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Thread: ChiZine Publications

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    ChiZine Publications

    Ok, I have done a search and found very little.

    No thread for them.

    P&E just have them up as a publisher.

    I know of some of their authors, (award winners among them) so I don't really have many concerns.

    I just want to ask here if anyone has any first hand information.

    Just doing the belt and braces thing for my own peace of mind.

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    Was introduced to them at WFC in Brighton 2013 by one of their authors. They liked the sound of my contemporary fantasy novel and asked that I send it. I sent it in Nov 2013. Nudged a couple of times, got an acknowledgement once promising an answer inside 4 weeks. Never heard back. Have now sold that novel to someone else, so I don't care.

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    Thanks Waylander.

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    For what it's worth, they've published anthologies by very, VERY high-end editors like Ellen Datlow, and the anthology included the likes of Neil Gaiman and Garth Nix. I know Ellen and I've never heard a word of complaint about it from her.
    I don't know about the novels, though.

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    Their covers are beautiful, but their site could use better formatting. Also their Amazon sales are really low.

    Their website: http://chizinepub.com/
    ~ Leigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scythe-Of-Winter View Post
    For what it's worth, they've published anthologies by very, VERY high-end editors like Ellen Datlow, and the anthology included the likes of Neil Gaiman and Garth Nix. I know Ellen and I've never heard a word of complaint about it from her.
    I don't know about the novels, though.
    Thank you for the information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleighrose View Post
    Their covers are beautiful, but their site could use better formatting. Also their Amazon sales are really low.

    Their website: http://chizinepub.com/
    Yes, but I noticed they are not limited to Amazon and sell through Apple, Kobo, Nook, epub and mobi. A lot of folk won't buy through Amazon, even ebooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJAB View Post
    A lot of folk won't buy through Amazon, even ebooks.
    Really? Is there a boycott going on?
    ~ Leigh

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    I prefer to go non-Amazon if possible. I'm not part of an organized boycott, but I prefer supporting smaller sellers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleighrose View Post
    Really? Is there a boycott going on?
    No, just a lot of people prefer to support small bookshops and use other formats. Amazon is a not the only player in the market so when judging sales you should look at everything.

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    This is a bit late but I've got a story in their Imaginarium 3 anthology. I'm still waiting to be paid, and for my contributor's copy. I might just be unlucky, or they might be going through a rough patch, but I'm past the point where I expect to get paid. I personally can't see myself working with them again.

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    Good to know. The pub itself is rather prestigious in the SFF world, so I can see 'taking a chance' just for the street cred. Still, they need to be more organized if this is happening a lot.

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    Just popping in to let folks know that as of this weekend my payment for Imaginarium 3, and my contributor's copy, came in the mail. Samantha Beiko is the one who stepped in to help me out with that, and very grateful I am too.
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