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Greenberry Publishing and Austin Macauley Publishing consider publishing The Allurement of Reality



My experience with Authorhouse UK (https://shantanup.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/negotiations-with-authorhouseuk-on-publication-of-my-book-the-allurement-of-reality/) had failed to reach the publication stage of my book ‘The Allurement of Reality’ as the company refunded roughly three-quarters of the £586 that I had paid up front for self publishing the book.


I received a telephone call a few weeks ago from Mr Dave Richards of Greenberry Publishing. After a brief chat I asked him to send me an email. I then sent my updated book and the Firm was genuinely interested offering me a very lucrative deal. I also simultaneously entered into negotiations with Austin Macauley Publishing to see what they had to offer.

The following correspondence took place recently:

Hi Dr. Panigrahi (16) Shan Panigrahi To Austin Macauley Editors USA CC Enquiries 12 Jan 2018 at 10:32

Dear Ashley Pascaul

1. The financial contribution that I would have to make is not the only issue for me. You cite in your terms of agreement that I should give you a warranty/guarantee that no person or body can issue successful legal proceedings for what is contained in the book, as set out in the attachments to this email. So your requirement on this matter is unlawful because you have not provided me with any possible reasons that such proceedings can be initiated by any person or body or be successfully discharged against you or me by a court of law.

2. So even if I was to agree to pay the required $4500 in instalments (please clarify) I could not possibly give you any such guarantee on such legal issues as these are matters (being beyond my control apart from my issued statement that the book is based on factual reality) need to be legally clarified prior to publication.

3. For this reason I am copying this email to the Legal Ombudsman of the United Kingdom who is examining this matter inter alia under its Case Number CMP-069454 ABC: 00481372.

Yours sincerely

Dr Shantanu Panigrahi

On Thursday, 11 January 2018, 19:09, Austin Macauley Editors USA wrote:

Dear Dr. Panigrahi,

Thank you for your email.

As I’m sure you’re aware, Austin Macauley is a hybrid publisher, which means we offer one of two types of contracts if we choose to accept a manuscript: a non-contributory contract and the contributory/partnership contract, such as the one you were sent. We consider all work submitted to us for a non-contributory contract, but due to the high number of submissions we receive on a weekly basis, we are only able to offer a limited number of these to new authors. If we are unable to offer a traditional contract, but still feel a submission is of literary merit, we then look at other ways to publish, including a partnership contract.

We take great care to be forthright regarding our terms and conditions, and do in fact state on our website that we work off this hybrid model, an increasingly popular means of publication nowadays, now that the bigger, traditional publishers are closing their doors to new, untried authors. In fact, well-known publishing houses like HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster also have branches that work off a similar model.

In order for this book to be published, we will have to carry out an extensive amount of work in the production stages, as well as the aggressive promotional and marketing strategies we would have to undertake, which is one of the reasons why you were offered a partnership agreement. This is not to say that we didn’t have faith in your work, as we believe it has great potential, but it is mostly due to you being an less established author. Not every book we receive makes it to this stage, so you should feel encouraged that we accepted your work for publication.

We understand, however, that this publishing model does not work for everyone, and I have arranged for your file to be closed and your work deleted from our system.

Kind regards,

Ashley Pascual Junior Editor

Austin Macauley Publishers, LLC. 40 Wall Street, 28th Floor New York, NY 10005 (646) 512-5767

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From: Shan Panigrahi [mailto:shanpanigrahi@yahoo.co.uk] Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 3:42 PM To: Austin Macauley Editors USA Subject: Re: Hi Dr. Panigrahi

Dear Mr Pascaul

1. You wanted $4500 as my contribution which was exhorbitant. Greenberry only wants me to pay $400 up front when I explained that I am a very poor person much as I want my book on ‘The Allurement of Reality to be made available worldwide. The version you have seen is going to be tremendously improved especially in Volume 3 (which will take a few months to complete) and I am very confident that when I am through with all the explanatory notes that I am currently working on it will go down as the Bible of the 21st Century, such is the faith I have in what I have discovered in my adulthood.

2. Would you therefore not change your mind and publish it free of charge?

Yours sincerely

Dr Shantanu Panigrahi

On Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 19:53, Austin Macauley Editors USA wrote:

Dear Dr. Panigrahi,

Thank you for your email, and I am sorry to hear you do not want to pursue publication with us. Can I ask what prompted this decision?

In any case, I have arranged for your file to be closed and your work deleted from our system.

I look forward to your response.

Kind regards,

Ashley Pascual Junior Editor

Austin Macauley Publishers, LLC. 40 Wall Street, 28th Floor New York, NY 10005 (646) 512-5767

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From: Shan Panigrahi [mailto:shanpanigrahi@yahoo.co.uk] Sent: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 12:33 PM To: Austin Macauley Editors USA Subject: Re: Hi Dr. Panigrahi

Dear Ashley Pascaul

I have had a quick look at the attachment documents and have decided that I shall not be publishing the book with Austin Macauley under these terms.

Yours sincerely

Dr Shantanu Panigrahi

On Tuesday, 9 January 2018, 16:08, Austin Macauley Editors USA wrote:

Dear Dr. Panigrahi,

Thank you for your email.

Attached per your request is the editorial board’s feedback.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

I look forward to your response.

Kind regards,

Ashley Pascual Junior Editor

Austin Macauley Publishers, LLC. 40 Wall Street, 28th Floor New York, NY 10005 (646) 512-5767

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From: Shan Panigrahi [mailto:shanpanigrahi@yahoo.co.uk] Sent: Friday, January 5, 2018 4:15 PM To: Austin Macauley Editors USA Subject: Re: Hi Dr. Panigrahi

Dear Sir

1. Thank you for your email.

2. Please send me the details of your contributory agreement offer for the publication of three volumes of the book, The Allurement of Reality.

Regards

Shantanu Panigrahi

On Friday, 5 January 2018, 17:27, Austin Macauley Editors USA wrote:

Dear Dr. Panigrahi,

Thank you for your patience while we processed your request. The board has considered your manuscript and has come to the decision that unfortunately, on this occasion, they are willing to offer a contributory agreement only.

Please let us know if you would like to see our offer and I can arrange for a copy to be sent to you. Alternatively, your file can be closed and work deleted from our system.

We look forward to your response.

Kind regards,

Ashley Pascual Junior Editor

Austin Macauley Publishers, LLC. 40 Wall Street, 28th Floor New York, NY 10005 (646) 512-5767

submissions-usa@austinmacauley.com http://www.austinmacauley.com/us

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From: Shan Panigrahi [mailto:shanpanigrahi@yahoo.co.uk] Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2018 12:31 PM To: Dave Richards Cc: AM Submissions USA Subject: Re: Hi Dr. Panigrahi

Dave

Hello

I am just puzzled that I did not get a response from Austin Macauley after their three weeks of examination of all the three volumes of The Allurement of Reality when at Greenberry you are very keen on publishing the book. I will give them one last chance by copy of this email.

Shantanu Panigrahi

On Thursday, 4 January 2018, 16:11, Dave Richards wrote:

Hello Dr. Panigrahi,

I trust this email finds you well!

How’s everything now Dr. Panigrahi? I please let me know if you still have any questions.

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” – Christopher Columbus

Prosper,

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15 January 2018 Update:

The following representations have been made to Greenberry Publishing and Austin Macauley Publishing:

(a)

Maribelle Birao

People

Anonymous <anonymous@foto.nl1.torservers.net>

To

shanpanigrahi@yahoo.co.uk

15 Jan 2018 at 4:32

To: –@greenberrypublishing.com

Subject: Maribelle Birao

Date: January 13, 2018

Dear Maribelle

Following our telecon to Greenberry and then you (Dave being away), here’s the url showing Shantanu Panigrahi (The Allurement of Reality) is a lunatic –

https://shantanup.wordpress.com/2017/12/27/correspondence-with-her-majestys-passport-office-concerning-the-validity-of-my-uk-passport/#comments

Read the list of people he’s harassing.

Good luck, you’ll need it.

Brad

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(b)

Ashley Pascual

People

Anonymous <anonymous@hoi-polloi.org>

To

shanpanigrahi@yahoo.co.uk

15 Jan 201 at 4:23

To: editors-usa@austinmacauley.com

Subject: Ashley Pascual

Date: January 13, 2018

Hi Ashley,

Following our telecon, here’s the url showing Shantanu Panigrahi (The Allurement of Reality) is a lunatic –

https://shantanup.wordpress.com/2017/12/27/correspondence-with-her-majestys-passport-office-concerning-the-validity-of-my-uk-passport/#comments

Read the list of people he’s harassing.

Good luck, you’ll need it.

Brad

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20 January 2018 Update:

(a) The negotiations with Austin Macualey appear to have come to a standstill, as follows:

Contact Austin Macauley Publishers (2)

Shan Panigrahi <shanpanigrahi@yahoo.co.uk>

To

mail-usa@austinmacauley.com

18 Jan 2018 at 21:04

Dear Sir

Please update me on this matter.

Dr Shantanu Panigrahi

3 Hoath Lane

Wigmore

Gillingham

Kent ME8 0SL

On Monday, 15 January 2018, 13:43, “support@austinmacauley.com” <support@austinmacauley.com> wrote:

Thank you for contacting Austin Macauley Publishers. We will get back to you

shortly.

Please, note that this e-mail address is not regularly monitored. If you have

a further query, the fastest way to contact us is by using the contact form

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(b) Further developments with Greenberry Publishing have taken place as follows:

The Allurement of Reality: Breakdown of Volumes 1, 2 & 3 (13)

Shan Panigrahi <shanpanigrahi@yahoo.co.uk>

To

Dave Richards

20 Jan 2018 at 12:39

Dear Dave

Sorry I could not respond to this earlier. The new Publishing Fee of $510 is quite acceptable to me. Did you check with WordPress that there are not going to be any copyright issues over what I have blogged already on the contents?

Shan Panigrahi

On Friday, 19 January 2018, 16:35, Dave Richards <daverichards@greenberrypublishing.com> wrote:

Hello Dr. Panigrahi,

I hope all is well!

For all of the three books, we can work on them altogether with just an initial of $510 including a one time installment surchage fee of $10. For one volume, we can proceed with the agreement of $400. Can I call you right now?

Let me know your thoughts.

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” – Christopher Columbus

Prosper,

From: Shan Panigrahi [mailto:shanpanigrahi@yahoo.co.uk] Sent: Friday, January 19, 2018 4:43 AM To: Dave Richards Subject: Re: The Allurement of Reality: Breakdown of Volumes 1, 2 & 3

Dear Dave

What is the total amount I would have to pay before all three volumes are printed?

Shan Panigrahi

On Thursday, 18 January 2018, 19:55, Dave Richards <daverichards@greenberrypublishing.com> wrote:

Hi Dr. Panigrahi,

I apologize for the late response and for not calling you right away. I was in a round table meeting with the organizers and investors for the upcoming book events in Tucson, Arizona and Los Angeles, California by March and April respectively.

Anyway, these are the two options that we can do in regards to the initial payment:

  1. I will call you tomorrow at the exact time you emailed me.

  2. You can provide your debit card through email with the following information; credit card number, expiry date, cvv/passcode, name on the card and amount to be charged.

Please let me know your thoughts Dr. Panigrahi.

Sincerely,

Dave Richards

On Jan 19, 2018 1:06 AM, “Shan Panigrahi” <shanpanigrahi@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

Dear Dave

Give me a telephone call right now (before my wife gets home) and take the $400 payment on my debit card.

Shan Panigrahi

On Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 23:44, Dave Richards <daverichards@ greenberrypublishing.com> wrote:

Hi Dr. Panigrahi,

I hope all is well!

Thank you for updating me about this. Let me verify this with our finance team and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Once again, thank you and God bless.

In Christian Love,

Dave Richards

On Jan 18, 2018 6:33 AM, “Shan Panigrahi” <shanpanigrahi@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

Dear Dave

The Bank to Bank transaction for $400 failed today when they tried but could not get your Swift Code to work.

Shan Panigrahi

On Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 19:58, Dave Richards <daverichards@ greenberrypublishing.com> wrote:

Hello Dr. Panigrahi,

We are ready Dr. Panigrahi. We’re just waiting for your go signal. You can now send the $400 payment through Bank Telegraphic Transfer. Once done, please get the transaction number for confirmation.

Should you have any question, please let me know.

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” – Christopher Columbus

Prosper,

From: Shan Panigrahi [mailto:shanpanigrahi@yahoo. co.uk] Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 3:45 AM To: Dave Richards Subject: Re: The Allurement of Reality: Breakdown of Volumes 1, 2 & 3

Dear Dave

The Legal Ombudsman is not acknowledging the application that I made, so I will risk publication without this clearance. You should be aware that over 90 per cent of what is contained in the books is already in the public domain in my Blog https://shantanup.wordpress. com/. I have assumed that I own the copyright to this work that I published in a wordpress website. I did that to test the waters of what can legally be published. No proceedings have been issued against me by anyone concerning the material on display.

So if you are ready to go ahead, I will send you the $400 by Bank Telegraphic Transfer.

Yours sincerely

Shan Panigrahi

On Monday, 15 January 2018, 23:12, Dave Richards <daverichards@ greenberrypublishing.com> wrote:

Hello Dr. Panigrahi,

Thank you for responding back and for letting me understand the legal situation that you need to go through. As insurance of this special contract that we are offering you, we would like to humbly ask you if we can at least consider the initial investment of $400 within this month. From thereon, you are protected and insured that the same contract will be followed and honored once you’re ready with what you are processing with the Legal Ombudsman anytime.

Please let me know your thoughts.

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” – Christopher Columbus

In Christian Love,

From: Shan Panigrahi [mailto:shanpanigrahi@yahoo. co.uk] Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 7:05 AM To: Dave Richards Subject: Re: The Allurement of Reality: Breakdown of Volumes 1, 2 & 3

Dear Dave

  1. Thank you for this email.

  2. The only thing that is remaining for me is to do is to clear the hurdle of getting the book checked out by the Legal Ombudsman of the United Kingdom so that I can sign then sign your agreement with paragraph 20 in it thereby giving Greenberry the guarantee against legal issues that that you need. This could take several months and I will be in touch with you when I am ready to sign the agreement.

  3. Do you need the payment of $400 now?

Shan Panigrahi

On Monday, 15 January 2018, 19:17, Dave Richards <daverichards@ greenberrypub