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“An Author site/blog using Google ads to generate revenue from authors probably isn’t anyone you want to read.”

– The Write Agenda

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

11/25/2011: Writer Beware seems to be defending Book Country (Writer Beware – Victoria Strauss)

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

12/31/3011

Bookstore closing ‘huge loss’ for patrons
Georgetown Barnes & Noble quietly shuts its doors

Innovate or Be Left Behind: Lessons From Amazon | SEO Expert 

Straight From Hel: Wanna Be in Print?

Cost Of Publishing a Guide Evaluating the costs Affiliated With 

Amazon Stops Selling ‘Not Gay, Just Sissy’ Calendar

Chaska native publishes book of his travels (PublishAmerica)

Amazon Announces Unexpected Holiday Sales for Kindle Line

New Year’s resolutions – write that book you’ve always been talking about

How to Choose the Best Method for Publishing Your Book by 

2012 publishing predictions part 2 | FutureBook

Thrown to the Wolves! HarperCollins Sues Over Julie of the Wolves E-Book Rights

How publishing changed in 2011: O’Reilly’s take

Booksellers enjoy late sales boost – The Bookseller

How to Sell More Books in 2012 – Matilija Press

Publishers Weigh In On The Future of Ebooks

No happy ending for book industry

Bookstores must reinvent themselves

Amazon: 4M Kindles sold in Dec., e-book sales up  – GameSpasm

Book sales – The Atlantic Wire

Lump in the road: Woman pens children’s book based on personal  (Tate Publishing)

When Amazon Calls: Two SelfPublished Authors Reflect

US Jewish publisher out with Talmud index

Small publisher says Amazon helped it to survive and prosper 

HC US sues over Open Road e-book

Levelland author Eric Taylor releases ‘Mist’ novel (Tate Publishing)

Is Jesus Divine? : The Christian Pulse (American Book Publishing)

12/30/2011

Tracking Amazon: The Top Books of 2011

Mark Coker « The Write Agenda™ (The Write Agenda)

Smashwords Top 20 Books Perform Equally as well on Amazon: It’s  (The Write Agenda)

Books That Are Never Done Being Written

Publish-Me! Selfpublishing introduction – YouTube

2011 The SelfPublishing Year In Review | David Gaughran

Self Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing « Self Publishing Advisor

Self Publishing Predictions for 2012 | Book Cover Cafe

Author’s Edge – Eloquent Books & Strategic Book Publishing  (Eloquent Books & Strategic Book Publishing)

tatepublishing’s Channel – YouTube (Tate Publishing)

12/29/2011

Amazon Says It Sold More Than 4 Million Kindle Devices; E-Book Gifting Takes Off

A Year In Books: Telling Me Something I Didn’t Know

Why Traditional Marketing Doesn’t Sell Books « Kristen Lamb’s Blog

When a Book Comes Out in Ebook – Interview with Sherri 

Bestselling Books Of 2011

PublishAmerica Author Janice Tuzo schedules book signing News By  (PublishAmerica)

12/28/2011

Used book market a thing of the past

Outskirts Press Announces Winner of the Free Amazon Kindle in Their 25 Days of 

Top 10 Literary News Stories of 2011 « Commentary Magazine

12/27/2011

Outskirts Press Announces Winner of the Free Amazon Kindle in Their 25 Days of 

HarperCollins Sues Open Road Over E-Book Rights

12/26/2011

Publishers vs. Libraries: An E-Book Tug of War

Dean Wesley Smith » New World of Publishing: Failure is an Option 

Interview: Jami Alden, co-author of ‘SEAL of My Dreams’

Hackettstown author recognized in national book contest

Print On Demand and Epublishing News She Writes

12/24/2011

SelfPublishing Review | Blog | Boost Your Book Sales with Press 

How Book Sales are Influenced « Savvy Writers & e-Books online

Local student publishes book (PublishAmerica)

12/23/2011

Ventura author claims literary award (Tate Publishing)

Area woman shares her faith experiences (Tate Publishing)

Kindle Author: How I Got 4800 Amazon Customers to Download My 

Bestselling authors aren’t always what they seem

Google tries to kick Authors Guild out of court in book case

USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS | The Republic

The great ebook price swindle

Startup e-Book House Releases Crime Anthology

Borders may be gone, but book store stays in the community 

Sudbury man puts Thoreau’s principles into action (Park East Press)

Salisbury News: Local Author Releases Children’s Book Nationwide (Tate Publishing)

Local author hopes to uplift others through book (Tate Publishing)

Eastchester groundskeeper publishes poetry (PublishAmerica)

12/22/2011

Waterstone’s backs down over Mein Kampf

E-book Sales And Self-Publishing : NPR

The Overlooked Books of 2011

Milli Brown Will Publish Your Book—If You Can Afford It

Craig James’ attorney seeks depositions from book publishers

Wimpy Kid Goes to Court Against Zombie

Wimpy Kid author files lawsuit against Zombie Kid publisher

Craig James Files Complaint Against Book Publishers

Wimpy Kid author sues Antarctic Press over Diary of a Zombie Kid

National Agents Alliance announces bestselling author Jon Gordon will be 

Imperfectly Matched – Legal Thriller Brings Together 2 Opposites  (Strategic Book Publishing)

The Downside to SelfPublishing: Not What You’d Think | Life is but 

Self-Publishing Review | Blog | Guidelines to Consider in Marketing 

A Christmas memoir (PublishAmerica)

PublishAmerica Presents Red Mars and Other Poems from September  (PublishAmerica)

F.C. Resident, Poet Dies at 69 (PublishAmerica)

Delaware author gets inside betrayer’s head (Strategic Book Publishing)

12/21/2011

Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter returns to author’s Cuban home 

Michael Chabon Challenges Publishers On Digital Royalties – GalleyCat

Amazon Updates Kindle Fire Software: Fixes Some Nagging Issues

Publishers pick their wishes and misses of 2012

Contact 2: BBB Warns Of ‘E Reader’ Scammers

Book Publishing Insider Tipped Law Firms About eBook Price Fixing 

Venti, daughter write book (Tate Publishing)

Amazon Makes the Fire Less Balky

12/20/2011

Official Outskirts Press EVVY Award Nominees for 2011 « Self 

And the Lead Counsel in E-Books Price-Fixing Litigation Is…

Book Marketing Mistakes That Cost You Sales | SmartAuthorSites 

Borders era over as judge confirms bookseller’s liquidation

Amazon Kindle Fire, B&N Nook Tablet getting software updates

George Pelecanos novel steers marketing in new direction

Changes made to Alberta Readers Choice book award

East Lansing Barnes and Noble Set to Close

East Lansing Barnes and Noble Set to Close

Amazon Kindle Fire 6.2.1 update rolls out

BBB Warning: eBook Scams Rip Off Readers, Authors And Publishers

12/19/2011

Publisher accuses SCAF of libel after incitement accusations

Thank You For a Great Year in 2011 | Publishing Perspectives

Over 10,000 Facebook Fans (PublishAmerica)

HarperCollins Selects Ingram Publisher Services/Spring Arbor for Christian 

The Peach Tree Kids Author to Appear on KAZVTV’s Central Valley  (Strategic Book Publishing)

Brick-And-Mortar Retailers Want You To Boycott Amazon

Does the cream really rise in selfpublishing? | Leah Raeder

A look at selfpublishing | TeleRead: News and views on e-books 

News to Use (PublishAmerica)

Sales jump for books written by Hitchens

What can free do for your book? – Erik Emery Hanberg

The Tim Tebow Phenomenon Translates Into Bestselling Book

Author Mistakes | Motion Publishing

eBooks Could cost More Than Printed If Publishers Get Their Way

The Importance Of Reviews

Why authors don’t need traditional publishers anymore

Self Publishing news

SelfPublishing IS Real Publishing-The Difference is up to You

Amazon Kindle Fire Is Far From A ‘Failure’

Craig resident’s new book promotes tips for happier living (Tate Publishing)

12/18/2011

Review: Biography: One Click: Jeff Bezos And The Rise O Amazon.com by Richard 

SelfPublishing And Ebook Predictions For 2012 | The Creative Penn

Five reasons NOT to selfpublish your novel as an e-book

Self Publishing, Inc – Publishing service for the selfpublisher

Selfpublishing vs. Big-house publishing | The Free-eBooks.net Blog

Setting Goals For SelfPublishing | CCC’s Beyond the Book

12/17/2011

Author Amanda Hocking – An Inspiration for All Writers

M&M to launch digital publishing system in Saudi

At Amazon, Talking Long Term and Meaning It

E-readers: Amazon selling 1 million Kindles per week

Author relates lesson in sport to lesson in life (PublishAmerica)

Sales jump for books written by Hitchens

The Library Alternative

Author-it Software Launches Author-it Cloud

Author Hitchens always a humanist

Interview: Marliss Melton, co-author of ‘SEAL of My Dreams’

Self-publishing: it’s crucial to be realistic

When Self-Publishing Goes Wrong – Grasping for the Wind

So Cupcake: Brenda L. Wagstaff (Tate Publishing)

12/16/2011

Barnes & Noble (BKS) Orders 1.5M NOOKs, But Competition Stiffens

Writer Beware: Buying “Access” to Studio Execs and Agents 

2011 December 08 « Self Publishing News For SelfPublishing 

Horror author Stephen King helps raise $240000 to help poor Mainers pay 

Will Amazon Respect Its Kindle Fire Customers? | Geoff Livingston’s 

Publishing News: “Hating Amazon is not a strategy” – O’Reilly Radar

Bodyguardz offers protection for the Amazon Kindle Fire » Coolest 

Amazon announces new free expedited shipping deal

Local Bookstores Call For Boycott Of Amazon For Advertising Their Prices

Does It Matter That Kindle Books Were $9.99 Before Anyone Used E-Readers?

Nook Headed to the UK?

Barnes & Noble to Take Deliveries of 1.1 Million Nook Tablets in Q4 (BKS)

Amazon vs The World | The Big Picture

Amazon offers some Kindle numbers: 1 million sold a week — Tech 

Amazon: For The Third Week, Kindle (Including The Fire) Sales 

Amazon Reports Blowout Kindle Sales Numbers — Close To The 

Here’s A Real-ish Kindle Number From Amazon | paidContent

Self Publishing Has Taken on a New Form in the E-Book Market 

Publishers Block the Path to Successful E-Book Sales | SixEstate

Facebook Fan Page – How To Use It For Book Marketing

E-book reader sales to boom as prices plunge

Featured Book-of-the-Week – Self Publishing News For Self 

Newark author gets 2nd story published in ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’

Publisher Happy About Gives its Authors an Early Holiday Gift with 2-for-1 Deal

USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

Joe Simon, a Creator of Captain America, Is Dead at 98

E-book readers

Save $200 When Self-Publishing This Holiday Season

Amazon Spent $450000 Lobbying Gov’t in Q3

“KDP Select is the best way I know to bring my – Amazon Media 

Christopher Hitchens, author and polemicist, dead at 62

12/15/2011

Local author writes about Pat Boone (Tate Publishing)

Tate Publishing – Marketing Department Blog: Serving to Sell

Using SquidLit to Promote Your SelfPublished eBook – Article 

A writer’s guide to getting selfpublished

Amazon’s contentious relationship with authors and bookstores

Why Authors and Social Media Are Meant for Each Other

Publishers Are Still Missing the Boat on E-book Prices

Amazon selling over 1 million Kindles a week

The SelfPublished Author as the Self-Employed Author | The 

Russell Hoban, ‘Frances’ Author, Dies at 86

Shakopee Author Catches Ancestral Spirit in First Novel (Tate Publishing)

West Michigan book publisher capitalizing on Tim Tebow mania

Author Russell Hoban dies aged 86

New Book Trailer Added – The Book Marketing Network

From Published to #1 Amazon Bestseller in 3 Months

3 Simple Book Sales Techniques | Sales Training

Successful Self Publishing – Go Sign Me UP!

Writing and Publishing News » Blog Archive » Secrets to an Author’s 

Raindrop Story by Brighton Teen Fits Rainy Day at Hartland Montessori (Tate Publishing)

Student Run Press Has Published 31 Novels

Video Interview: The Future of Publishing | Jane Friedman

7 Things I Learned from Publishing a Book

Flipside: Bringing Filipino e-books to the market

Barnes & Noble accused of “censoring Christmas”

12/14/2011

Interview with Emma Marris, Author of Rambunctious Garden 

Bestselling Author and Screenwriter Prepares His Memoir for the Big Screen

Author Success Stories – SBPRA (Strategic Book Publishing and  (Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency)

Amazon to stab retail in the heart, says report. Welcome to Q4!

The Kindle Fire’s big security problem

Court clears ‘Bookseller of Kabul’ author

SBPRA Family of Authors Can Help Author’s Son This Holiday Season

Russell Hoban, cult author, dies aged 86

Authors leave publishing houses out of the plot

Amazon Price Check May Be Evil But It’s the Future

Self-Publishing Enables Dual Career Paths

Writer Wednesday: Surprising Things Literary Agents Can Do For You

eBook Exclusivity — A Good or Bad Idea? « An American Editor

Amazon plays hardball with bookstores and writers

Amazon Price Check Discount Has Competitors Crying Foul | PCWorld

Booksellers Deplore Amazon ‘Poaching’ Ploy

Amazon Kindle Fire Improvements: 10 Must-Have Fixes for a New Version

Dymocks responds to criticism of D Publishing contract

Saray Publishing

Read for success? India’s business books take off

20 Little-Known Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading – A SPN 

Apple Faces Another Set of Antitrust Accusers

Q&A With Brittany Geragotelis: Author Of “Life’s A Witch” | Ypulse

Interview With A Successful Writer: Rebecca O’Connor, Award 

New Self Published Authors – Stephen’s Lighthouse

Woman’s Bestselling SelfPublished Book Will Now Become A Movie

How C. Leigh Purtill Self Published After a Traditional Book Deal 

Handbook of Nutrition and the Kidney – Helm Publishing (Helm Publishing)

W. Robert (Bob) Gouin’s New Book Studies Of Biblical Chronology (AuthorHouse & Tate Publishing)

Sares leaves the boxing world to delve into crime in his newest book (Tate Publishing)

Strategic Book Publishing Signs Groundbreaking eBook Deal for  (Strategic Book Publishing)

12/13/2011

EU Investigates e-Book Pricing

With 5% Discount, Amazon Triples Use of Controversial App

Amazon.com CEO Bezos and wife donate $15M to build Princeton Neuroscience 

Strategic Book Publishing Signs Groundbreaking eBook Deal for  (Strategic Book Publishing)

Twin Cities book publisher Ned Waldman dies at 78

Amazon’s Bezos Gives $15 Million to Princeton for Brain Research

Author claims Somali pirates burned his books | Washington Examiner

Author claims Somali pirates burned his books

Print Books Still Rule the Holidays: The Trouble With Gifting an E-Book

e-Book Sales Double – Association of Independent Authors (AiA)

Kindle Fire: good reviews, but some complaints

Ontario Book Publishing Tax Credit

The Case for SelfPublishing, with John Mackey and Steven Bryant 

3 Ways to Use Market Research « Self Publishing Advisor

Cards Wanted for Boy with Leukemia (Please send a card to Joey.)

eBook authors cashing in on popularity of eReaders this holiday season

Yahoo countersues Singapore publisher on copyright

A feast for book lovers at international fair

Jeremy Thompson from Matador publishing at the London Book Fair 

Have You Heard About FBA? | Bookshop Blog

An electrifying new twist in the plot as books turn over page for fresh chapter

Vancouver author signs two-book deal with D&M

Self-published authors find e-success

Interview with Debra Burroughs, Author of She Had No Choice

PERPETUAL FOLLY: Indie vs. Self Publishing

Self-publishing vs. Big-house publishing | The Free-eBooks.net Blog

Greg Goldstein promoted to President of IDW Publishing – ComicList

Interview: Whitney Stewart, Author of Give Me A Break: No-Fuss Meditation

Fisherman becomes author at 98

Victoria Strauss Interview YouTube

12/12/2011

Chamber chief calls for Amazon.com boycott

In the Wake of Protest: One Woman’s Attempt to Unionize Amazon

US-Israeli Author Found Guilty of Plagiarism

Writing and Publishing News » Blog Archive » When Can I Quit 

Kindle Self-Publishers Soon to Become Amazon Exclusives

“The Help” author’s next book almost year late

Amazon Kindle Fire Update Promised | WebProNews

Amazon Dies In A Fire

Amazon’s Publishing Reputation

Rob Lowe Lands Another Book Deal

Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

Brenner GRAND PRIZE Winner (Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency)

Lambert Wins First Prize (Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency)

Amazon’s Fire is Fueling Debate

Why Are Google and Amazon Fighting?

Amazon set to roll out update to Kindle Fire

Writers Need To Be Adaptable In Order To Succeed: The Porter 

New Free PDF e-Book: 10 Things You Need to Know About Self 

PUBSLUSH: Publisher Uses Readers to Find New Writing Talent 

US the latest authority to probe e-book pricing

New media regulator could cover digital publishers

Is selfpublishing really only for genre writers?

SelfPublishing in Print Update « Shanna Hatfield

Self Publishing for the Eco-Conscious « Self Publishing Advisor

D Publish, Dymocks Offer Self Publishing Deal For Authors 

The Precarious Portentious Perils Of SelfPublishing

Seal Press Author Offers Eight Ways to Give Back During Hanukkah (Mitzvah . . .  the Right Way)

Jerusalem court finds author Naomi Ragen guilty of plagiarism

12/11/2011

Controversial Book Gives Daring Twist On Black Culture! (PublishAmerica)

How to DELETE your Smashwords Account

Censorship causes blindess. This is a complaint against Smashwords.

Publisher defends Shore author against plagiarism claims

How Amanda Hocking REALLY Did It- An Inspiration for All Authors 

What is Amazon’s KDP Select Program? – CrimeSpace

Kindle Publishing and how it works. « Madame Guillotine

10 Reasons Why I Am Self Publishing

Local Author Will Discuss The Pros And Cons Of Self-Publishing 

When the supposed scam busters & watchdogs are scamming

Publication Proposals Ways to Get Your own to the Top of the Stack

Selfpublished author sells 400000 copies of debut novel 

How 3 Publishing Myths Kill the Author | Savas Publishing 

Selfpublishing: Upending the Book Industry | James Russell Ament

How One Author’s Self Published Book Became a Best Seller 

Darcie Chan – a selfpublishing success story – She Writes

What I Got Out of SelfPublishing | The Gatekeepers Post

REMINDER: If you are participating in Amazon’s KDP Select, remove your books from all other distribution channels!

Local author to hold book signing at Town Center mall (Tate Publishing)

Top-Selling Authors Adopt New York Area Schools, Meet with Local (Tate Publishing)

Children’s Care BlogTalk – Book signing December 15th at 

12/10/2011

Authors, Have you ever been censored by Smashwords? Tell us your story.

Pay Me, Bug! vs. Smashwords: Round One | Eviscerati.net

Amazon KDP Support : Smashwords’ Mark Coker Blasts KDP …

Mark Coker, Amazon and the value of indie authors

Nancy Steinbeck « The Write Agenda™ (The Write Agenda)

About books: Victim of bullying writes book about his experience (PublishAmerica & Tate Publishing)

C. E. Petit « The Write Agenda™ (The Write Agenda)

SelfPublishing Packages – MindStir Media

Rachel Morgan Writes: Why SelfPublishing Appeals to Me

12/9/2011

Charles Emil Petit « The Write Agenda™ (The Write Agenda)

Police arrest crime author on suspicion of DUI

Local Bookstores Ask Customers To Boycott Amazon Over New Price Check App Offer

E-Library Books Ready for Checkout on Kindles Through North Carolina Libraries

Smashwords Founder, Mark Coker, Trying to Take on Goliath: Obviously Concerned

Mark Coker of Smashwords is Showing Evidence of Being in Bed with Writer Beware

Nancy Steinbeck « The Write Agenda™ (The Write Agenda)

Local author loves writing about turtles for children (Tate Publishing)

Amazon’s Evil Price Check App: Kicking Bookstores While They’re Down

Do Writers Really Need a Book Business Plan? by Deborah Riley 

Top 10 ways to promote your virtual book tour

Former resident writes third book (PublishAmerica)

How I Became a Best-Selling Author

Local signs romance book Saturday (Strategic Book Group)

12/8/2011

Amazon Bribes Self-Published Authors to Sell Exclusively Through the Kindle Store

Amanda Knox to release tell-all book

Taylor Armstrong ‘Didn’t Feel Safe’ To Publish Book Until Husband’s Suicide

Publish an Ebook Now

Publishing in Latin America

Diana Colbert, wife of author Charles Bock, dies

BISG Issues Best Practices For Assigning Digital ISBNs

Why I don’t selfpublish | Myke Cole

Amazon Sets Up $6 Million Royalty Fund for Lending Library Authors

Amazon launches $6M fund to fuel Kindle Direct Publishing

China’s Dangdang Does An Amazon With E-Books, Apps, E-Reader

Future is here with Library Without Walls

Neil Cavuto Asks Donald Trump ‘If All This Is Just To Get Publicity 

Yes, but look at $9.99 upside-down — The Horn Book

Australian authors and publishers get a new advertising outlet

Would You Pay Dymocks $499 To Publish Your Book?

Vanity, thy name is publishing

The Seduction Of Self-Publishing

Bachmann book sells just 3000 copies in two weeks

Should Amazon.com pay Michigan tax? Retail groups say yes, as Amazon offers 
Amazon Kindle Will Win Thanks To Hype, Not Performance

Retail groups lash out after Amazon announces Price Check app promotion

Justice Department confirms investigation of e-book industry

12/7/2011

Get a read on books for the wine lover on your list (Oak Tree Press)

30 Book Awards for SelfPublished Authors — The Book Designer

3 Things Mark Cuban’s Self Publishing Can Mean for You 

Albertville Christian author inks the deal (Tate Publishing)

What You Need to Know About Amazon’s BookPublishing Move

Publishing News: E-book market forecast to hit $5.2B as the book 

What’s the truth behind multiple personality disorder?

Justice Department Confirms E-Book Probe

Amazon will launch Kindle Fire in the UK in January

Publishing company launches young adult line aimed at peer readers

Author Emma Lou Thayne Receives Utah Governor’s Mansion Artist Award

Amanda Knox inks multi-million deal with Blair and Obama’s book agent

Jolie Accused Of Stealing Croation Author’s Story For ‘In The Land 

New Charles Dickens coin honors author

Amanda Knox book deal on its way with Robert Barnett’s help

Amazon strengthens drive into publishing

Sylvia’s book for her mum (PublishAmerica)

Price Check! Amazon App Takes Aim at Brick-and-Mortars

Amazon to Pay Your Customers $15 to Dump You

Amazon app will pay you $15 bucks to walk out on retailers

Readmill goes public: is the future of books social? — Tech News 

Books, like diamonds, are forever | Adverblog

Amazon acquires 450 Books from Publisher Marshall Cavendish

Six Shortcomings of Small Presses | LitReactor

Do you Wattpad? | Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

Leaked Document: Hachette Explains Why Publishers Are Relevant 

New option for selfpublished authors | www.clarkhoward.com

South Vienna writer to debut mystery novel | The Madison-Press (Tate Publishing)

12/6/2011

How to Evaluate Book Marketing Services | Jerry D. Simmons

Amazon Publishing to Acquire Marshall Cavendish

Literary Review: No Author is Safe from the Bad Sex Prize

Apple in e-book price fixing probe

EU Investigating Possible Cartel in E-Book Market

Publisher: Author didn’t lift material for novel about Edgar Allen Poe’s child 

How to Make Your Writing More Visible Online

Award-Winning Author Stephen Stark Chooses Lulu.com

Amazon – Please Fix the Fire

Overstock.com Announces Partnership with Barnes & Noble to Sell eBooks Through 

The most influential bookseller in Britain calls Amazon the devil

Trending toward the truth: Poll shows internet retail relies on brick-and 

Ask Shama: How Do I Market My Book Using Social Media?

Marketing with Spiritual Intent for Memoirists–Lynn Serafinn 

Bill of Rights for Friends of Authors | Hannibal and Me

APW: The Book Marketing Minefield « A Place for Writers

Thomas Allen and Cormorant launch e-book initiative for indie bookstores

Amanda Knox Teams with Lawyer to Broker Book Deal

Blog Business Success Radio – Blog Business World (Tate Publishing)

ECU freshman published at 16 | ECUNewsletter (Tate Publishing)

SHAW: Are libraries next to go?

EU in antitrust probe of Apple, e-book publishers

Apple, Book Publishers Face European Antitrust Probe

Rewriting the rules for publishing

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Crime writer gets better with each book

Southland libraries delve into e-reader mystery

book enthusiasts « Self Publishing News For Self-Publishing Authors

Amazon’s Kindle Fire Has Business Potential

Publishers warm to e-books on their own terms

Amazon’s cloud extinguishes Kindle Fire?

Self Publishing, Inc – Publishing service for the selfpublisher

Famous SelfPublished Authors: Benjamin Franklin « Self 

SelfPublishing Review | Blog | Interview with Henry Mosquera

12/5/2011

Author Press Release (Strategic Book Group) – Posterous (Strategic Book Group)

Inspiration Creates Aspiration: A Guide to Help Develop New  (Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency)

Area graduate writes book about retriever’s many antics (Strategic Book Group)

Susan Whitfield’s Blog: Marilyn Meredith (Oak Tree Press)

Google Plans to Seek Books Lawsuit Dismissal

The Ugly Truth About Consumer Book Reviews: Part One

Beware of fake Amazon account confirmation emails

Daunt is wrong: Amazon is no devil

The Truth About Amazon Publishing, Part II

With 13 Million Readers on Wattpad, YA Novelist Tries Self-Publishing

Eagan businessman’s marketing strategy: self-publishing a book

Booksellers, Multinationals Battle Over Spain’s E-book Buyers 

High Praise for Budding Author from Bestselling Jacquelyn Mitchard

Workshop to teach authors how to publish works

David Shanks, CEO of Penguin Group (USA), Named US Book Publishing “Person of 

The First 10000

The Arts: On Writing and Publishing – Lawrence F. Lihosit on “Self 

The Writing Bomb: Turning SelfPublishing Into Self-Employed

How To Write & Market Your Business Book [Resource Page] | The 

Book Marketing « Savvy Writers & e-Books online

You Sold How Many Books? | The Gatekeepers Post

Kobo offers a free e-book each month

Barnes & Noble In Financial Trouble – The Borders Syndrome 

Bestselling SelfPublished Novelist Ja Konrath Talks Writing and 

Tips And Tricks To get SelfPublishing Your Book 

Amazon.com executive dies in Lake Huron plane crash

Anne K. Albert: Day 11: Mystery We Write Tour with John M. Daniel (Oak Tree Press)

12/4/2011

Publisher faces flak for ‘silence’

Breaking News: Highly-Publicized Book Tour Placed On Hiatus

National Writer Series receives kudos from Publishers Weekly |

Niche Authors Offered Customized, Comprehensive Marketing Services At Your

Hotsheet – Helmi Jensen – Strategic Book Publishing & Rights  (Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency)

The Unusual Story of Girelli the Gelliphant | PRLog (Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency)

Victoria Strauss Reaches 666 Facebook Fans: The Satanic Association is Worth Noting

Author Watch – Best Sellers – December 3, 2011

December Article

Interview: Author Melissa Foster

Marketing strategist Frank Sonnenberg discusses success, book publishing

Park East Press » It’s Not About You (Park East Press)

Publish America Presents Clouds of a Ghoulish War by Bobby David  (PublishAmerica)

Life no storybook for homeless Lancaster woman (PublishAmerica)

The Kill Zone: Literary Agents in the Digital Age

Livia Blackburne: Tips On Responding to Public Criticism (Inspired 

Michael Larsen’s tips for becoming a successful writer

12/3/2011

Yuma author releases ‘Travels of Tommy T. Turtle” (Tate Publishing)

Tuttle teacher authors book (Tate Publishing)

Writer offers sobering account on life in Rwanda (Tate Publishing)

About Books: Learn about e-books at library events (PublishAmerica)

The trouble with Word Mills: Writers Beware.

The way to Market a E-book | Piano Trio Spirale

Authors in Grand Junction today (Tate Publishing @ B&N)

Kobo Launches Free E-Book Club

Reasons Not to SelfPublish in 2011-2012: A List | The Passive Voice

Weekly SelfPublished Book Review: Modern Disciples « Self 

Oak Tree Press Blog: December 2011 (Oak Tree Press)

Cory Doctorow: Copyrights vs. Human Rights

How publishers gave Amazon a stick to beat them with

Yup, Silk is Slow – Tests Confirm Amazon’s Browser is Slower Than 

Nielsen Research Finds Metadata Helps Increase Book Sales

European E-Book Sales Hampered by Tax Structure

Barnes & Noble Nook Is Now A $220 Million Business

Author seeking investors for epic Port City history

Has book blogging hit the wall? William Morrow’s blogger notice

In Case You Missed It: “What makes a beautiful (and marketable) book?”

David Shanks: PW Person of the Year 2011

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12/2/2011

Interview: Author Melissa Foster

New! The 11th common book publishing myth & misconception

Marketing and Selling Your E-Book

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Nobel author Gabriel García Márquez wins 17-year legal fight over 

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Dan Goldie tells how his NY Times bestselling book has changed his practice 

Author Promotions – Author Publishing – Benefits of Self Publishing 

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Amazon.com: The PublishAmerica Style Guide eBook  (PublishAmerica)

Flogging the Quill: How selfpublishers can maximize earnings

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12/01/2011

How can a book coach help you get published?

What Authors Need to Know About Virtual Book Tours – Workflow 

Rethinking Book Marketing: Why Discovery Matters More | The 

MediaShift Ebooks and SelfPublishing Roundup Dec 1 2011 | PBS

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Adam Gopnik – The Barnes & Noble Review

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Selfpublishing, Pricing, and Print-on-demand : Michael Montoure’s 

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Thad McIlroy – Future Of Publishing » Advice for Self Publishers

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Les Cockrell: Hospice’s Light Up a Life tree on display at mall (Tate Publishing)

Park East Press » The Genesis One Code (Park East Press)

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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(Updated: 12/12/2011) 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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(UPDATED) David L. Kuzminski (Preditors and Editors) adds to the PublishAmerica Fabrications

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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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Author Watch – Best Sellers – September 10, 2011

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Author Watch – Best Sellers – September 10, 2011


Title


Author


Publisher


Pub
Date


List
Price


Current Rank

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

$0.99

731

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

$0.99

1,060

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

$2.99

1,397

Forget to Remember Alan Cook AuthorHouse November 9, 2010

$0.99

1,634

24 Hours inside the President’s Bunker Robert J. Darling Lt. Col. USMC (Ret) iUniverse August 2, 2010

$9.99

2,575

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

$1.70

2,790

Children of Terror Inge Auerbacher iUniverse December 7, 2009

$6.00

3,325

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

$27.99

3,494

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

$3.99

3,661

Second Kiss Natalie Palmer Tate Publishing November 30, 2010

$18.99

4,288

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

5,131

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

$5.99

5,205

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

$9.99

5,686

THE ROOM Ray Melnik iUniverse September 3, 2007

$1.99

5,770

Bound by Hatred Shelley Walden Publish America March 15, 2008

$0.99

6,052

Invisible Tears Abigail Lawrence Authorhouse April 16, 2010

$2.99

6,423

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

$15.95

7,329

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

$6.00

7,474

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

$5.99

7,636

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

$5.00

7,707

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

$35.99

7,742

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

$18.95

9,154

 Watch List 

Revealing the Soul: An Analysis of Torah and Creation – Volume One Yosef Yitzchok Serebryanski TurnAround Media September 7, 2011

$9.99

Revealing the Soul: An Analysis of Torah and Creation – Volume Two Yosef Yitzchok Serebryanski TurnAround Media September 10, 2011

$9.99

Revealing the Soul: An Analysis of Torah and Creation – Volume Three Yosef Yitzchok Serebryanski TurnAround Media September 12, 2011

$9.99

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

$9.99

10,937

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

$0.99

11,644

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

$35.00

11,767

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

$6.99

12,009

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

$0.99

12,874

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

$15.95

13,343

Moonlight Keith Knapp Outskirts Press October 30, 2007

$0.99

13,965

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

$6.00

14,317

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

$0.99

14,394

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

$4.99

14,871

Hotline to Murder Alan Cook AuthorHouse March 25, 2005

$0.99

15,047

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

$9.99

15,651

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

$4.95

16,076

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

16,259

Where Love Has Gone Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010

$7.99

16,334

Goodbye, Janette Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010

$7.99

16,637

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

$13.95

16,752

Barracuda Mike Monahan BookSurge February 7, 2008

$0.99

16,909

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

$6.99

16,926

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

$9.99

17,401

Uncommon Sense M. Margaret Neil iUniverse March 1, 2001

$0.99

17,468

Sleeper Barry Friedman iUniverse September 5, 2005

$5.95

17,647

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

$4.99

18,808

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

$9.99

19,245

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

$29.95

19,327

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

$9.99

19,496

Z1N1: The Zombie Pandemic: 2012 Was Just the Beginning Mitchell Layne Cook Outskirts Press, Inc. August 20, 2010

$2.99

19,568

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

$5.00

19,792

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

$9.99

20,086

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

20,383

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

$7.00

20,514

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

$2.99

20,530

Krazy White Girl Mary A. Monroe AuthorHouse November 16, 2007

$2.95

20,545

True Haunting Edwin F. Becker AuthorHouse July 29, 2011

$2.99

20,610

The Elect James Gilbert Xlibris January 10, 2010

$2.99

20,743

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

21,859

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

$9.99

21,887

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

$10.95

22,125

Chasing Hunter Cort Malone BookSurge October 25, 2007

$0.99

22,328

The Revenant: A Horror in Dodsville Brian L. Blank AuthorHouse August 14, 2009

$3.99

22,595

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

$2.99

22,600

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

$14.99

22,948

The Ezekiel Code Gary Val Tenuta Outskirts Press, Inc. August 19, 2007

$4.95

23,253

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

$9.95

23,938

The Betsy Harold Robbins Authorhouse June 17, 2011

$2.99

24,291

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

$2.99

24,307

Spellbinder Harold Robbins AuthorHouse June 30, 2010

$7.99

24,610

Run into Trouble Alan Cook AuthorHouse January 7, 2009

$0.99

24,702

 

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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Author


Publisher


Pub
Date

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John Scalzi

Tor Books

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The Ghost Brigades

John Scalzi

Tor Books

April 1, 2010

The Last Colony

John Scalzi

Tor Books

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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

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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.

ALERT: Victoria Strauss Critical of Indie Authors Successes: The Voice of EnvyRecent Blog Postings & ALERTS (Click on Headlines) 

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


ABOUT US

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

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

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Coming Soon: The Writer Beware Impact; Has the Thumbs Down List Been Commercially Affected by Crispin & Strauss?

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Accountability, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Author, Author Contracts, Author Watch, Authors, blog postings, books, Credibility, Crispin, false information, Investigations, James D. MacDonald, Money should flow toward the author, News Tips, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Preditors & Editors, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, Self-Publishing, SFWA, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, The Write Agenda, Vanity, Vanity Press, Victoria Strauss, Watchdog, Writer Beware, Yog's Law on September 5, 2011 at 6:04 pm

The Write Agenda is currently researching the impact, if any, that Writer Beware has made on the publishers listed on its “Thumbs Down” list. Preliminary research suggests that many of the publishers on the “Thumbs Down” list have continued to grow and flourish. Since the inception of Writer Beware in 2005, many of the targeted publishers have added 1000’s of new authors and books to their collections.

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.

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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© The Write Agenda, 2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from The Write Agenda is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to The Write Agenda with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by The Write Agenda (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Please contact The Write Agenda for sample attributions.

Bauer vs. Glatzer, Request for Information (Confidentiality Guaranteed)

In A.C., A.C. Crispin, Absolute Write, Accountability, Ann "A.C." Crispin, Ann Crispin, Author, Author Watch, Authors, Brian Hill, Christina Walden, Credibility, Crispin, David L. Kuzminski, Dee Power, Investigations, James D. MacDonald, Jenna Glatzer, Kent Brewster, Law Suits, Lesia Valentine, MacAllister Stone, Making Light, Money should flow toward the author, News Tips, Patrick Niclsen-Hayden, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Price Of Freedom, Preditors & Editors, Professionalism, Propaganda, Publishers, Publishing, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, Shweta Narayan, Stephan Spencer, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Thomas S. Tully, Travis Tea, Victoria Strauss, Writer Beware, Yog's Law on August 12, 2011 at 5:53 pm

This case was dismissed “without prejudice” previously. Meaning, the Court left the door open for the Plaintiff to re-file this case. It may not be over yet.  The Write Agenda is seeking information, documentation, links, tips, files, statements etc.  that may be relative to the Bauer vs. Glatzer et. al. case. Relative information may include googlebombing incidents, googlebombing enticement, conspiracy theories, relative internet material(s) with lewd altered, sexually abusive photos and videos pornographically altered and/or matters involving sexual abuse. Information as it pertains to any of the parties listed below (Defendants or otherwise), or additional parties, and any involvement in this case would be greatly appreciated. Please contact us here. Confidentiality Guaranteed.

Jenna Glatzer

MacAllister Stone

James D. MacDonald

Kent Brewster

Ann C. Crispin

Patrick Niclsen-Hayden

Teresa Nielsen-Hayden

 David L Kuzminski

Thomas S. Tully

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.

Victoria C. Strauss

Shweta Narayan

Lesia Valentine

Christina Walden

Stephan Spencer

Brian Hill

Dee Power

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The Write Agenda by The Write Agenda is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on all work at thewriteagenda.wordpress.com. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at https://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com.

© The Write Agenda, 2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from The Write Agenda is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to The Write Agenda with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by The Write Agenda (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Please contact The Write Agenda for sample attributions.

Writer Beware, Non Profit Organization . . . Conflict of Interest?

In Absolute Write, Accountability, Authors, Credibility, Free e-book, Free ebook, Investigations, Law Suits, News Tips, Propaganda, Reputation, Reputation Management, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association, SFWA, Victoria Strauss on April 18, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Writer Beware™, is a  publishing industry watchdog group is sponsored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, a non-profit organization, that receives support from the Mystery Writers of America. Most non-profit organizations have conflict of interest polices in place to comply with local State and Federal law regarding the usage of the entities resources .  Query: Is this posting, by a non-profit officer, Victoria Strauss, an appropriate use of the non-profit organization’s resources? (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Send Us Your News Tips & Article Ideas

In News Tips on March 23, 2011 at 9:01 pm