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

    The one and only book this company has published showed up as an ad on my Facebook sidebar.

    http://brayerpublishing.com/

    Owner/publisher information is non-existent, but my guess is it's the same as the author.
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    And they aren't accepting any unsolicited queries. That one book must be taking up a LOT of time.

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    Yes, Brayer's sole author is also the owner:

    http://www.lookupbook.com/people/il/...anne-gallagher

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    Nothing we haven't seen before.

    There are so many of these publishing companies that exist primarily or solely to publish and service the publisher's own work. Can we come up with a name for them, like YADS for display sites?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HapiSofi View Post
    Nothing we haven't seen before.

    There are so many of these publishing companies that exist primarily or solely to publish and service the publisher's own work. Can we come up with a name for them, like YADS for display sites?
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    We should probably distinguish between the ones that are just DBAs (doing business as) for a self published author and don't pretend to publish other authors and those that are pretending to be markets.

    DBAs can be useful for busines and tax purposes and shouldn't be confused with someone setting up a site and claiming to be a publisher open to submissions.

    Disclaimer: I have such a DBA (Achronal Press) for my self pubbed books and software.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardGarfinkle View Post
    We should probably distinguish between the ones that are just DBAs (doing business as) for a self published author and don't pretend to publish other authors and those that are pretending to be markets.

    DBAs can be useful for busines and tax purposes and shouldn't be confused with someone setting up a site and claiming to be a publisher open to submissions.
    Agreed. There is a distinct difference. The only reason I posted this one is because they claim to take submissions of other people's work, even if it is by invitation only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennontheisland View Post
    Agreed. There is a distinct difference. The only reason I posted this one is because they claim to take submissions of other people's work, even if it is by invitation only.
    That is the big distinction. It's not a problem if self-published authors have their own imprints. All they can do is screw up their own books, which are their own property and their own look-out. It's when they solicit other writers' work, and undertake to publish it, that we take an interest in them.

    Open submissions and submission by invitation only are both solicitation. They're asking to be granted the use of other authors' work.

    A basic explanation for anyone who hasn't previously run into this pattern: it's a tipoff when a flaky new startup publishes books written by the founder and publisher. What it generally means is that that person didn't get into the business because they wanted to be a publisher; they did it because they wanted to get their own books published. It doesn't bode well for their competence, expertise, or long-term fortitude.
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    Still only the one book, and no longer any mention of sub info, closed or not.
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