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John-W



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:32 pm    Post subject: Unbound Reply with quote

http://unbound.co.uk/

Anyone aware of these people?

Apparently, they're going to be featured on the Channel 4 news tonight (13th Sep) in the UK.

I'm trying to figure out whether they're much more than a 'vanity press' except with a guaranteed number of sales.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm - this is the Unbound Press I know of -

http://unboundpress.com/

they are somehow connected to Glasgow University. I've entered some of their comps (also linked to Spilling Ink) without much success. I think they are quite literary and Zoe Strachan and Stella Duffy have been previous judges, I seem to recall.

I don't know about this outfit.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One wonders whether or not unbound.co.uk realised there already was an Unbound Press. If they didn't know, it doesn't reflect well on them. I mean, it's easy enough to Google, one would have thought.

General opinion round the net seems to be that the .co.uk version is a glorified vanity press, but the jury is definitely out for the time being.

I didn't see them on the news. Forgot all about it. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is like crowd funding for authors. Interesting.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given the wrong date for the TV feature. Apparently it's tonight (14th).

I'll be meeting one of their prospective authors next week, together with the CEO of ABCtales.com who's acting as her agent. Hopefully, I'll find out more about Unbound then.

I also hope the author doesn't try to elicit my support face-to-face. Could be awkward.
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