1. Francis de Aguilar

    Francis de Aguilar Contributor Contributor

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    Austin Macauley. Experience

    Discussion in 'Publisher Discussion' started by Francis de Aguilar, Dec 3, 2018.

    Has anyone had any dealings with Austin Macauley Publishers?
    I have had a favourable response and wondered if they are worth considering.

    Hmm, a quick search reveals much. Looks like they are Vanity publishers, and just want to take money from me.

    Still, be good to hear other points of view.
     
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    big soft moose All killer, no filler. Staff Supporter Contributor Community Volunteer

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    they're a vanity publisher don't touch them with a shitty stick ... everyone gets a favourable response...because their business is to charge authors (generally about 3 grand) to publish
     
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    Yeah, gotcha.
    For a minute there...
     
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    I've submitted my story to these, before I saw this thread, and like you, got a favourable response.
    Reading between the lines though it's very generic and could be written about any book.

    Its especially strange as I don't actually consider the book finished. The story is, but it's far from polished, not spell checked and I know at least 1, possibly 2 areas still need work.

    I only submitted to see how the process works.

    Is there anyone you would recommend me trying to publish with, as a first time author?
     
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    if you want to trad publish go with a recognised house - either big 5 or at least a known name... you probably need to try to get an agent first- but sort out the areas that need work and the polishing before you do anything else.

    Or you could self publish

    but don't for the love of god go with a vanity
     
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    People behind these vanity firms deserve to be slapped in the face with a cactus.
    As somebody who has been involved with the publishing industry in the past, I can say that no reputable publisher will ask you to pay them for your work.

    You will have to cough up some money to self publish (as I will be doing soon for my first novel) but nothing anywhere near 3k. My budget isn't even over £1000 and that includes and editor and custom cover.
     
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