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.


  1. 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.

  2. Oops. Greek name, then :)

  3. Mchelle Cary6:57 AM

    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.

  4. Anonymous10:29 PM

    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.