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I assume the "J" stands for him, Jeremy, but does the "D" stand for "Desirae Hennington"? If so, isn't that you?I am head Editor and assistant Graphic Designer for Coffee House and Coffee House Books, a Division of J&D Publishing and Agency.
I'm also concerned about Coffee House being both publisher and agency. Can someone else enlighten be? I thought that's usually considered a conflict of interest.
Rae Hachton is http://raehachton.blogspot.com/
Be nice if there was a site or a place where samples of work from both artists and writers could be seen. Launching a WP blog without either seems a little premature.
Small detail: If the author doesn't own the ISBN, then the author isn't self-published.
Moving to BR&BC.
Achievers strive for excellence. Perfectionists drive themselves to extinction. -- A Grapple A Day
I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage. -- Charles DeSecondat
II 2016: 2017:
POD printing works the same with the ones who have the DIY option. You simply upload your interior files and cover design, but with your own Coffee House Imprint ISBN and label so places like CreateSpace and Lulu won't have to be listed as your "publisher." & They do not charge for using their imprint at all. You keep all your royalties, etc.
Gracious, this sounds like an advertisement. Are you a part of this company?They're doing it as a way to get Independent writers discovered. So let's come together.
So this company offers both "traditional" publishing and pay-to-play publishing. Le sigh. First off, does anyone even know what "traditional" publishing is anymore?
Seems that this term has been tweaked, twisted, morphed, and choked into whatever new publisher decides it is - and this drives me nuts because it confuses authors into making decisions that aren't in their best interests.
"Traditional" publishing (lordy be, but I hate that word) means that they pay advances, they actively market and promote their titles, they assume all production and distribution costs, they have standard royalty rates that don't include taking out costs for printing, marketing, promoting, and whatever else costs they can think up, AND they have distribution to the marketplace (which, for small indies, means they signed a distribution deal with a reputable indie distributor whose sales teams pitch their titles to the national accounts, libraries, and specialized marketplaces).
It is very non-"traditional" to mix pay-to-play with trade publishing because there is so much room for abuse. The first is the worry that the p-t-p side is funding the "traditional" side. If the "traditional" side runs low on cash, they have all kinds of authors willing to pay because they "don't qualify" for the "traditional" route. And voila, instant financial solvency. In short, it's a conflict of interest.
This isn't rocket science. This is simply filling out paperwork and filing it with the Small Press Depts. at the corporate headquarters of the national chains. They review the titles and decide whether they want to order any books for their stores. More often than not, they decline and simply put through the paperwork to make the title available in the chain's database - making it possible for that title to be ordered.They're even working with Barnes & Noble and other bookstores as "publishers" and are speaking about filing proper paperwork to get the highly marketable books using their imprint in bookstores!!
adding: Oddly, a Google search of the text comes up with the original post in this thread, but nothing else. Can you tell us the site you found it on?
Last edited by Unimportant; 12-22-2010 at 02:01 AM.
There's also Amazon:
Hopefully Rae will come back and let us know if she's a happy satisfied client etc.
Editing to add: Ah, never mind. I see that on Amazon we learn "Rae Hachton, properly pronounced "H-ton," is the Nom de Plume of author Desirae Hennington", and Desirae Hennington has a photography gallery which includes the photo of the gentleman who is Jeremy Marack, the Coffee House head editor, and who also appears to be the gentleman-half of the attractive couple featured in the photo-portrait on Desirae Hennington's blog. And indeed, Jeremy Marack has proudly noted that he recently married Rae Hachton.
So, unless Rae comes back to tell us otherwise, Rae is indeed intimately associated with Coffee House, rendering her a less-than-unbiased party.
Last edited by Unimportant; 12-22-2010 at 03:02 AM.
Sigh. Another liar. Gad, why do these folks even bother? They blather their fabo news, get busted, then remove all their posts and run away. Geez.
Last edited by priceless1; 12-22-2010 at 04:12 AM.
I'm glad Unimportant found that. I Googled Mr. Marak earlier and turned up a photo gallery (labeled J&D) of the pair.
I wasn't sure if I should bring it up or give the OP a chance to explain herself first.
[EDIT] The gallery in which they appeared more than just friends was removed or changed to private, which to me means I saw something I wasn't meant to, and someone is doing damage control. If anyone needs proof I can email them a screenshot of the gallery. Just PM me.
And indeed, Jeremy Marack has proudly noted that he recently married Rae Hachton.
So, unless Rae comes back to tell us otherwise, Rae is indeed intimately associated with Coffee House, rendering her a less-than-unbiased party.[/QUOTE]
Hey guys, I just did a little chuckle inside. If you click on the above link that announced that he was "married" to me, you might see something completely different, since that is like a myspace app that people use for fun. Yes, I do personally know him---we've been friends for a while---and he's a pretty awesome designer. I don't think this should be taken out of context since we appeared in a picture together, because we attended the same college.
So, it's pretty much like this: if you'd like to have a reasonable design for the cover of your book, contact him.
If not, then don't pay it any further attention.
PS: it's not been noted that I might not decide to be an editor in the future there at Coffee House. & I wouldn't see why it would be such a big deal.
If you want and/or need help with your book, there are people more than willing to assist you. If not, then that's okay, too.
Perhaps in the future, when more things are out there by this company, this thread can be removed from this particular listing.
But until then, I totally understand.
Threads don't usually get removed. If things change the new information is added.
Last edited by brainstorm77; 12-22-2010 at 04:43 AM.
Haha! I think you're just being really immature and ridiculous. You should use your time to do something productive.
And I really don't think googiling images of people, etc, and posting them here or taking screenshots makes the designs any less than what they are.
I DO personally know him, as I just so obviously admitted to.
And he's not the only person who designs, edits, etc at Coffee House.
Designs are designs and I think all of this is completely unnecessary and I would appreciate it if this would cease, as that would be kindly appreciated.
I am going to stop responding here.
Last note: You inform me to not "insult" people on here, but it's perfectly okay for you to ridicule and harass people whom you do not even know?