AW Amazon Store

If this site is helpful to you,
Please consider a voluntary subscription to defray ongoing expenses.


 

Welcome to the AbsoluteWrite Water Cooler! Please read The Newbie Guide To Absolute Write

Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: May December Publications

  1. #1
    New kid, be gentle! KodyBoye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Austin
    Posts
    97

    May December Publications

    I had been previously tipped off of suspicious activity (as said person who tipped me off was concerned with a professional relationship,) but I guess I can 'let it out of the bag,' more or less, now that it's been officially confirmed by the man himself.



    By the way--for those wondering, Sex Abuse 1 is sexual contact with a person under 14 years of age.

    I've had little contact with Mr. Brown over the few months I've known him (most of which has been through Twitter, but some of which has included comments to my page on Facebook.) I myself will not comment on this, but thought I would let others be aware of it.
    Last edited by KodyBoye; 11-11-2010 at 09:32 PM.
    Visit me online!


    Buy my short story collection Amorous Things


    “A unique collection of dark tales, startling in its portrayals of love and need.”
    - David Dunwoody

  2. #2
    the world is at my command jennontheisland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    down by the bay
    Posts
    7,108
    You got a link to that? And permission to post it in its entirety?
    You are more than welcome to take anything I say personally, whether it was intended that way or not.

    Eat This.

  3. #3
    volitare nequeo AW Moderator veinglory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    right here
    Posts
    28,061
    I know nothing about this situation at all but the resonance with a press name of "May December" (a name for romance between people of greatly different ages) is rather unsettling.
    Emily Veinglory

  4. #4
    practical experience, FTW para's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    442
    So, what suspicious activity are you reporting that relates to writers?

    Link to the press: http://maydecemberpublications.com/
    Link to the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/May-De...30807060292773

    The website says the press is named after the months that the owners children were born. They seem to specialise in horror and speculative fiction.


  5. #5
    New kid, be gentle! KodyBoye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Austin
    Posts
    97
    Quote Originally Posted by jennontheisland View Post
    You got a link to that? And permission to post it in its entirety?
    Link is here. His offenses are public knowledge.

    As to what suspicious activity I'm reporting, it's... well, what I screencapped/posted here. Take it as you may, but I'm a bit disheartened to find this information out. I thought I should let other people know simply because of the crimes (whether true or not) he's been incarcerated for.
    Visit me online!


    Buy my short story collection Amorous Things


    “A unique collection of dark tales, startling in its portrayals of love and need.”
    - David Dunwoody

  6. #6
    Banned for Spamming profen4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    The Great White North
    Posts
    1,696
    This is the place to do research on pubs. I think knowing the kind of person at the helm is very pertinent.
    Last edited by CaoPaux; 01-30-2016 at 12:45 AM. Reason: code weirdness

  7. #7
    volitare nequeo AW Moderator veinglory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    right here
    Posts
    28,061
    In a business context it will bother some people and not others. But at least it is transparent.
    Emily Veinglory

  8. #8
    Writer Beware Goddess Absolute Sage victoriastrauss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Far from the madding crowd
    Posts
    6,670
    I think Mr. Brown's criminal history is completely irrelevant.

    May December has a poor contract--inappropriate terminology, no reversion clause, royalties paid on "profit" with that term not defined--which is a much more appropriate reason to be suspicious of it.

    - Victoria

  9. #9
    i'm a girl. (i have tendonitis) defyalllogic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,431
    May December has put out a few anthologies now, does anyone have any experience with them? Is their contract still the same as Victoria described it?

  10. #10
    Writer Beware Goddess Absolute Sage victoriastrauss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Far from the madding crowd
    Posts
    6,670
    I saw the contract in June 2010, but I'd guess it's still pretty much the same.

    - Victoria

  11. #11
    writer/teacher JL_Benet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    206
    J.L. Benet
    Wolf Hunter - now available on Amazon.com

  12. #12
    but appreciated anyway... Unimportant's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Aotearoa
    Posts
    5,453
    Appears to be a self-publisher-trying-to-turn-commercial: a woman set it up to publish her husband's work. No evidence that she has anything but goodwill and good intentions to back up her business plan. My advice: wait a couple of years.

  13. #13
    starting over Marian Perera's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Heaven is a place on earth called Toronto.
    Posts
    12,802
    From the website:

    Here is a sneek peek
    a randomly drawn winner of teh group
    For only a few ho heed the dire warnings
    The Godessess of Lilith
    Sleeping Beauty-inspired m/m romance : Editing.

  14. #14
    Wilde about Oscar aliceshortcake's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Oop North
    Posts
    1,625
    Quote Originally Posted by Unimportant View Post
    Appears to be a self-publisher-trying-to-turn-commercial: a woman set it up to publish her husband's work.
    More specifically:

    May December Publication was started by Denise Brown in 2009 out of her believe in her husband’s writings.
    http://maydecemberpublications.com/beginnings/

  15. #15
    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Boulder, Colorado
    Posts
    37
    I've worked with Denise Brown on one publication and found they were responsive and did what they said they would do regarding editing and promotion. I would call the payment they offer "token."

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Custom Search