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Thread: Caliburn Press / Spero Publishing

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    Caliburn Press / Spero Publishing

    https://www.facebook.com/Spero-Publi...7643/timeline/
    We are a publishing company founded in 2010 on the principle that there should be an easier way to get quality writing published. We enjoy publishing products that may be overlooked by larger companies or mainstream media. Among an increasing number of other products, we currently are offering two unique book series.
    https://sites.google.com/site/speropublishing/
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    They appear in the Eternal and Damnation threads as having taken over both publishers, and not in a way that causes all authors to sing their praises. For example, allegedly having books on sale they do not have the rights to.

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    This, from their site, just seems weird:

    Our first product, "Religion Laid Bear," speaks briefly of the tragedies that humans inflict on bears. We are committed to combating the needless suffering of these amazing animals. A portion of the proceeds of "Religion Laid Bear" will be donated to organizations which rescue and rehabilitate abused bears. We will also accept donations to be sent on to these charities; please send a check or money order to "Donations", care of Spero Publishing, PO Box 8747 Madison WI 53708.


    So in addition to publishing and providing publishing services (which seems to be their bread and butter), they're also accepting donations on behalf of unnamed bear re-hab organization(s)? (You're supposed to make your check out to "Donations.)

    This just seems really off to me.
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    They even sell ads in the backs of their books!
    Spero's books and other products are being marketed globally. That means that your website address, tucked into the back matter of one or more of our products, can also be seen worldwide.
    Only $10 for a 100-word blurb (plus your website or email) in an e-book, and only $15 to put the same info into a paperback. Yeah, I'll bet readers can't wait to get to the "back matter" [insert sneer of sarcasm here].

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    It might be helpful if all the imprints being discussed separately here were to be listed under the Caliburn Press name in one thread?


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    Link to parent Caliburn: https://sites.google.com/site/caliburnpressllc/

    The Eternal and Damnation threads are too large to merge, so we'll keep this one for discussion of Caliburn and its other imprints, such as Melliferia Press and Siento Sordida Publishing.
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    The Eternal and Damnation threads are too large to merge
    Understandable, thanks

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    Agree, Spero's is a strange site. Clicking on the few book covers leads you to Lulu or Smashwords. There are pages that hold "short stories" by the owner, to quote,
    Another piece of brilliance from the mind of Alan Leddon
    Then a page where you can order: Editing, Ads, flyers made.
    I can't tell what they are really.
    On Caliburn's site their Editing is pricey but you can get cover art for only $75. This includes 3 rounds of art for your approval. I'm cringing!

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