"Cacoethes" means "overwhelming desire" with a negative connotation (it's often used about things like an addicted person's desire for their substance of abuse).
"Cacoethes Scribendi," which means the rash, overwhelming desire to write, is the title of a satirical poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes.
One reviewer mentioned poor editing, which probably means no editing.
Newp. I could only find one book that's available in iPage, and Lightning Source is listed as their "distributor."For their print books, do they have any distribution beyond Ingram/Baker & Taylor?
Sean, I looked up your title. If it's being released next Tuesday, one would think your book would be listed in Amazon and Ingram. As is, there is nothing to bear out that your book exists other than going to Cacoethes' website. If they are as strong on marketing as you say they are, they're showing it in a rather odd way.Cacoethes accepted my manuscript and my novel "Playing the Game" is to be released Tuesday, April 15...On the plus side, these people are strong on markleting
I think not making your book available anywhere is a rather big mistake. Everyone knows that mistakes are made, but major houses at least have the books on the shelves. I can't imagine why you're okay with this.I am happy with them even though they are making small company mistakes...It's better than the whopper mistakes made by a major house
On the plus side, these people are strong on markleting; portions of my novel were bound into a collection of samples and given out to attendees at the Golden Globe and Academy Awards.
IMHO, offering a contract after reading only five chapters is kissing-cousin to instantaneous acceptance.My previous experience with such houses was tainted by "Instantaneous acceptance" which meant that had not read my submission. Cacoethes read the five chapters i sent, commented on them and then sent a contract.
If it's being released next Tuesday, one would think your book would be listed in Amazon and Ingram.
Hopefully your lawyer has publishing experience.
For their print books, do they have any distribution beyond Ingram/Baker & Taylor?
.....until you tell them. It's funny, posting something here that was not well received, like a positive comment about a new publisher