear to have any publishing experience. Given that and the covers, I'd be awfully surprised if any of the staff have any experience.
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    Owner's blog is gone, and site hasn't been updated since July '10.
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    I just clicked on several links to look at the books on Smashwords and it says that the books are no longer published.
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