Elwyn said:DAW books is part of Penguin, which P&A recommends. However, I noticed that the prices of the books they sell from their site are very low compared to their size (page count).
I'm not sure what the concern is: their books are priced too low? Compared to what? $6.99 - $8.99 is the standard range for mass market paperbacks.Elwyn said:DAW books is part of Penguin, which P&A recommends. However, I noticed that the prices of the books they sell from their site are very low compared to their size (page count).
Rookie? I wouldn't say that. In baseball, a rookie's a hard-working newbie.Elwyn said:Forgive my ignorance, please. What's the difference between a mass market paperback and a trade paperback?
The reason for the BW or BC is that I don't know the business well enough to tell if a company sells thier product for such a low price that the author won't get enough to buy an ice cream cone. Or, if a particular company sells junk books at lowball prices.
Sign me Rookie.
HapiSofi said:This distinction has nothing to do with trim size.
And they feed the author rationalizations for their high prices, like: "don't you believe your work is worth it?" and "readers don't care what a good book costs" and "it's because we don't take returns, and we don't take returns because we believe in you!"batgirl said:Vanity and scam publishers like PublishAmerica price their books above market standards because they aren't expecting to sell to the casual bookstore browser. They're selling to the authors and to the author's friends-and-relations. They expect to sell maybe a hundred copies, and so those copies need to be expensive.
Anyone want to share their experiences with submitting here?
Any reason not to submit while the agent-search saga continues? It's an open market, a free (plus cost of postage) ticket to a real live rejection on a full!
Has anyone here been published with them? Do they do a good job of promoting this line of books? Are the contracts up to snuff?
Thanks for your insights in advance.