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Thread: Austin Macauley Publishers, Ltd. (formerly Austin & Macauley)

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    Regus probably won't tell you whether they are an in-house client or virtual client, the whole point of their virtual product is to give the appearance that the client is onsite. Even if you turn up they'll tell you the client is too busy to come out or they're on a training day or something...

    From a previous Regus employee...

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    This definitely is a vanity publisher, and is probably AM, as others have said.

    I doubt you'll get your money back. I'm so sorry.

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    No reply from Regus yet, but AM's address on the 33rd floor has to be a virtual office - they're sharing it with Elan Financial Group, Paper Rocket Ltd, Clayborne Enterprises Limited and Arrow Coated Products UK Ltd (and possibly more).
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliceshortcake View Post
    No reply from Regus yet, but AM's address on the 33rd floor has to be a virtual office - they're sharing it with Elan Financial Group, Paper Rocket Ltd, Clayborne Enterprises Limited and Arrow Coated Products UK Ltd (and possibly more).
    Not necessarily... Regus will rent out the leftover storage cupboard-sized space as an office for dirt cheap if they need to, and I believe that location has co-working desks. Not worth speculating.

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    In the UK, there is no real recourse that I know of for writers who are scammed in this way. Most potential routes of action cost more money than it's worth, and it sounds like a situation where the contract (agreeing to pay the money, etc) will work in the publisher's favour rather than yours.

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    Until communicated otherwise, will assume subject is Austen Macauley: merged into existing thread.
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    Truth Behind the Lies, by Austin Macauley Publishers:

    "Writer Beware investigates the potential pitfalls to our hybrid company: Here. We give our version Here. Authors, please read both posts before signing anything with us."


    Just to, y'know, cut out all the bullshit in their original article...


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    Oh dear lord.

    I just skimmed through the A&M post. I was at first tempted to do a line-by-line here, to show how untrue much of what it says is, but if I tried I'd be here until Christmas.

    They're talking nonsense.

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    Apparently, Austin Macauley is offering a 'traditional' publishing contract worth 10,000 to the lucky winner who writes the best story. Meaning: the writer doesn't have to pay to be published, of course, it wouldn't surprise me if people make the mistake in thinking they'll receive 10,000 in prize money, unfortunately, those writers will be disappointed to see that isn't the case. In my opinion, this smacks of desperation from AM after the recent negative publicity they have been getting.
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    And the contest is a slick move on AM part. Just think of all the thousands of submissions that they will get that won't be the winner, but hey, as a runner up we will offer you a partnership publishing agreement, cause your work was just so good, all 2,999 of you

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    I don't post often here, but yesterday I got home from work and there was an "air mailed" envelope for me. My wife and mother were in the kitchen when I opened it, asking what it was. It was a contract from AM. For a moment, I was excited, but skeptical. I have a lawyer cousin, so I was going to have them look it over, but I didn't need to. Under the "Advances" section was a clause stating I needed to give them 2700 pounds. I had sent the query before I researched and they sent me the contract. I'm obviously not doing anything with it. Total vanity press.

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    Splendid! One less victim for Austin Macauley!

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