Author Topic: Anyone know anything about Castrum Press?  (Read 125 times)

David VanDyke

Anyone know anything about Castrum Press?
« on: January 12, 2019, 07:51:53 AM »
They have a submissions call out for short stories, but other than their website and FB page, I can't see much out there about them.

Anyone dealt with them before?

https://www.castrumpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/castrumpress/

Paul Corcoran is a person publicly associated with them.

https://www.facebook.com/PaulCorcoranAuthor

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Re: Anyone know anything about Castrum Press?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 11:57:12 PM »
They have a submissions call out for short stories, but other than their website and FB page, I can't see much out there about them.

Anyone dealt with them before?

https://www.castrumpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/castrumpress/

Paul Corcoran is a person publicly associated with them.

https://www.facebook.com/PaulCorcoranAuthor
I've had no personal experience with them or ever heard of them, but I did check the website. They have several authors listed, but at least some of them are anthology-only. (Christopher Nuttall, for example, is on their author list but is only represented in three of their anthologies. He's very hybrid, with a huge number of titles, some self-published, some published through small publishers, but most of his output isn't military sci-fi.)

Clicking the retailers link takes one to a series of Amazon listings--oddly, this publisher doesn't seem to go wide with its titles. I only looked at a couple of books, but they have few reviews and are sitting around the one million mark. Oh, I see at least one exception: newest anthology (August) is at 133,000.

Nothing obviously screams scam, but it's curious the publisher didn't want to (or didn't have enough clout with Amazon to) negotiate a deal that would let the books be in KU AND wide.

I would say this is a small publishing operation.


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