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    Campfire Press

    Anyone know about the small press, Campfire Press? Their website is http://www.campfirepress.com. It appears that they only have one book published currently.
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    Looks legit to me.
    Ac in topehuaz in itlaxillo in ihuicatlan?


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    Red face

    Hi everyone. So I tried sending an email to CampFire Press and this is what bounced back,
    'The user does not accept email in non-Western (non-Latin) character sets.'

    Um, what does this mean?

    Sorry, I'm a little email challenged.

    Vanessa

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    Your character set if wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanessa C.
    Hi everyone. So I tried sending an email to CampFire Press and this is what bounced back,
    'The user does not accept email in non-Western (non-Latin) character sets.'

    Um, what does this mean?
    Er... It could mean you used , or something like that?
    Ac in topehuaz in itlaxillo in ihuicatlan?


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    Thanks a bunch. I resent the email, so I'll see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DamaNegra
    Looks legit to me.
    What does "legit" mean? "Doesn't charge a fee?" There's a lot more to it than that.

    Looking at the website, I see some problems.

    - There's no information on who's behind the company, so you have no idea whether they have any qualifications to run a publisher.

    - No sign of a distributor.

    - No sign of trade journal reviews (which suggests they are skipping one of the most important steps in book marketing: sending out ARCs in advance of publication). The website claims that the company's one published book is a BookSense pick, but I can't find it on any of the BookSense lists.

    On the plus side, they seem to be limiting the number of books they publish (one way micropresses get into trouble is to overcommit to large numbers of books). But I'd say this is very much a wait-and-see situation.

    - Victoria

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    Campfire was founded by (and site is registered to) Brad Sexton, a Hollywood marketer of some note: http://www.hollywoodpremieres.com/about.html

    There's still only one book, but it's now award-winning:

    http://sev.prnewswire.com/publishing...0052007-1.html

    http://www.mmdnewswire.com/riley-wes...go-1751-3.html

    Two of the future books are by the same author, and there's no author info on the others.

    Check back next year....
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    Dangit. Can't remember where I heard about this place...I'll have to do some digging. But anyways, they're definitely legit from what I remember, and have quite a few established folks working behind them, I believe.

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    One thing I notice is that their entire lineup appears to be female-oriented. No guy books.

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    Still only the one book.

    PSA: Always douse your campfire with water until the ashes are cool to the touch.
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