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    Empress of Cyberworld Betty W01's Avatar
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    [Publisher] ibooks

    I'm in the process of reviewing a book by Bill Crider that was published by www.ibooks.net and distributed by Simon & Schuster, according to the title page. However, the book (We'll always Have Murder) isn't in S&S's catalog, Crider doesn't appear as an S&S author, and I can't find a thing on ibooks on the web. Is it/ was it a vanity press or POD house? Does anyone know or do you have any suggestions for finding out online (besides writing Crider, which I'd rather not do right now)? It's a good book and I'd like to recommend it, but I need to know more about the house and the book's availability first. Thanks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty W01
    I'm in the process of reviewing a book by Bill Crider that was published by www.ibooks.net and distributed by Simon & Schuster, according to the title page. However, the book (We'll always Have Murder) isn't in S&S's catalog, Crider doesn't appear as an S&S author, and I can't find a thing on ibooks on the web. Is it/ was it a vanity press or POD house? Does anyone know or do you have any suggestions for finding out online (besides writing Crider, which I'd rather not do right now)? It's a good book and I'd like to recommend it, but I need to know more about the house and the book's availability first. Thanks.
    Is this the iBooks you're talking about? Seems they filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, due to the death of their founder:

    http://www.komikwerks.com/news.php?ar=498

    BTW, the website you cite above says it was recently acquired by pool.com.

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    Thanks, CaoPaux, for finding the correct site!

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    Thanks, Jim. I couldn't find anything on the link you posted, but I did get an answer to my question - don't bother to review this book. Too bad, it's a pretty decent yarn.
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