Friday, December 11, 2009

Um, Oooookaaaaaay.

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.


Anonymous said...

things that make you go hmmmmmm and then yeah *sporfle*

Anonymous said...

Ah, methinks what we have here is a fine & brilliant graduate of the Christopher Hill School of Literary Sharkdom.

Fiona Glass said...

Bloody hell. So they want an upfront fee AND commission? And, er, just how many e-books do they expect to sell at £25 each, to make that commission????

I'm hornswoggled. O.o