Info su proposta di America Star Books
Buonasera a Tutti, ho ricevuto la seguente proposta da America Star Books, mi sembrava corretto informare Lulu, ma non ho trovato un riferimento a cui inviare la comunicazione.
Secondo me va in contrasto con gli accordi presi con Lulu quando ho pubblicato il mio libro e non sono convinto che sia veramente gratis.
Ma vorrei sapere cosa ne pensate.
From: America Star Books
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:28:00 -0500
Subject: ANDREA MAZZA: America Star Books
Dear ANDREA MAZZA,
It has been brought to our attention that you have written a book. We are offering to translate it from Italian into English and publish it in the United States.
At America Star Books this is all we do. We obtain the English publishing rights of foreign books and make them available to the U.S. bookseller market. Our books are carried by America's largest book distributor/wholesaler Ingram who makes them available to every bookstore in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain, including Barnes and Noble, Chapters Indigo, and Waterstone's. Amazon.com also carries our books worldwide.
Our service is free.
Please let me know if you want me to send you our contract, and you will see with your own eyes that we're not asking you for any money now or later. All we're interested in is your book. We're not paying you an advance. But we do pay regular royalties, as our website www.americastarbooks.com shows. We issue royalty payments twice per year.
We realize that many foreign authors dream about one day being published in English and in the United States. For you that dream is only one decision away. We are the only publishing company that we're aware of who offers this service with a low acceptance threshold. We have recently contracted authors from Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Honduras, Brazil, Spain, Denmark, Armenia, Slovenia, Mongolia, Romania, and China. A word of caution: don't expect your book to become an overnight U.S. bestseller. Competition in America is fierce. What we are offering is not a guarantee to succeed, but an opportunity to compete!
We will proudly translate your book, too, and publish it in America.
America Star Books,