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    Lake Fossil Press

    This is my first post. I've been looking for a place where I could get some of my questions answered about various publishers. I went through the index and that helped a lot. However, I discovered that one of the publishers on my list were not mentioned here, so hopefully you'll not mind my asking about them. Does anyone know anything about Lake Fossil Press?

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    Now departed. Rest in peace, Scott, from all of us at AW Popeyesays's Avatar
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    It seems to be a micro-micro press for printing the works of the editor. He goes through Lulu, and in his blog makes mention of getting EIGHT more books ordered.

    http://people.lulu.com/blogs/view.php?blog_id=1869

    I don't think it's a serious attempt at publishing.

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    Heh, that's putting it mildly. Let’s just say that when an editor doesn't pay his contributors, then charges reading fees for the next project, I think it a fair bet you’d be better off setting up your own Lulu account. Assuming POD is how you want to go, of course.
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    Ouch. Rule number one; if you're ever in a pickle of the financial kind, don't make a PDF of the particulars and post it on the Internet.
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    Just don't. Google the owner's name and you'll come up with some interesting stories.
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    Oh, dear. N*ck*l**s P*c**n*

    Let's just say "Not a professional credit" and leave it at that.

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    Urk, I nearly missed this in the guidelines:

    I am looking to either publish this on lulu.com, cafepress.com or even PublishAmerica.com. I am trying to suggest to Cafepress that they need a better system for PDF publication. PublishAmerica.com almost became the home of House of Spiders 3 so I am thinking something more but I don't think PA would allow for inserting photos into the document like lulu.com does.
    Just in case it needs to be said again: Avoid.
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    Heh, that blog was good fun reading. Are you guys sure this isn't a joke? Reads like one.

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    I wish it were a joke. I know all the people that he's referring to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havlen View Post
    Are you guys sure this isn't a joke? Reads like one.
    Nope, it's not a joke. He sends death threats for imagined slights. See:

    http://www.xanga.com/horrorgal/59977...p-at-lulu.html

    http://www.xanga.com/horrorgal/60000...shut-down.html

    Also, I suppose this isn't the thread for this, but somewhere Pacione says repeatedly that he is going to send his big bad expose/memoir to Publish America. He claims that they are "knocking on his door".
    I blog when I feel like it.

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    If there is one thing that I have learned since posting my original question is that it pays to be careful. Too many things seem to be one thing and are actually another.

    I don't feel like such a babe in the woods any longer. I guess I'm now a Chocolate Mouse in the woods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julianne
    Also, I suppose this isn't the thread for this, but somewhere Pacione says repeatedly that he is going to send his big bad expose/memoir to Publish America. He claims that they are "knocking on his door".
    I'll bet they are - they heard there's a new one born every minute and are out there a-searchin'.

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    I know that ordinarily people should be steered away from PA, but in this guy's case it could be fascinating to see what happens if he signs up with PA. I mean, who would you end up feeling the greatest sympathy for?

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    Wow. I don't think I'd even touch that one. There's a difference between stoopid and psychotic.

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    Try out this deathless prose for a no-brain nitwit:

    "Being published is a right. Not a f****** privilege, and sabotaging publications of stories is unconstitutional. I will take this shit to the press and they will suffer the fate that Gothic.net suffered, half the reason why Gothic.net was burned under the McKeeman management is because of the fact I did take what they were doing to the press. Keep messing with my books and publications, I will take everything to the press and you will all be done in this business. Freedom of press m***** f*****, and you're violating my right to freedom of press. The first amendment is designed for the unpopular speech and that pisses you off even more. I am going to fuck with all of you using the document that this country was designed on."

    Freedom of the press refers to newspapers and magazines and is limited to prohibiting prior restraint.

    Commercial publishing is not the same thing.

    I notice there is no place to comment on his blog entries.

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    Yeah, this is the guy who claims Stephen King is stealing his ideas telepathically. I wish I was making that up.

    It's both sad and scary. Mostly scary.
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    "Being published is a right. Not a f****** privilege...
    The guy is seriously out of touch with reality. Since he claims to be a publisher, how does he justify rejecting stories submitted to him?
    Last edited by Julianne; 08-14-2007 at 11:27 PM.
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    Since he claims to be a publisher, how does he justify rejecting stories submitted to him?
    Based on what he prints I'm not certain he rejects things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julianne View Post
    Nope, it's not a joke. He sends death threats for imagined slights.
    Even more ominous, he then withdraws the death threat and substitutes it with a threat he considers to be far worse than death - an allegation of e-book piracy.

    You're going to die, you mothe..... No, on second thoughts, I'm reporting you to the appropriate authorities...
    I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James D. Macdonald View Post
    Based on what he prints I'm not certain he rejects things.
    I think that's a fair assessment. He prints them, but I doubt he actually edits them. Many of his own stories are unreadable at best. Some authors whose stories he's printed are unpolished, but have potential; others are simply awful.

    Mind you, that's my assessment based on reading stories the other authors have posted publicly on places such as Author's Den or Writer's Cafe, as well as his own publicly posted stories.

    His latest fiasco involved a "you publish me, and I'll publish you" deal with the editor of The Literary Bone, which shut down after one issue.
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    word is that he's recently started another fight on Myspace with a publisher...

    http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...ogID=299929072

    I'd stay far, far away from this one...

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    I have been called many, MANY unpleasant names by this person. There are very few words in the English language that offend me, but him calling me the C-word did the trick... not to mention made the DH VERY upset.

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    Hey, Pacione! LOL! LOL! LOL!

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