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Crispin Claims Strategic Book Group Income Comes Only From Authors

In Ann Crispin, Authors, Credibility, Reputation on March 21, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Bouncing Bobby claimed, in his “lawsuit” (the one that got dismissed because he didn’t pursue it after we sent him our interrogaties, [sic] make of that what you will, heh heh) that Writer Beware AND James Macdonald were causing him to lose $20,000.00 bucks per week in author income. And we know Bobby really felt that loss, because “author income” that is, authors paying him money, is how he makes his income. It’s sure not from selling books to anyone BUT their authors [emphasis added]. I’m sure Bobby’s tax records will bear me out. Anyone want to take bets?Ann C. Crispin, Chair, Writer Beware

Well, at least she didn’t refer to it as a “mitzvah” again. These recent Amazon Sales Rankings would appear to suggest that there actually ARE people other than “their authors” buying books. From this group of titles, it appears that neither the author nor the book buying public is doing much with this collection of Ann Crispin titles. Judging by the cost ($9.99 and lower) of many of these books, it’s relatively safe to assume that these are in fact e-book sales. Therefore, it’s highly unlikely that this has resulted “from selling books to anyone BUT their authors” by Strategic Book Group. These are the kind of statements that necessitate the need to become a skeptic and utilize the C.R.A.P test. C.R.A.P. is an acronym for Currency, Reliability, Authority and Purpose and Point of View.


Title
Author
Publisher

Publication Date

Cost

Current Rank
Infection Sean Schubert Eloquent Books January 6, 2011 $9.99 20,779
PEOPLE OF THE BEAR MOTHER T. D. Austin Eloquent Books December 15, 2009 $9.99 22,545
Time Will Tell Eddie Upnick Eloquent Books December 29, 2009 $9.99 50,128
Sex For Sale: Memoirs of a Bangkok Ladyboy Somkid Surintoom Strategic Book Group November 9, 2010 $9.99 60,564
Angel Through The Storms: A Love Story Jr. Clement Binnings Eloquent Books February 8, 2011 $20.00 77,809
A Parents Catechism: Passing on the Catholic Faith Dana Paul Robinson Strategic Book Group October 26, 2010 $9.99 100,863
When I Dream Robin Landry Eloquent Books November 12, 2010 $9.99 104,641
Where There Is No Comfort, Seven Days in Ethiopia Juliann Troi Eloquent Books April 14, 2010 $9.99 104,781
Pinewood Winning by the Rules Phillip C. Reinke Eloquent Books January 14, 2010 $9.99 109,111
Life is One Big To-Do List: A Woman’s Life after 40 Terri Lee Ryan Eloquent Books August 6, 2010 $9.99 116,791
Reversal Hugh Bowen Eloquent Books February 22, 2011 $9.99 121,149
Saga of a Texas Ranger Jeffery Robenalt Eloquent Books October 25, 2010 $9.99 138,483
Final Diagnosis Paul V. Walters Eloquent Books September 7, 2010 $9.99 153,110
Xani: Child of the Sun Saan As – Slim Orion Strategic Book Group November 3, 2010 $9.99 156,957
Visions of Time Peter J. Brown Strategic Book Group November 24, 2010 $9.99 179,465
A Humanistic Approach to Coaching Wrestling Ed Onorato Strategic Book Group February 24, 2011 $9.99 190,940
A Dirty Game: A David Hurst Story David Lowe Strategic Book Group November 9, 2010 $9.99 192,992
In the Beginning: A Spiritualist’s Bible Rev. Donald R. Schwartz Eloquent Books January 3, 2011 $18.95 209,843
The Making and Breaking of an American Spy James A. Everett Eloquent Books December 29, 2010 $17.50 210,998
Acrobats of Reason Graham Butchart Strategic Book Group August 29, 2010 $9.99 211,762
Shards of War: Fleeing to & from Uzbekistan Ph. D. Michael G. Kesler Strategic Book Group February 4, 2011 $9.99 220,096
Dogs of Meadowbrook William Schwenn Strategic Book Group February 8, 2011 $9.99 233,074
The Bitter Vetch D.L. Calvin Strategic Book Group December 7, 2010 $9.99 244,281
The Right Person (Montgomery Lake High, No. 1) Stacy Padula Strategic Book Group December 16, 2010 $5.99 244,503
Bread and Stone-A New Kingdom Cheryl Ann Toliver Strategic Book Group February 9, 2011 $9.99 272,256
True Ghost Stories and Yes Aliens Exist Maurice La Hern Strategic Book Group November 10, 2010 $9.99 277,822
North Carolina Blue Shelby DeFriece Eloquent Books February 4, 2011 $18.95 297,000
A Shepherd’s Rod Cris Pfeil Strategic Book Group December 8, 2010 $9.99 297,253
Farewell to Freedom: What Happens in Las Vegas Doesn’t Necessarily Stay in Vegas! Anita Waggoner Strategic Book Group December 20, 2010 $9.99 336,747
My Sunset Rendezvous: Crisis in Tahiti Ila France Porcher Strategic Book Group January 11, 2011 $9.99 339,305
MISCHIEF IN THE MUSHROOM PATCH Amanda M. Thrasher Strategic Book Group April 14, 2010 $9.99 352,596
To Catch a Catch Bob Cohn Strategic Book Group October 27, 2010 $9.99 353,432
Disturbing Pieces Robert N. Porter Strategic Book Group December 8, 2010 $9.99 356,258
The Sting of Fate: Spanning Three Continents, the Paths of Love, Life and Restored Dignity Will Take You on a Spellbinding Magical Ride.. Nannette Holliday Strategic Book Group February 4, 2011 $9.99 358,351
Pray. Act. Pray Again. A 40-Day Walk with God Rev. Kathleene Card Eloquent Books December 16, 2010 $11.50 360,480
Pelvic Organ Prolapse: The Silent Epidemic Sherrie Palm Eloquent Books March 14, 2009 $23.50 380,970
The Spirit of Freedom: Why We Are Here Tom Richards Strategic Book Group December 23, 2010 $9.99 380,998
Person of Interest Ray Barnds Strategic Book Group November 3, 2010 $9.99 384,600
Destiny Obscure Joel Berman Strategic Book Group February 2, 2011 $9.99 421,576
Breathless Sin J.B. Coke Strategic Book Group December 13, 2010 $9.99 425,740
Tap Shoes And Horse Shoes Tana Macy Eloquent Books February 2, 2011 $18.00 433,970
Gaia and Tityas Denis Frith Strategic Book Group November 4, 2010 $9.99 455,590
Roofied Stacia A. Davis Eloquent Books February 25, 2011 $16.95 487,048
Black Powder, Gray Hope: Vengeance Marty Duncan Strategic Book Group December 7, 2010 $9.99 500,851
Starbridge 5: Silent Songs (Starbridge, Book 5) A. C. Crispin Ace June 1, 1994 $4.99 664,208
Alien: Resurrection – The Novelization A. C. Crispin Aspect December 1, 1997 $4.99 954,642
Star Wars the Han Solo Trilogy (Star Wars) A C Crispin N.A. December 31, 1900 $0.00 996,585
V: Death Tide A. C. Crispin Pinnacle Books June 1, 1985 $2.95 1,290,815
StarBridge 6: Ancestor’s World (Crispin, A. C., King, T. Jackson, Starbridge 6.) A. C. Crispin Ace July 1, 1996 $5.99 1,345,069
Starbridge A. C. Crispin Ace September 1, 1989 $4.99 1,386,007
Star Trek – Enter the Wolves A. C. Crispin DC Comics April 1, 2001 $5.95 1,440,472
Starbridge 7: Voices of Chaos (Starbridge Series) A. C. Crispin Ace March 1, 1998 $5.99 1,451,537
Star Wars: The Han Solo Omnibus: The Paradise Snare, The Hutt Gambit, Rebel Dawn (AU Star Wars) A.C. Crispin Random House Audio March 7, 2000 $29.95 2,065,746
Yesterday’s Son: Star Trek Novel A. C. Crispin Pocket Books December 31, 1900 $0.00 2,467,396
Rebel Dawn (Star Wars: Hans Solo Trilogy) A.C. Crispin Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) April 2, 1998 $12.40 2,574,550
Star Wars: the Han Solo Trilogy A.C. Crispin Unknown December 31, 1900 $0.00 5,000,000
Sarek (Star Trek) A. C. Crispin Pan December 31, 1900 $0.00 5,000,000

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