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    PageFree Publishing / Hidden Treasure Books

    I've had a terrible experience with RKD Press, the "select" offshoot of Pagefree Publishing. I'm beginning to wonder if RKD was started because Pagefree was running into legal difficulties. If you've seen any of the complaints against Pagefree, the same goes for RKD Press. In my opinion, Kim Blagg, the owner of Pagefree and RKD, and the designer who worked on my book, doesn't know much about design. My cookbook has a complex format, which she said she could do, and which I paid extra for, but she couldn't get the simplest concept - like on a two-page spread, the basic formatting should be the same (margins, drop, etc). Or how about 3/16" isn't the same as 1/8"! She was deceitful about when my book would be ready, didn't write for weeks, lied about when she would send me something, and used the wrong manuscript on more than one occasion. I would definitely avoid using them!!! Please post if you've had similar experiences because nothing much comes up on a Google search of RKD and it's the only way to alert other writers.

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    RKD Press

    I've posted a complaint with the BBB against RKD Press. If you read this and decide not to go with either RKD or Pagefree Publishing, contact them at kdb@rkd.com and let them know that you aren't going with them because of my negative comments on the internet. It will help to let them know that WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE - and that poor business practices will hurt them. Thanks.

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    http://www.pagefreepublishing.com/home.html

    Prices: http://www.pagefreepublishing.com/ingram.html

    http://www.rkdpress.com/index.html

    Prices: http://www.rkdpress.com/RKD%20Data%20Form.pdf

    Plus, to be “accepted” for RKD one must pay a $100 Assessment Review fee.

    Not a good deal.
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    Looks like RKD Press is no more. PageFree's "select" program is now Hidden Treasure Books: http://www.hiddentreasurebooks.com/index.htm

    The extra costs: http://www.hiddentreasurebooks.com/whatnext.html

    (PageFree has revamped their website. Basic costs are now here: http://www.pagefreepublishing.com/paperbackbasic.html)
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    Sites are gone. Per Amazon, last books published June '09. Per RipOffReport, last complaint posted July '09.
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    Just for the record, Kim D. Blagg resurfaced briefly in '10 as Publish and Market (publishandmarket.com), and Sage Evans Publishing (sageevanspublishing.com). Both gone now.

    Other sites were booksonscreen.com and thegreatamericanbookstore.com.
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