Friday, December 11, 2009
Highlights from the website of Delta Publishing, a (*cough*) new "perspective" on epublishing:
"Our Authors receive 90%* of the cover price for Direct Sales and 60% *of the cover price on Third Party Sales."
Hmmm. Seems too good to be true.
"We do NOT seek to tell you how to do a rewrite of your work and it is envisaged that little or no change to the original manuscript will be needed."
A.k.a. 'we do not envisage actually doing any editing, or even reading, of your work'. Is that a rat I smell?
"Cover Prices are typically £25.00 per Electronic Publication."
($41 US) Ouch
"[You will] will need to contribute a figure towards initialisation of the marketing operation. This amount is typically in the region of £2,500.00. ONLY after you have recouped your outlay will we ask you for a small commission, 2.5% of your receipts on all product sales."
Ha ha ha ha ha, *snort*, hahahahahaha, HA HA HA HA, thud (muffled) ha ha ha ha ha.
They cannot be serious.