A warning

Sat 19 Dec 2009 by Alan (Fred)_Pipes

This came from our colleagues in the South West, a warning about publisher Korea Hermannhasse, aka Korea-Hemingway... if you've worked for them please get in touch! Moira Munro has set up a blog about their ongoing problems: http://koreahemingwaypleasepayme.blogspot.com/ From: Jonathan Langley Subject: Korea Hermannhasse To: [email protected] Date: Friday, 18 December, 2009, 21:58 Hi SWILL I’ve recently been in contact with one of your members about the publishers Korea Hermannhesse and I’d like to put out a general warning to your members that this publisher should be avoided. Please contact any illustrators and writers you know and pass this message on. Also, if you have any contact with colleges, warn them to. I fear final year students might be willing recruits. Sadly I am not alone in having been duped by Korea Hermanhesse contracts and payment structure. Korea Hermannhesse are a publisher producing English language reading scheme books for the Far East. They contact UK illustrators and writer/illustrators and offer a contract where the fee is split into three parts: payment 1, on signature of contract; payment 2, on receipt of pencil outlines; payment 3, on receipt of finished artwork. This sort of payment structure is common with other publishers but KH’s schedule has a sting in the tail. They meet payments 1 and 2, therefore lulling you into a false sense of trust, then they don’t pay the last instalment after you’ve spent many weeks carefully painting the finished artwork, wrapping it up and paying for delivery to KH in Seoul. They might even inform you the artwork has been received but then they go very quiet. Very quiet indeed. Be warned! Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and successful 2010 to all [email protected] http://www.jonathanlangley.co.uk

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