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Proof That Ann “A.C.” Crispin’s Fact-Finding and Research Skills Are Questionable

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Accountability, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Atlanta Nights, Author, Author Watch, Authors, Blackmail, Credibility, Crispin, Disney, Extortion, Infringement, Interviews, Intimidation, Investigations, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Preditors & Editors, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, Writer Beware on August 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm

“Just FYI…Debt increases by recent US Presidents: Reagan 186%, Bush I 54%, Clinton 41%, Bush II 72%, Obama 23% . . . Source: Congressional Budget Office”

Ann “A.C.” Crispin (Facebook, August 28, 2011)

While politics are far off our normal subject matter for discussion, we were immediately skeptical by this Ann “A.C.” Crispin Facebook posting. We cannot ignore this statement of fact and apparent use of primary source material by Ann “A.C.” Crispin.  If you didn’t know any better you would think that this is authoritative, it is from Ann “A.C.” Crispin . . . right?  However, when you look into this a little further things are not quite what they seem. Firstly, if you Google Ann “A.C.” Crispin’s entire quote (above) you will pull up the identical quote from many other sites. This quote has been posted, re-posted, tweeted and re-tweeted by many apparent like-kind liberal sources as authoritative. Secondly, the Google search does not take you to the primary source material (i.e. the Congressional Budget Office) nor does Ann “A.C.” Crispin post a link to the primary source material from the Congressional Budget Office. Credible? Thirdly, we’re willing to bet that Ann “A.C.” Crispin did not personally conduct this research and fact-finding herself; she’s merely posted a quote from one of these other unvetted sources (this should concern you . . . more below). Fourthly, regardless of where these percentages emanate from, one needs to look at “debt increases” in terms of dollars. Ann “A.C.” Crispin’s quote intentionally does not present a true statement of facts. FACT: Congress determines spending amounts not Presidents. Historically, Democrats have outspent Republicans 2 – 1 (click here). Also, keep in mind that Obama has only been in office since January 2009 and his term is not complete. During this period under Obama’s watch the national debt has increased to $4 trillion dollars. To wit: “Using nominal measures, CNN‘s Jack Cafferty and CBS‘s Mark Knoller have noted that the US national debt has increased more rapidly under President Obama than under any other U.S. president, and that it had increased by $4 trillion since the beginning of his term of office.”

This is not the first time that Ann “A.C.” Crispin has been less than genuine. A recent example of her lack of attention to facts was presented in our posting, Come on Ann “A.C.” Crispin . . . Get it Right . . . Will You Please? (Click Here). However, the most blatant example of posting an unsubstantiated claim remains: “American Book Publishing has been the subject of at least one police investigation.” The Write Agenda researched this claim extensively and proved that this is a fabricated story. Please see our posting: American Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims (Click here).

We are not trying to make a political statement here. However, Ann “A.C.” Crispin presented an opportunity, albeit a political one, to really to question what she claims as fact. We are grateful for this opportunity as it once again demonstrates the need to evaluate statements like this through the C.R.A.P. Test.

With all sources of information available to us today, it’s sometimes difficult to know which are based on facts, to discern whether false information was provided or whether the whole story was communicated. While some Web sites, and their commentators, began as providers of information based on facts and or unbiased opinions, many over time have been corrupted either in whole or in part to a point of view or ideology. On this page (click here) you will find a list of sources that have been shown to promote progressive ideologies, open ended commentary and unsupported statements. Some are presented as non-biased or based on facts; others do not. Through an examination of the information these organizations and individuals offer, including their sources of funding, parent organizations, leadership, agendas, goals and content of the information presented and based on comparison with the facts as determined by the primary source material as it becomes available, many warrant further review. The objective is to encourage you to evaluate these sources of information with a discerning eye, become a skeptic and utilize the C.R.A.P test to evaluate postings, articles and information. C.R.A.P. is an acronym for Currency, Reliability, Authority and Purpose and Point of View.

References

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BUDGET-2008-TAB/pdf/BUDGET-2008-TAB-9-1.pdf

http://www.house.gov/jec/news/DebtChartbyCongressionalControl.pdf

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20095704-503544.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_debt_by_U.S._presidential_terms

http://www.presidentialdebt.org/

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=841845439&sk=wall

https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/come-on-ann-a-c-crispin-get-it-right-will-you-please/

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T.W.A.N.G (The Write Agenda Ninja Group): 2011 Dragon Con, Atlanta, GA

In Uncategorized on August 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm

TO:  T.W.A.N.G. (The Write Agenda Ninja Group):

We have finalized our itinerary and coordinated your team projects. The link below will provide you with your hotel, transportation and ticket information. Team Leaders, we will be meeting the evening before the 2011 Dragon Con Convention at the Hilton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA.

T.W.A.N.G (The Write Agenda Ninja Group): 2011 Dragon Con(LOG IN)

Author Watch – Best Sellers – August 26, 2011

In Amazon, Amazon Rankings, Amazon Sales Rankings, Author, Author Watch, Authors, Best Sellers, Bestsellers, books, e-books, ebooks, New York Times, New York Times Best Sellers, Publishers, Publishing, Self-Publishing on August 26, 2011 at 12:51 pm

The Write Agenda’s list of untraditionally published authors with current Amazon Sales Rankings of 10,000 or better.

Author Watch – Best Sellers – August 26, 2011


Title


Author


Publisher


Pub
Date


List
Price


Current Rank

Her Perfect Revenge (a romantic comedy novel about getting even with a bad boy!) Anna Mara Outskirts Press February 19, 2008

$0.99

572

Forget to Remember Alan Cook AuthorHouse November 9, 2010

$0.99

657

Sweet Farts (Sweet Farts Series) Raymond Bean BookSurge Publishing November 11, 2008

$2.99

1,368

Bound by Hatred Shelley Walden Publish America March 15, 2008

$0.99

2,289

Children of Terror Inge Auerbacher iUniverse December 7, 2009

$6.00

2,512

Soldier of Rome: The Legionary (The Artorian Chronicles – Part One) James Mace iUniverse December 1, 2006

$3.99

2,647

The Eighth Scroll Dr. Laurence B. Brown Booksurge February 22, 2008

$0.99

2,744

Paramedic to the Prince: An American Paramedic’s Account of Life Inside the Mysterious World of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Patrick (Tom) Notestine Booksurge December 7, 2009

$8.99

2,910

Altered Destiny: A Hustler’s Choice Sherylynne L. Rochester Outskirts Press January 22, 2010

$1.70

3,140

THE ROOM Ray Melnik iUniverse September 3, 2007

$1.99

5,044

Dr. John Chung’s SAT Math John Chung BookSurge Publishing September 3, 2009

$27.99

5,604

Almost Home: My Life Story Vol 1 Damien Echols iUniverse, Inc. June 3, 2005

$15.95

5,666

Second Kiss Natalie Palmer Tate Publishing November 30, 2010

$18.99

5,974

From A Name to A Number: A Holocaust Survivor’s Autobiography Alter Wiener Authorhouse November 22, 2010

$9.99

6,120

Soldier of Rome: Heir to Rebellion (The Artorian Chronicles – Part Three) James Mace iUniverse July 20, 2009

$5.99

6,880

Soldier of Rome: The Centurion (The Artorian Chronicles – Part Four) James Mace iUniverse January 3, 2011

$5.99

7,079

Invisible Tears Abigail Lawrence Authorhouse April 16, 2010

$2.99

7,104

If I am So Smart Why Can’t I Lose Weight? Brooke Castillo Book Surge April 26, 2006

$5.00

7,479

Footsteps to Forever: A World War II Thriller R. Samuel Baty iUniverse October 13, 2008

$6.00

8,791

Tiger Woman John W. Huffman Book Surge October 1, 2009

$4.99

8,954

Fire-Heart (A Tale of Alterra, The World That Is) C.S. Marks AuthorHouse June 10, 2009

$2.99

9,267

The Highest Bidder Chanta Rand Blue Isis Publishing November 29, 2010

$5.99

9,619

Elfhunter: A Tale Of Alterra, The World That Is (Tales of Alterra, the World that Is.) C.S. Marks AuthorHouse September 12, 2007

$0.99

9,760

 

Watch List

 

Ravenshade (A Tale of Alterra, The World That Is) C.S. Marks Author House June 12, 2009

$2.99

10,114

Alchemy Mike Wood Booksurge January 12, 2010

$2.99

11,262

Obsessive/Obsession Toye Brown Outskirts Press, Inc. March 5, 2010

$0.99

11,542

The Millionaire’s Secret: A Handbook For Building Wealth In Tough Times Ron Taylor iUniverse June 28, 2010

$0.99

12,028

Hotline to Murder Alan Cook AuthorHouse March 25, 2005

$0.99

12,331

A Few Degrees from Hell: The 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon Scott Ludwig iUniverse November 11, 2010

$9.99

13,053

I Was Amish: A personal story of an Amish girl and her life Malinda Detweiler Xlibris April 14, 2011

$9.99

13,402

CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-201 Study Guide Darril Gibson BookSurge Publishing September 9, 2009

$35.99

13,510

Deadly Thirst: The True Story of a Foster Child’s Murder Donna Goodenough Trafford Publishing August 5, 2003

$9.99

13,698

Uncommon Sense M. Margaret Neil iUniverse March 1, 2001

$0.99

13,710

SQL Queries Joes 2 Pros: SQL Query Techniques For Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Volume 2 Rick A. Morelan Book Surge January 21, 2010

$9.50

14,479

More Than Meets the Eye: True Stories about Death, Dying and Afterlife Yvonne Perry Booksurge April 1, 2005

$7.00

14,592

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright Harbor House Law Press, Inc. March 1, 2007

$29.95

14,658

Biblical Nonsense: A Review Of The Bible For Doubting Christians Jason Long iUniverse January 19, 2005

$6.00

14,676

Possessed: The True Story of an Exorcism Thomas Allen iUniverse September 10, 2009

$9.95

14,842

Me, Myself and Paris: One Toe Under the Eiffel Tower, The Other In the Grocery Store Ruth Yunker Outskirts Press, Inc July 27, 2010

$7.99

15,707

Peak Oil and the Second Great Depression (2010-2030): A Survival Guide for Investors and Savers After Peak Oil Kenneth Worth Outskirts Press, Inc. June 30, 2010

$5.99

15,875

A Lone Palm Stands H. A. Olsen Booksurge March 3, 2010

$6.99

15,914

The Biggest Joke Book Ever Jack Jacoby Trafford Publishing September 3, 2008

$9.99

16,790

My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding Esther M. Friesner St. Martin’s Griffin April 1, 2010

$14.99

17,116

Live Your Dreams… Let Reality Catch Up: NLP and Common Sense for Coaches, Managers and You Roger Ellerton Trafford Publishing November 3, 2005

$9.99

17,297

Good Morning Reverend RoLonda Brown Authorhouse.com June 19, 2011

$5.00

17,432

Honeymoon for Three (Gary Blanchard) Alan Cook AuthorHouse June 19, 2007

$0.99

18,597

JUNGLE RULES: A JOHN LOCKE SUSPENSE THRILLER MIKE PETTIT iUniverse January 3, 2011

$9.99

19,576

Better Than Steroids Dr. Warren Willey Trafford Publishing February 15, 2007

$35.00

19,727

Sleeper Barry Friedman iUniverse September 5, 2005

$5.95

19,787

 Note:

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)

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Boycotted Authors & Books (DO NOT BUY LIST)

Book readers, book buyers, bookstores, libraries, book reviewers, literary agents, publishers and book enthusiasts be sure to see ourBoycotted Authors List (Click here) and Boycotted Books List (Click here).

PDF version available The Write Agenda_boycott_list.


Title


Author


Publisher


Pub
Date

Old Man’s War

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

The Ghost Brigades

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

The Last Colony

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

Questions for a Soldier

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

September 21, 2011

The Sagan Diary

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

September 21, 2011

Fuzzy Nation

John Scalzi

Tor Books

May 10, 2011

Agent to the Stars

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

After the Coup: A Tor.Com Original

John Scalzi

Tor Books

July 14, 2010

The God Engines

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

June 10, 2010

The Android’s Dream

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

Zoe’s Tale

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

The Highest Bidder

Chanta Rand

Blue Isis Publishing

November 29, 2010

How I Proposed to My Wife: An Alien Sex Story

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

October 7, 2011

Judge Sn Goes Golfing

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

October 7, 2011

You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi on Writing

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

May 10, 2011

The Price of Freedom (Pirates of the Caribbean)

A.C. Crispin

Disney Editions

May 17, 2011

Rebel Dawn (Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy, Book 3)

A.C. Crispin

Spectra

March 9, 1998

Metatropolis

John Scalzi

Tor Books

June 2, 2010

Signs of Love

Chanta Rand

Blue Isis Publishing

October 4, 2011

Sarek (Star Trek: The Original Series)

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books/Star Trek

July 27, 1999

Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Hutt Gambit: The Hutt Gambitt Book 2 (Star Wars Han Solo Trilogy)

A.C. Crispin

Spectra

June 28, 2011

Yesterday’s Son (Star Trek (Numbered Paperback))

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books/Star Trek

September 22, 2000

Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare: The Paradise Snare Book 1 (Star Wars: Han Solo Trilogy)

A.C. Crispin

Spectra

June 28, 2011

Pharaoh’s Desire

Chanta Rand

Blue Isis Publishing

May 15, 2011

Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

The President’s Brain is Missing: A Tor.Com Original

John Scalzi

Tor Books

February 1, 2011

The Price of the Stars: Book One of Mageworlds

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

October 15, 1992

Dirty Laundry

Chanta Rand

Blue Isis

May 1, 2011

V: The Original Miniseries

A.C. Crispin

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

Time For Yesterday (Star Trek: The Original Series)

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books/Star Trek

September 22, 2000

By Honor Betray’d: Mageworlds #3

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

July 15, 1994

Two from the Mageworlds

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

The Gathering Flame

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

July 15, 1995

The Long Hunt: Mageworlds #5

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

August 15, 1996

Philologos; or, A Murder in Bistrita (Land of Mist and Snow)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

April 28, 2011

The Confessions of Peter Crossman

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

September 14, 2010

Bad Blood

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

July 12, 2011

Starpilot’s Grave (Mageworlds, Book 2)

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

June 15, 1993

The Arm of the Stone

Victoria Strauss

Phoenix Pick

January 24, 2011

Hunters’ Moon (Bad Blood)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

July 28, 2011

The Eyes of the Beholders (Star Trek Next Generation (Numbered))

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books/Star Trek

September 22, 2000

Crossover

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

Judgment Night (Bad Blood)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

July 9, 2011

Starbridge

A.C. Crispin

Ace

September 1, 1989

The Garden of the Stone

Victoria Strauss

Phoenix Pick

February 21, 2011

Holly and Ivy

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

June 15, 2011

Star Wars the Han Solo Trilogy (Star Wars)

A.C. Crispin

N.A.

N.A.

Der wilde Planet: Roman (German Edition)

John Scalzi

Heyne Verlag

September 12, 2011

Ecdysis (Orville Nesbit)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

Witch Garden and Other Stories

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

June 15, 2011

Up the Airy Mountain (Bad Blood)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

June 15, 2011

Jenny Nettles

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

A Tremble in the Air (Orville Nesbit)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

Remailer

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

Krieg der Klone: Roman (German Edition)

John Scalzi

Heyne Verlag

October 2, 2009

StarBridge 6: Ancestor’s World (Crispin, A. C., King, T. Jackson, Starbridge 6.)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

July 1, 1996

Die letzte Kolonie: Roman (German Edition)

John Scalzi

Heyne Verlag

July 27, 2009

Geisterbrigaden: Roman (German Edition)

John Scalzi

Heyne Verlag

October 2, 2009

Silent Dances (Starbridge, Book 2)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

July 1, 1990

Serpent’s Gift (Starbridge, Book 4)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

May 1, 1992

Starbridge 5: Silent Songs (Starbridge, Book 5)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

June 1, 1994

Starbridge 3: shadow World(Starbridge, Book 3)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

January 1, 1991

Starbridge 7: Voices of Chaos (Starbridge Series)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

March 1, 1998

Redwing, Dragon Detective

David L. Kuzminski

Double Dragon eBooks

November 1, 2007

Mark II

David L. Kuzminski

Double Dragon eBooks

November 1, 2007

The Rough Guide to the Universe, Second edition (Rough Guide Reference)

John Scalzi

Rough Guides

May 5, 2008

The Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies 1 (Rough Guide Reference)

John Scalzi

Rough Guides

October 17, 2005

Der Preis der Sterne 1: Die Kommandantin (German Edition)

James D. Macdonald

Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

June 21, 2011

An Anthology of Gears and Fears

David L. Kuzminski

N.A.

March 18, 2010

The Maker’s Shelf

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

June 15, 2011

Protector of Seaswams

David L. Kuzminski

Double Dragon eBooks

November 1, 2007

Fanthology

David L. Kuzminski

N.A.

March 18, 2010

Guardians of Riverswams

David L. Kuzminski

Double Dragon eBooks

November 2, 2007

Atlanta Nights

Travis Tea

Lulu.com

February 16, 2005

A Working of Stars (Mageworlds)

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

July 13, 2003

The Long Hunt: Mageworlds #5

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

August 1, 1996

Alien: Resurrection – The Novelization

A.C. Crispin

Aspect

December 1, 1997

Alien: Resurrection – The Novelization

A.C. Crispin

Aspect

December 1, 1997

School of Wizardry (Circle of Magic, Book 1)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

September 15, 2000

V

A.C. Crispin

Pinnacle Books (Mm)

May 1, 1984

The Wizard’s Castle (Circle of Magic, Book 5)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

March 15, 2001

Danger In The Palace (Circle Of Magic, Book 4)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

October 15, 2000

Awakened City

Victoria Strauss

Eos

May 1, 2007

The Wizard’s Statue (Circle Of Magic, Book 3)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

October 15, 2000

Secret of the Tower (Circle of Magic, Book 2)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

September 15, 2000

The Gathering Flame

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

July 1, 1995

By Honor Betray’d: Mageworlds #3

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

July 15, 1994

The Stars Asunder: A New Novel of the Mageworlds

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

June 15, 2000

V: Death Tide

A.C. Crispin

Pinnacle Books (Mm)

June 1, 1985

The Apocalypse Door (Peter Crossman)

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

December 8, 2009

Making Book

Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Nesfa Pr

March 1, 1994

Groogleman

James D. Macdonald

Harcourt Children’s Books

September 1, 1996

Knight’s Wyrd (Magic Carpet Books)

James D. Macdonald

Graphia

February 15, 1997

Agent to the Stars

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

August 1, 2005

Storms of Destiny: The Exiles of Boq’urain

A.C. Crispin

Eos

August 1, 2005

THE WIZARD APPRENTICE: SECRET OF THE TOWER.

James D. Macdonald

Hodder Children’s Books

N.A.

Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict–Requiem For Boone

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

August 19, 2000

The Burning Land

Victoria Strauss

Eos

December 1, 2004

The Rough Guide to The Universe (Rough Guide Reference)

John Scalzi

Rough Guides

May 12, 2003

Sylvester

A.C. Crispin

Tom Doherty Assoc Llc

March 1, 1985

Danger in the Palace

James D. Macdonald

Scholastic

N.A.

Star Wars Han Solo Trilogy – The Paradise Snare, the Hutt Gambit, and Rebel Dawn

A.C. Crispin

bantam

N.A.

THE WIZARD APPRENTICE: SCHOOL OF WIZARDRY.

James D. Macdonald

Hodder

N.A.

Worldstone (Signet AE4756)

Victoria Strauss

New American Library

March 3, 1987

The Ghost Brigades Publisher: Tor Science Fiction

John Scalzi

N.A.

N.A.

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

Star Trek – Enter the Wolves

A.C. Crispin

DC Comics

April 1, 2001

The Price of the Stars (Mageworlds, Book 1)

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

N.A.

City by the Sea (Circle of Magic)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

Yesterday’s Son: Star Trek Novel

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books

N.A.

The Prince’s Players (Circle of Magic)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

Rebel Dawn (Star Wars)

A.C. Crispin

Bantam

April 2, 1998

Tournament and Tower (Circle of Magic Series)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

The Prisoners of Bell Castle (Circle of Magic)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

The Rough Guide to Money Online (Rough Guide Internet/Computing)

John Scalzi

Rough Guides

November 1, 2000

Communicate with your child: 15 ways to become a communicator : practical guides based on the eco language programs

James D. Macdonald

Communicating Partners Center

N.A.

Becoming Partners With Children: From Play to Conversation

James D. Macdonald

Special Pr

March 1, 1989

The Last Colony 1st (first) edition Text Only

John Scalzi

N.A.

N.A.

Timecrime, Inc. (Robert Silverberg’s Time Tours, Vol. 3)

James D. Macdonald

Harpercollins

January 1, 1991

Zoe’s Tale (HC)

John Scalzi(Hardcover)

Tor Books

N.A.

The High King’s Daughter (Circle of Magic Series)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

May 1, 1990

El castillo del Hechicero (Circulo Magico) (Spanish Edition)

James D. Macdonald

Albatros/Argentina

June 30, 2009

Star Wars Han Solo Trilogy Vol. One, Two & Three

A.C. Crispin

Bantam Books

N.A.

The Ghost Brigades (HC)

John Scalzi(Hardcover)

Tor Books

N.A.

The Paradise Gambit (The Hans Solo Trilogy, Volume One, Two, Three)

A.C. Crispin

Bantam Spectra

N.A.

Requiem for Boone (Gen Roddenberry’s Earth the Final Conflict)

James D. Macdonald

TOR

January 1, 2002

Guardian of the Hills

Victoria Strauss

HarperCollins Publishers

October 1, 1995

Star Wars Hans Solo Triology:-Paradise Snare/Hutt Gambit/Rebel Dawn (Mass Market Paperback)

A.C. Crispin

N.A.

N.A.

Starbridge box set of 3: (Book 2) Silent Dances; (Book 3) Shadow World; (Book 4) Serpent’s Gift (Starbridge)

A.C. Crispin

Ace Books

N.A.

The Gathering Flame

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

July 1, 1995

THE WIZARD APPRENTICE: THE WIZARD’S STATUE.

James D. Macdonald

Hodder

N.A.

Old Mans War Book 1

John Scalzi

TOR BOOKS ST MARTINS MASS

N.A.

Han Solo Trilogy 3 Volumes

A.C. Crispin

BANTAM BOOKS

N.A.

THE GOD ENGINES

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

January 1, 2009

Yesterdays Saga (Star Trek #11 : The Yesterday Saga, Book 1)

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books

January 1, 1983

The Paradise Snare; The Hutt Gambit; Rebel Dawn. (Star Wars The Han Solo Trilogy)

A.C. Crispin

Bantam Books/Spectra

N.A.

Agent to the Stars — Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

John Scalzi

TOR

N.A.

Attack Butterfly (Rust Bucket Universe)

David L. Kuzminski

Americana Publishing

February 1, 2005

Escuela de magia (Circulo Magico) (Spanish Edition)

James D. Macdonald

Albatros/Argentina

November 30, 2004

SILENT DANCES STAR BRIDGE BOOK TWO

A.C. Crispin

ACE BOOKS

N.A.

THE GHOST BRIGADE

John Scalzi

Tor

N.A.

Star Trek Sarex (Chivers Sound Library # 360 Complete & Unabridged on 10 Cassettes)

A.C. Crispin

Chivers North America

N.A.

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Ann “A.C.”Crispin’s Cinderella Story: Disney Books Will Surely Be Impressed

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Accountability, Amazon, Amazon Rankings, Amazon Sales Rankings, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Author, Author Watch, Authors, blog postings, Disney, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Propaganda, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, Watchdog, Writer Beware on August 25, 2011 at 12:57 am

“Went to the Hugo Loser’s party all dressed up.”

Ann “A.C.”Crispin (Facebook. August 24, 2011)

“Wow! I just saw that I have 1000 FB friends! It’s great that so many people are interested in me and my “doings.” <big smile> Hi, FB Friends!”

Ann “A.C.”Crispin (Facebook. August 24, 2011)

Well, this serves to identify two things: 1) Who Ann “A.C.” Crispin really is; and 2) That it’s going to take more than 1000 Facebook friends to impress Disney Books to invest any further in Ann “A.C.” Crispin. How much was that advance on The Price of Freedom (Pirates of the Caribbean)? The lifetime Amazon Sales Ranking is 2,195,801. Finally, Ann “A.C.” Crispin speaks the truth!

We’re looking forward to that Worldcon trip report from Ann “A.C.” Crispin.

Do the math:

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)

Come on Ann “A.C.” Crispin . . . Get it Right . . . Will You Please?

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Request for Information: Watchdog Blackmail, Intimidation and Extortion?

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Author Watch – Best Sellers – August 19, 2011

In Amazon, Amazon Rankings, Amazon Sales Rankings, Author, Author Watch, Authors, Best Sellers, Bestsellers, books, Money should flow toward the author, New York Times, New York Times Best Sellers, Publishers, Publishing, Self-Publishing on August 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm

The Write Agenda’s list of untraditionally published authors with current Amazon Sales Rankings of 10,000 or better.

Author Watch – Best Sellers – August 19, 2011


Title


Author


Publisher


Pub
Date


List
Price


Current Rank

Her Perfect Revenge (a romantic comedy novel about getting even with a bad boy!) Anna Mara Outskirts Press February 19, 2008

$0.99

472

Forget to Remember Alan Cook AuthorHouse November 9, 2010

$0.99

651

Sweet Farts (Sweet Farts Series) Raymond Bean BookSurge Publishing November 11, 2008

$2.99

2,064

Altered Destiny: A Hustler’s Choice Sherylynne L. Rochester Outskirts Press January 22, 2010

$1.70

2,801

Children of Terror Inge Auerbacher iUniverse December 7, 2009

$6.00

3,033

Soldier of Rome: The Legionary (The Artorian Chronicles – Part One) James Mace iUniverse December 1, 2006

$3.99

3,257

Dr. John Chung’s SAT Math John Chung BookSurge Publishing September 3, 2009

$27.99

4,564

Invisible Tears Abigail Lawrence Authorhouse April 16, 2010

$2.99

5,316

THE ROOM Ray Melnik iUniverse September 3, 2007

$1.99

5,383

Bound by Hatred Shelley Walden Publish America March 15, 2008

$0.99

5,706

Obsessive/Obsession Toye Brown Outskirts Press, Inc. March 5, 2010

$0.99

5,814

CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-201 Study Guide Darril Gibson BookSurge Publishing September 9, 2009

$35.99

6,006

The Eighth Scroll Dr. Laurence B. Brown Booksurge February 22, 2008

$0.99

6,306

Soldier of Rome: The Centurion (The Artorian Chronicles – Part Four) James Mace iUniverse January 3, 2011

$5.99

6,575

Footsteps to Forever: A World War II Thriller R. Samuel Baty iUniverse October 13, 2008

$6.00

6,586

Soldier of Rome: Heir to Rebellion (The Artorian Chronicles – Part Three) James Mace iUniverse July 20, 2009

$5.99

6,801

If I am So Smart Why Can’t I Lose Weight? Brooke Castillo Book Surge April 26, 2006

$5.00

6,931

You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter: American Edition Carolyn Wilman BookSurge Publishing April 23, 2008

$19.95

7,031

Paramedic to the Prince: An American Paramedic’s Account of Life Inside the Mysterious World of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Patrick (Tom) Notestine Booksurge December 7, 2009

$8.99

8,663

From A Name to A Number: A Holocaust Survivor’s Autobiography Alter Wiener Authorhouse November 22, 2010

$9.99

9,315

Fire-Heart (A Tale of Alterra, The World That Is) C.S. Marks AuthorHouse June 10, 2009

$2.99

9,931

Watch List

A Lone Palm Stands H. A. Olsen Booksurge March 3, 2010

$6.99

10,124

79 Park Avenue Harold Robbins Authorhouse June 16, 2011

$2.99

10,325

Moonlight Keith Knapp Outskirts Press October 30, 2007

$0.99

11,040

Elfhunter: A Tale Of Alterra, The World That Is (Tales of Alterra, the World that Is.) C.S. Marks AuthorHouse September 12, 2007

$0.99

11,315

The Millionaire’s Secret: A Handbook For Building Wealth In Tough Times Ron Taylor iUniverse June 28, 2010

$0.99

11,649

The Highest Bidder Chanta Rand Blue Isis Publishing November 29, 2010

$5.99

11,713

Ravenshade (A Tale of Alterra, The World That Is) C.S. Marks Author House June 12, 2009

$2.99

12,230

The Biggest Joke Book Ever Jack Jacoby Trafford Publishing September 3, 2008

$9.99

13,002

Biblical Nonsense: A Review Of The Bible For Doubting Christians Jason Long iUniverse January 19, 2005

$6.00

14,066

Alchemy Mike Wood Booksurge January 12, 2010

$2.99

14,112

Hotline to Murder Alan Cook AuthorHouse March 25, 2005

$0.99

14,531

Ivy’s Twisted Vine Latrivia S. Nelson AuthorHouse February 2, 2008

$2.99

14,862

Average of all “Watchdog” titles

Ann “A.C.” Crispin: 3,937,371

Victoria Strauss: 2,596,119

James D. Macdonald (Doyle): 1,703,100

P.N. Elrod: 1,238,924

 

Note:

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)

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Title


Author


Publisher


Pub
Date

Old Man’s War

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

The Ghost Brigades

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

The Last Colony

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

Questions for a Soldier

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

September 21, 2011

The Sagan Diary

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

September 21, 2011

Fuzzy Nation

John Scalzi

Tor Books

May 10, 2011

Agent to the Stars

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

After the Coup: A Tor.Com Original

John Scalzi

Tor Books

July 14, 2010

The God Engines

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

June 10, 2010

The Android’s Dream

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

Zoe’s Tale

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

The Highest Bidder

Chanta Rand

Blue Isis Publishing

November 29, 2010

How I Proposed to My Wife: An Alien Sex Story

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

October 7, 2011

Judge Sn Goes Golfing

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

October 7, 2011

You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi on Writing

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

May 10, 2011

The Price of Freedom (Pirates of the Caribbean)

A.C. Crispin

Disney Editions

May 17, 2011

Rebel Dawn (Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy, Book 3)

A.C. Crispin

Spectra

March 9, 1998

Metatropolis

John Scalzi

Tor Books

June 2, 2010

Signs of Love

Chanta Rand

Blue Isis Publishing

October 4, 2011

Sarek (Star Trek: The Original Series)

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books/Star Trek

July 27, 1999

Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Hutt Gambit: The Hutt Gambitt Book 2 (Star Wars Han Solo Trilogy)

A.C. Crispin

Spectra

June 28, 2011

Yesterday’s Son (Star Trek (Numbered Paperback))

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books/Star Trek

September 22, 2000

Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare: The Paradise Snare Book 1 (Star Wars: Han Solo Trilogy)

A.C. Crispin

Spectra

June 28, 2011

Pharaoh’s Desire

Chanta Rand

Blue Isis Publishing

May 15, 2011

Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

The President’s Brain is Missing: A Tor.Com Original

John Scalzi

Tor Books

February 1, 2011

The Price of the Stars: Book One of Mageworlds

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

October 15, 1992

Dirty Laundry

Chanta Rand

Blue Isis

May 1, 2011

V: The Original Miniseries

A.C. Crispin

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

Time For Yesterday (Star Trek: The Original Series)

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books/Star Trek

September 22, 2000

By Honor Betray’d: Mageworlds #3

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

July 15, 1994

Two from the Mageworlds

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

The Gathering Flame

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

July 15, 1995

The Long Hunt: Mageworlds #5

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

August 15, 1996

Philologos; or, A Murder in Bistrita (Land of Mist and Snow)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

April 28, 2011

The Confessions of Peter Crossman

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

September 14, 2010

Bad Blood

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

July 12, 2011

Starpilot’s Grave (Mageworlds, Book 2)

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

June 15, 1993

The Arm of the Stone

Victoria Strauss

Phoenix Pick

January 24, 2011

Hunters’ Moon (Bad Blood)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

July 28, 2011

The Eyes of the Beholders (Star Trek Next Generation (Numbered))

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books/Star Trek

September 22, 2000

Crossover

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

Judgment Night (Bad Blood)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

July 9, 2011

Starbridge

A.C. Crispin

Ace

September 1, 1989

The Garden of the Stone

Victoria Strauss

Phoenix Pick

February 21, 2011

Holly and Ivy

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

June 15, 2011

Star Wars the Han Solo Trilogy (Star Wars)

A.C. Crispin

N.A.

N.A.

Der wilde Planet: Roman (German Edition)

John Scalzi

Heyne Verlag

September 12, 2011

Ecdysis (Orville Nesbit)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

Witch Garden and Other Stories

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

June 15, 2011

Up the Airy Mountain (Bad Blood)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

June 15, 2011

Jenny Nettles

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

A Tremble in the Air (Orville Nesbit)

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

Remailer

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

May 5, 2011

Krieg der Klone: Roman (German Edition)

John Scalzi

Heyne Verlag

October 2, 2009

StarBridge 6: Ancestor’s World (Crispin, A. C., King, T. Jackson, Starbridge 6.)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

July 1, 1996

Die letzte Kolonie: Roman (German Edition)

John Scalzi

Heyne Verlag

July 27, 2009

Geisterbrigaden: Roman (German Edition)

John Scalzi

Heyne Verlag

October 2, 2009

Silent Dances (Starbridge, Book 2)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

July 1, 1990

Serpent’s Gift (Starbridge, Book 4)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

May 1, 1992

Starbridge 5: Silent Songs (Starbridge, Book 5)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

June 1, 1994

Starbridge 3: shadow World(Starbridge, Book 3)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

January 1, 1991

Starbridge 7: Voices of Chaos (Starbridge Series)

A.C. Crispin

Ace

March 1, 1998

Redwing, Dragon Detective

David L. Kuzminski

Double Dragon eBooks

November 1, 2007

Mark II

David L. Kuzminski

Double Dragon eBooks

November 1, 2007

The Rough Guide to the Universe, Second edition (Rough Guide Reference)

John Scalzi

Rough Guides

May 5, 2008

The Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies 1 (Rough Guide Reference)

John Scalzi

Rough Guides

October 17, 2005

Der Preis der Sterne 1: Die Kommandantin (German Edition)

James D. Macdonald

Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

June 21, 2011

An Anthology of Gears and Fears

David L. Kuzminski

N.A.

March 18, 2010

The Maker’s Shelf

James D. Macdonald

Madhouse Manor

June 15, 2011

Protector of Seaswams

David L. Kuzminski

Double Dragon eBooks

November 1, 2007

Fanthology

David L. Kuzminski

N.A.

March 18, 2010

Guardians of Riverswams

David L. Kuzminski

Double Dragon eBooks

November 2, 2007

Atlanta Nights

Travis Tea

Lulu.com

February 16, 2005

A Working of Stars (Mageworlds)

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

July 13, 2003

The Long Hunt: Mageworlds #5

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

August 1, 1996

Alien: Resurrection – The Novelization

A.C. Crispin

Aspect

December 1, 1997

Alien: Resurrection – The Novelization

A.C. Crispin

Aspect

December 1, 1997

School of Wizardry (Circle of Magic, Book 1)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

September 15, 2000

V

A.C. Crispin

Pinnacle Books (Mm)

May 1, 1984

The Wizard’s Castle (Circle of Magic, Book 5)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

March 15, 2001

Danger In The Palace (Circle Of Magic, Book 4)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

October 15, 2000

Awakened City

Victoria Strauss

Eos

May 1, 2007

The Wizard’s Statue (Circle Of Magic, Book 3)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

October 15, 2000

Secret of the Tower (Circle of Magic, Book 2)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

September 15, 2000

The Gathering Flame

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

July 1, 1995

By Honor Betray’d: Mageworlds #3

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

July 15, 1994

The Stars Asunder: A New Novel of the Mageworlds

James D. Macdonald

Tor Science Fiction

June 15, 2000

V: Death Tide

A.C. Crispin

Pinnacle Books (Mm)

June 1, 1985

The Apocalypse Door (Peter Crossman)

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

December 8, 2009

Making Book

Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Nesfa Pr

March 1, 1994

Groogleman

James D. Macdonald

Harcourt Children’s Books

September 1, 1996

Knight’s Wyrd (Magic Carpet Books)

James D. Macdonald

Graphia

February 15, 1997

Agent to the Stars

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

August 1, 2005

Storms of Destiny: The Exiles of Boq’urain

A.C. Crispin

Eos

August 1, 2005

THE WIZARD APPRENTICE: SECRET OF THE TOWER.

James D. Macdonald

Hodder Children’s Books

N.A.

Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict–Requiem For Boone

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

August 19, 2000

The Burning Land

Victoria Strauss

Eos

December 1, 2004

The Rough Guide to The Universe (Rough Guide Reference)

John Scalzi

Rough Guides

May 12, 2003

Sylvester

A.C. Crispin

Tom Doherty Assoc Llc

March 1, 1985

Danger in the Palace

James D. Macdonald

Scholastic

N.A.

Star Wars Han Solo Trilogy – The Paradise Snare, the Hutt Gambit, and Rebel Dawn

A.C. Crispin

bantam

N.A.

THE WIZARD APPRENTICE: SCHOOL OF WIZARDRY.

James D. Macdonald

Hodder

N.A.

Worldstone (Signet AE4756)

Victoria Strauss

New American Library

March 3, 1987

The Ghost Brigades Publisher: Tor Science Fiction

John Scalzi

N.A.

N.A.

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

Star Trek – Enter the Wolves

A.C. Crispin

DC Comics

April 1, 2001

The Price of the Stars (Mageworlds, Book 1)

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

N.A.

City by the Sea (Circle of Magic)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

Yesterday’s Son: Star Trek Novel

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books

N.A.

The Prince’s Players (Circle of Magic)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

Rebel Dawn (Star Wars)

A.C. Crispin

Bantam

April 2, 1998

Tournament and Tower (Circle of Magic Series)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

The Prisoners of Bell Castle (Circle of Magic)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications Llc

January 1, 1990

The Rough Guide to Money Online (Rough Guide Internet/Computing)

John Scalzi

Rough Guides

November 1, 2000

Communicate with your child: 15 ways to become a communicator : practical guides based on the eco language programs

James D. Macdonald

Communicating Partners Center

N.A.

Becoming Partners With Children: From Play to Conversation

James D. Macdonald

Special Pr

March 1, 1989

The Last Colony 1st (first) edition Text Only

John Scalzi

N.A.

N.A.

Timecrime, Inc. (Robert Silverberg’s Time Tours, Vol. 3)

James D. Macdonald

Harpercollins

January 1, 1991

Zoe’s Tale (HC)

John Scalzi(Hardcover)

Tor Books

N.A.

The High King’s Daughter (Circle of Magic Series)

James D. Macdonald

Troll Communications

May 1, 1990

El castillo del Hechicero (Circulo Magico) (Spanish Edition)

James D. Macdonald

Albatros/Argentina

June 30, 2009

Star Wars Han Solo Trilogy Vol. One, Two & Three

A.C. Crispin

Bantam Books

N.A.

The Ghost Brigades (HC)

John Scalzi(Hardcover)

Tor Books

N.A.

The Paradise Gambit (The Hans Solo Trilogy, Volume One, Two, Three)

A.C. Crispin

Bantam Spectra

N.A.

Requiem for Boone (Gen Roddenberry’s Earth the Final Conflict)

James D. Macdonald

TOR

January 1, 2002

Guardian of the Hills

Victoria Strauss

HarperCollins Publishers

October 1, 1995

Star Wars Hans Solo Triology:-Paradise Snare/Hutt Gambit/Rebel Dawn (Mass Market Paperback)

A.C. Crispin

N.A.

N.A.

Starbridge box set of 3: (Book 2) Silent Dances; (Book 3) Shadow World; (Book 4) Serpent’s Gift (Starbridge)

A.C. Crispin

Ace Books

N.A.

The Gathering Flame

James D. Macdonald

Tor Books

July 1, 1995

THE WIZARD APPRENTICE: THE WIZARD’S STATUE.

James D. Macdonald

Hodder

N.A.

Old Mans War Book 1

John Scalzi

TOR BOOKS ST MARTINS MASS

N.A.

Han Solo Trilogy 3 Volumes

A.C. Crispin

BANTAM BOOKS

N.A.

THE GOD ENGINES

John Scalzi

Subterranean Press

January 1, 2009

Yesterdays Saga (Star Trek #11 : The Yesterday Saga, Book 1)

A.C. Crispin

Pocket Books

January 1, 1983

The Paradise Snare; The Hutt Gambit; Rebel Dawn. (Star Wars The Han Solo Trilogy)

A.C. Crispin

Bantam Books/Spectra

N.A.

Agent to the Stars — Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

John Scalzi

TOR

N.A.

Attack Butterfly (Rust Bucket Universe)

David L. Kuzminski

Americana Publishing

February 1, 2005

Escuela de magia (Circulo Magico) (Spanish Edition)

James D. Macdonald

Albatros/Argentina

November 30, 2004

SILENT DANCES STAR BRIDGE BOOK TWO

A.C. Crispin

ACE BOOKS

N.A.

THE GHOST BRIGADE

John Scalzi

Tor

N.A.

Star Trek Sarex (Chivers Sound Library # 360 Complete & Unabridged on 10 Cassettes)

A.C. Crispin

Chivers North America

N.A.

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Posting Coming Soon: The Price of Loyalty to Crispin, Macdonald & Strauss: Watchdogs May Lead You to Stick Your Toe into the Litigation Pond . . . Is it Worth it?

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Accountability, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Authors, Law Suits, lawsuits, Money should flow toward the author, P.N. Elrod, PHILLIP DOLAN, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Preditors & Editors, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publish America, PublishAmerica, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, SINTHYIA DARKNESS, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, THOMAS MEYERS, Travis Tea, Victor Cretella, Victoria Strauss, Yog's Law on August 19, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Author Watch – Best Sellers – August 19, 2011

In Amazon, Amazon Rankings, Amazon Sales Rankings, Author, Author Watch, Authors, Best Sellers, Bestsellers, Book Reviews, New York Times, New York Times Best Sellers, Publishers, Publishing on August 19, 2011 at 7:59 pm

The Write Agenda’s list of untraditionally published authors with current Amazon Sales Rankings of 10,000 or better.

Author Watch – Best Sellers – August 19, 2011


Title


Author


Publisher


Pub
Date


List
Price


Current Rank

Her Perfect Revenge (a romantic comedy novel about getting even with a bad boy!) Anna Mara Outskirts Press February 19, 2008

$0.99

472

Forget to Remember Alan Cook AuthorHouse November 9, 2010

$0.99

651

Sweet Farts (Sweet Farts Series) Raymond Bean BookSurge Publishing November 11, 2008

$2.99

2,064

Altered Destiny: A Hustler’s Choice Sherylynne L. Rochester Outskirts Press January 22, 2010

$1.70

2,801

Children of Terror Inge Auerbacher iUniverse December 7, 2009

$6.00

3,033

Soldier of Rome: The Legionary (The Artorian Chronicles – Part One) James Mace iUniverse December 1, 2006

$3.99

3,257

Dr. John Chung’s SAT Math John Chung BookSurge Publishing September 3, 2009

$27.99

4,564

Invisible Tears Abigail Lawrence Authorhouse April 16, 2010

$2.99

5,316

THE ROOM Ray Melnik iUniverse September 3, 2007

$1.99

5,383

Bound by Hatred Shelley Walden Publish America March 15, 2008

$0.99

5,706

Obsessive/Obsession Toye Brown Outskirts Press, Inc. March 5, 2010

$0.99

5,814

CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-201 Study Guide Darril Gibson BookSurge Publishing September 9, 2009

$35.99

6,006

The Eighth Scroll Dr. Laurence B. Brown Booksurge February 22, 2008

$0.99

6,306

Soldier of Rome: The Centurion (The Artorian Chronicles – Part Four) James Mace iUniverse January 3, 2011

$5.99

6,575

Footsteps to Forever: A World War II Thriller R. Samuel Baty iUniverse October 13, 2008

$6.00

6,586

Soldier of Rome: Heir to Rebellion (The Artorian Chronicles – Part Three) James Mace iUniverse July 20, 2009

$5.99

6,801

If I am So Smart Why Can’t I Lose Weight? Brooke Castillo Book Surge April 26, 2006

$5.00

6,931

You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter: American Edition Carolyn Wilman BookSurge Publishing April 23, 2008

$19.95

7,031

Paramedic to the Prince: An American Paramedic’s Account of Life Inside the Mysterious World of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Patrick (Tom) Notestine Booksurge December 7, 2009

$8.99

8,663

From A Name to A Number: A Holocaust Survivor’s Autobiography Alter Wiener Authorhouse November 22, 2010

$9.99

9,315

Fire-Heart (A Tale of Alterra, The World That Is) C.S. Marks AuthorHouse June 10, 2009

$2.99

9,931

Watch List

A Lone Palm Stands H. A. Olsen Booksurge March 3, 2010

$6.99

10,124

79 Park Avenue Harold Robbins Authorhouse June 16, 2011

$2.99

10,325

Moonlight Keith Knapp Outskirts Press October 30, 2007

$0.99

11,040

Elfhunter: A Tale Of Alterra, The World That Is (Tales of Alterra, the World that Is.) C.S. Marks AuthorHouse September 12, 2007

$0.99

11,315

The Millionaire’s Secret: A Handbook For Building Wealth In Tough Times Ron Taylor iUniverse June 28, 2010

$0.99

11,649

The Highest Bidder Chanta Rand Blue Isis Publishing November 29, 2010

$5.99

11,713

Ravenshade (A Tale of Alterra, The World That Is) C.S. Marks Author House June 12, 2009

$2.99

12,230

The Biggest Joke Book Ever Jack Jacoby Trafford Publishing September 3, 2008

$9.99

13,002

Biblical Nonsense: A Review Of The Bible For Doubting Christians Jason Long iUniverse January 19, 2005

$6.00

14,066

Alchemy Mike Wood Booksurge January 12, 2010

$2.99

14,112

Hotline to Murder Alan Cook AuthorHouse March 25, 2005

$0.99

14,531

Ivy’s Twisted Vine Latrivia S. Nelson AuthorHouse February 2, 2008

$2.99

14,862

 Note:

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)

 

Boycotted Authors & Books

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ABOUT US

We are a group of individuals, writers, want-to-be authors and inquisitive wordsmiths that have become “literally” numb from reading the numerous author help related blog posts. Many of  these postings are subjective and do not offer any substantial documentation regarding purported claims regarding publishers and other industry professionals. In addition, many of these sites have become nothing more than complaint boards that disseminate speculative claims without any substantiation.  We do not discount the validity of some claims made. However, we want to question both sides of an issue and to assist other authors in making informed decisions. If a fact is proven true we’ll support it. If a claim is twisted, slanted, incomplete, not updated (retracted) or smells like innuendo . . . we’ll challenge it.

We will not engage in self-promotion, post links to our books or encourage you, in any way, to purchase our books.

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Lawsuit Filed: PublishAmerica Officer Targets Authors and Investigative Blogger

In Accountability, Attorney Victor Cretella, Author, Author Watch, Credibility, David L. Kuzminski, Investigations, lawsuits, P.N. Elrod, PHILLIP DOLAN, Preditors & Editors, Propaganda, Publish America, PublishAmerica, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, SINTHYIA DARKNESS, THOMAS MEYERS, Victor Cretella, WILHELMUS JOHANNES FRANS MEINERS on August 19, 2011 at 6:14 pm

SINTHYIA DARKNESS, THOMAS MEYERS and PHILLIP DOLAN have been named as defendants in a lawsuit brought against them by WILHELMUS JOHANNES FRANS MEINERS (PublishAmerica Representative) et al.

Allegedly, defamatory and disparaging blog postings led to the action. While the majority of the blog posts in question appear to be from Sinthyia Darkness, Author Thomas Meyers and Author Phillip Dolan apparently contributed additional postings which led to them being included into the lawsuit. The case was filed by PublishAmerica Attorney Victor Cretella (See Preditor & Editor Lawsuit here). Cumulatively, the complaint’s prayer for relief seeks $2 million in compensatory and punitive damages, and a demand for a jury trial.

This case may have interesting implications for Watchdogs, Authors, Publishers, Agents and could define the price of loyalty to publishing industry watchdogs. Stay tuned.

Click PublishAmerica Lawsuit to read the complaint in its entirety.

In other news, more lawsuits coming? Confidential sources have advised The Write Agenda that Author P.N. Elrod has been the subject of numerous “Cease and Desist” letters. This appears to have some merit to it since Elrod appears to have deleted potentially defamatory and slanderous postings. Elrod also appears to be opting to post links on her Facebook page that were written by other blogs. More on this as it develops.

Posting Coming Soon: The Price of Loyalty to Crispin, Macdonald & Strauss: Watchdogs May Lead You to Stick Your Toe into the Litigation Pond . . .  Is it Worth it?

21 Reasons to Not Trust Victoria Strauss

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Atlanta Nights, Author, Author Watch, Authors, Crispin, Disney, Infringement, Interviews, James D. MacDonald, Law Suits, MacAllister Stone, Making Light, Money should flow toward the author, P.N. Elrod, Patrick Niclsen-Hayden, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Preditors & Editors, Publish America, Publishers, Publishing, Rachael Saltzman, Reputation, Reputation Management, Royce Mathew, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Victoria Strauss, Writer Beware, Yog's Law on August 12, 2011 at 10:43 pm

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

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?

COMING SOON: American Book Publishing, Was There a “Police Investigation” or is this a Victoria Strauss Fairy Tale?

Writer Beware: Who’s not minding the forum? Boobs, Bras & Panties?