Publication and education:
A large number of publishers whom I have met were not from literary background. They were book dealers who graduated to publication on the basis of their marketing skills. Historically also the books selling shops were the earliest copyright owners and who approached the Royal Court for a charter on Copyright. Authors’ rights developed rather were acknowledged, much later.
Notionpress and free speech:
Today I received a phone call from Notionpress requesting me to remove the review posted here. The young lady was polite but extremely disappointed when I ended the conversation after explaining that they should concentrate on fixing their services rather than to rely upon the nice manners alone. Continue reading
Notionpress a publication if a fraud.
Notionpress claims to be an online hard copy publisher like createspace dot com in USA. On its web site it proudly proclaims the number of authors registered with it and the number of books it has published. The reality of these numbers is however different.
Fraud is an industry in India:
Problem of fraud is next only to the problem of crony capitalism and unscrupulous corporations. In another instance we had seen the demonstration how a coaching institute is systematically cheating the students by selling improbable dreams. A similar story is unfolded in notionpress dot com. But the fact is fraud is a serious allegation. How can I say it. As per laws of India, fraud is concealment of material facts. More about ‘Fraud’ can be read here. The website of Notionpress proclaims free publishing in these words: Continue reading