Friday, July 30, 2010

There is no joy in Mudville...Mighty Casey was killed in a drive by shooting.

I am trying not to beat myself up and not plotting ways to drive to Maryland to have a spastic fit on the people of Publish America. This last email I got from them just is the straw that has broke this camel's back! Since I signed with them my dream has been kicked and assaulted! First off my book is way to high for anyone to be able to buy it-so that means no book store(and I've called them all and can't tell you the money I've spent on long distance calling cards)will carry it unless I consign copies. I can't afford the copies. Second-they send me bogus coupon offers that really don't save me much money or anyone else. My aunt bought a copy at 29.99 plus shipping using a coupon that would make my book be 9.95 but they didn't. It's still well except for this weekend, its 34.95 because they put out a 70 percent discount coupon out there. But the one I got just minutes ago has just been the one to bite the big one with me! Here is a copy of the email:

Dear author:

PublishAmerica is hosting a book signing in Germany, during the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Signed copies of your book are also welcome at that event. Of course, you are too, and some authors have already said they will attend. But if you cannot travel overseas at this time, your book can participate at the signing anyway.

Softcovers only.

The signed books will be handed out with a brief introduction about you, the author, on a first come, first serve basis to any of the best and the brightest of the world's bestselling authors, foreign publishers, Hollywood producers, booksellers, and thousands of media that are expected to attend the show, who stop by our book signing event. The date is Saturday, October 9, the time is noon local time. Or in German, "Stunde zwölf".

This is an exciting opportunity to introduce your book to a broader range of book industry insiders.

Go to, find your softcover, use this discount coupon: EuroSign. Use it on your softcover only. All non-softcover orders under this coupon will not be processed, so you'll be throwing your money away if you try. Coupon invalid with other offers. Minimum order volume is only 4 softcovers. And your discount is a whopping 50 pct! We will ship your order fast, because:

Be quick. We'll need your signed books back by no later than August 20 so we can ship them to Germany in time. Mail them, signed and all, to PublishAmerica, attn: Frankfurt Book Fair. Only books purchased under the EuroSign coupon qualify.

Thank you.
--PublishAmerica Bookstore

I looked up the Frankfurt Book Fair and it is an October event in Germany.However when I looked there are only 2 yep you read correctly, T-W-O American publishing houses listed and they are not Publish America or afflites. Im thinking I need to get an attorney! I signed with them under the belief they were a legitimate publishing company! So far the have legitimately screwed me! I didn't do this to make money but I understand a publisher does want to make money but I don't want to be the only one they're trying to milk blood out of! So any of you reading this-hit me up! Register you a blogger account and leave me some feedback! I can't be the only one out there-actually I know I'm not but I might be the only one to take them on. There has to be a way-a way to either get out of my contract and get my book rights back or for them to do what any publishing house does for its authors.

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