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Thread: [Contest] Project Publish

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    [Contest] Project Publish

    A writer's group recommended this:

    http://www2.mediapredict.com/projectpublish

    The person recommending called it another "American Idol" for writers.

    Please, O sages of AW, may I have your opinions before I do something stupid?

    Thanks.

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    Has someone been feeding Simon & Schuster the special brownies?
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    I find it interesting* that they won't publicly post their author agreement or terms of use.


    *in that what's-that-smell kind of a way.
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    My bottom line is this, being published isn't a prize, or even a democracy. It's a business decision made by a publisher about full manuscripts they solicite. The first question would be do you even want to publish will S & S who have just hit the news for having a contract that keeps rights to books even when they go out of print (probably a "grab" for future e-rights). I wouldn't jump on this. The cost/benefit ratio looks dubious. I'm not saying it's a scam, it's just dumb.
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    I want to know where the money comes into play and I'm wagering it's mentioned in the agreement and/or terms of use.
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    I wonder if this is a sign that the flow of manuscripts from agents for submission to S&S is drying up, or that they expect it to dry up?

    It might be another ploy to have their way with "out of print" status boilerplate.

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    Y'all have just reinforced my gut feelings.

    I love it when that happens.

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    I think it must he been in the works for some time, so if there is a link betwene the two issues it would have to be simultaneous not one after the other....
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    Just did a post on Project Publish at Writer Beware's blog.

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    Just in case anyone's wondering how this turned out: http://news.mediapredict.com/category/projectpublish/

    Doesn't look like they're doing another one.
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