Ann “A.C.” Crispin’s 2011 BEA Observations: Industry “Weinerdog” Still Struggles with Truth & Deceit

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“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
— George Orwell

Ann Crispin, in a recent Absolute Write blog post, made the following statement:

“After I did my BEA autographing of The Price of Freedom (published by Disney Editions) Victoria [Strauss] and I strolled around the BEA. We walked past the aisle where the Strategic authors were, sitting at little tables with their books and hopeful expressions. Not many people in the aisle, and nobody lined up for autographs. It was really sad. I felt so sorry for them.”

Ann “A.C.” Crispin

It would appear that this would have been another good opportunity for a publishing industry “weinerdog”  to “Show, don’t tell.” In other words, show your evidence and let people experience it rather having to solely trust you on your words alone; especially after your reporting and reputation has been challenged. As the old adage goes: “a picture is worth a thousand words,” these shutterbugs actually captured Strategic authors engaged with people and signing books. Ann Crispin, we are really sad for you. We feel sorry for the “flying monkeys” that you continue to weave into your cult of deceit and deception. (For more information on Ann Crispin, click here.)

Comparatively, here is Ann Crispin sitting at a  little table with her books and with a very hopeful expression. Are there many people in the aisle? Is any one lined up for autographs? It is really sad Ann Crispin. We feel so sorry for you.

(Photo credit: Liza Wiemer)
(Photo Credit: Ann “A.C.” Crispin Facebook Page)
Reader Replies:

Crispin, Ann. “Strategic Book Group / Strategic Book Publishing / Eloquent Books / SBM [Archive] – Page 3 – Absolute Write Water Cooler.” Absolute Write. 31 May 2011. Web. 09 June 2011. <>.

Wiemer, Liza. “Reflections after the BEA and Teen Author Carnival.” WhoRuBlog. 31 May 2011. Web. 09 June 2011. <;.

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