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American Book Publishing: No Case, No Criminal Contact & No Legal Action Taken

In A.C. Crispin, Accountability, American Book Press, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Author Watch, Authors, Credibility, Criminal History, Crispin, false information, Investigations, Janrae Frank, Law Suits, lawsuits, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, police investigation, police investigators, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, The Write Agenda, Victoria Strauss on October 24, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Links to previous discussions:

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

(Updated: 10/14/2011) Janrae Frank Comments Generate More “Smoke” than Substance to Shield Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware

Christian Story Teller Asks: “Victoria Strauss, what is she doing to her reputation?”

Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb . . . Again: The F****** Lack of Class Continues

Bauer vs. Glatzer et. al. – Summary of Allegations Against the Named Defendants

The Price of Loyalty to Crispin, Macdonald & Strauss: Participating in Propaganda Leads to Low Amazon Sales Rankings

21 Reasons to Not Trust Victoria Strauss

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?
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Author Watch – Best Sellers – October 22, 2011

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Accountability, Amazon, Amazon Rankings, amazon sales, Amazon Sales Rankings, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Author, Author Watch, Authors, Best Sellers, Bestsellers, Bookstores, Credibility, Crispin, Disney, James D. MacDonald, Librarians, Money should flow toward the author, New York Times, New York Times Best Sellers, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, The Write Agenda, Untraditional Publishing, Vanity, Vanity Press, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer Beware on October 24, 2011 at 11:41 am

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

Author Watch – Best Sellers – October 22, 2011


Title


Author


Publisher


Pub
Date


List
Price


Current Rank

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

$0.99

291

Megan’s Way (2011 Beach Book Festival Award Winner, 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist) Melissa Foster Outskirts Press, Inc. July 19, 2009

$0.99

705

Memoir of a Milk Carton Kid : THE TANYA NICOLE KACH STORY Lawrence Fisher Tate Publishing October 11, 2011

$7.99

1,001

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

$2.99

1,705

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

$27.99

2,055

Old Man’s War* John Scalzi* Tor Books April 1, 2010

$6.99

2,859

True Haunting Edwin F. Becker AuthorHouse July 29, 2011

$2.99

2,927

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

$0.99

3,392

Children of Terror Inge Auerbacher iUniverse December 7, 2009

$6.00

3,512

The Ghost Brigades* John Scalzi* Tor Books April 1, 2010

$7.99

4,208

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

$3.99

4,568

Second Kiss Natalie Palmer Tate Publishing November 30, 2010

$18.99

4,608

Daniel Keith Yocum Dog Ear Publishing January 28, 2010

$2.99

4,840

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

$1.70

5,116

The Last Colony* John Scalzi* Tor Books April 1, 2010

$7.99

5,439

The Busy Brides Bible for Planning a Fabulous Wedding Without the Expensive Cost of a Wedding Planner Angela A. Kear Llumina Press April 29, 2011

$16.95

5,848

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

$5.00

5,874

Melting Point Roger Collins Lulu.com March 11, 2008

$2.99

5,916

A Daughter’s Worth: A Bible Study for Teenaged Girls Ava Sturgeon Tate Publishing & Enterprises August 1, 2006

$15.95

6,217

The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution Jim Johnson Dog Ear Publishing, LLC February 7, 2008

$29.95

6,746

Seven Moons Back To The Highlands (1) Deborah R. Stigall Lulu July 5, 2008

$2.99

7,087

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

$5.99

7,229

THE ROOM Ray Melnik iUniverse September 3, 2007

$1.99

7,506

The Insiders Craig Hickman BookSurge January 28, 2009

$9.99

7,617

SENSIBLE STOCK INVESTING: How to Pick, Value, and Manage Stocks David Van Knapp iUniverse March 5, 2008

$18.95

7,933

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

$5.99

8,012

Learn Me Good John Pearson Lulu.com June 28, 2006

$2.99

8,088

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

$4.99

8,190

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

$5.99

8,579

Invisible Tears Abigail Lawrence Authorhouse April 16, 2010

$2.99

8,671

Bound by Hatred Shelley Walden Publish America March 15, 2008

$0.99

8,802

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

$0.99

9,205

Agent to the Stars* John Scalzi* Tor Books April 1, 2010

$7.99

9,312

The Heart Of An Assassin (Assassin Series) Tony Bertot Xlibris Publishing April 13, 2009

$4.50

9,554

The Lyme Disease Solution Kenneth B. Singleton M.D. BookSurge Publishing February 22, 2009

$29.95

9,659

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

9,682

Permanent Interests James Bruno Lulu Press October 1, 2006

$3.99

9,747

Awakening Her Soul To Destiny Deborah R. Stigall Lulu September 25, 2005

$2.99

9,819

Questions for a Soldier* John Scalzi* Subterranean Press September 21, 2011

$0.99

9,950

Watch List – Expanded to Amazon Sales Rankings up to 50,000

Globocop: How America Sold Its Soul and Lost Its Way Mark David Ledbetter Lulu Press April 1, 2010

$1.50

10,431

A Heartbeat Back to the Highlands Deborah R. Stigall Lulu September 26, 2008

$2.99

10,501

Where Love Has Gone Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010

$7.99

10,916

Forget to Remember Alan Cook AuthorHouse November 9, 2010

$0.99

11,020

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

$9.99

11,066

The Coloring Book Herve Tullet Tate Publishing March 1, 2009

$18.95

11,131

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

$9.99

11,190

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

$6.00

11,355

The Sagan Diary* John Scalzi* Subterranean Press September 21, 2011

$2.99

11,619

Fuzzy Nation* John Scalzi* Tor Books May 10, 2011

$24.99

11,924

Zoe’s Tale* John Scalzi* Tor Books April 1, 2010

$7.99

12,317

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

$6.99

12,479

Moonlight Keith Knapp Outskirts Press October 30, 2007

$0.99

12,708

Teach Your Child to Read in Just Ten Minutes a Day Sidney Ledson Trafford Publishing January 1, 2004

$22.00

12,807

Twice Upon A Soul Deborah R. Stigall LuLu September 24, 2006

$2.99

13,190

79 Park Avenue Harold Robbins Authorhouse June 16, 2011

$2.99

13,239

After the Coup: A Tor.Com Original* John Scalzi* Tor Books July 14, 2010

$0.99

13,608

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

$9.99

13,620

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

$6.00

14,352

Sober Truths: The Making of an Honest Woman Jill Kelly PhD iUniverse December 20, 2007

$9.95

14,876

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

$9.99

15,237

The 45 Second Presentation that Will Change Your Life Don Failla iUniverse Star January 22, 2009

$10.95

15,459

How to Attract Money Using Mind Power James Goi Jr. Infinity Publishing November 7, 2007

$10.95

16,365

Uncommon Sense M. Margaret Neil iUniverse March 1, 2001

$0.99

16,895

She Slipped and Fell Shonda AuthorHouse October 13, 2008

$9.99

17,129

This is Gabriel Making Sense of School: A Book About Sensory Processing Disorder Hartley Steiner Trafford Publishing March 5, 2010

$13.95

18,061

The God Engines* John Scalzi* Subterranean Press June 10, 2010

$4.99

18,274

It’s the Way You Say It: Becoming Articulate, Well-spoken, and Clear Ph.D Carol A. Fleming iUniverse July 8, 2010

$17.95

18,369

CHASM James Bruno Lulu Press November 1, 2006

$2.99

18,702

Beginning SQL Joes 2 Pros: The SQL Hands-On Guide for Beginners (SQL Exam Prep Series 70-433 Volume 1 of 5) (Sql Design Series) Rick A. Morelan BookSurge February 10, 2011

$7.99

18,837

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

19,008

Trolling Nights Savannah J. Frierson Lulu Press April 1, 2009

$6.00

19,143

Barracuda Mike Monahan BookSurge February 7, 2008

$0.99

19,201

The Elect James Gilbert Xlibris January 10, 2010

$2.99

19,470

God Does Have a Sense of Humor Rob Ballister iUniverse September 30, 2005

$4.99

19,483

Goodbye, Janette Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010

$7.99

19,918

Some Parts are Not for Sharing Julie K. Federico Tate Publishing January 13, 2009

$6.99

20,293

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

$35.00

21,040

Leadership And Training For The Fight: A Few Thoughts On Leadership And Training From A Former Special Operations Soldier MSG Paul R. Howe AuthorHouse October 6, 2005

$18.48

21,356

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

$0.99

21,544

(7L) The Seven Levels of Communication: Go From Relationships to Referrals Michael J. Maher Author Solutions October 13, 2010

$29.95

21,662

The Book with a Hole Herve Tullet Tate Publishing April 1, 2011

$14.50

21,740

The Last Safari:A Season of Discovery in Zimbabwe Bruce VanBuskirk Authorhouse January 13, 2006

$8.99

21,832

Learning Chinese The Easy Way: Read & Understand The Symbols of Chinese Culture (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition) Sam Song BookSurge Publishing April 1, 2008

$14.99

21,924

They Own It All (Including You)!: By Means of Toxic Currency Ronald MacDonald BookSurge Publishing June 8, 2009

$19.95

22,148

Treat Your Own Spinal Stenosis Jim Johnson Dog Ear Publishing, LLC April 29, 2010

$29.95

22,266

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

22,388

Afghanistan 101 Ehsan M. Entezar Xlibris June 8, 2010

$9.99

22,564

Liars For Jesus: The Religious Right’s Alternate Version of American History Vol. 1 Chris Rodda BookSurge Publishing August 10, 2006

$9.99

22,697

Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff Jim Johnson Dog Ear Publishing, LLC January 7, 2007

$29.95

22,952

Sleeper Barry Friedman iUniverse September 5, 2005

$5.95

23,538

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

$5.00

24,033

(7L) The Seven Levels of Communication: Go from Relationships to Referrals Michael J. Maher Authorhouse December 9, 2010

$9.99

24,286

Distant Cousin Al Past iUniverse October 25, 2005

$4.99

24,480

The President’s Brain is Missing: A Tor.Com Original* John Scalzi* Tor Books February 1, 2011

$0.99

24,962

Emerald Destiny (The Enchanters) Allie Burke Lulu May 30, 2011

$2.99

25,112

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

$2.99

25,312

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

$9.99

25,430

Desert Sons Mark Kendrick iUniverse June 1, 2001

$4.99

25,431

What To Do When You Become The Boss: How new managers become successful managers Bob Selden Outskirts Press November 15, 2007

$24.95

26,173

A Workbook for Dyslexics Cheryl Orlassino Lulu.com April 23, 2007

$31.95

26,313

Dreams Die First Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010

$7.99

26,435

The Rise of the Ice Wolf (The Ice Wolf Trilogy) James Jensen Xlibris September 17, 2008

$7.99

26,487

Assumed Engagement Kara Louise Heartworks/Lulu March 30, 2007

$3.99

26,577

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

$9.95

26,745

The Betsy Harold Robbins Authorhouse June 17, 2011

$2.99

27,378

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

$35.99

27,385

The Lonely Lady Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010

$7.99

27,433

The Political Campaign Desk Reference: A Guide for Campaign Managers and Candidates Running for Elected Office Michael McNamara Outskirts Press September 6, 2008

$16.95

27,502

Where Are You? A Child’s Book About Loss Laura Olivieri Lulu.com November 9, 2007

$13.94

27,613

The Last Jump: A Novel of World War II John E. Nevola Outskirts Press, Inc. July 29, 2010

$9.99

27,803

The Hayloft (Gary Blanchard) Alan Cook AuthorHouse June 2, 2006

$0.99

28,213

Burying Father Tim Tom Robertson AuthorHouse October 3, 2008

$9.99

28,455

The Inheritors Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010

$7.99

28,708

So You Want to be a Ferry Pilot Spike Nasmyth Trafford Publishing June 30, 2006

$9.99

28,757

Luggage By Kroger: A True Crime Memoir Gary Taylor iUniverse November 24, 2008

$3.99

28,962

ENTWINED Emma Daniels Lulu Press Inc March 23, 2010

$2.99

29,957

Harmony And Composition: Basics to Intermediate Deborah Jamini Trafford Publishing April 4, 2005

$9.99

29,973

My Husband’s Affair Became the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me Anne Bercht Trafford Publishing August 9, 2004

$27.00

30,265

Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not Joanne Herman AuthorHouse September 30, 2009

$14.95

31,134

One More Sunrise: Memoir of a Combat Infantryman in Viet Nam Curtis P. Gay Authorhouse March 21, 2011

$9.99

31,577

Teach Your Child the Multiplication Tables: Fast, Fun & Easy with Dazzling Patterns, Grids & Tricks! Eugenia Francis Infinity Publishing April 21, 2006

$18.95

31,840

Treat Your Own Knee Arthritis Jim Johnson Dog Ear Publishing, LLC December 16, 2010

$29.95

32,339

The Bones of the Kuhina Nui (Kohala Coast Mysteries) Michael A Herr Lulu.com April 1, 2006

$2.99

32,568

Standing For Something More: The Excommunication of Lyndon Lamborn Lyndon Lamborn AuthorHouse March 25, 2009

$9.99

32,812

A Child Is Missing Karen Beaudin Tate Publishing May 18, 2010

$12.79

32,912

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

32,945

The Blood Pressure Miracle Frank Mangano Strategic Book Publishing December 1, 2009

$12.70

34,413

Drive and Determination Kara Louise Heartworks/Lulu April 25, 2007

$3.99

34,465

A JOKE BOOK FOR KIDS Jerry Harwood Infinity Publishing September 6, 2010

$5.99

35,190

The Android’s Dream* John Scalzi* Tor Books April 1, 2010

$7.99

35,233

The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot – Ever!! Dusty White BookSurge Publishing March 20, 2009

$21.95

35,555

Basic Counseling Techniques:: A Beginning Therapist’s Tool Kit (Second Edition) Wayne Perry AuthorHouse January 21, 2008

$18.98

35,582

Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet Moira Allen Dog Ear Publishing November 29, 2010

$9.99

35,990

Real Estate Tax Deed Investing: How We Made Over One Million Dollars in Two Years Matt Merdian BookSurge Publishing January 14, 2008

$20.00

36,203

Chasing Hunter Cort Malone BookSurge October 25, 2007

$0.99

36,292

Late Bloomers: Awakening to Lesbianism After Forty Robin McCoy iUniverse December 29, 2000

$5.99

36,406

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

$7.00

36,480

First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride & Prejudice Alexa Adams Outskirts Press March 30, 2010

$4.95

36,558

Last Door K. Raven Rozier Lulu August 15, 2009

$2.99

37,148

I Had a Ball: My Friendship with Lucille Ball Michael Z. Stern iUniverse March 14, 2011

$9.99

37,195

KENNEDY MUST BE KILLED Chuck Helppie iUniverse January 29, 2010

$9.99

37,200

The Procrastinator’s Digest Timothy A. Pychyl Ph.D. Xlibris June 26, 2010

$2.99

37,868

The Price of the Stars: Book One of Mageworlds* John Scalzi* Tor Science Fiction October 15, 1992

$0.00

38,001

Judge Sn Goes Golfing* John Scalzi* Subterranean Press October 7, 2011

$0.99

38,132

Just Say What’s On Your Mind E. M. Hillwood BookSurge Publishing September 25, 2008

$2.99

38,145

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

$2.99

38,252

A Perspective on the Signs of Al-Quran: Through the prism of the heart Saeed Malik Booksurge Publishing January 18, 2011

$2.99

39,018

Signs of Love Chanta Rand Blue Isis Publishing October 4, 2011

$5.99

39,032

Bikers Dave Ebert Xlibris February 2, 2011

$9.99

39,042

When Penguins Flew and Water Burned Jim Clonts Lulu September 26, 2010

$7.99

39,564

The Price of Freedom (Pirates of the Caribbean)* A.C. Crispin* Disney Editions May 17, 2011

$22.95

40,159

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

40,171

Ending Female Pain: A Woman’s Manual – The Ultimate Self-Help Guide for Women Suffering from Chronic Pelvic and Sexual Pain MSPT, CSCS Isa Herrera BookSurge Publishing October 5, 2009

$29.95

40,465

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

$0.99

40,545

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

$9.99

40,914

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

$7.99

41,420

Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic Darren Main iUniverse Star October 29, 2007

$16.95

41,931

Insiders Marvin H. McIntyre iUniverse July 5, 2011

$9.99

42,387

Wind to Water David Hamershock Dog Ear Publishing November 25, 2008

$0.99

43,534

Before They Were Beatles Alan J. Porter Xlibris Corporation December 2, 2003

$2.99

43,738

Goblin Tales Jim C. Hines N.A. March 11, 2011

$2.99

43,839

Measuring ITIL: Measuring, Reporting and Modeling – the IT Service Management Metrics That Matter Most to IT Senior Executives Randy A. Steinberg Trafford Publishing August 2, 2006

$24.95

44,701

Beginning SQL Joes 2 Pros: The SQL Hands-On Guide for Beginners (SQL Exam Prep Series 70-433 Volume 1 of 5) (Sql Design Series) Rick A Morelan BookSurge Publishing December 30, 2009

$25.00

45,229

Conversations With Laarkmaa: A Pleiadian View of the New Reality Rebecca Smith Orleane Ph.D. AuthorHouse March 25, 2010

$9.99

45,389

Aikido: Basic and Intermediate Studies John Litchen Trafford Publishing August 16, 2005

$9.99

45,430

Mental Toughness Training for Golf Dr. Rob Bell AuthorHouse April 29, 2010

$9.95

45,583

Make It Your Own Law Firm: The Ultimate Law Student’s Guide to Owning, Managing, and Marketing Your Own Successful Law Firm Spencer Marc Aronfeld Authorhouse January 17, 2011

$9.99

46,124

Fundamental Spanish Barbara Bregstein Trafford Publishing July 6, 2006

$9.99

47,096

The Dream Merchants Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010

$7.99

47,147

Run into Trouble Alan Cook AuthorHouse January 7, 2009

$0.99

47,347

In Fitness And In Health Dr. Philip Maffetone BookSurge Publishing May 18, 2009

$17.99

47,383

The Carb Nite Solution: The Physicist’s Guide to Power Dieting John Kiefer BookSurge Publishing August 25, 2005

$20.99

47,692

Those Crazy Germans!: A Lighthearted Guide to Germany Steven Somers Xlibris July 14, 2008

$7.99

48,025

Compulsion (Emily Stone Series #1) Jennifer Chase Outskirts Press, Inc. October 31, 2008

$0.99

48,383

Blood & Ashes: The Debut Oscar Jade Thriller! Mark Loeffelholz Outskirts Press, Inc. July 26, 2010

$2.99

49,278

Presentation Skills 201: How to Take it to the Next Level as a Confident, Engaging Presenter William R. Steele Outskirts Press January 13, 2009

$7.95

49,360

In the Midst of Chaos: My 30 Days at Ground Zero David W. Ausmus Trafford Publishing December 19, 2003

$9.99

49,619

Hotline to Murder Alan Cook AuthorHouse March 25, 2005

$0.99

49,767

*Denotes a boycotted title/author.

 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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Janrae Frank Comments Generate More “Smoke” than Substance to Shield Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware

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

The Write Agenda has not questioned the fact that Writer Beware has helped numerous individuals over time. They have without question. Somewhere along that positive history something has run afoul. The claim that “American Book Publishing has been the subject of at least one police investigation” is a primary example of how Writer Beware has forgotten its original mission and responsibility to provide true information.

Our demand, to force and compel Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware to produce substantiation of their claim that America Book Publishing “has been the subject of at least one police investigation” is hardly intimidation. So, authors, publishers and publishing industry professionals are just supposed to take Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware for their word? Without substantiation? Without verifiable proofs?

The real “intimidation” is the fact that Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware have posted this information, refuse to delete it and refuse to provide documentation that proves the claim. This is neither a grand jury investigation nor an investigative newspaper report. Both of these examples are not entitled to the protections of confidentiality and would be not be deemed privileged information; not to mention the fact that Victoria Strauss is not a professional investigative journalist and would not legally be permitted to claim these privileges to protect herself. The Write Agenda’s request has nothing to do with protecting police investigators. Police investigators could not remotely be claimed as “sources” as Janrae Frank would have you believe. Think about it, don’t individuals go “to” the investigators? Don’t “investigators” write police reports? Isn’t it not true that police reports are assigned incident numbers?

Contrary to Janrae Frank’s unfortunate “smoke screen,” the information contained within any “police investigation” is subject to discovery, available under the Freedom of Information Act, has an incident number and is not subject to any protections under the law (assuming that it actually exists). The fact here is that there never was a “police investigation” conducted against America Book Publishing. Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware know this and they cannot produce 1) an incident number; 2) what was American Book Publishing Investigated for; and 3) the name of the investigating police agency. This is true “intimation” and a it’s scam that has been perpetrated by Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware. Now, Janrae Frank has made the personal choice to attempt to deliberately cloud this further; that’s very unfortunate.

Janrae Frank, who is a well-respected American journalist, knows for a fact that “police investigations” are subject to discovery under the Freedom of Information; it is the most commonly used tool of any investigative reporter. Considering that Ms. Frank chose  to weigh in here, without any appreciation for the actual facts, it appears that she is more interested in participating in this viral controversy as a means to help her slumping book sales. Self-serving conduct? It appears to be. Her current Amazon Sales Rankings range from 315,555 to 3,405,977.  As an industry standard, an Amazon Sales Ranking of 100,000 equates to 1 copy every 5 days; 2,000,000 equates to 1 copy every 1000 days. (We’ll track this and see if her strategy works.)

Bottomline: A police “investigation” is not subject to non-disclosure privileges. The Write Agenda has contacted all of the agencies listed below. You will not find in any of their correspondence to us that “a good journalist learns early is to protect their sources” or that they were concerned that “if those names were made public, then the complainants would soon find themselves under siege from ABP.” The entire claim that “American Book Publishing has been the subject of at least one police investigation” is a lie and a fabrication perpetrated by Victoria Strauss, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Writer Beware. The letters from these agencies may be viewed here.

If there was a “police investigation” wouldn’t The Write Agenda have received something from one of these agencies that stated the information is protected and not available under the Freedom of Information? Fact: The Write Agenda did not . . . most of the replies clearly state that there is no documentation of any “police investigation.”

Police agencies seek the truth and from our research, they have accomplished that. They have given The Write Agenda proof that American Book Publishing was never the “subject of at least one police investigation.”

Agencies Contacted:

Salt Lake City Police DepartmentPublic Safety
Building

315 East 200 South, SLC
(801) 799-3000Pioneer Precinct
1040 West 700 South
(801) 799-4600
http://www.slcpd.com/index.phpUtah Highway
PatrolFirst Floor – South

4501 South 2700 West
PO Box 141100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-1100
Administration: (801) 965-4518 (During Business
Hours)
http://publicsafety.utah.gov/highwaypatrol/index.html

Department of Public Safety Investigations Bureau
5500 West Amelia Earhart Drive, Suite #100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116 – (801) 532-2168
http://publicsafety.utah.gov/investigations/index.html

Federal Bureau of Investigation – Salt Lake City
257 East 200 South, Suite 1200 Salt Lake City, UT
84111-2048
Phone: (801) 579-1400
Fax: (801) 579-4500

Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Department
3365 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Non-Emergency: 801.743.7000
http://www.slsheriff.org

South Salt Lake City Hall
220 E. Morris Ave (2430 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

City Attorney, 2nd Floor 801-483-6070 801-464-6791

City Prosecutor, 2nd Floor 801-483-6070
801-464-6791

Police Department
2835 S Main St, South Salt Lake, UT 84115-3200

NON Emergencies 801-840-4000
Administration 801-412-3606
Investigations 801-412-3604
Ordinance Enforcement 801-464-6712
Records 801-412-3600
http://www.ssl.state.ut.us/government/contactus.htmlhttp://www.ssl.state.ut.us/police/policedepthome.html

Utah State Capitol Office
Office of the Attorney General
Utah State Capitol Complex
350 North State Street Suite 230
SLC UT 84114-2320
FAX: (801) 538-1121
http://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/contact_us.html

Salt Lake City, Prosecutors Office
349 South 200 East, Suite 500Salt Lake City, Utah,
801.535.7767
http://www.slcgov.com/Prosecutor

Salt Lake County Prosecutors Office
Investigations Division
111 E Broadway Suite 400
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Tel: (801) 531-4189
Fax: (801) 531-4137
http://www.districtattorney.slco.org/admin/contact.html

Clearly Janrae Frank chose to utilize propaganda strategies (Ad hominem and Red herring) in her confutation. For example, instead of rebutting the original complaint (i.e., Author, Victoria Strauss’ Failure to Produce Documentation of Police Investigation Regarding American Book Publishing) she is attacking us instead rebutting the original argument. Also, she is presenting new issues (i.e., the Freedom of Information Act) in a compelling fashion, but it is irrelevant to the question whether Author, Victoria Strauss Failed to Produce Documentation of Police Investigation Regarding American Book Publishing. She somehow seems to think that this validates or implies that we are misleading people.  (Note: She has also posted on Twitter that: “The Write Agenda has gone after me.” We fail to see how this amiable debate has escalated to that level.)

There’s no need for Janrae Frank to “school” us any more on the Freedom of Information Act. We all understand its purpose regarding public records as they apply to legal actions. However, in this instance we are dealing with a “police investigation” not a legal action. The application of the Freedom of Information Act is irrelevant and further discussion about it is an act of obfuscation. Admittedly, it was a very noteworthy review but really serves no purpose regarding this issue.

Transparency is all that we have asked for. Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware are responsible for making the initial claim that “American Book Publishing  has been the subject of at least one police investigation.” Merely posting this on a blog is not proof that  “American Book Publishing  has been the subject of at least one police investigation.” Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware have not been transparent in this regard. As a result thereof, we have sought to make this claim transparent by contacting the agencies within the jurisdiction where the “police investigation” allegedly occurred. When documentation and research fails to uncover evidence of a “police investigation,” transparency is impossible. The ongoing acts of denying, deferring and dismissing, by Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware, can no longer continue; it impedes the quest for transparency.

As self-proclaimed publishing industry “watchdogs,” Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware are ethically responsible to produce this evidence. What is dreadfully transparent is that their failure to do so only serves to call into question their credibility. This could be easily accomplished by providing primary source material of a “police investigation.” This would include: 1) the name of the investigating police agency; 2) supplying an incident number; and 3) state exactly what America Book Publishing “investigated” for. The failure of Victoria Strauss to provide this information lends itself to a meaningless claim and doesn’t support the necessity of challenging other disputed claims; that’s another issue. If the three (3) questions above cannot be answered, this “investigation” has to be deemed a falsehood that was conceived with other motives. Transparency will only occur when this evidence is provided. The sooner this happens the matter can be resolved and we can all move on to other issues. If it cannot be supplied, Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware would be well advised to begin using some different PR strategies; denying, deferring, inciting followers and dismissing these accusations aren’t working:

1. Fess up.

2. Have some “humble pie” and display some remorse.

3. Strive for atonement and clean up this mess they made.

4. Rehabilitate themselves, restore faith and trust by utilizing objective (not bias) reporting standards.

The Write Agenda is striving to bring this matter to a close. If we have been incorrect in our pursuit for transparency, we’ll gladly take our own advice publicly (1-4 above). We all want transparency, if this cannot be achieved this matter will stay in the forefront and will continue to be a blemish on Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware.

10/10/2011 Update

Yes, we have claimed that your discussion of the FOIA was both Ad Hominem and a Red Herring. No, we have not invoked FOIA as proof of any claims here or on our website. What we have done is completed document searches and posted the results thereof. Our act of posting these letters from the agencies cast doubt on the veracity of the statement of Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware that “American Book Publishing was the subject of at least one police investigation.” Our only statement is that we cannot find any evidence of a “police investigation.” We are not going to rely solely on an unvetted blog posting as proof that a “police investigation” occurred. Regardless of what methods are deployed to secure information in this matter, if evidence does not exist “that casts in doubt the veracity” of the statements made by Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware.

Now you appear to be making a similar statement without documentary evidence to back it up. To wit: “ABP was investigated in 2003 by the Salt Lake City police department. The detective assigned to the case was Robbin Wilkins.” Your act of merely reciting a statement from a blog posting is also not definitive proof of an actual “police investigation.” In addition, since you have chosen to take on the chore of “investigating” this matter further, this suggests that you are now questioning whether evidence of a “police investigation” exists yourself. This is a positive step; we could only wish that others would be as inquisitive. What is most ironic is that this proves that you are not willing to solely rest on Victoria Strauss’ statements including: 1) she doesn’t have an “obligation to ‘prove’ anything;” 2) that she stands on her “reputation for honesty and meticulous research; 3) that she is willing to simply  “let people judge for themselves;” and 4) that you are not satisfied solely with her confidential “documentation [that] includes emails from individuals as well as [her] handwritten notes of the phone conversations [she] had with both investigators” as proof of a “police investigation.”

We are actually flattered that you have the courage to take the time to be objective. However, it’s distressing (and unfortunate) that you have to pursue information that should have been made available by Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware. We wish you well in your endeavors. We also pray that your efforts reveal the existence of a “police investigation” with a corresponding incident number. In the event that your efforts are inconclusive, we also hope that you have the resilience to publicly admit it.

10/14/2011 Update

After going into great detail regarding your skills as a journalist, we would think that you would have posted primary source material to “speak for itself.” Attaching a blog posting from a disgruntled author, while it may lead to primary source material, is not proof that a real investigation ever occurred. Therefore, the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur does not apply to this pitiable attachment.

Journalists, as yourself, are held to a higher standard in reporting and presenting evidence. We do hope that your independent research activity leads you to a trail of primary source material including, but not limited to, documented evidence of a “police investigation” with a corresponding incident number. In the event that an “investigation” is proven to have occurred, information that retracts and/or exonerates the publisher needs to be included. For example, if there was no prosecution, or if the matter was closed due to a deficiency of evidence towards proving the complaint, reporting ethics require a full disclosure of the disposition of the “investigation.”

10/24/2011: American Book Publishing: No Case, No Criminal Contact & No Legal Action Taken

 

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Open Letter to Eric Grimm: Christian authors ‘targeted’ by PublishAmerica, says CBA

In Absolute Write, Author, Author Contracts, Author Watch, Authors, CBA, Christian Booksellers Association, Credibility, false information, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publish America, PublishAmerica, Publishers, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, Victoria Strauss on September 30, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Mr. Grimm,

The quote attributed to ACFW is not accurate. PublishAmerica in this offering to their authors never claimed that they had a “contract” with your organization. Also, this fabrication occurred after being contacted by CBA. In the interest of all concerned parties, we respectfully request that you take all measures necessary to force and compel Cynthia Ruchti to issue an immediate retraction of this erroneous information. In addition, you indicate that the information that came from  “a very concerned call from an author,” which  is quite obviously the notorious Victoria Strauss of Writer Beware. We have very strong concerns regarding the reporting of Victoria Strauss who’s own needlework on the fabric of truthfulness still remains in question.

Please refer to the following link regarding Victoria Strauss’ truthfulness:


In protest of the erroneous remarks of Cynthia Ruchti, unless a retraction issues henceforth from Cynthia Ruchti, we do anticipate placing her on our “Boycotted Authors List.”

Lizzy Greenberg
The Write Agenda
Reference

(UPDATED) David L. Kuzminski (Preditors and Editors) adds to the PublishAmerica Fabrications

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Accountability, American Book Publishing, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Atlanta Nights, Attorney Victor Cretella, Author Watch, Cease & Desist, Christian Booksellers Association, Credibility, Crispin, David L. Kuzminski, Disney, Interviews, Investigations, Law Suits, lawsuits, News Tips, P.N. Elrod, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Preditors & Editors, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publish America, PublishAmerica, Publishers, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, The Write Agenda, Travis Tea, Victor Cretella, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer Beware on September 30, 2011 at 11:38 am

Victoria Strauss, in a Writer Beware blog posting, (PublishAmerica and CBA: Rowling Redux) voiced her opposition to a recent promotion by her archenemy . . . PublishAmerica. At first blush, it appears that Publish America was/is attempting to package their authors books (for a fee) in a coordinated attempt for consideration by the CBA’s (Christian Booksellers Association) “Christian Store Week.”

We do not see anything that suggests that there is some sort of relationship between the CBA and PublishAmerica. We also do not see anything that suggests that PublishAmerica implied that they had a relationship with the CBA. In fact, there doesn’t appear to be anything illegitimate by PublishAmerica to promote their authors (regardless of whether they charge a fee to do so). Also, they readily admit that there is no relationship with the CBA and they do not promise any specific results. It appears to be solely a promotion.

What’s the problem with this? The CBA issued a “warning” on their web site stating as follows:

“CBA has been informed that Christian authors are being contacted by an organization called PublishAmerica that’s soliciting for authors to submit their books to a sales/marketing catalog that they claim will be going to CBA. Please be aware that CBA has no knowledge of PublishAmerica; that PublishAmerica is not connected to Christian Store Week; and that CBA has no agreement of any kind with PublishAmerica, nor is CBA affiliated in any way, shape, or form with that organization.”

Victoria Strauss readily admitted that the solicitation by PublishAmerica was forwarded to the  CBA.  However, the “warning” issued by the CBA is not a Cease and Desist (C&D) nor is there any indication that one was ever sent to PublishAmerica. (Note to Victoria Strauss: These would be great writings to share with the reading public vs. just stating that x and y occurred. For example, see how we previous refuted a statement of your’s here. Proofs will add to the validity of statements. “Show . . .  don’t tell.”)

We do not see anything wrong with an alternative publisher soliciting its authors in this promotional effort regarding “Christian Store Week.” Are we missing something here? Victoria Strauss’ article makes it appear that there is some sort of wrong-doing here. This kind of promotional activity is performed by many organizations; what is the issue here? Is the CBA really “not amused” as indicated byVictoria Strauss? Or, are they just saying that they have no relationship with PublishAmerica? Didn’t PublishAmerica “warn” their authors as well in their disclaimer? Also, they didn’t promise any specific results:

“DISCLAIMER: PublishAmerica has no affiliation with the CBA and/or individual Christian bookstores beyond that of a regular publisher/bookseller relationship, without preferential access or other special treatment. No specific result from PublishAmerica’s best efforts to represent and promote its authors and their books is suggested or guaranteed.”

Now comes P.N. Elrod who somehow <<we’re shaking our heads>> translates the “warning” into a “Cease & Desist” letter that was issued to PublishAmerica:

“It’s only criminal if they continue to give the offer after getting a C&D from the party whose name is being used. Most are unaware of the use of their name until someone lets them know what’s going on.”

P.N. Elrod (Facebook Page, September 22, 2011)

Clearly, there was never a C&D issued. In addition, it appears that PublishAmerica wasn’t “using” the CBA’s name and was/is only offering to submit the  promotional material of their authors for consideration for “Christian Stores Week.” P.N. Elrod continues to walk down a path of twisted storytelling and fabrications. We predict that karma is going to sneak up on P.N. Elrod and these ongoing activities real soon.

The Write Agenda supports watchdog activity provided that it is true. In this instance, P.N. Elrod is following the trail left by fellow “weiner dog” Victoria Strauss; who’s own needlework on the fabric of truthfulness still remains in question (click here).

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Click here for more information on P.N. Elrod

Update 9/30/11: Preditor & Editor blogger, David L. Kuzminski, (you know the guy that was sued before and is begging for “donations” to his defense fund [click here]) somehow <<shaking our heads>> read into the  PA offering that PA stated that they “have a contract.” They do not and they readily stated as much. This is another example of how the “weiner dogs” fabricate stories for their own purpose:

9/21/11: The Christian Booksellers Association has sent out a warning that Publish America is ‘contacting Christian authors and telling them that they have a contract with CBA that will go public next week. According to a CBA contact, Publish America demands $49 to get on a list and in a catalogue that Publish America is giving to CBA and CBA will submit this list of authors/catalogue to all CBA members and because of this alleged contract the CBA member stores will buy from the authors listed.’ The ‘promotion’ is supposedly in conjunction with the upcoming Christian Store Week. At this rate, can God be far behind in issuing a warning about PA?” [Emphasis added.]

 

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The actual quote (i.e. “warning”) from the CBA states as follows:

“CBA has been informed that Christian authors are being contacted by an organization called PublishAmerica that’s soliciting for authors to submit their books to a sales/marketing catalog that they claim will be going to CBA. Please be aware that CBA has no knowledge of PublishAmerica; that PublishAmerica is not connected to Christian Store Week; and that CBA has no agreement of any kind with PublishAmerica, nor is CBA affiliated in any way, shape, or form with that organization.”

Now, exactly where does it say that The Christian Booksellers Association has sent out a warning that Publish America is “contacting Christian authors and telling them that they have a contract” with CBA? It doesn’t . . .  there’s your “News Flash.” Also, if David L. Kuzminski is posting a quote that he has attributed as coming from The Christian Booksellers Association but it actually has not come from The Christian Booksellers Association . . .  who is he quoting? You can’t make this stuff up unless you’re a “weiner dog.”

Readers, try this as further evidence of David L Kuzminski’s erroneous attribution skills: Google the entire quote that David L Kuzminski posted in his “News Flash” that purportedly came from the The Christian Booksellers Association (see above). What will you discover? You will not find any results that take you to The Christian Booksellers Association. However, you will have Google results that will take you to the sites in the picture below (see photo below); none of which are connected to The Christian Booksellers Association. Primary source material? No, not hardly. In fact, one source in this Google result is currently being sued by PublishAmerica. Therefore, if David L Kuzminski is not quoting The Christian Booksellers Association correctly (which he is not), ask yourself: A) did he himself make this quote up? Or, B) is he quoting one of the sources in this Google search which also cannot be attributed to The Christian Booksellers Association? This is exactly how the want-to-be “watch-dogs” turn into “weiner dogs.” Trivial you may ask? Hardly. Is it any wonder at all why David L Kuzminski was sued and lost? When will this weiner dog ever learn?

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More links on David L. Kuzminski:

How Pathetic Can David L. Kuzminski Be? Click here.

https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/category/david-l-kuzminski/

Click here to read more.

Preditors & Editors Site Creator Sued for Libel

David Kuzminski, You Naughty Boy

Lawyer has defamation claim for online post

Cretella v. Kuzminski

References

http://pred-ed.com/penulist.htm

http://www.cbanews.org/article.php?id=3753

http://www.facebook.com/p.n.elrod?sk=wall

http://www.accrispin.blogspot.com/

Christian Story Teller Asks: “Victoria Strauss, what is she doing to her reputation?”

In Accountability, American Book Publishing, Author, Author Watch, Authors, books, Charles Spurgeon, command knowledge, Credibility, false information, foul mouth, Interviews, Investigations, lawsuits, polite company, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, The Write Agenda, ugly facts, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, word smith, wordsmith, Writer Beware on September 25, 2011 at 12:39 pm

The Write Agenda is not alone in its quest to compel Victoria Strauss to tell the truth. The Christian Story Teller posted this yesterday. [Reprinted with the express permission of christianstoryteller.com.]

Victoria Strauss, what is she doing to her reputation?

Why the foul mouth & no answers?

 

You reap what you sow. Now it seems that Victoria loves to use the f— word in her postings and still won’t answer the question about her post about “the police investigation” on another company [American Book Publishing] that she doesn’t like. She informed this editor years ago that she and “they”? have lots of complaints, records, and documents about all these publishers / agents / agencies that they have identified as scammers, BUT she would never prove it. We were just to take her at her word. Which right now is in the dumper.

The use of the F— word has NO place in professional behavior or polite company. It reveals that the person might have a limited command / knowledge  of the english language. Additionally, statements from this type of word smith tend to be reviewed as coming from an arrogant, unschooled, self important, know it all.

Prove it or lose it. For years Victoria has been part of a group that would boldly demand facts and financial figures from companies and now she can’t answer yes or no. If she doesn’t come clean with the answers to these simple questions, she’ll be just like yellow snow.

A major creditability scandal indeed!  Read the full story and  The Write Agenda who exposed the ugly facts. Then go to Publishingfacts for  Commentary:

 “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”  

–  Charles Spurgeon

References

Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb . . . Again: The F****** Lack of Class Continues

Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb, Ann “A.C.”Crispin Thinks it’s OK: How Publishing Watchdogs Demonstrate Their Arrogance and Supremacy for Standards

http://www.christianstoryteller.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=247:what-in-the-world-is-going-on

Accusations Regarding Macallister Stone and Absolute Write: Google Ad Revenue May be Coming From Authors

In Absolute Write, Accountability, Author, Author Contracts, Author Watch, Authors, blog postings, Credibility, Goy's Law, Investigations, MacAllister Stone, Money should flow toward the author, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, The Write Agenda, Watchdog, Writer Beware, Yog's Law on September 23, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Anonymous sources have raised accusations that Macallister Stone and Absolute Write may be wading in substantial Google Ad Revenue. Moreover, the revenue may be unknowing coming from authors that visit the site. Macallister Stone and Absolute Write were also accused of pretending to run an honest critique board and making substantial income from the high traffic volume on the site. The anonymous sources also stated:

“One of the Absolute Write tricks is to pretend any and all critics are scammers out to get them, and they play this game while wallowing in hundreds of Google text ads, 20-30% of which scam writers and play bait and switch tactics.”

“Another thing that is very suspicious. The board runs hundreds of google ads, hundreds, and each time a visitor or member clicks on one, the board owner, Macallister Stone, makes money. In other words, she makes money if negative controversy hits google and sends hundreds of visitors to Absolute Write. It isn’t in her interest to be civil or contain the bully.”

While there may be some merit to these claims, (admittedly, the site is riddled with advertisements) The Write Agenda has not reached a conclusion and cannot render an opinion at this time. However, The Write Agenda is investigating these claims and will continue to research this matter. Confidential sources may contact us here.

Macallister Stone, if you care to submit a response to these accusations, you may contact us at the_write_agenda@hotmail.com

Additional Information on Macallister Stone can be found here and here

See:

Absolute Write (MacAllister Stone) . . . is it ran out of a rental storage unit? Are Authors Paying the Rent via Google Ads?

Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from St. John’s University Regarding Plaintiff’s Ph.D. Credentials

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Accountability, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Atlanta Nights, Author, Author Contracts, Author Watch, Authors, BARBARA BAUER, BARBARA BAUER LITERARY AGENCY, blog postings, Credibility, Crispin, David L. Kuzminski, Dee Power, false information, Investigations, James D. MacDonald, Jenna Glatzer, Kent Brewster, Law Suits, lawsuits, Lesia Valentine, MacAllister Stone, Making Light, Miss Snark, Money should flow toward the author, Patrick Niclsen-Hayden, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Preditors & Editors, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Rachael Saltzman, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, Shweta Narayan, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, The Literary Agent, The Write Agenda, Travis Tea, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Wikimedia Foundation, Writer Beware, Yog's Law on September 22, 2011 at 8:14 pm

From the original complaint regarding the allegations against Defendants Teresa Nielsen-Hayden and Patrick Nielsen-Hayden:

“At all times relevant to this lawsuit, T. N-Hayden has owned and operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called ‘Making Light’. T. N-Hayden has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on Making Light, including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as ‘…a faux literary agent…,’ ‘…scam agent Barbara Bauer…,’ ‘…kooky…’ ‘…that lunatic…’, and questioning the legitimacy of her Ph.D. degree.”[Emphasis Added.]

At all times relevant to this lawsuit, P. N-Hayden  has owned and operated and been responsible for the content of an internet website called ‘Making Light’. T. N-Hayden has published and continues to publish false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA on Making Light, including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as ‘…a faux literary agent…,’ ‘…scam agent Barbara Bauer…,’ ‘…kooky…’ ‘…that lunatic…’, and questioning the legitimacy of her Ph.D. degree.”[Emphasis Added.]

A letter from the St. John’s University regarding these allegations:

 

 

 

For a PDF Version, Click here

Bauer vs. Glatzer: Letter from the University of California – San Diego

In A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Accountability, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Atlanta Nights, Authors, BARBARA BAUER, BARBARA BAUER LITERARY AGENCY, blog postings, books, Credibility, Crispin, David L. Kuzminski, defamatory, Investigations, James D. MacDonald, Jenna Glatzer, Kent Brewster, Law Suits, lawsuits, libelous, MacAllister Stone, Making Light, Miss Snark, Patrick Niclsen-Hayden, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Preditors & Editors, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, Shweta Narayan, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, The Literary Agent, The Write Agenda, Vanity Press, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer Beware, Yog's Law on September 22, 2011 at 7:55 pm

From the original complaint regarding the allegations against Defendant, Shweta Narayan:

“Defendant Shweta Narayan (“Narayan”) is employed at International Computer Science Institute, 1947 Center St., Suite 600, Berkeley, CA 94704. In or about November, 2006, defendant Narayan published a paper and abstract which contained numerous false and defamatory statements about plaintiffs Barbara Bauer and BBLA including, but not limited to, referring to plaintiff as “a literary agent AW[Absolute Write] had exposed as a scam artist,” and stating that “… Bauer claims to be a real literary agent…” and is a “well known scam artist.” On November 4, 2006, Narayan repeated her false and defamatory statements in a public talk at the University of California, San Diego. [Emphasis Added.]”

A letter from the University of San Diego regarding these allegations:

For PDF version, click here.


UPDATED: 01/04/2012: Victoria Strauss Drops F-Bomb . . . Again: The F****** Lack of Class Continues

In Accountability, Amazon Rankings, Amazon Sales Rankings, American Book Publishing, Author, Author Watch, Authors, Book Sellers, Book Signings, books, Bookstores, Credibility, e-books, Interviews, Investigations, Law Suits, lawsuits, libelous, Librarians, Library, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, T.W.A.N.G., The Write Agenda, Vanity Press, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer Beware on September 20, 2011 at 1:59 pm

“You can say ‘fuck’ on my FB page. I say it all the time in real life.”

Victoria Strauss (Facebook Page, September 19, 2011)

It’s one thing if a publishing “weiner dog” swears in private.  But there is a certain minimum dignity…decorum…class that we expect from our “weiner dogs” when they speak in public. Especially . . .  on Facebook. Of course, this isn’t the first time Victoria Stauss has demonstrated her lack of class (Click here).

Just imagine if Victoria Strauss approached the business of Writer Beware and her PR as an author during moments when her words actually moved the hearts and minds of people who cared:

American Book Publishing has been the focus of at least one f****** police investigation.”

“I’m the author of eight f****** published fantasy novels for adults and f****** young adults, including the f***** Stone duology (The Arm of the Stone and The Garden of the Stone), the Way of Arata duology (The Burning Land and The Awakened City), and a forthcoming f****** historical fantasy for f****** teens, Passion Blue.”

“I’m an active f****** member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), and co-founder of f****** Writer Beware, a f****** publishing industry watchdog group that tracks and warns about literary schemes, scams, and pitfalls. I f****** maintain the popular Writer Beware website, Facebook page, and blog. For this work, I f****** was honored with the SFWA Service Award in 2009.”

“I’ve f****** written hundreds of f****** book reviews for magazines and ezines, including SF Site, and my articles on writing have appeared in f****** Writer’s Digest and elsewhere. In f****** 2006, I served as a f****** judge for the f******World Fantasy Awards.”

It’s sort of amusing to watch, in the sense that it’s not every day that you see a crowd of “flying monkeys” cheer on a gal who has real credibility issues, horrid Amazon Sales Rankings while simultaneously cursing like a sailor. Parents, book buyers, and librarians do take note. This is the author of the f****** fantasy for teens, Passion Blue  . . . we can’t wait for the f****** book signing events.

Yes, she does say f*** in “real life.” Just ask her neighbors that had to endure a dispute with Victoria Strauss regarding “walnuts” and her “fence.” Victoria Strauss readily admitted that  she was “forgetting to be ladylike in [her] extreme annoyance.Nevertheless, she deliberately f-bombed her neighbor accordingly: “What’s the big fucking deal here? All I’m asking is that you not pile your shit against my fence. Why is that so much to ask?”

UPDATED: 01/04/2012:

References

http://www.facebook.com/notes/victoria-strauss/fences-dont-always-make-good-neighbors/10150414755001015

http://www.facebook.com/victoria.strauss1?sk=wall

https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/victoria-strauss-drops-f-bomb-ann-%E2%80%9Ca-c-%E2%80%9Dcrispin-thinks-it%E2%80%99s-ok-how-publishing-watchdogs-demonstrate-their-arrogance-and-supremacy-for-standards/

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