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Absolute Write (MacAllister Stone) . . . is it ran out of a rental storage unit? Are Authors Paying the Rent via Google Ads?

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, BARBARA BAUER, BARBARA BAUER LITERARY AGENCY, Bauer vs. Glatzer, Boycotted Authors, Boycotted Books, Charles E. Petit, Charles Emil Petit, Charlie. Petit, Credibility, Crispin, false information, Goy's Law, ILLINOIS ATTORNEY REGISTRATION AND DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION, James D. MacDonald, Jenna Glatzer, Jim C. Hines, John Scalzi, John Steinbeck, Literary, MacAllister Stone, Miss Snark, Nancy Steinbeck, P.N. Elrod, Passion Blue, Patrick Niclsen-Hayden, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Preditors & Editors, Propaganda, Rachael Saltzman, Reputation, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, The Right Company to Keep, The Write Agenda, The Write Company to Keep, Travis Tea, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writers, Yog's Law on May 8, 2012 at 2:43 am

McAllister Stone, the primary “officer” at Absolute Write and a defendant in the Bauer vs. Glatzer case  appears to have listed her residence, in the lawsuit brought against her by Literary Agent, Barbara Bauer as 8911 Vernon Rd., M-#165, Everett, WA 98205. Information obtained by The Write Agenda appears to indicate that what she has listed as her residence — is in fact a storage unit at Frontier Village Mini Storage! What say YOU Ms. Stone?

“An Author site/blog using Google ads to generate revenue from authors probably isn’t anyone you want to read.”

- The Write Agenda

Further Reading

Accusations Regarding Macallister Stone and Absolute Write: Google Ad Revenue May be Coming From Authors

References

https://www.eff.org/sites/default/files/filenode/wikimedia/BauerSecondAmendedComplaint.pdf

http://www.frontiervillagestorage.com/location.htm

http://www.superpages.com/bp/Everett-WA/Frontier-Village-Mini-Storage-L1536643.htm

http://bgp.he.net/dns/macallisterstone.com#_whois

http://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/accusations-regarding-macallister-stone-and-absolute-write-google-ad-revenue-may-be-coming-from-authors/

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”  – Albert Einstein

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Blogger Get’s it Wrong: Amazon Sales Rankings are Valuable Metrics if Benchmarked over Time

In Accountability, Amazon, Amazon Rankings, amazon sales, Amazon Sales Rankings, Author, Author Boycott, Author Watch, Authors, Best Sellers, Bestsellers, Book, Book Boycott, Book Marketing, Book Sellers, books, Bookstores, Boycott, Boycotted Authors, Boycotted Books, Credibility, Fact Checking, false information, Goy's Law, Money should flow toward the author, New York Times, New York Times Best Sellers, Propaganda, Publisher, Publishers, Publishing, Recommended Author, Recommended Authors, Recommended Book, Recommended Books, Reputation, Reputation Management, Royalties, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publish, Self-Published, Self-Publishing, SFWA, Untraditional Publishing, Vanity, Vanity Press, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer, Writer Beware, Yog's Law on November 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm


“Uh, the Amazon Sales Ranking? That completely useless metric of book sales . . . . In other words, it means nothing. It’s a hourly popularity contest. If someone buys 100 copies of my book, my Amazon ranking will shoot way up for that hour then fall again.”

 -      From an Author’s Blog

The author of this quote (above) would like readers to conclude that The Write Agenda is “wrong” regarding its use of Amazon Sales Rankings. However, in fairness, it is true that Amazon Sales Rankings are updated every hour. Also, Amazon Sales Rankings are only one benchmark in measuring the success of an author and his/her book(s). We’ve never claimed that Amazon Sales Rankings are the exclusive resource; it’s a valuable tool and nothing more.

The Write Agenda’s use of the Amazon Sales Ranking data is not an hourly process. The data is measured over time (weeks and months) for consistency to establish a history for a particular book. For example, Author Anna Mara’s Her Perfect Revenge, published by Outskirts Press, was listed at #1 on our Author Watch – Best Sellers List for 12 weeks straight.  The Amazon Sales Ranking were: 81, 82, 86, 81, 107, 190, 228, 271, 334, 472, 572, and 961. In addition, Author Anna Mara’s Her Perfect Revenge, while no longer at #1, has continued to remain on the Author Watch – Best Sellers List since that time and consistently performs within our guidelines. Dr. Laurence B. Brown’s The Eighth Scroll, published by BookSurge Publishing, was #1 six (6) times.  Moreover, there are numerous examples of other authors books that are consistent performers on our Author Watch – Best Sellers List. We would also be remiss not to mention that many of these successful authors, to the dismay of Writer Beware™, are in fact published by entities listed on their so-called “Thumbs Down” list. The significant difference here is that 100’s of books are being sold beyond the “hour” window. In the spirit of Yog’s Law, money is flowing to these authors . . . as it should. The difference is that they have written good books that people want to read.

 We find it ironic that the author of the quote above would even make such an intransigent statement as this. Upon a cursory review of this particular author’s book sales data we discovered, as expected, some very dismal sales data. A book that he published in 2002 has a current sales ranking of 10,269,826 with one (1) 4-Star review. There was a subsequent book, published in 2004, that has no sales data available or any reviews. Therefore, it appears unlikely that his Amazon Sales Rankings will change anytime soon. Unless, of course, “[if] someone buys 100 copies of [his] book.” Just as bad spellers always say that “bad spelling has nothing to do with intelligence,” bad authors with bad books will always say: “Amazon Sales Rankings are a completely useless metric of book sales.” These comments were posted by this author with the intention of defending Victoria Strauss (see Victoria Strauss Critical of Indie Authors Successes: The Voice of Envy). Victoria Strauss has continued to downplay the significance of Amazon Sales Rankings as well. While many view our Boycott List as an opportunity to boost their book sales, the placement of Victoria Strauss on our Boycott List has not improved her Amazon Sales Rankings. Again, this is historical data and not an “hourly” measurement of Victoria Strauss’ Amazon Sales Rankings:

THE VICTORIA STRAUSS TITLES – AMAZON SALES RANKINGS

 Guardian of the Hills

Current Rank

7-Day Average

30-Day Average

90-Day Average

Lifetime Average

Best Rank

Worst Rank

5,884,506

5,850,367

5,779,492

5,598,080

5,838,144

335,805

7,800,304

Worldstone

Current Rank

7-Day Average

30-Day Average

90-Day Average

Lifetime Average

Best Rank

Worst Rank

3,825,886

3,458,585

2,662,751

4,980,576

6,106,142

109,084

7,793,756

The Burning Land

Current Rank

7-Day Average

30-Day Average

90-Day Average

Lifetime Average

Best Rank

Worst Rank

2,252,986

2,192,183

1,955,658

1,748,220

1,515,424

77,905

2,277,598

Awakened City

Current Rank

7-Day Average

30-Day Average

90-Day Average

Lifetime Average

Best Rank

Worst Rank

2,141,490

2,010,611

1,536,556

1,996,144

1,810,186

99,275

2,586,300

The Arm of the Stone

Current Rank

7-Day Average

30-Day Average

90-Day Average

Lifetime Average

Best Rank

Worst Rank

422,782

2,145,811

2,119,431

1,876,787

1,424,559

75,797

2,158,066

The Garden of the Stone

Current Rank

7-Day Average

30-Day Average

90-Day Average

Lifetime Average

Best Rank

Worst Rank

350,363

326,903

276,467

268,780

225,359

31,606

377,630

 Let’s take this opportunity to review the Amazon Sales Ranking metric once more. Again, Amazon Sales Rankings are only one of the numerous benchmarking tools.  There is a logical mathematical equation that proves that there is more validity in actual science (and proofs) versus mere rhetorical and salvation-based opinion. The equation can convert the Amazon Sales Rank into the actual number of sales on a weekly basis. The formula is:

Sales/week = e to the power (10.526-(.87*sales rank)

To put this into an Excel spreadsheet: =EXP(10.526-(0.87*LN(rank)))

This data has been actually vetted by four scientific studies that reviewed 1000’s of various titles. In addition, the authors of these studies found a direct and predicable relationship between the Amazon Sales Rankings and the actual Ingram sales data. In conclusion, Amazon Sales Rankings are a valid benchmark to measure and predict your book sales. Don’t be convinced by rhetorical statements, ignorant conjecture or opinions when scientific evidence is readily available. This is science not Science Fiction. Amazon is the world’s #1 online bookseller.

Rank

Copies Sold/day

1

3000

10

650

100

100

1000

13

10,000

2.2 (11 copies every 5 days)

100,000

0.2 (1 copy every 5 days)

1,000,000

0.006 (3 copies every 500 days)

2,000,000

0.0001 (1 copy every 1000 days)

References

“Power Law Converting Amazon Sales Ranks to Units Sold « Nimble Books LLC.” Nimble Books LLC. Web. 29 Mar. 2011. <http://www.nimblebooks.com/wordpress/2006/06/power-law-converting-amazon-sales-ranks-to-units-sold/&gt;.

“Why Your Self-Publishing Service Probably Didn’t Cheat You.” Writer Beware™ Blogs! Web. 29 Mar. 2011. <http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2011/03/why-your-self-publishing-service.html&gt;.

“Wired Blogs.” The Long Tail. Web. 29 Mar. 2011. <http://longtail.typepad.com/the_long_tail/2005/08/amazon_methodol.html&gt;.

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American Book Publishing: No Case, No Criminal Contact & No Legal Action Taken

In A.C. Crispin, Accountability, American Book Press, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Author Watch, Authors, Credibility, Criminal History, Crispin, false information, Investigations, Janrae Frank, Law Suits, lawsuits, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, police investigation, police investigators, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, The Write Agenda, Victoria Strauss on October 24, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Links to previous discussions:

ALERT: American Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims

(Updated: 10/14/2011) Janrae Frank Comments Generate More “Smoke” than Substance to Shield Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware

Christian Story Teller Asks: “Victoria Strauss, what is she doing to her reputation?”

Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb . . . Again: The F****** Lack of Class Continues

Bauer vs. Glatzer et. al. – Summary of Allegations Against the Named Defendants

The Price of Loyalty to Crispin, Macdonald & Strauss: Participating in Propaganda Leads to Low Amazon Sales Rankings

21 Reasons to Not Trust Victoria Strauss

Ann Crispin: “The Write Agenda . . . It’s a Hate Site . . . ” Weinerdogs Convey Their Vileness to Recent Walt Disney Inquiry

Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb, Ann “A.C.”Crispin Thinks it’s OK: How Publishing Watchdogs Demonstrate Their Arrogance and Supremacy for Standards

Victoria Strauss: The Anthony Weiner Scandal is a BS Story; Weinerdog Still Shows no Compunction for the Truth

The Video: Amherst Nights: An Animated Interview with Victoria Strauss

Victoria Strauss Goes from “Watchdog” to “Weinerdog” – How the Selective Use of Research Material Can Damage Your Reputation: Victoria Strauss Cites another Police Investigation Regarding a Publisher . . . This Time it’s Correct and TRUE!

American Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims

A Note to New Authors . . . is Victoria Strauss Lying?

Victoria Strauss, Throwing Stones from a Glass House?

Letter to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Victoria Strauss, Running From Demons . . .

Victoria Strauss Continues to Evade Questions Regarding “Investigation”

Pressure on Victoria Strauss to Address “Investigation” Continues

Searching the “Elsewheres” – The Strauss Paradox: How the Validation of the Author has Changed

UPDATED: April 4, 2011 – Boycott & Petition, Victoria Strauss’ Books: Request to Reveal Evidence of “Investigation”

What was Victoria’s Motivation? Missing Pieces to the Puzzle

Victoria Strauss Titles, Current & Lifetime Amazon Sales Rankings

Update – April 21, 2011: Victoria Strauss Claims Amazon Rankings Are Not A Reliable Sales Indicator

Updated, April 21, 2011 – American Book Publishing, “Police Investigation” Victoria Strauss Fairy Tale?
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(Updated: 12/12/2011) Janrae Frank Comments Generate More “Smoke” than Substance to Shield Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware

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American Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims

The Write Agenda has not questioned the fact that Writer Beware has helped numerous individuals over time. They have without question. Somewhere along that positive history something has run afoul. The claim that “American Book Publishing has been the subject of at least one police investigation” is a primary example of how Writer Beware has forgotten its original mission and responsibility to provide true information.

Our demand, to force and compel Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware to produce substantiation of their claim that America Book Publishing “has been the subject of at least one police investigation” is hardly intimidation. So, authors, publishers and publishing industry professionals are just supposed to take Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware for their word? Without substantiation? Without verifiable proofs?

The real “intimidation” is the fact that Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware have posted this information, refuse to delete it and refuse to provide documentation that proves the claim. This is neither a grand jury investigation nor an investigative newspaper report. Both of these examples are not entitled to the protections of confidentiality and would be not be deemed privileged information; not to mention the fact that Victoria Strauss is not a professional investigative journalist and would not legally be permitted to claim these privileges to protect herself. The Write Agenda’s request has nothing to do with protecting police investigators. Police investigators could not remotely be claimed as “sources” as Janrae Frank would have you believe. Think about it, don’t individuals go “to” the investigators? Don’t “investigators” write police reports? Isn’t it not true that police reports are assigned incident numbers?

Contrary to Janrae Frank’s unfortunate “smoke screen,” the information contained within any “police investigation” is subject to discovery, available under the Freedom of Information Act, has an incident number and is not subject to any protections under the law (assuming that it actually exists). The fact here is that there never was a “police investigation” conducted against America Book Publishing. Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware know this and they cannot produce 1) an incident number; 2) what was American Book Publishing Investigated for; and 3) the name of the investigating police agency. This is true “intimation” and a it’s scam that has been perpetrated by Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware. Now, Janrae Frank has made the personal choice to attempt to deliberately cloud this further; that’s very unfortunate.

Janrae Frank, who is a well-respected American journalist, knows for a fact that “police investigations” are subject to discovery under the Freedom of Information; it is the most commonly used tool of any investigative reporter. Considering that Ms. Frank chose  to weigh in here, without any appreciation for the actual facts, it appears that she is more interested in participating in this viral controversy as a means to help her slumping book sales. Self-serving conduct? It appears to be. Her current Amazon Sales Rankings range from 315,555 to 3,405,977.  As an industry standard, an Amazon Sales Ranking of 100,000 equates to 1 copy every 5 days; 2,000,000 equates to 1 copy every 1000 days. (We’ll track this and see if her strategy works.)

Bottomline: A police “investigation” is not subject to non-disclosure privileges. The Write Agenda has contacted all of the agencies listed below. You will not find in any of their correspondence to us that “a good journalist learns early is to protect their sources” or that they were concerned that “if those names were made public, then the complainants would soon find themselves under siege from ABP.” The entire claim that “American Book Publishing has been the subject of at least one police investigation” is a lie and a fabrication perpetrated by Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware. The letters from these agencies may be viewed here.

If there was a “police investigation” wouldn’t The Write Agenda have received something from one of these agencies that stated the information is protected and not available under the Freedom of Information? Fact: The Write Agenda did not . . . most of the replies clearly state that there is no documentation of any “police investigation.”

Police agencies seek the truth and from our research, they have accomplished that. They have given The Write Agenda proof that American Book Publishing was never the “subject of at least one police investigation.”

Agencies Contacted:

Salt Lake City Police DepartmentPublic Safety
Building

315 East 200 South, SLC
(801) 799-3000Pioneer Precinct
1040 West 700 South
(801) 799-4600
http://www.slcpd.com/index.phpUtah Highway
PatrolFirst Floor – South

4501 South 2700 West
PO Box 141100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-1100
Administration: (801) 965-4518 (During Business
Hours)

http://publicsafety.utah.gov/highwaypatrol/index.html

Department of Public Safety Investigations Bureau
5500 West Amelia Earhart Drive, Suite #100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116 – (801) 532-2168

http://publicsafety.utah.gov/investigations/index.html

Federal Bureau of Investigation – Salt Lake City
257 East 200 South, Suite 1200 Salt Lake City, UT
84111-2048
Phone: (801) 579-1400
Fax: (801) 579-4500

Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Department
3365 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Non-Emergency: 801.743.7000

http://www.slsheriff.org

South Salt Lake City Hall
220 E. Morris Ave (2430 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

City Attorney, 2nd Floor 801-483-6070 801-464-6791

City Prosecutor, 2nd Floor 801-483-6070
801-464-6791

Police Department
2835 S Main St, South Salt Lake, UT 84115-3200

NON Emergencies 801-840-4000
Administration 801-412-3606
Investigations 801-412-3604
Ordinance Enforcement 801-464-6712
Records 801-412-3600

http://www.ssl.state.ut.us/government/contactus.htmlhttp://www.ssl.state.ut.us/police/policedepthome.html

Utah State Capitol Office
Office of the Attorney General
Utah State Capitol Complex
350 North State Street Suite 230
SLC UT 84114-2320
FAX: (801) 538-1121

http://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/contact_us.html

Salt Lake City, Prosecutors Office
349 South 200 East, Suite 500Salt Lake City, Utah,
801.535.7767

http://www.slcgov.com/Prosecutor

Salt Lake County Prosecutors Office
Investigations Division
111 E Broadway Suite 400
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Tel: (801) 531-4189
Fax: (801) 531-4137

http://www.districtattorney.slco.org/admin/contact.html

Clearly Janrae Frank chose to utilize propaganda strategies (Ad hominem and Red herring) in her confutation. For example, instead of rebutting the original complaint (i.e., Author, Victoria Strauss’ Failure to Produce Documentation of Police Investigation Regarding American Book Publishing) she is attacking us instead rebutting the original argument. Also, she is presenting new issues (i.e., the Freedom of Information Act) in a compelling fashion, but it is irrelevant to the question whether Author, Victoria Strauss Failed to Produce Documentation of Police Investigation Regarding American Book Publishing. She somehow seems to think that this validates or implies that we are misleading people.  (Note: She has also posted on Twitter that: “The Write Agenda has gone after me.” We fail to see how this amiable debate has escalated to that level.)

There’s no need for Janrae Frank to “school” us any more on the Freedom of Information Act. We all understand its purpose regarding public records as they apply to legal actions. However, in this instance we are dealing with a “police investigation” not a legal action. The application of the Freedom of Information Act is irrelevant and further discussion about it is an act of obfuscation. Admittedly, it was a very noteworthy review but really serves no purpose regarding this issue.

Transparency is all that we have asked for. Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware are responsible for making the initial claim that “American Book Publishing  has been the subject of at least one police investigation.” Merely posting this on a blog is not proof that  “American Book Publishing  has been the subject of at least one police investigation.” Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware have not been transparent in this regard. As a result thereof, we have sought to make this claim transparent by contacting the agencies within the jurisdiction where the “police investigation” allegedly occurred. When documentation and research fails to uncover evidence of a “police investigation,” transparency is impossible. The ongoing acts of denying, deferring and dismissing, by Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware, can no longer continue; it impedes the quest for transparency.

As self-proclaimed publishing industry “watchdogs,” Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware are ethically responsible to produce this evidence. What is dreadfully transparent is that their failure to do so only serves to call into question their credibility. This could be easily accomplished by providing primary source material of a “police investigation.” This would include: 1) the name of the investigating police agency; 2) supplying an incident number; and 3) state exactly what America Book Publishing “investigated” for. The failure of Victoria Strauss to provide this information lends itself to a meaningless claim and doesn’t support the necessity of challenging other disputed claims; that’s another issue. If the three (3) questions above cannot be answered, this “investigation” has to be deemed a falsehood that was conceived with other motives. Transparency will only occur when this evidence is provided. The sooner this happens the matter can be resolved and we can all move on to other issues. If it cannot be supplied, Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware would be well advised to begin using some different PR strategies; denying, deferring, inciting followers and dismissing these accusations aren’t working:

1. Fess up.

2. Have some “humble pie” and display some remorse.

3. Strive for atonement and clean up this mess they made.

4. Rehabilitate themselves, restore faith and trust by utilizing objective (not bias) reporting standards.

The Write Agenda is striving to bring this matter to a close. If we have been incorrect in our pursuit for transparency, we’ll gladly take our own advice publicly (1-4 above). We all want transparency, if this cannot be achieved this matter will stay in the forefront and will continue to be a blemish on Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware.

10/10/2011 Update

Yes, we have claimed that your discussion of the FOIA was both Ad Hominem and a Red Herring. No, we have not invoked FOIA as proof of any claims here or on our website. What we have done is completed document searches and posted the results thereof. Our act of posting these letters from the agencies cast doubt on the veracity of the statement of Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware that “American Book Publishing was the subject of at least one police investigation.” Our only statement is that we cannot find any evidence of a “police investigation.” We are not going to rely solely on an unvetted blog posting as proof that a “police investigation” occurred. Regardless of what methods are deployed to secure information in this matter, if evidence does not exist “that casts in doubt the veracity” of the statements made by Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware.

Now you appear to be making a similar statement without documentary evidence to back it up. To wit: “ABP was investigated in 2003 by the Salt Lake City police department. The detective assigned to the case was Robbin Wilkins.” Your act of merely reciting a statement from a blog posting is also not definitive proof of an actual “police investigation.” In addition, since you have chosen to take on the chore of “investigating” this matter further, this suggests that you are now questioning whether evidence of a “police investigation” exists yourself. This is a positive step; we could only wish that others would be as inquisitive. What is most ironic is that this proves that you are not willing to solely rest on Victoria Strauss’ statements including: 1) she doesn’t have an “obligation to ‘prove’ anything;” 2) that she stands on her “reputation for honesty and meticulous research; 3) that she is willing to simply  “let people judge for themselves;” and 4) that you are not satisfied solely with her confidential “documentation [that] includes emails from individuals as well as [her] handwritten notes of the phone conversations [she] had with both investigators” as proof of a “police investigation.”

We are actually flattered that you have the courage to take the time to be objective. However, it’s distressing (and unfortunate) that you have to pursue information that should have been made available by Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware. We wish you well in your endeavors. We also pray that your efforts reveal the existence of a “police investigation” with a corresponding incident number. In the event that your efforts are inconclusive, we also hope that you have the resilience to publicly admit it.

10/14/2011 Update

After going into great detail regarding your skills as a journalist, we would think that you would have posted primary source material to “speak for itself.” Attaching a blog posting from a disgruntled author, while it may lead to primary source material, is not proof that a real investigation ever occurred. Therefore, the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur does not apply to this pitiable attachment.

Journalists, as yourself, are held to a higher standard in reporting and presenting evidence. We do hope that your independent research activity leads you to a trail of primary source material including, but not limited to, documented evidence of a “police investigation” with a corresponding incident number. In the event that an “investigation” is proven to have occurred, information that retracts and/or exonerates the publisher needs to be included. For example, if there was no prosecution, or if the matter was closed due to a deficiency of evidence towards proving the complaint, reporting ethics require a full disclosure of the disposition of the “investigation.”

10/24/2011: American Book Publishing: No Case, No Criminal Contact & No Legal Action Taken

 

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Open Letter to Eric Grimm: Christian authors ‘targeted’ by PublishAmerica, says CBA

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Mr. Grimm,

The quote attributed to ACFW is not accurate. PublishAmerica in this offering to their authors never claimed that they had a “contract” with your organization. Also, this fabrication occurred after being contacted by CBA. In the interest of all concerned parties, we respectfully request that you take all measures necessary to force and compel Cynthia Ruchti to issue an immediate retraction of this erroneous information. In addition, you indicate that the information that came from  “a very concerned call from an author,” which  is quite obviously the notorious Victoria Strauss of Writer Beware. We have very strong concerns regarding the reporting of Victoria Strauss who’s own needlework on the fabric of truthfulness still remains in question.

Please refer to the following link regarding Victoria Strauss’ truthfulness:


In protest of the erroneous remarks of Cynthia Ruchti, unless a retraction issues henceforth from Cynthia Ruchti, we do anticipate placing her on our “Boycotted Authors List.”

Lizzy Greenberg
The Write Agenda
Reference

Christian Story Teller Asks: “Victoria Strauss, what is she doing to her reputation?”

In Accountability, American Book Publishing, Author, Author Watch, Authors, books, Charles Spurgeon, command knowledge, Credibility, false information, foul mouth, Interviews, Investigations, lawsuits, polite company, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, The Write Agenda, ugly facts, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, word smith, wordsmith, Writer Beware on September 25, 2011 at 12:39 pm

The Write Agenda is not alone in its quest to compel Victoria Strauss to tell the truth. The Christian Story Teller posted this yesterday. [Reprinted with the express permission of christianstoryteller.com.]

Victoria Strauss, what is she doing to her reputation?

Why the foul mouth & no answers?

 

You reap what you sow. Now it seems that Victoria loves to use the f— word in her postings and still won’t answer the question about her post about “the police investigation” on another company [American Book Publishing] that she doesn’t like. She informed this editor years ago that she and “they”? have lots of complaints, records, and documents about all these publishers / agents / agencies that they have identified as scammers, BUT she would never prove it. We were just to take her at her word. Which right now is in the dumper.

The use of the F— word has NO place in professional behavior or polite company. It reveals that the person might have a limited command / knowledge  of the english language. Additionally, statements from this type of word smith tend to be reviewed as coming from an arrogant, unschooled, self important, know it all.

Prove it or lose it. For years Victoria has been part of a group that would boldly demand facts and financial figures from companies and now she can’t answer yes or no. If she doesn’t come clean with the answers to these simple questions, she’ll be just like yellow snow.

A major creditability scandal indeed!  Read the full story and  The Write Agenda who exposed the ugly facts. Then go to Publishingfacts for  Commentary:

 “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”  

-  Charles Spurgeon

References

Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb . . . Again: The F****** Lack of Class Continues

Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb, Ann “A.C.”Crispin Thinks it’s OK: How Publishing Watchdogs Demonstrate Their Arrogance and Supremacy for Standards

http://www.christianstoryteller.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=247:what-in-the-world-is-going-on

Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from St. John’s University Regarding Plaintiff’s Ph.D. Credentials

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From the original complaint regarding the allegations against Defendants Teresa Nielsen-Hayden and Patrick Nielsen-Hayden:

“At all times relevant to this lawsuit, T. N-Hayden has owned and operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called ‘Making Light’. T. N-Hayden has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on Making Light, including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as ‘…a faux literary agent…,’ ‘…scam agent Barbara Bauer…,’ ‘…kooky…’ ‘…that lunatic…’, and questioning the legitimacy of her Ph.D. degree.”[Emphasis Added.]

At all times relevant to this lawsuit, P. N-Hayden  has owned and operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called ‘Making Light’. T. N-Hayden has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on Making Light, including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as ‘…a faux literary agent…,’ ‘…scam agent Barbara Bauer…,’ ‘…kooky…’ ‘…that lunatic…’, and questioning the legitimacy of her Ph.D. degree.”[Emphasis Added.]

A letter from the St. John’s University regarding these allegations:

 

 

 

For a PDF Version, Click here

Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin & Writer Beware: Just Tell the Truth!

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Psalm 109: A Prayer for the Punishment of the Wicked

“Let [her] days be few .  . . . It cannot be wrong for an officer of justice to aim at this; to desire it; to pray for it. How strange it would be for a magistrate to pray “that a murderer or a traitor should be long lived!”

“And let another take [her] office – So every man [woman] acts, and practically prays, who seeks to remove a bad and corrupt man [woman] from office. As such an office must be filled by someone, all the efforts which he [she] puts forth to remove a wicked man [woman] tend to bring it about that ‘another should take his [her] office;’ and for this it is ‘right’ to labor and pray. The act does not of itself imply malignity or bad feeling, but is consistent with the purest benevolence, the kindest feelings, the strictest integrity, the sternest patriotism, and the highest form of piety.”

- Barnes’ Notes on the Bible

 

 

 

Additional Readings

Victoria Strauss: Click Here

Ann “A.C.” Crispin: Click Here

 

References

http://bible.org/seriespage/psalm-109-prayer-punishment-wicked

http://bible.cc/psalms/109-8.htm

Bauer vs. Glatzer et. al. – Summary of Allegations Against the Named Defendants

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Bauer vs. Glatzer et. al.

Summary of Allegations Against the Named Defendants from the Original Complaint (The case was dismissed in part and the Court left the door open for the Plaintiff to refile).

BARBARA BAUER and BARBARA BAUER LITERARY AGENCY, INC. Plaintiffs vs. Jenna Glatzer and MacAllister Stone and James D. Macdonald and Kent Brewster and Ann C. Crispin and Patrick Niclsen-Hayden and Teresa Nielsen-Hayden and Miss Snark The Literary Agent, a fictitious name, and David L Kuzminski and Thomas S. Tully and Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. and Victoria C. Strauss and Shweta Narayan and Lesia Valentine and Christina Walden and Wikimedia Foundation and Stephan Spencer Defendants.

Defendant Allegations in Complaint
Jenna Glatzer At times relevant to this lawsuit, Glatzer has owned and operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called Absolute Write.com (“AW”).During the time that Glatzer owned and operated AW, she has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on AW, including, but not limited to, posting a list of the “20 Worst Literary Agents”, which includes false and defamatory statements about Barbara Bauer, including the statement that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…,” claiming that plaintiff is not just a bad agent but a “scammer”, that she is among agents who “…vacuum out your savings account…” and “…lie to you…, “ and that she has threatened 2/3 of the internet at least once.” [NOTE: LOL, ROTHFL, Ms. Glatzer, actually co-authored a book on cyber-bullying; can you say: incongruent?
MacAllister Stone At times relevant to this lawsuit, Stone has owned and operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called Absolute Write.com (“AW”)During the time that Stone owned and operated AW, she has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on AW, including, but not limited to, posting a list of the “20 Worst Literary Agents”, which includes false and defamatory statements about Barbara Bauer, including the statement that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…,” including claiming that plaintiff is not just a bad agent but a “scammer”, that she is among agents who “…vacuum out your savings account…” and “…lie to you…,” and that she has threatened 2/3 of the internet at least once.”
James D. MacDonald Both on his own blog and on other sites on the internet MacDonald has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA including, but not limited to, claiming that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…,” that she is among agents who “…vacuum out your savings account…” and “…lie to you…, “ and that she is a “…dodgy player.”
Kent Brewster Brewster has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on Speculations, including, but not limited to, posting a list of the “20 Worst Literary Agents”, which includes false and defamatory statements about Barbara Bauer, including the statement that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…,” calling her the “Dumbest of the 20 Worst” agents, claiming that she has “…no documented sales at all…,” and accusing her of being a “…scammer…,” and of engaging in “…random nuttiness.”
Patrick Nielsen-Hayden At all times relevant to this lawsuit, P. N-Hayden has owned and operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called “Making Light.”P. N-Hayden has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on Making Light, including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as “…a faux literary agent…,” “…scam agent Barbara Bauer…,’ ” ‘… kooky…” “… that lunatic…”, and questioning the legitimacy of her Ph.D. degree. [Emphasis Added.][NOTE: Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from St. John’s University Regarding Plaintiff’s Ph.D. Credentials]
Teresa Nielsen-Hayden At all times relevant to this lawsuit, T. N-Hayden has owned and operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called “Making Light”.T. N-Hayden has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on Making Light, including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as “…a faux literary agent…,” “…scam agent Barbara Bauer…,”“…kooky…”“…that lunatic…”, and questioning the legitimacy of her Ph.D. degree. [Emphasis Added.][NOTE: Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from St. John’s University Regarding Plaintiff’s Ph.D. Credentials]
Ann “A.C.” Crispin Defendant Ann C. Crispin (“Crispin”) is an officer and active member of defendant Science Fiction Writers of America, Inc. (“SFWA”), PO Box 877, Chesterton, MD 21620.At times relevant to this lawsuit, Crispin has, along with defendant Victoria C. Strauss (“Strauss”) operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called Writer Beware (“WB”) on behalf of the owner of Writers Beware defendant SFWA.During the time that Crispin has operated Writer Beware, she has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on WB, including, but not limited to, posting a list of the “20 Worst Literary Agents”, which includes false and defamatory statements about Barbara Bauer, including the statement that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…” This defamatory publication has been posted and quoted extensively on numerous other websites and blogs on the internet.Crispin has also published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs on other blogs and websites including, but not limited to, claiming that plaintiff has “…no verified sales to real advance and royalty paying publishers,” and characterizing plaintiff as among a group of “questionable agents.” [Note: Crispin died September 6, 2013.
Victoria Strauss Defendant Victoria C. Strauss is an officer and active member of defendant Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (“SFWA”), PO Box 877, Chesterton, MD 21620, . . . .At times relevant to this lawsuit, Strauss has along with defendant Crispin operated Writer Beware on behalf of SFWA and been responsible for its content.During the time that Strauss has operated Writer Beware, she has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on WB, including, but not limited to, posting a list of the “20 Worst Literary Agents”, which includes false and defamatory statements about Barbara Bauer, including the statement that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…” This defamatory publication has been posted and quoted extensively on numerous other websites and blogs on the internet. Strauss has also referred to plaintiff on WB as a “…scam agent…” and alleged that she engages in “…dirty business practices…”Strauss has also published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs on other blogs and websites including, but not limited to claiming that plaintiff has “…no documented and verified sales at all.”
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) Defendant SFWA is a corporation doing business at 332 LaGuardia Pl. #632, NY, NY 10012-1428 and PO Box 877, Chestertown, MD 21620.At times relevant to this lawsuit, SFWA has owned WB, and has operated it through its agents defendants Crispin and Strauus.As set forth at length in COUNTS THIRTEEN and FIFTEEN above, WB has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs including, but not limited to, posting a list of the “20 Worst Literary Agents”, which includes false and defamatory statements about Barbara Bauer, including the statement that Barbara Bauer is among agents that have no “…significant track record of sales to commercial (advance paying) publishers…” This defamatory publication has been posted and quoted extensively on numerous other websites and blogs on the internet. WB has also referred to plaintiff as a “…scam agent…” and alleged that she engages in “…dirty business practices…”SFWA has operated and continues to operate a website called “www.20worst agents.com” which has published false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs including alleging that plaintiff has “no sales.” It has also published indecent images of plaintiff, specifically a photo of plaintiff taken without permission from plaintiff’s agent’s website, which had superimposed on it indecent licking actions of the mouth. (Note: This domain http://www.20worst agents.com is parked, pending renewal, or has expired.)As the owner of WB defendant SFWA is responsible for its content.
Miss Snark, The Literary Agent Snark has published false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on its blog, including, but not limited to, calling plaintiff a “scam artist”, and referring to her associates as “her posse of dumbshits.” Snark has produced and caused to be published on You Tube videos about Barbara Bauer entitled “Crouching Snark, Hidden Dragon” and “Miss Snark’s Happy Hooker Crapstravaganza”, the purpose of which were to belittle and defame plaintiffs with false and defamatory images and statements about plaintiff.[Emphasis Added.]
Lesia Valentine [P]roduced the You Tube videos about Barbara Bauer entitled “Crouching Snark, Hidden Dragon” and “Miss Snark’s Happy Hooker Crapstravaganza”, featuring defendant Snark, which belittle and defame plaintiffs with false and defamatory images and statements about plaintiff Barbara Bauer. [Emphasis Added.]
Christina Walden In or about May 2006 Walden registered and began to operate a website called 20 worstagents.com, the very purpose of which was to defame plaintiffs and other literary agents. In a malicious attempt to injure plaintiffs personally and professionally Walden posted an indecent and defamatory photo of plaintiff Bauer superimposed on a list of agents which included BBLA. [Emphasis Added.]
David L. Kuzminski Defendant David L. Kuzminski (“Kuzminski”), address unknown, owns and operates a website called Preditors and Editors (P&E).Kuzminski has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on P&E and other websites and blogs, including, but not limited to referring to plaintiff on numerous occasions as a “…scammer…” and a “…scam…” and stating that plaintiff”…doesn’t have any legitimate sales…” [Note: David L. Kuzminski died of an apparent heart attack on August 13, 2013; 24 days prior to the death of Writer Beware’s Ann “A.C.” Crispin.]
Thomas S. Tully Defendant Thomas S. Tully, (“Tully”), . . . has at times relevant to this lawsuit owned and operated (P&E).Tully has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on P&E and other websites and blogs, including, but not limited to referring to plaintiff on numerous occasions as a “…scammer…” and a “…scam…” and stating that plaintiff”… doesn’t have any legitimate sales…”
Stephan Spencer Defendant Stephan Spencer (“Spencer”), . . .  owns and operates a website at writer.net.Defendant Spencer has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on writers.net, including, but not limited to saying that plaintiff “…is a crook…,” “… a thief…,” “…is…scamming everyone…,” and is “…lying about her credentials,” by advertising the fact that she has a Ph.D. [Emphasis Added.][NOTE: Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from St. John’s University Regarding Plaintiff’s Ph.D. Credentials]
Wikimedia Foundation Defendant Wikimedia Foundation (“WF”), with offices at 200 Second Avenue South, # 358, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4313, owns and operates Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia.Defendant WF has published and continues to publish numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as “The Dumbest of the Twenty Worst” literary agents, and stating that she “no documented sales at all.”
Shweta Narayan Defendant Shweta Narayan (“Narayan”) is employed at International Computer Science Institute, 1947 Center St., Suite 600, Berkeley, CA 94704In or about November, 2006, defendant Narayan published a paper and abstract which contained numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as “a literary agent AW[Absolute Write] had exposed as a scam artist,” and stating that “… Bauer claims to be a real literary agent…” and is a “well known scam artist.” On November 4, 2006, Narayan repeated her false and defamatory statements in a public talk at the University of California, San Diego. [Emphasis Added.][NOTE: Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from the University California of San Diego

Bauer vs. Glatzer

The Original Complaint: Click here)

Bauer vs. Glatzer et. al. – Summary of Allegations Against the Named Defendants

Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from St. John’s University Regarding Plaintiff’s Ph.D. Credentials

Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from the University California of San Diego

Do you have information or comments on this case? Please contact The Write Agenda

Bauer vs. Glatzer, Request for Information (Confidentiality Guaranteed)

August 2011 Updates: Click here

Reference

http://www.eff.org/files/filenode/wikimedia/BauerSecondAmendedComplaint.pdf

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B.A.D. Project (Boycotted Authors Distribution) [[PUBLIC]]

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Current Boycott List (Click Here).

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