Tuesday, July 03, 2007

File under yet another e-publisher with a unpronounceable Celtic name.... ;)

Cacoethes Publishing

Please note: "The length of grant of publishing rights is the full term of copyright. This includes digital, print, audio, translation, and secondary/subsidiary rights."

This is non-standard. Long term of rights, asking for rights that it is not clear they can exploit--a grab. The suggestion that they can pay 35% royalties on print books strikes me as implausible.

That's just my take on it so far. if you know more, please share.


Barbara Sheridan said...

They say the name is Greek ^_^

Why oh Why do these new companies never really tell you their qualifications beyond the obvious Oohh I feel like starting a publishing company?

35% on print? They must plan to only sell through their own site or something.

Emily Veinglory said...

Oops. Greek name, then :)

Mchelle Cary said...

I think I'll be sitting back waiting to see what happens with them before I sub any of my work there. 35% on Print just sends up a bunch of red flags in my brain.

Anonymous said...

Nice "marketing strategy".....pick a name no one can pronounce nor spell. Brilliant....can't wait to see how soon they fold and all their authors sue for non-payment of royalties. Obviously people who have no clue how to run a business, let alone a publishing company with that sort of "marketing" insight.