He then went to the University of Chicago Law School and had a legal career for almost 20 years. During that time, he spent more than two decades helping businesses across numerous industries overcome their challenges and was recognized as a thought leader on the management of electronic data, specifically including issues related to social media. David has always been active in the community as well. To each of these boards, David brought compassion and much of the same business acumen he developed working with his private clients.
At the outset, it should be stressed that this publisher has nothing to do with the distinguished Paris-based literary and erotica press founded by Maurice Giordias during the early s.
Every time I come across the Olympia Press during research, I keep telling myself I should do an historical publishing piece on this publisher.
But that one is for another day. A quick Google of Olympia Publishers will quickly reveal a whole plethora of publishers over the years that have traded under derivatives of the Olympia name.
It was the first bane of frustration for the authors posting on the above cited AbsoluteWrite thread above. The publisher lists its address at 60 Cannon Street, smack in the heart of the City of London.
Not surprisingly, most of these companies tend to be the better service providers to authors. From the Olympia Publisher website: Therefore, we can now pride ourselves on achieving fame for previously unknown writers. We have been able to achieve this by proven methods of internet marketing and by well-established and traditional forms of promotion.
To achieve this we have developed very useful and beneficial links with the Media, and this has escalated world-wide; consequently more and more of our books are reaching the potential that they deserve.
There is also a dramatic lack of trade information suggesting to me that this publisher does not have the trade and media links it claims to have. The publisher does support an online bookstore, but returns for customers and groups are not accepted.
My concern here is that this is transferred to trade accounts as well. Even a commercial publisher provides more detail than this publisher — trade order details; details of editors and staff experience; and a full overview of the company history.
In essence, Olympia on the surface look like a standard publisher, but this belies the experience of authors submitting to them in the AbsoluteWrite thread cited above, and the more recent threads here. This is where no costs are incurred by the author and the whole outlay is taken on by Olympia Publishers.
Should we be unable to offer the non-contributory contract for those manuscripts that would fit in with our high standards and genre criteria, an alternative means of being published is considered.
This would be under a slightly different form of contract which is contribution-based.
We would like to point out that the promotion and marketing of all our books is carried to the same depth regardless of the type of contract that is offered. As always, we dedicate a great deal of our resources to researching new methods by which we can move forward, in keeping with modern innovations.
Some of our future plans include the provision of e-books as these are currently gaining impetus; now it appears that e-books are beginning to pose an important addition to normal publishing.
We plan to encompass all our future and existing titles to be sold as e-books as well as in paperback format. But traditional and self-publishing imprints must be kept separate, and all financial details as part of a paid service must be disclosed before an author submits to the publishers — and that includes costs absolute or by example as well as royalties.Dear Twitpic Community - thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years.
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