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Thread: Sable Publishing

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    jmhcreativesolutions
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    Sable Publishing

    I'm sorry if this has already been brought up -- I looked around, but I can't find anything recent. (and, it's been awhile since I've been on here) Anway, does anyone have anything to say about Sable Publishing? I found them through writersmarket.com and, out of all the queries I sent that day, they were the only publisher who responded asking for a complete proposal . . . if . . . I paid a $35.00 reading fee first. Is this typical? It's the first time I've run across it, but I dont' want to automatically assume it's a bad thing. Help?

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    aka eraser
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    Re: Sable Publishing

    Any reading fee raises my hackles. I spent a bit of time at their site and they seem to be a three-author publisher right now.

    I'd aim higher.

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    CaoPaux
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    Re: Sable Publishing

    Looking at their website, I see they have three authors, one of which they trumpet as being the artist for all their book covers. Strikes me as odd, but that's just me.

    www.sablepublishing.com/pages/1/index.htm

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    priceless1
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    Hmm

    Jenn, I agree with Frank wholeheartedly. No one should charge a fee. We assume all the costs for our readers. I'd steer clear of anyone who wants your money upfront. Or money at all, for that matter.

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    James D Macdonald
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    Re: Hmm

    Money flows toward the author.

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    SRHowen
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    I disagree

    Or money at all, for that matter.
    Some agents do charge for postage, ms copies etc as they happen. I know Victoria and I disagree here, but more and more agents are doing this.

    Mine does. Anytime costs such as postage, ms copies, boxes etc go over ten bucks I get an invoice. It is itemized, no blanket fee for sending a ms and the costs are below what I would spend at Office Max or Staples for the same supplies etc. And many of the ms we've had requested he's hand carried to the editor.

    No handling fees, or reading fees, or editing fees should be charged though.

    And my agent is a good one. James can vouch for him.

    Shawn

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    jmhcreativesolutions
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    Thank you!

    This is excellent information -- thank you for validating my instincts on this one!

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    Sable Publishing

    Still there, still pushing their "fine art covers", still POD.
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    Oh, my.

    Sable Publishing Chapter Contest

    CHAPTER CONTEST On going monthly event

    For Immediate Release: NOVEMBER, 2006

    Thank you for contacting www.sablepublishing.com with your submission. We are overwhelmed with queries and unsolicited manuscripts due to the broad range of material we are interested in publishing as stated in our listing in the Writers Market and the Literary Marketplace and on our website. We would like to become more familiar with the material you are submitting to us but it is taking longer than we would like to get to each submission. So Publisher Ed Baron asked us to develop an editing program that would eliminate the ever growing piles. We developed a CHAPTER CONTEST and a special team of editors to look over one chapter of your submission and to give you a brief critique and get back to you within a month. If you would like to hear something from our editors within a month please enter our monthly CHAPTER CONTEST. There is no limit on the number of entries you can submit each month.

    This will be an ongoing monthly event.

    1. Submit one chapter of your unpublished novel or non-fiction book or a page of poetry or a sample short story.

    2. Please embed your text in the body of the E-Mail you send to: sablepublishing@aol.com.

    3. Use separate E-Mails and submit as many different chapters as you wish.

    4. An individual reading fee for each CHAPTER CONTEST submission of $10.00 is payable via Pay Pal BUY NOW button on http://www.sablepublishing.com
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    A year later, they're still running their "contest". And still have only three authors.
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    I know I'm digging up an old thread, but it's been 5 years now..... and they still do the chapter contest thing. You can just submit to them regularly without payment, but by the looks of things, it sounds like they'd ask for a reader's fee regardless.

    I came here to see if maybe anyone had some flattering things to say about them. Guess not.

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    Almost any changes would be more promising than no changes at all over a period that long. Whatever they're doing, it's not publishing as we understand it.
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    Since I seem to've missed noting it the last round ... going by Amazon, did publish a fourth author in '05, but that was their last book. No site activity since '10.
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