Readers of New Concepts Publishing Books Beware
According to its owner (or one of its owners), NCP does not engage in any editing of its books.
"Editing-the focus of editing in this company has shifted with the times. We spent years trying to help new authors perfect their writing skills by paying editors to tweak the books. Some authors actually appreciated this. The vast majority did not or they just didn’t have enough understanding to comply with suggestions. Beyond that, the salability of the books is so unpredictable, I felt uncomfortable requesting authors to put a lot of time into making changes that might not pay off in the end. Either way, the flightiness of authors also encouraged us to stop wasting time and money on trying to tweak the books to increase their marketability. We rarely do anything to the books beyond corrections of errors any longer. This considerably streamlines the edit-to-release time frame and allows us to adhere to the schedule more closely without having to continually reschedule books." (c) 2008 Madris, owner of New Concepts Publishing.
Via Karen Scott’s blog which is down.
This information is important to me, as a reader, because I believe that the process of publishing is a team effort and one that includes good editing.