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    Hates Marketing. Loves Writing. The Grump's Avatar
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    [eTailer] OpenBooks.com

    Anyone know anything about the principals of Openbooks.com [and their principles]?

    Have received a couple emails from them about listing my estories with them for sale.

    thanks for any info.
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    Adding link: http://openbooks.com/

    I don't know anything about them in this guise, but as CD Projekt they have been responsible for a lot of Polish translations of video games and original game projects. Apparently, the company has a lot of fingers in a lot of pies, and has been successful in them.

    However, I'm not really sure what they offer that you can't do yourself via self-publishing. It looks like they are trying to be sort of like Smashwords.

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    Has anyone heard of Openbooks.com?

    I've been getting emails from them. Anyone else?

    Anyway, looks to me like a start-up which claims to be a new paradigm on selling books through social media.

    Anyone have any thoughts on this other than avoid them?
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    Oops. Forgot the url: http://openbooks.com/
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    First red flag: nobody's worked in publishing.

    Second red flag: The Method is sooper seekrit and you have to send them an email for more information.

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    Red Flag #0: Sending apparently unsolicited email (spam).
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    I don't know that a company being based in Poland is a factor in this Internet age, but at least it explains the awkward English of: "Your money are available anytime – redeem them whenever you want."

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    I stopped at the unsolicited email... No. Just no. Flag as spam, ignore, move on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketti View Post
    I stopped at the unsolicited email... No. Just no. Flag as spam, ignore, move on
    Yup. You spam me, I will not deal with you.
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