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    Between the Lines Publishing

    Not to be confused with Between the Lines Books, who are also publishers but of nonfiction.

    Someone I know has recently signed a contract of publication with these people and I'm a little concerned tbh. For one thing I couldn't find their website via searching--had to hunt it down through their FB page. Their titles also look... dreadful.

    The site itself is barebones. And I couldn't find any reviews because they get buried or hidden by the nonfiction Canadian company.

    Thoughts?

    http://www.btwnthelines.com/
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    They offer editing and ghosting services.

    Their submissions guidelines are not very well-written.

    If you have a completed manuscript that explores the liminal world, we want to hear from you. Please send your query to [redacted]

    What does "liminal" mean? The liminal world is the place that exists between one existence and another.
    Their covers are abysmal.

    They only have two books in their online bookshop.


    I wouldn't touch them with a six-foot pole.

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    The line about liminal such and such is very similar to Between the Lines Books (marginalised people who fall between the lines or somesuch).

    They've got at least three, now, but the cover for their newest one isn't any better.

    Trying to work out a nice way to explain this to said person, but it's probably too late if they've signed a contract. Sigh.
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    Papyrus font on a book cover = I'm out.

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    First paragraph on the splash page attempts to entice authors instead of readers.

    *engages NOPE-SPEED™ engine*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clairels View Post
    Papyrus font on a book cover = I'm out.
    My thoughts exactly! The only time I've seen Papyrus used to good effect was on the poster for an amateur production of Antony and Cleopatra, where it just about made sense.

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    The moment I saw "editing services" I clicked out.
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