Does anyone have any information about Cantara Books? I know they are a small press.
D. The Publisher, through the Executive Editor, for any and all uses described under this Agreement, may have the Work edited from basic line and copy editing to major content editing provided that the Author s concept of the Work is not intrinsically altered without the Author s assent that such changes are necessary in order to improve the Work overall.
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My book is coming out first as an ebook, so I've been issued the standard ebook contract. I wouldn't worry about the editor. I certainly haven't been pressured to hire anyboyd--it hasn't even been mentioned to me. Cantara is very anti vanity publisher, and I think they'd consider any fees to be way, way below them (as they very well should).
Michael has done all my editing, and he was assigned to me from the get-go, without even the suggestion of any other editor.
Yeah, I can see small press for that.
Have you made the rounds of the magazines with the short stories?