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Offline Odd John

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Primary Publisher(s) seem to be unlisted...
« on: April 06, 2021, 01:56:25 PM »
Would someone please do me a favor and do a Basic SEARCH on publishers? (NO filters, shows 192 publishers.) I do this and neither MACMILLAN nor St. Martin's (a huge division of Mac in its own right) show in the results. I don't want to bother our esteemed Admin/SysOp unless this is confirmed.

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Re: Primary Publisher(s) seem to be unlisted...
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2021, 01:59:21 PM »
Hey Odd John, I get 192 as well.

Also do not see those publishers  ???
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2021, 02:05:33 PM »
Thank you very much, Jonny! Will report.
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Re: Primary Publisher(s) seem to be unlisted...
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2021, 02:15:08 PM »
The major publishing houses aren't listed because they don't take queries directly from authors. They only deal with agents. If I missed an imprint that does take queries direct please let me know.

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Re: Primary Publisher(s) seem to be unlisted...
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2021, 02:48:49 PM »
Are the publishers in that list essentially open to authors directly? Ooooh I never knew that  :)
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Re: Primary Publisher(s) seem to be unlisted...
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2021, 06:34:12 PM »
jonny_555: It's case by case. Here's a very small listing. As this article isn't dated, I can't vouch for it. Take it with 5 grains of salt, one for each of the BIG 5.....

https://authorspublish.com/10-imprints-of-big-five-publishers-open-to-direct-submissions/
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2021, 06:50:49 PM »
Here's what we're looking at: CHART of the BIG 5/Major Imprints relationships:
(Don't forget to SCROLL down!)

https://almossawi.com/big-five-publishers/
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Re: Primary Publisher(s) seem to be unlisted...
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2021, 01:37:07 AM »
Thanks Odd John! Grains of salt taken :)

Reassuring to know there are MANY sectors to each big five banner so some options
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