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    1st World Publishing / Sunstar Publishing Ltd.

    Has anyone delt with 1st World Publishing? I have a book and am unpublished. Now what do I do? My book is an adventure as well as a spititual rebirth. I was told it would be a best seller. HELP!!

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    Sailed away years ago ORION's Avatar
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    Read the sticky on agents and queries.

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    Moved this to Bewares and Background Check, which seemed a better fit.

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    They lied to you. They're just another vanity publisher.
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    Sassenach is right, this is a vanity press.

    As to what you should do, you could look for an agent, in which case these links are very helpful:

    http://www.sff.net/people/VictoriaSt...ackrecord.html

    http://www.sff.net/people/victoriast...entsearch.html

    Or you could look for commercial publishers who produce similar books to yours and have their books in bookshops.

    This site is also very helpful:
    http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/peba.htm


    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaoPaux
    Why is it that vanity presses propagate the falsehood that authors don't retain their copyright if they go with a "traditional publisher"? Anyone who pulls a few novels off their shelf and looks at the page with the copyright information can see they are lying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peggy
    Why is it that vanity presses propagate the falsehood that authors don't retain their copyright if they go with a "traditional publisher"?
    Their target market is the naive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassenach
    Their target market is the naive.
    That is true. It just p1sses me off when they go beyond the slick sales pitch to outright falsehoods.

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