Saturday, February 16, 2013

Edwin Mellen Press Has a Dubious Future

Is Edwin Mellen Press a dubious publisher?
In September 2010, Dale Askey, now a librarian at McMaster University, in Ontario, published a blog post titled “The Curious Case of Edwin Mellen Press,” in which he called the Edwin Mellen Press “a dubious publisher.” For a few months afterward, several people chimed in in the blog’s comments section, some agreeing with Mr. Askey, some arguing in support of the American publisher.

In June 2012, Edwin Mellen Press’s founder, Herbert Richardson, issued a notice of action to Mr. Askey, suing him for more than $1-million. That same day, the press issued a similar notice of action to Mr. Askey and McMaster University, telling them that they were being sued for libel and seeking damages of $3-million.
Suing a blogger for a million dollars seems dubious. Suing a blogger and the university that later employed him for three million dollars is worse.

I suspect this action may cost them what they're asking for in damages.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

a dubious act of second rate scholarship.
That $mart$. You on the other hand run a
fine show here. a very fine show.

Substance McGravitas said...

It's worth every penny.

mikey said...

A bloody fine show, if I might offer my own opinion...

Smut Clyde said...

Edward Mellen Press is a dubious publisher.
HA HA SUE MCGRAVITAS NOW

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Better sue that Righteous Bubba character, too.

JUST. IN. CASE!
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bob_is_boring said...

It's worth every penny.

Fuck, are we supposed to be paying you?

Whoopsie.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Hey, this business model sure worked for the Westboro Baptist Church.

Substance McGravitas said...

Well, spelling it wrong might have helped me avoid lawsuits.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Better sue that Righteous Bubba character, too.

Pre-emptive drone-strike the bastard.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Fuck, are we supposed to be paying you?

No, the Zombie is the designated receiving agent. Send me the money.

Substance McGravitas said...

Jesus Christ, you can't even DIE and I need that to LIVE.