On the page where they sell a bunch of services, products and probably a slightly used kitchen sink, we find the following:
"Heavy Editing(Includes capitalization, punctuation, sentence structure, story flow, detailed comments with corrections and includes three rounds of all editing services. 50 cents to 1.00 per page depending on the length of the manuscript."
From their Facebook page:
"We are accepting submissions!! Phoenix Fire Publishing is a small press publishing company created by an author for authors. We accept all genre's and provide the best pr for our clients and authors. Please inbox me for any questions you may have."
Needless to say, this is probably one to avoid.
In response to the comments below.
- My quotes were cut-and-paste from the website before it was changed. Any suggestion to the contrary is disingenuous.
- Ms. Jones states that she took an ownership interest ("co-ownership") in Mystic Press within a month of it opening. As such, she took on the responsibilities of the company including payment of royalties. If she did so without having any idea what state the company was in; that is her problem. Mystic should have been formally wound up, right reverted and payments made before she started a new press. Because if you will cut and run once, who says you won't do it again?
- The truth is a rock solid defense against any claims of libel.
[Dec 5, 2012] Author Warns Mystic Press Reopening Under New Name
[Dec 9, 2012] Phoenix Fire Publishing Owner Publishes Fake Customer Testimonials
[Dec 10, 2012] Mystic Press put to rest after True Story now made public.
[Dec 11. 2012] The Real Phoenix , Phoenix Fire Publishing--Avoid It.
[Dec 23, 2012] Phoenix Fire: How to make enemies and create adversaries