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    Preditors & Editors Requiescat In Pace DaveKuzminski's Avatar
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    Preditors & Editors Lawsuit

    For those who are not aware, P&E is being sued. Since P&E's inception, it has never asked for donations but we find we must in this instance.

    We now have a donation button on both P&E sites and ask that other sites which support us please feel free to copy the necessary coding to post an appeal and donation button on their sites in P&E's behalf so that we might raise enough funds to mount a proper legal defense.

    So far, P&E has been on the Internet for eleven years doing what we believe was good for writers and the publishing industry. We hope that others wish to see us continue.

    Sincerely, Dave Kuzminski, Editor, Preditors & Editors

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    Wow. I thought they were only going after you. Now they're after P&E, too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveKuzminski View Post
    We now have a donation button on both P&E sites
    Dave, I can't find it on either. I think it would be helpful to have it on the homepage or the "about" page, or both.

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    And for the newbies here is a quick link to P&E.
    http://anotherealm.com/prededitors/

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    I can't find the donation link either.
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    I found the link. I hope everyone offers their support.
    http://anotherealm.com/prededitors/penulist.htm
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    Dave, can you possibly provide a summary on the page or a link so people new to the whole PA thing can get a quick idea of who "Vic" is?

    And can someone explain how to 'copy the code' to put a donation button on other sites?
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    Quote Originally Posted by matdonna View Post
    Dave, can you possibly provide a summary on the page or a link so people new to the whole PA thing can get a quick idea of who "Vic" is?

    And can someone explain how to 'copy the code' to put a donation button on other sites?
    Okay, just to further clarify matters. P&E is being sued by Barbara Bauer and by Victor E. Cretella, III, Esq. in two separate courts.

    Ms. Bauer is a literary agent who alleges I/P&E called her a scam and a scammer and is suing for libel.

    Mr. Cretella is an attorney for PublishAmerica. He alleges I/P&E harmed his reputation by reporting him to the Maryland State Bar Association and his former employer for his actions against a member of Absolute Write and is suing for libel.

    If anyone needs the code, you can email me and I'll email back the code needed for pasting the button on your site.

    In the meantime, the link for the page with the donation button is http://anotherealm.com/prededitors/penulist.htm. Our mirror site at http://www.invirtuo.cc/prededitors also has the button.
    Last edited by DaveKuzminski; 02-27-2008 at 06:00 PM.

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    Will donations be used in the Bauer/Vic case against PE or Vic's lawsuit against you? Or both?
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    But seriously, never ask permission to write something. Don't be a wimp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveKuzminski View Post
    So far, P&E has been on the Internet for eleven years doing what we believe was good for writers and the publishing industry. We hope that others wish to see us continue.

    Sincerely, Dave Kuzminski, Editor, Preditors & Editors
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    Time to give a something back to someone who has had our backs for a long time!

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    Right now, a firm is representing P&E/me in the Bauer case. I can't comment yet on the other case.
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    Let us know if you need donations for the second case.

    Saundra is right, folks. This is our turn to give back.
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    All the more reason to get the donation button up on writers' blogs and websites.

    Let it spread like wildfire!

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    All the more reason to get the donation button up on writers' blogs and websites.
    Fabulous idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveKuzminski View Post
    Mr. Cretella is an attorney for PublishAmerica. He alleges I/P&E harmed his reputation by reporting him to the Maryland State Bar Association
    Somehow I see a contradiction here...
    Last edited by priceless1; 02-28-2008 at 02:53 AM.

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    two?

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    Will donations be used in the Bauer/Vic case against PE or Vic's lawsuit against you? Or both?
    I would think that it would be difficult to separate the two. Dave and P and E are so enjoined as to really be one defendant.

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    Mods--is there any way we could have a button for P&E on AW? Or would that create a conflict of interest?

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    Okay, I've blogged about it and also tried to get others to blog about it.

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    I would think that it would be difficult to separate the two. Dave and P and E are so enjoined as to really be one defendant.

    Just my opinion. Not a lawyer.
    From the limited information I know about the two cases, there is a difference between the cases. But as discussed in another thread, AW members shouldn't write about ongoing cases so I'll leave it at that.
    Last edited by escritora; 02-28-2008 at 02:04 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Orchestra View Post
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    I blogged about it this afternoon, too.
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    I also blogged about it - but kept is basic and simple.
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    Yup, blogged about it yesterday. Donation button is up, too.
    Screw the new blog, I've resurrected my old blog: Writerly Stuff.

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