How they, vanity, can sell pre-sell 100+ copies to bookstores. I know, probably missing the whole picture :/
Not to bookstores.How they, vanity, can sell pre-sell 100+ copies to bookstores. I know, probably missing the whole picture :/
A. Publisher will, at no charge to author, create a selling website to take pre-orders for the Work. Publisher will decide the look and feel of the website and price of the book which will be based on the number of pages, competitive analysis, and publisher’s experience with similar books. Author will approve the price in writing.
B. A monthly sales report will be given to the Author. When 100 sales are achieved the Work will be placed into production for publishing.
C. The Work will be published at no cost to author unless the author requests special services beyond the scope of this agreement which would be mutually agreed upon in writing.
D. If 100 sales are not achieved within 6 months from the date the web site is operational, the author will have the option to purchase the remainder of the 100 books at the retail price on the website, or to cancel the program in which case the Publisher will return the funds to the buyers and no payments will be made to the author. The author agrees to pay a one time fee of $150 to the Publisher upon signing of this agreement to cover the administrative fees associated with the website, setup, and if needed, cancellation. If the Author reaches 100 sales, the $150 will be credited back to the author.
What I do not understand now is - if this company has been known for its scamming ways for all these years then why are they still able to be up and running without the true publishing world forcing them to shut down?