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Thread: [Publisher] Winter of Discontent

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    Your Genial Uncle Absolute Sage James D. Macdonald's Avatar
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    [Publisher] Winter of Discontent

    Located at Bosworth, UK. New "traditional" publisher, takes all rights, lifetime contract.

    Editor/publisher is Henry "Lancaster Rose" Tudor, no previous editorial experience.

    Plans to have a whole pile of new titles in the first year.

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    Hand? What hand? AW Moderator Ol' Fashioned Girl's Avatar
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    How much will it cost me to publish my memoirs? They're fairly extensive and full of ripping yarns.
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    The man's Welsh. I'd trust him with anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theo81 View Post
    The man's Welsh. I'd trust him with anything.
    Even your leeks?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakesbear View Post
    Even your leeks?
    *Especially* my leeks. They're filled with leeky goodness.

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    Will they take my Scottish Book, then?

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    Will they take my 218,000-word horror in which the Wars of the Roses are fought by sentient robots that worship Yog-Sothoth? One colony of robots speaks entirely in Petrarchian sonnets and the other in Welsh blank verse? It's illustrated, too!

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    Well, at least royal-ties won't be a problem.


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    Some guy named Holinshed is putting out a serial through them. Based on the Look-Inside feature I can't say they're doing a good job with the copyediting. Spelling and punctuation are both bizarre.

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    Hey, they accepted my manuscript. Now they want 99 pounds to show it to Richard IV for a blurb. Should I spend the money?

    The letter was signed Edmund, Prince of Acquisitions.

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    I can't wait to get my hands on WoD's controversial kid-lit title Go the **** to Sleep Permanently by Dighton and Forrest.

    Honestly, I shouldn't be joking about this. I'm from York and we're a bit peeved that Richard won't be buried here.
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    Your Genial Uncle Absolute Sage James D. Macdonald's Avatar
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    It looks like they've taken over the backlist titles from Plantagenet Press after that company's disastrous collapse on August 22nd.

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    Apparently the founder's son Henry Jr also has literary aspirations. His first book, Choppers and Tiaras, will be published by WoD this summer.
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    I'm just thankful these type of folk dont seem to have a lot of imagination re: Trading or Business Name.

    Hmmmm.

    Ijust thought of a money-making sca-

    oops. I've said too much already.


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    Quote Originally Posted by James D. Macdonald View Post
    It looks like they've taken over the backlist titles from Plantagenet Press after that company's disastrous collapse on August 22nd.
    Dang-it! I really liked Plantagenet Press! I hope they do well by them...
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    I have my hands on a series of plays about the follies of man. Do you think there'd be any interest in a play about a king haunted by a ghost, another king who must fight for his kingdom, a little comedy about magical beings carousing on a midsummer's eve, or a romantic tragedy involving two first cousins and their feuding families?

    Really, I've got a ton of 'em and my folks, who are, admittedly slightly blind (well, almost completely) and deep in dementia, say they're really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James D. Macdonald View Post
    Located at Bosworth, UK. New "traditional" publisher, takes all rights, lifetime contract.

    Editor/publisher is Henry "Lancaster Rose" Tudor, no previous editorial experience.

    Plans to have a whole pile of new titles in the first year.
    Quote Originally Posted by James D. Macdonald View Post
    Some guy named Holinshed is putting out a serial through them. Based on the Look-Inside feature I can't say they're doing a good job with the copyediting. Spelling and punctuation are both bizarre.
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    Welcome to AW, Henry. While I, and everyone, wish your press well, there are still some serious concerns about the contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol' Fashioned Girl View Post
    How much will it cost me to publish my memoirs? They're fairly extensive and full of ripping yarns.
    I've been doing some digging today. You know, there's this web site named after a sewage-filled river that runs through London that sells books. I found a memoir published by Winter of Discontent. It was by Rhys ap Thomas, and called Killing Richard III.

    Here's a small sample. Not only is the editing atrocious, but well....

    Many a stout man and fair wench has asked me about the battle, and how I could find the King amongst the pitched fever of conflict. I can only answer thus: Forsooth, it was a wee hunch back at the battlefield.
    Run away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieB View Post

    Here's a small sample. Not only is the editing atrocious, but well....



    Run away!
    Why snippest thou the very best of our offerings, Wench, and call it 'atrocious'? Except that 'hunchback' part...

    Quote Originally Posted by James D. Macdonald View Post
    Welcome to AW, Henry. While I, and everyone, wish your press well, there are still some serious concerns about the contract.
    Thou loathed issue of thy father's loins! How darest thou question me! Dost thou not know who I am? I am thy king!

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    I scanned in my copy of Fifty Shades of Twilight Little Pieces and I think I've changed all the names, and will be submitting it to you forthwith. I expect to be paid in small bills, preferably US currency, 10's and 20's will suffice.
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    Thou hath it bassackwards, Sir Panced. Thou wilt be paying WoD in small currency, preferably in gold, unmarked and untraceable. Verily.

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    Again?
    I still poop rainbows.




    I won't steal any of your ideas. I have enough of my own I'm not using.


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    You know, I don't believe bassackwards dates back far enough to be part of Henry VII's idioms...

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