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coldangel

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« Reply #80 on: 04-08-2009 03:26 »

yeah, but what do you mean fantasy?! wink

Yeah, you're right.
I'll paraphrase an old Seinfeld joke:

When men read comicbooks about superman, batman, spiderman... these aren't fantasies - they're options.
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« Reply #81 on: 04-08-2009 15:14 »

 laff my sentiments exactly
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« Reply #82 on: 04-12-2009 22:55 »

I can't wait to read the book big grin
What program did you write it in? Or is it somewhat handwritten?
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« Reply #83 on: 05-18-2009 19:03 »

I just got around to ordering a copy of the book. I can't wait to get it.
coldangel

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« Reply #84 on: 05-19-2009 04:59 »

Books: MS Word. Although much of it was handwritten first. I find it flows better that way.

At the moment they've gone back to only offering the e-book version (I think, because the price is lower):
http://174.132.188.188/~caco123/product.php?id_product=178
I'm trying to get them to put the print version back up, because I want to order more physical copies myself.
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« Reply #85 on: 05-19-2009 16:43 »

At the moment they've gone back to only offering the e-book version (I think, because the price is lower)
I assume if one has previously ordered and paid for the print version it will still be produced for them in such form?
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« Reply #86 on: 05-20-2009 11:31 »

I'm sure that is the case. Otherwise they'll have to refund and I'll personally sue them for lost earnings.
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« Reply #87 on: 05-20-2009 11:39 »

And then I'll sue you for not paying me when I helped you with minor edits too long ago. tongue

Have they given you any idea as to how many people have ordered so far?
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« Reply #88 on: 05-20-2009 11:59 »

Nope.

And I did pay you. With sex. And pointed social commentary.
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« Reply #89 on: 05-20-2009 12:10 »

They better not just take all the money for themselves. Otherwise some mighty fist-shaking will be going on. Hah, busy-fist...

That was payment? And there I was thinking you liked me. Sigh.  tongue
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« Reply #90 on: 05-20-2009 13:39 »

Aww. big grin
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« Reply #91 on: 05-21-2009 03:38 »

It's gotta be available in hard copy cause when I ordered I could choose one copy without shipping and handling or a copy that had shipping an handling. So unless they are charging shipping and handling for a digital copy I had to have to have ordered a hard copy which is what I wanted. Hard copies are better and you don't have to worry about accidentally deleting.
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« Reply #92 on: 05-21-2009 04:01 »
« Last Edit on: 05-21-2009 04:11 by coldangel_1 »

*getting to the bottom of it right now. I'm online with the publisher.
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« Reply #93 on: 05-21-2009 08:19 »

Okay, the print version is back up:

http://174.132.188.188/~caco123/product.php?id_product=199

Yee-hah!
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« Reply #94 on: 05-21-2009 19:40 »

I wonder what I ordered then.... I guess I'll see.
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« Reply #95 on: 05-22-2009 02:53 »

If the price was around $15, it was a print copy.
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« Reply #96 on: 05-22-2009 02:58 »

Then I got an e-book that had shipping and handling.
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« Reply #97 on: 05-22-2009 03:08 »

*blinks*

I don't know how much you care, but I would write to them and try to straighten that out.
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« Reply #98 on: 08-20-2009 07:17 »

Here's news:

Firstly I want to apologise to anybody who pre-ordered a copy of my book. At this stage it's looking like the company has folded in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis. Their website is still up, but that's the word I'm hearing on the grapevine.

I've been unable to establish any communication with Catoethes Publishing House regarding the status of Silhouettes or how people will expect to get refunded, and I don't have the funds to start a legal battle. Basically it seems that they hit rough water and jumped overboard, leaving the ship to wallow.

Due to their less-than-noble actions, I won't be able to regain the rights to my work for a few years, and even then it'll carry a legally questionable pall which will probably prevent it from ever being published. I'm not so worried about that though, just about the friends who placed orders in good faith.

I'll let you know if I find out more.
For now, if anybody wishes to question Cacoethes about their orders, they have a contact link at the top of their webpage:
http://www.cacoethespublishing.com/
I'd be very interested if anybody receives a reply.

Alternatively, if you wish, please open up a Paypal dispute. You can get the transaction ID by downloading your history as an Excel file.

This I should have expected, because everything I touch turns to shit.

Someone please lock this thread now.
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« Reply #99 on: 08-20-2009 11:23 »

Those smelly bastards. It could be my fault, you know. I was just looking at the site yesterday or the day before wondering what was happening. I always find that when I remember or think about something from a while ago, something bad happens to it/them. But that sucks. I was looking forward to getting you to autograph your own novel, since last time you signed a book for me you impersonated Ben Elton..
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« Reply #100 on: 08-20-2009 11:55 »

I am Ben Elton.

Nyeh... well... The lesson is: never try.
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« Reply #101 on: 08-20-2009 12:02 »

You am indeed.

Well....*giant suffocating hug*

Pies, love Maz.
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« Reply #102 on: 08-20-2009 12:27 »

Awww.
I'll be okay. It's just galling to have pumped the thing up to everybody I know for so long only to have it deflate. Next time I have a possible success at something I just won't tell anybody until it's actually happened.
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« Reply #103 on: 08-20-2009 12:42 »

By then it'll be too late for us to escape your reign though.
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« Reply #104 on: 08-20-2009 14:15 »

Is this a proper published novel, or something you've typed up on word, and printed out and stapled.
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« Reply #105 on: 08-20-2009 14:23 »

Isn't that how all written works start out, taken from scrawlings on paper?

Aside from the fact that he's already stated it probably now won't get published..meaning it hasn't been published as of yet.

Weirdo. hmpf
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« Reply #106 on: 08-20-2009 14:54 »

Is this a proper published novel, or something you've typed up on word, and printed out and stapled.

It was going to be a proper published novel, but now the publishing company appears to have collapsed. I don't know how I could have made that clearer...? If it was something I printed and stapled then there would have been no need for me to go through the process of entering into a contract with a publishing company. Have you read any of the posts in the thread, or just the title?
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« Reply #107 on: 08-20-2009 19:25 »

just the title
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« Reply #108 on: 08-21-2009 05:26 »

Why does that not surprise me at all?
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« Reply #109 on: 08-21-2009 05:38 »

just the title

You forgot to post three more times.
coldangel

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« Reply #110 on: 08-22-2009 03:23 »

The epic continues: Cacoethes Publishing House has finally gotten back to me after months of silence, but only after I threatened legal action. The CEO insists that the company isn't closed and that they're 'just having some problems'. I don't believe it though.
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« Reply #111 on: 08-22-2009 05:16 »
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Well at least they're talking to you now.
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« Reply #112 on: 08-22-2009 09:59 »

So the next book you write will be the troubles you had publishing this book.
coldangel

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« Reply #113 on: 08-22-2009 10:16 »

Ha. Maybe. In truth though I don't think I'd bother trying again. I've been screwed around for years on this. In the end I really don't think it's worth it. Better to just settle into something mundane. Because how many people actually get to live their dreams, percentage-wise? It's a negligible fraction of a fraction of the population. So I'm going to put aside childish things. No more writing.
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« Reply #114 on: 08-23-2009 03:27 »

But you'd be home and hosed if the publishing house deals with its problems and finally  release your book! But if not, there's always fan fiction.
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« Reply #115 on: 08-23-2009 05:24 »

But that's the worst kind of fiction there is! wink
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« Reply #116 on: 08-23-2009 05:26 »

But that's the worst kind of fiction there is! wink

He's right you know, but I can kind of stand it if the story is backed up with visuals.
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« Reply #117 on: 08-23-2009 20:47 »

Oh, the two of you could collaborate on an illustrated novel.Sell hugely,it would.
Down Yoda, down.
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« Reply #118 on: 08-23-2009 23:03 »

If it never comes out Coldy, I will send you a Canadian 5 dollar bill in the mail in exchange that you email me an eCopy of your book. Thanks.
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« Reply #119 on: 08-24-2009 01:41 »

Thanks Books smile
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