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Chaps,

Having a few major problems with a certain publishers regarding my squadron history " In-Time" . No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron and the six year offensive.

Has anyone had any dealings with the Yank publisher outfit Schiffer. ? ;)

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Steve
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Steve

Didn't they publish Howard Sandall's history of 622 sdn We Wage War by Night? Might be worth getting in touch with Howard to see what he thinks of them.

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I can help with Howards' contacts details.
John
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K4KittyCrew wrote:I can help with Howards' contacts details.
John
John,

Please !!

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I know several who have written for Schiffer, and none have much good to say about them from an authors point of view. One gets less than a pound commission per £45.00 book.

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Gate1,

It is NOT about the money !!!!

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Good luck with it Steve, clearly very frustrating to be dealing with such issues after you've done the hard work.

Best wishes,

Richard

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Steve,

It isnt for me, but then again, for those mentioned its their livlihood. But on other aspects they say they are not good to work for - control over your work, contact with the publisher, etc etc.

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I tend to share Gate1 view on this. I know Steve said it's not about the money but if the book company are making a quid out of it, It is only fair the writer get his or hers fair share.
We all tend to do our bit to contribute to Bomber Command related functions / issues, etc and we do it for the respect we have for those that served but I also believe in being fair.

To me, fair is not having the book company taking the kings ransom when in fact the writer has created the product in the first place.

I'll get off my soapbox now. Good to hear from you Alex, hope all is well.
Cheers,
John
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