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

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Accountability, Amazon, Amazon Rankings, Amazon Sales Rankings, American Book Press, American Book Publishing, Amy Sterling Casil, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Atlanta Nights, Author, Author Contracts, Author Watch, Authors, Best Sellers, Bestsellers, Blackmail, Book Reviews, Book Signings, books, Credibility, Criminal History, Crispin, David L. Kuzminski, Dee Power, defamatory, Disney, e-books, ebooks, Extortion, false information, Filmmaker, Free e-book, Free ebook, Goy's Law, Infringement, Intimidation, Investigations, James D. MacDonald, Janrae Frank, Jenna Glatzer, Law Suits, lawsuits, libelous, MacAllister Stone, Making Light, New York Times, New York Times Best Sellers, P.N. Elrod, Patrick Niclsen-Hayden, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Preditors & Editors, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publish America, PublishAmerica, Publishers, Rachael Saltzman, Reputation, Reputation Management, Ripoff Report, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, The Write Agenda, Vanity, Vanity Press, Victor Cretella, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer Beware, Yog's Law on September 17, 2011 at 8:58 pm

B.A.D. Project (Boycotted Authors Distribution) Click here.

The Write Agenda’s special project to distribute the Boycotted Authors List to libraries, bookstores and special venues.

Current Boycott List (Click Here).

Appeals: If you are author that is on our Boycott List and wish to file an appeal (Click Here).

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The Top Ten Postings of The Write Agenda (September 5, 2011)

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Updated: 4/26/11 – Dispelling the Myth Behind Yog’s Law: The Fallacies with the Flow of Money to Authors

Updated, April 21, 2011 – American Book Publishing, “Police Investigation” Victoria Strauss Fairy Tale?

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

Letter to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Propaganda Watch List for Authors, Literary Agents & Publishers

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

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

Commentary: A.C. “Ann” Crispin’s Mitzvah

Update 5/16/11: “Atlanta Nights” UNFUNDED, $18,702 Shy of Funding Support

Author Watch – Best Sellers

Ripoff Report: “Sophronia Flex” Commentary Demonstrates the Need for Caution with Writer Beware

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Accountability, American Book Publishing, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Author, Author Watch, Authors, Blackmail, blog postings, Credibility, Crispin, defamatory, Intimidation, Investigations, Law Suits, lawsuits, libelous, Making Light, News Tips, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Preditors & Editors, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Ripoff Report, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, Sophronia Flex, The Write Agenda, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer Beware on September 4, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Response to posting at:

Author, Victoria Strauss Failure to Produce Documentation of Police Investigation Regarding American Book Publishing

http://www.ripoffreport.com/miscellaneous-companies/author-victoria-stra/author-victoria-strauss-fail-59bfb.htm

Title: “Sophronia Flex” Commentary Demonstrates the Need for Caution with Writer Beware
Relationship: *UPDATE by author
Report: The illustrious “Sophronia Flex” has reared her/his ugly head once again. This “Sophronia Flex” has appeared in different forms (and forums). Just like in Anthony Trollope’s “Barchester Towers.” To wit: “Rebellion had already reared her hideous head.”

September 26, 2010, “Sophronia Flex” gave Terry Eagleton, author of “Literary Theory: An Introduction,” a 5 Star review on Amazon. There have been no further reviews since that time from “Sophronia Flex.”

Reference: http://www.amazon.com/review/R27XGLXRMTF9JM

January 23, 2008, “Sophronia Flex” posted a “Consumer Comment” in this forum relative to some unsubstantiated claims against AuthorHouse. In addition, “Sophronia Flex” praised the work of WriterBeware.

Reference: http://www.ripoffreport.com/con-artists/authorhouse-publishe/authorhouse-publishers-ripoff-6cd3b.htm

September 26, 2000, “Sophronia Flex” gave Terry Eagleton, author of “Literary Theory: An
Introduction
,” a 5 Star review on Thrift Books.

Reference: http://www.thriftbooks.com/viewDetails.aspx?ISBN=0816612412

In this new posting, (September 1, 2011) “Sophronia Flex” once again offers the highest praise for Writer Beware, Victoria Strauss and Ann “A.C.” Crispin. The Write Agenda has proven that the “respect” for Writer Beware, Victoria Strauss and Ann “A.C.” Crispin is waning. In a recent posting, “American Book Publishing ‘Investigation’ Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims,” they shared the results of their findings. Please see:

https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/american-book-publishing-investigation-research-released-no-proof-of-victoria-strauss-claims/  

Most concerning of all in “Sophronia Flex’s” commentary above is this (new) unsubstantiated claim: “their premises were being raided by the FBI….” This ranks up there with the claim made by Writer Beware:  “American Book Publishing has been the focus of at least one police investigation.” The Write Agenda has proven that this allegation made by Writer Beware, Victoria Strauss and Ann “A.C.” Crispin is false. For more information, see:

https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/victoria-strauss/

It is exactly these kind of false, defamatory and libelous postings that give The Write Agenda its purpose. If you really want to see an example of how Writer Beware conducts fact finding, please see our posting “Proof That Ann “A.C.” Crispin’s Fact-Finding and Research Skills Are Questionable” here:

https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/proof-that-ann-%E2%80%9Ca-c-%E2%80%9D-crispin%E2%80%99s-fact-finding-and-research-skills-are-questionable/

If there is anything in this commentary by “Sophronia Flex” that we do agree with is this: “Let the writer beware.” We would strongly encourage “Sophronia Flex” to produce evidence that American Book Publishing was “raided by the FBI.” Otherwise, “Sophronia Flex” should 1) admit that this this is a lie, and 2) encourage Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware to admit that their claims regarding American Book Publishing are also lies.

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.

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/

Request for Information: Watchdog Blackmail, Intimidation and Extortion?

In Accountability, Author, Author Watch, Authors, Blackmail, blog postings, Credibility, defamatory, Extortion, false information, Intimidation, Investigations, Law Suits, lawsuits, libelous, News Tips, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Self-Publishing, The Write Agenda, Watchdog on August 22, 2011 at 9:53 pm

The Write Agenda is seeking information, documentation, links, tips, files, statements etc.  that may be relative to the blackmailing, intimidation and/or extortion of publishers and/or literary agents by any industry watchdog. Relative information may include blackmailing,  threats to post false information,  writing libelous/defamatory postings about a person and/or entity to the public,  unless a demand is met. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Please contact us here. Confidentiality Guaranteed.

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