Hee! Yesterday I got home from work to find a message from Stratton Press on my answering machine. (Yes, I still use a land line at home. Just like I hand write my rough drafts. I’m old. Deal with it.)
According to the message, they’d sent me an email I had yet to respond to. They were interested in my book Hell’s Dodo.
Just out of curiosity, my husband had worked a little Google-fu on this company. They bill themselves as a hybrid press. They are, according to his research, an authors’ services company, not a true publisher. They get bad marks on Writers Beware, and some not to flattering blog posts about their business practices.
Additional red flags for me:
A. I never queried this company.
B. The representative who left the phone message lied. I checked ALL my email accounts, including one I haven’t used in years, and found no email from Stratton Press.
C. The book mentioned in the message is the 5th book in a series. Seriously?
All I can figure is some of my Facebook posts drew their attention. Whatever. I have no intention of contracting with them for any purpose.