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Dorchester Publishing

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Dorchester Publishing

Postby Misfit » Thu July 15th, 2010, 4:24 pm

Check this out over at Dear Author.

An author reported that Dorchester (registration required) was disinvited to the RWA Conference and would not be allowed to hold editor appointments, spotlights or workshops at the 2010 Conference taking place in two weeks. The reason for this is that Dorchester has not met contractual obligations to some authors and would not be able to fulfill the contractual obligations prior to the conference taking place. Update to add: Both Leah Hultenschmidt and Chris Keeslar will still be attending RWA in Florida.

Agents and authors have verified to RWA that Dorchester is past due in fulfilling contractual obligations to some of their authors at this time. Dorchester has confirmed and while making every effort to fulfill their financial obligations to their authors, those obligations will not be met before the conference.
Dorchester has been the subject of unpleasant rumors for a couple of years now at Absolute Write Forum. Signs of its financial illness surfaced when Dorchester sold the frontlist and backlist of its biggest names to Avon.
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Helen_Davis
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Postby Helen_Davis » Thu July 15th, 2010, 11:40 pm

I've never heard of this company. Are they legit or are they a big scam like Dorrance?
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Ariadne
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Postby Ariadne » Fri July 16th, 2010, 2:06 am

They're a traditional publisher, a large indie that publishes mostly romance.


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LoveHistory
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Location: Wisconsin, USA
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Postby LoveHistory » Fri October 22nd, 2010, 12:37 am

Those bad, bad people! Someone should report them to Dateline or 60 Minutes or some other such program.

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Miss Moppet
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Postby Miss Moppet » Fri October 22nd, 2010, 4:46 pm

The situation makes my blood boil, as does the publisher's self-serving response.


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