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    the world is at my command jennontheisland's Avatar
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    49Publishing

    Yet another (mostly) romance epub started by an author.

    http://49publishing.com/

    One of the genres is "Purple Prose Romance (Just for fun!)"
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    Tried several times, the site keeps timing out.
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    the world is at my command jennontheisland's Avatar
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    I got it to load but it did take a while. Others, elsewhere, have noted the same issue.

    Plus, apparently it doesn't show up in searches.
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    Here's the founder's blog: http://aspergerdiaries.blogspot.com/ Today's entry infers the website's a work in progress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennontheisland View Post
    Plus, apparently it doesn't show up in searches.
    It hasn't existed long enough for the bots to link it into the search engines yet. It usually takes a few weeks for new sites to show up, but they do eventually show up.
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    Bots, yes, but I thought there was some way to 'register' (likely not the right word) your metadata into google and whatnot. That way you control your search terms...

    Am I making this up?
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    This isn't specific to this publisher, but I swear to freaking god that next time I see a publisher website that doesn't know the difference between plurals and possessives I'm going to scream.
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    They recommend you back up your ebooks to a CD or a floppy. *checks calendar* Are floppies even made anymore? I know none of my computers even have A drives.

    Not trying to be mean, but you'd think a publisher whose commerce is based around computers and modern technology would be a tad more 21st century than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fae Sutherland View Post
    They recommend you back up your ebooks to a CD or a floppy. *checks calendar* Are floppies even made anymore? I know none of my computers even have A drives.

    Not trying to be mean, but you'd think a publisher whose commerce is based around computers and modern technology would be a tad more 21st century than that.
    I don't even think you can buy an external floppy drive even if you want to. It's just no longer made as far as I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadia View Post
    I don't even think you can buy an external floppy drive even if you want to. It's just no longer made as far as I know.
    Yep, you can still get both internal and external floppy drives. And yep, hardly anyone uses floppies these days.

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    *nods in agreement with Stacia*

    And my peeve with new pubs in general is that the "About Us" doesn't tell us much.
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    Her credentials for starting her own e-press are that she has been a senior editor at one publisher and editor at another...and yet the site has multiple typos.

    That would be concerning to me. Unless whoever designed the website and provided the content would not be the editor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fae Sutherland View Post
    They recommend you back up your ebooks to a CD or a floppy. *checks calendar* Are floppies even made anymore? I know none of my computers even have A drives.

    Not trying to be mean, but you'd think a publisher whose commerce is based around computers and modern technology would be a tad more 21st century than that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nadia View Post
    I don't even think you can buy an external floppy drive even if you want to. It's just no longer made as far as I know.
    Quote Originally Posted by JulieB View Post
    Yep, you can still get both internal and external floppy drives. And yep, hardly anyone uses floppies these days.
    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraSheridan View Post
    *nods in agreement with Stacia*

    And my peeve with new pubs in general is that the "About Us" doesn't tell us much.
    ASIDE: 3M, one of the major manufacturers of floppy disks, will be phasing out production next year.

    I'd nod in agreement with Stacia, too, but my neck hurts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaoPaux View Post
    Here's the founder's blog: http://aspergerdiaries.blogspot.com/ Today's entry infers the website's a work in progress.
    So the owner of the press can't pay her cover artist until she sells books, according to that post. This sounds like a poorly funded venture.

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    And she's only given herself 6 months to turn a profit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennontheisland View Post
    And she's only given herself 6 months to turn a profit.
    This. A publisher just starting up can easily go six-nine months without seeing any money coming in because indie and national accounts take their sweet time about paying. Any publisher waiting desperately for that money to keep their doors open is an underfunded, naive publisher.

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    I just visited the owners blog and in the first post I found out far more about her personal business than I needed to know. Also I saw this:
    http://aspergerdiaries.blogspot.com/...and-sunny.html
    Not much else...just excited about life right now...my business partner for the spy business and I and Puppy also have a great idea for that business, but we're keeping it quiet for now. I have to do a lot of research to see if its feasible, and to see if there is a real profit to be made.
    How much free time can she devote to the publishing business when she's starting up another company? On the plus side she's expecting a large inheritance.


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    Don't we also have another e-publisher who also owns tanning salons in Fla or some such place/thing...

    Tanning and books, now why didn't I think of that????
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennontheisland View Post
    And she's only given herself 6 months to turn a profit.
    'scuse, plz, but...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irysangel View Post
    Her credentials for starting her own e-press are that she has been a senior editor at one publisher and editor at another...and yet the site has multiple typos.

    That would be concerning to me. Unless whoever designed the website and provided the content would not be the editor?
    Shouldn't she at least "edit" her website content first before letting it go live like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadia View Post
    Shouldn't she at least "edit" her website content first before letting it go live like that?
    That is my concern. I hope this does not sound like I am ragging, because it is not meant that way. Simply that as an author, I trust my editors to catch ALL my grammar mistakes. And if I am catching theirs? My world is upside down, yo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thothguard51 View Post
    Don't we also have another e-publisher who also owns tanning salons in Fla or some such place/thing...

    Tanning and books, now why didn't I think of that????
    Customers can read while they're in the tanning booths. Can't they?
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    Sounds like a well-meaning but clueless publisher, trying to cash in on the e-pub romance trends. The market will either shake her out in a year or so, or she'll survive on other profits. I would worry about the publishing being a side-business. Most of the small publishers I know are 70-hour-a-week maniacs, because they love their work and it demands so much.

    I'm giving this one some time to see what happens.

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    A year later, and her blog's gone and the domain's expired. No sign of anything published.
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