Vantage Press

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Vantage Press was a self-publishing company based in the United States. The company was founded in 1949 and ceased operations in late 2012.[1]

Vantage was the largest vanity press in the United States.[2] By 1956, they were publishing hundreds of titles per year. By 1958, they were facing legal problems, as the Federal Trade Commission raised charges regarding their use of the term "cooperative" to explain their business model, when the author was actually paying all of the costs.[3] In 1990, the State Supreme Court in New York ordered Vantage to pay $3.5 million in damages to 2,200 authors it had defrauded. According to the plaintiffs, Vantage charged money upfront, but never promoted the books as the authors had expected.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milliot, Jim (December 19, 2012). "Vantage Press Closes". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Jurors' Vanity Press Review: Publisher Defrauded Authors", New York Times April 7, 1990