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Old 19-07-2010, 14:19   #1
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I was told Maine Publishing was a good place to purchase some nautical books. I attempted unsuccessfully to order a book on their website, and tried their listed phone number but I have been unable to contact them. Does anyone know if they are still in business?
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I live in Maine and have not heard of them - Please post their URL.
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Forgive my lack of computer skill, I got it from a blog(?) called "The Liveaboard Caatalog" and when I clicked on "Maine Publishing", or "Main Publishing Order Form" I got to their site. I tried an order, which means they got my credit card info, but there was no response by email or a verification screen or anything else. At this point I am less concerned about the book I ordered than I am about foolishly giving my credit card info.
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Thanks. I've taken care of the credit card but I won't bother the police at this point. I think they may just be liveaboards that are out sailing and not paying attention to their business at this point. At least I hope so.
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I was told Maine Publishing was a good place to purchase some nautical books. I attempted unsuccessfully to order a book on their website, and tried their listed phone number but I have been unable to contact them. Does anyone know if they are still in business?
I have never heard of them either, but the Owl and Turtle bookstore in Camden, Maine (Welcome to the Owl and Turtle Bookshop) is a nice place to visit and they carry a great selection of books on maritime subjects.

Did you mean International Marine (a division of McGraw Hill) by any chance? You can find their books at Boat Books - McGraw-Hill Professional Online Book Store (and Amazon, of course).
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Forgive my lack of computer skill, I got it from a blog(?) called "The Liveaboard Caatalog" and when I clicked on "Maine Publishing", or "Main Publishing Order Form" I got to their site. I tried an order, which means they got my credit card info, but there was no response by email or a verification screen or anything else. At this point I am less concerned about the book I ordered than I am about foolishly giving my credit card info.
I just googled The liveaboard catalogue and got to here
The Liveaboard Catalog - Google Search

Then here
Catalog of Plans & Services, yacht designs, naval architect, boat, small craft, marine publishing, books, equipment, supplies, liveaboard, cruising

Then here Marine Publishing Order Form

It says maRine calalogue, not maine

Is this it?
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Ooops, you are right, it is "Marine", not "Maine". I was trying to order "Living Aboard: Frequently Asked Questions".
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Thank you very much GordMay.
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