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Thread: The Other Publishing Company

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    practical experience, FTW kelliewallace's Avatar
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    The Other Publishing Company

    These guys followed me on Twitter. They do fiction and non fiction. Anyone dealt with them before?
    Last edited by kelliewallace; 09-06-2013 at 08:37 AM.
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    Wilde about Oscar aliceshortcake's Avatar
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    You'll search the company's website in vain for any info about its founders, but a quick Google reveals that TOPC author Michael Cameron is also the publisher. On his Facebook page he refers to TOPC as "those awfully nice people who publish my books", but his LinkedIn profile tells a different tale:

    I'd be put off by this lack of transparency.

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    Formerly Phantom of Krankor. Torgo's Avatar
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    If they publish only four full-length books, and two of them are by the publisher, that's a red flag for me.

    The submission email address is in the domain, which has a web page saying 'The Other Writer and The Ghost Writer are closed for refurbishment'. The Other Writer was Mr Cameron's freelance copywriting service; The Ghost Writer was his freelance ghostwriting service. I guess he's moved on from those to publishing.

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    I got it covered Undercover's Avatar
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    Any more info on these guys? I see they have more authors there now. It says they distribute in the UK and the US. But who is the distributor? It's hard to find anything, Alice, you're right. I think because of the generic type name of the company.

    Some of their covers look pretty good to me. I just wish I could find more info.

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    Super Browser triceretops's Avatar
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    They look okay, I guess. But in their sub guidelines they state that they only place their books solely with Amazon Kindle and no other because they believe Amazon has the largest market share.

    Things might have changed, but it could also mean that they still place books with Amazon, be it in the U.S. or Britain.

    Are they accepting all fiction genres? I couldn't find a preference, but they have some thrillers and fantasy books listed.

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    Mostly Harmless SuperModerator CaoPaux's Avatar
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    Has added LitBits imprint for short stories.

    ETA: Looks like LitBits is now Cracked Eye (
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