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I found these folks in Writers Market but nowhere else. I did an AW search and got nothing. Is this a POD or Vanity? Ambassador Books, Inc., Worcester, MA
 

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http://www.ambassadorbooks.com/

It makes no mention of subsidy or author payment and doesn't SOUND like a vanity. They want Christian oriented books.

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A Google search on Ambassador Books, Inc., Worcester, MA produces some interesting links.

http://www.macraesbluebook.com/search/company.cfm?company=527067
http://www.ambassadorbooks.com/
http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/product-compint-0000784386-page.html
http://www.barnstablepatriot.com/praying_for_a_miracle_arts_66_8374.html
http://www.poynter.org/dg.lts/id.46/aid.28310/column.htm
http://www.tonydeblois.com/?pid=2557
http://www.governmentgrantsworld.com/recipients/worcester-ma-01605.asp?yr=04
http://www.zoominfo.com/search/CompanyDetail.aspx?CompanyID=4786238&[email protected]

Not sure what it all signifies, though. According to the Zoom link, they've got revenues of $13.9 million, but the Government Grants page says they got a grant for $50K in 2004. You could check if some of their books are actually in stock at Amazon or just "available".
 

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Roger, I dunno what that all means either...but it looks to me like a great basis for some kind of conspiracy novel.
 

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UrsusMinor said:
Roger, I dunno what that all means either...but it looks to me like a great basis for some kind of conspiracy novel.
Pssst. Ambassador Books is really a front for the Elbonian* Liberation Organization. The ELO also has a propaganda arm that started as a band in the 70s, but...

*copyright Scott Adams creator of Dilbert.
 

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Several of their books are at Amazon and B&N. . .but $14 mill? Does this mean they might function like a traditional publisher and pay advances and royalties?
 

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I just went to Amazon and B&N and put in three of their books. I got pictures, etc.
 

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I checked the first three titles that came up on Amazon.com for this publisher. They are stated as being "In Stock." The price points on the books don't look like what I usually see for POD.
 

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roach said:
I checked the first three titles that came up on Amazon.com for this publisher. They are stated as being "In Stock." The price points on the books don't look like what I usually see for POD.
That, at least, is a promising sign. Now the question is are any of them stocked at brick and mortar B&N?
 

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I'll hit our local B&N and let you know.
Many thanks for your help!
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At the religious bookstore where I work, this is one of the major suppliers of religious books and textbooks for general spirituality book readers and a local seminary. They are a very legitimate operation, for us, and we move a fair shake of their units. Religious authors would be advised to pursue.
 

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