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    The Little Things Publishing, LLC

    Anyone know anything about The Little Things Publishing Company beyond the information at their web site?

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    Gordo

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    You might have a better chance of attracting someone who recognizes the name if you titled the thread with it.
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    Doesn't look great.

    (1) Targeted at authors instead of readers.

    (2) Started by an "obsessed and avid reader/writer" - not, apparently, someone with publishing experience - and no info about staff anywhere that I can see.

    (3) Really vague and worrying stuff like "(y)our work will be available in all major books stores and online websites" and "TLT Publishing will work hard to publicize your book through various marketing strategies."

    (4) Poorly proofed web copy.

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    Some of the covers don't look so bad, but I agree. It's vague. Even the FAQ section is vague. I would be asking more questions like are there advances and if so what is the pay scale? What are the royalties? It doesn't mention that which makes me leary if they're a vanity pub or not.
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    Based on the information on their website I see nothing whatever to recommend this publisher.

    The website has not been updated since early 2012.

    Nor do I see anything published by them this calendar year.

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    Just FYI, there's a second website specifically to sell books:

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    From the FAQ :

    How to be an Author

    The first thing you want to do when trying to become an author is to figure out what kind of author you want to become. Do you want be a romance author or a mystery?

    I am already a mystery, wrapped in a riddle, inside an enigma.


    Or would you prefer to write non-fiction? Or maybe you want to write a fantasy novel focused more for young adults. When you decide what kind author you want to become, then you can decide on a general idea of a story. Just remember this process will take time and a lot of dedication and before you know it, you will be on your way.
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    Or maybe you want to write a fantasy novel focused more on young adults.
    Nope, the text content of the FAQ is enough reason for me not to recommend them.

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    Yeah, it's pretty self-explanatory why anyone would want to become a writer. Umm, cause I like to write? I don't need to be told that. I'm not sure of anybody wanting to look at their guidelines and facts to find out that once I figure out what I want to write. I would have written something already. Not ass-backwards.

    So, okay...all I gotta do is decide on what to write and write a general story (another vague statement) and that's it? Wow, why couldn't I think of that first? Sounds pretty lame to me. The only thing they have right is that it will take a lot of time and dedication.

    If they want to get serious they should have questions and answers on there that authors are looking to find out about, like will I get paid. Show me the money, ya know what I'm sayin'.

    If you're still interested in them, make sure you know what you're getting into and ask a bunch of questions first. It would be such a hassle to find out all that and have it be the other way around and have to pay for their services. No thanks.

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    Looking at their submissions guidelines, they want you to list the other publishers that you've sent your manuscript to--why do they need to know who you sent it to? Shouldn't a simple statement that you've submitted simultaneously to other publishers be enough?.

    They also want you to tell them, "Why TLT Publishing is the publisher for you." That just seems odd to me. This is supposed to be a business relationship; when I buy a car, I don't have to start out with why I chose a particular car dealer, just sell me a danged car.
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    Thanks

    Thank you all for the good advice.

    Gordo

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    It's not a vanity or subsidy publisher. It is run by a very, very small staff, unfortunately. Books that were slated to be released more than a year ago have not been released. I would not sign with them.

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