Are you part of Coffee House, because the way your post is phrased, it sounds like you're speaking of them as a third party. However, Jeremy Marack posted on the website:The designers there are extremely talented and prices are ridiculously affordable! Better yet, they are taking on many writer's projects and designing/publishing under the Coffee House, Coffee Mug Books Imprint, their own company, using their own ISBN's and doing their own promotional work, and writer's keep all their rights!!
They even edit your work and everything and it's totally legit!
I assume the "J" stands for him, Jeremy, but does the "D" stand for "Desirae Hennington"? If so, isn't that you?I am head Editor and assistant Graphic Designer for Coffee House and Coffee House Books, a Division of J&D Publishing and Agency.
How do B&N and other bookstores act as "publishers"? I'm very confused now. Does this mean Coffee House will get the books in brick and mortar stores, or are you talking about getting it listed in their online stores?They're even working with Barnes & Noble and other bookstores as "publishers" and are speaking about filing proper paperwork to get the highly marketable books using their imprint in bookstores!!
Gracious, this sounds like an advertisement. Are you a part of this company?They're doing it as a way to get Independent writers discovered. So let's come together.
What does this mean? Legit? Legit how?They even edit your work and everything and it's totally legit!
This isn't rocket science. This is simply filling out paperwork and filing it with the Small Press Depts. at the corporate headquarters of the national chains. They review the titles and decide whether they want to order any books for their stores. More often than not, they decline and simply put through the paperwork to make the title available in the chain's database - making it possible for that title to be ordered.They're even working with Barnes & Noble and other bookstores as "publishers" and are speaking about filing proper paperwork to get the highly marketable books using their imprint in bookstores!!
Perhaps you might edit your original post to put the cited text in a quote box, with a link to the original? Otherwise it appears as if you wrote it -- and that could be construed as plagiarism.: ) I didn't write that segment that I posted above, I found it on another site and posted it here.
Axler, they show examples of the cover art they've designed, including the cover for the OP on this thread, here:Be nice if there was a site or a place where samples of work from both artists and writers could be seen. Launching a WP blog without either seems a little premature.
Axler, they show examples of the cover art they've designed, including the cover for the OP on this thread, here:
There's also Amazon:
Hopefully Rae will come back and let us know if she's a happy satisfied client etc.
Editing to add: Ah, never mind. I see that on Amazon we learn "Rae Hachton, properly pronounced "H-ton," is the Nom de Plume of author Desirae Hennington", and Desirae Hennington has a photography gallery which includes the photo of the gentleman who is Jeremy Marack, the Coffee House head editor, and who also appears to be the gentleman-half of the attractive couple featured in the photo-portrait on Desirae Hennington's blog. And indeed, Jeremy Marack has proudly noted that he recently married Rae Hachton.
So, unless Rae comes back to tell us otherwise, Rae is indeed intimately associated with Coffee House, rendering her a less-than-unbiased party.
I'm glad Unimportant found that. I Googled Mr. Marak earlier and turned up a photo gallery (labeled J&D) of the pair.
I wasn't sure if I should bring it up or give the OP a chance to explain herself first.
[EDIT] The gallery in which they appeared more than just friends was removed or changed to private, which to me means I saw something I wasn't meant to, and someone is doing damage control. If anyone needs proof I can email them a screenshot of the gallery. Just PM me.
It's a little late for that now, rae. The best thing you can do at this point is to stop posting in this thread, and it will die out on its own....Designs are designs and I think all of this is completely unnecessary and I would appreciate it if this would cease, as that would be kindly appreciated.
Does this mean you were going to be an editor for Coffee House, but now you might not be one "in the future"? Are you one of the people "willing to assist" potential clients? [Edit] Actually, nevermind. I forgot Rae said she won't be back.PS: it's not been noted that I might not decide to be an editor in the future there at Coffee House. & I wouldn't see why it would be such a big deal.
If you want and/or need help with your book, there are people more than willing to assist you. If not, then that's okay, too
It doesn't mean a thing about the quality of the designs, true, but it's not the images that are the issue. It led me to believe is that your OP was misleading and suspect you were not being forthright.Haha! I think you're just being really immature and ridiculous. You should use your time to do something productive.
And I really don't think googiling images of people, etc, and posting them here or taking screenshots makes the designs any less than what they are.
I respectfully disagree that "all of this" is ridiculous and unnecessary and believe I have been doing something productive: researching the qualifications and reputation of a new publisher.Designs are designs and I think all of this is completely unnecessary and I would appreciate it if this would cease, as that would be kindly appreciated.
It may feel like harassment to you, but there was none. Nor was there ridicule. You and Coffee House were given the same scrutiny any publisher on AW gets. You may wish to lurk in the "Bewares" forum as there's a lot of useful publishing information there.Last note: You inform me to not "insult" people on here, but it's perfectly okay for you to ridicule and harass people whom you do not even know?
I was going to respond to this, then realized rae gave us her word that she won't be coming back back to this thread; so there's no point in me wasting any more space in this discussion.Thank You!
I am going to stop responding here.
Last note: You inform me to not "insult" people on here, but it's perfectly okay for you to ridicule and harass people whom you do not even know?