Anyone ever deal with tem cause the just jerked my friend.
quote from my friend's site:
"In the twenty-third hour, the deal to get THUG published and in your greasy little hands in September, has collapsed. Turns out, TJMF Publishing has no idea what they're doing, misrepresenting their capabilities and are all-around delusional. With one week before the book was set to start printing, a minor contract change turned into a complete re-structuring and demanded that I pony up the dough for printing costs. Suddenly, the company went from a self-proclaimed small publisher to a print-on -demand service. And yet they still refer to themselves as a publisher.
Here it is from Webster's: Publisher- One who produces and presents (printed and other material) for public distribution or sale
These guys aren't, at this time, producing a damned thing. So they need to legally watch what they call themselves in the future.
So writers beware, if you come across these guys, watch out. I won't say that they're running a scam, simply because I don't think they're bright enough. The first warning was when they didn't know the difference between editing and typesetting. I'm not kidding. There were more indications of incompetence, but I tried to work through them and just GET THE DAMNED BOOK OUT!!!.
Regardless, I'm talking to some new agents and publishers to pick up the ball that TJMF dropped. Then tripped over and banged their heads on the way down."
anyone ever get this from this company?
Re: TJMF Publishing
POD can be publishing, because it is a method of print production - a method of creation.
I am a POD Publisher and I create books for publ;ic distribution and sale - but the mthods used are not traditional . i.e Distributor.
I use data bases and other on-line and bookstore connected methods for sale.
I think what you were meaning was that this publisher was moving to a self publishing model or as some bunnys like to say. Partnership Publishing.
Print on Demand is being used, as well as Offset mass producing, to create self published books.
The fact the publisher in this case didn't even understand what it was doing should have been enough to ring bells. At least now you know what warning signs to look for.