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    Black belt in awesome scorpiodragon's Avatar
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    It looks like they opened in March but already have a number of authors signed up. Also, the covers don't make me want bleach my brain due to epic horridness. But it looks like they're closed to submissions at the moment? Has anyone worked with them or seen their contract?
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    I never trust a business that uses Comic Sans.

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    I'm leery of concerns founded for self-publishing purposes.
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    Hah, I live in Aberdeen.

    They might have some decent books, but I'm doubting they'll be able to market efficiently.
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    That site takes forever to load for me; long enough that were I looking at it to possibly buy books rather than for research I would have clicked away long before it finished.

    The black background etc. make it hard to read, too.
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    Same here, and I'm on a DSL connection. Just figured it out: it's embedded Flash files.

    We are a new company, opened in March 2011. Founded by Nicola Ormerod, a Scottish writer from Aberdeen with a passion for vampires and anything fantastical.
    And a penchant for fragments.

    We now have a strong team of editors and a photographer who donates his time and expertise to provide photographs for a selection of Vamptasy covers.
    That doesn't inspire confidence.

    We want to run both eBooks and print books at Vamptasy and work very closely with our authors so that their dream is realised how they envisioned it.
    Neither does this. The editing on this sentence seems...not right to me.
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    Website is slow for me as well. The editor's website is very slow too. A bit strange to have an advert for a publishing business at the bottom of the submissions page: Ashley's Freelance Editing
    Last edited by CaoPaux; 12-04-2011 at 09:10 PM. Reason: hopefully clarifying that link is not spam, but is what's on pub's page


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    Updating link: http://www.vamptasy.com/

    Became imprint of Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly late '12.

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