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    Charles Towne Publishing

    I don't know why, the Cao's thread on agents and publishers won't open for me to check this out. I did do a search and nothing came up. So ...

    Anyone know anything about Charles Towne Publishers? They're advertising in various places on the net including Craigslist. Looks a bit questionable to me (and they're not in P&E), but not completely questionable. Anyone with info? Puma

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    Their "about" page says "When manuscripts are chosen for publication the author's cost will never exceed $100.00." Sounds like trouble to me.

    Oh, and the one book I found on Amazon claiming to be published by them comes via CreateSpace, which anyone can use themselves without a middleman. And it's a book that I believe is in the public domain.

    http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-She.../dp/1466423234
    Last edited by thorjansen; 11-04-2011 at 07:47 AM.

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    That was the flag to me too, which is why I decided to ask. Glad you found the Createspace - may explain it all. Puma
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    I have used Charles Towne Publishing to publish my second novel, the first one was with Createspace.com. I found my experience far superior with Charles Towne Publishing than I did going at it on my own with Createspace.com. They never charged me any upfront fees. All I had to do was sign a royalty contract with them, which so far has been better than the royalties I received off of my first novel. Hope this helps with your concerns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpm536 View Post
    I have used Charles Towne Publishing to publish my second novel, the first one was with Createspace.com. I found my experience far superior with Charles Towne Publishing than I did going at it on my own with Createspace.com. They never charged me any upfront fees. All I had to do was sign a royalty contract with them, which so far has been better than the royalties I received off of my first novel. Hope this helps with your concerns.
    So you did or didn't have to pay $100? Have they charged you for editing or anything?
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    Thumbs up Re: Charles Towne Publishing

    I did not have to pay $100, no charges for editing or cover design, and I was not required to purchase a certain amount of copies after publication. The only money I paid was $20.00 for my copy of the original proof.

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    Site gone, last book pubbed in '13.

    ETA: Owner's replacement venture is North South Publishing (http://www.northsouthpublishing.com/home.html)
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