Author Boycott List (Revised 04/28/2014)

ALERT: John Steinbeck Family Defrauded by Writer Beware™ & SFWA Attorney: The 2007 Scam that Writer Beware™ Didn’t Report . . . Why?

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

ALERT: Victoria Strauss Critical of Indie Authors Successes: The Voice of Envy

ALERT: (Posted 10/25/11) P.N. Elrod Claims Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers (SFWA) Has Hackers: Cyber Crime Incitement?

ALERT: (Posted 10/24/11) American Book Publishing: No Case, No Criminal Contact & No Legal Action Taken

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

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Revised: May 28, 2013


Individual/Entity Affiliations/Notes Amazon Rankings/Range
Michael Capobianco He served as President of the SFWA from 1996–1998 and again from 2007-2008. He was married to the late  science fiction author Ann “A.C.” Crispin. Recently appointed to Writer Beware to fill his deceased wife’s position. Thumbs Down – Book Rankings are just dreadful.
Steven Gould Elected SWFA President 2013, Writer Beware, Absolute Write Water Cooler, Victoria Strauss, SFWA Thumbs Down
Charles E. Petit; AKA: Charles Petit, Charlie Petit, C.E. Petit John Steinbeck Family Defrauded by Writer Beware™ & SFWA Attorney: The 2007 Scam that Writer Beware™ Didn’t Report . . . Why?; Writer Beware, Absolute Write Water Cooler, Victoria Strauss, SFWA, Bauer v. Glatzer CaseTeresa Nielsen HaydenAnn “A.C.” Crispin  
Ann “A.C.” Crispin (Deceased – September 6, 2013) Writer Beware, Absolute Write Water Cooler, Victoria Strauss, James D. Macdonald, SFWA, Prior Lawsuits, Has Failed to Produce Evidence of an “Investigation” Involving American Book Publishing, Named Defendant in the Bauer v. Glatzer CaseDefamation WatchComments on the Death of Ann “A.C.” Crispin (Ongoing)Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead! 23,700– 9,196,313 (10/08/11)50,501 – 9,252,010 (11/05/11)
Chanta Rand Author, BlogTalk Radio Host, Victoria Strauss 10,008 – 86,373 (10/08/11)7820 – 180,622 (11/05/11)
David L. Kuzminski

(Deceased – August 13, 2013)

Predators & Editors, Prior Lawsuits, Named Defendant in the Bauer v. Glatzer Case, Named Defendant in the Cretella v. Kuzminski CasePlea to Authors to Fund His Legal DefenseDefamation WatchDave Kuzminski (Preditors & Editors) & His Unpublicized Death 579,654 – 8,505,746
James D. MacDonald Writer Beware, Absolute Write Water Cooler, Making Light, Victoria StraussAnn “A.C.” Crispin, SFWA, Prior Lawsuits,Raised Questions Regarding Personal Criminal History, Named Defendant in the Bauer v. Glatzer CaseYog’s LawDefamation Watch, Other Pen Names: Nicholas Adams; Martin Delrio; Robyn Tallis 68,615- 6,558,584 (10/08/11)
John Scalzi Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Officer  
Rachael Saltzman Facebook, Writer Beware, Filmmaker, “Atlanta Nights,” Questionable Fact Checking History, 8thSamurai on Absolute Write, Atlanta Nights Funding FailureDefamation Watch  
Teresa Nielsen Hayden Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Making Light, Named Defendant in the Bauer v. Glatzer CaseAttack on The Write AgendaDefamation WatchQuestion of Unlicensed Material 1,607,947 (10/08/11)1,662,053 (11/05/11)
Victoria Strauss Writer Beware, Absolute Water Cooler, Facebook, James D. Macdonald, Ann “A.C.” Crispin, SFWA, Prior Lawsuits, Has Failed to Produce Evidence of an “Investigation” Involving American Book PublishingApparent Retaliatory Action,  Named Defendant in the Bauer v. Glatzer CaseAmerican Book Publishing InvestigationDefamation Watch* (Elevated), Known to Fabricate  251,486 – 7,156,387
Andrew Burt The New Preditors & Editors, Took over after David L. Kuzminski, (Deceased – August 13, 2013), Andrew Burt’s, Preditors & Editors (Post – David L. Kuzminski). . . Major FAIL, John Scalzi: Andrew Burt’s, Preditors & Editors, Publishing Record, or Lack Thereof, P. Nielsen Hayden: “Andrew Burt is now in charge of Preditors and Editors?” Let the Insanity Begin  

“I understand all the reasons for having “private” SFWA forums, but having been a member on and off (currently on) for well over a decade, I’ve gradually come to the conclusion that the downside of it far outweighs the positives. SFWA has become a cult, dedicated first and foremost to the preservation of the cult. It has increasingly little to do with creativity, commerce, or the actual business of science fiction.”

– Patrick Nielsen Hayden


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  1. I really hope that people who accidentally stumble upon this website are intelligent enough to realize that your entire boycott list is made up of people who are exposing you as scammers and ripoff artists. I mean, seriously? John Scalzi? You expect people to boycott the president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America on your say so? Please.

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