Coastal Publishing

Lucy Lockley (llockley@mail.win.org)
Fri, 8 Sep 2000 15:55:44 -0700 (PDT)

If the following query is not appropriate please let me know if there is a
better listserv for this type of question. I do want any responses sent
directly to me at the e-mail address listed below, not answered on the
listserv. I did put this question out on both Fiction_l and Videolib to
try and reach as broad a group as possible, so if anyone else subscribes to
both my apologies, in advance, for the double e-mail.

I have been asked to try and find out any & all information I can about a
publishing company called Coastal Publishing which is based in Asheboro, NC
(I think I spelled that correctly). They may be part of another company
called: High Ground Digital. Apparently, they publish children's books and
work out with authors some kind publishing arrangement based on
percentages. The author pays 1/3 and they pay 2/3 the cost of putting a
book out; with a first print run of 3000 copies.

The patron asking about the company is concerned with the legitamacy of
this kind of deal and whether or not Coastal is a reputable company. They
are listed with the Chamber of Commerce but we have found very little else
out about the company. If anyone has more information please send it, or a
source I can check, directly to me at: llockley@mail.win.org

Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Lucy M. Lockley, Collection Development Manager Phone: 636/441.2300,
Ext. 1563
St. Charles City-County Library District FAX: 636/441.3132
425 Spencer Road
P.O. Box 529 e-mail: llockley@mail.win.org
St. Peters, MO 63376-0529

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___ Giles ('Buffy, the Vampire Slayer')
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