By the way, when you click on the link, it takes you to this litle jewel, you won't see this if you go to the bookstore and order any other way and use the e-mail cupon.
You must call or mail in your order if you wish to receive your discount. If you choose to mail in your order, please calculate your total based on the retail price and not the special price, as stated in your contract.
Orders placed in the online store will not be given the discount.
The system automatically charges your credit card and the process cannot be undone once you click the submit button and obtain an order number.
To place your Author order, you may call (301) 695-1707.
Gill. i beg to differ with you, but when i was stupid enough to take them up on the "Hardcover offer" they did pay me royalties, but I had to buy the book at full price...well that's not exactly true either.
First they raised the price of my soft cover to $24.95. Priced the hardcover the same as my soft cover, per their e-mail promo $24.95, then raised the prive of the hardcover to $29.95, then they reduced both boooks by a "whopping $5"
Whew, that was a mouthful, hope you followed me through that mess. Any way, I ordered 9 copies, the minimum. I had just got off the phone with the "guy" when i went to my e-mail and they had sent out another better offer and I got a little PO'd.
I was using the books in media kits and would have gotten more books but no royalties. Any way...I called and they threw in 9 free ones, but charged me $71 to ship OMG:-(
100% FOOL :-( I haven't bought any books since I started my research and my quest to let America know these people for who they really are.
The royalty check was cut (with accounting errors) but the statement listed the ISBN for the soft cover (accounting error). I received a notice via e-mail that I would be receiving no royalties for my soft cover (accounting error). I wrote a note via e-mail forward asking what happened to the royalties for the 9 copies of the hardcover (pasted the e-mail promo from the previous purchase) received no reply.
Dec came along and on the 12th i got a lame duck e-mail stating that they had to send out 40,000 royalty checks (boy scouts honor :-0) and if only 5% were questioned then they would have to investigate 2000 inquiries. OMG! If Meiners sat for 100 hours straight he couldn't sign 40,000 checks (I did the math with him signing one every minute for an 8 hour day)
Any way the e-mail said it could have been a computer glitch.
On Dec 22 Clopper (yep good ole' Larry) signed a check (that don't look like the regular royalty "patriotic" check) and I received it on Dec 26th. The stub has no accounting data and doesn't tell me what the "freebie" was for. No letter, notta',squat!
As a result my 1099-Misc is incorrect...not just incorrect but very, very (accouting error, heck I lost count, but item 11 of my contract just flew out the window but PA told the BBB it wasn't an errror)! Too bad I don't file taxes anymore so I have no reason to send it to the IRS.
Oh well, I've ranted on long enough.
My thanks for all of the feedback. I will use the help so generously given. I'm almost through with my own edit, Sandy's edit, and JT's. Since I sent them a copy the book has gone from 15,000 to 45,000 so I'm almost finished. Believe me when I say their help was tremdously appreciated.
I have an eleven year old girl reading the book right now with a red pen in her hand to put her thoughts in the book for me. Nothing like a young person to let you know what the real deal is :-)
SURVING VIETNAM: EXPERIENCES OF A NARCOLEPTIC HANGARRAT will be finished soon, put it on the back burned when I started the Fantasy-fiction Illustrated novel.
As I said before, I'm a novice, but I find a certain inner peace in writing. I kept promising myself to write my military experiences, but didn't feel them to be noteworthy. Looking back, with the medical situation factored in I've been able to see it from a different view point.
That's what aggrivates me so much about PA. By the way, thanks for posting the PA website disclaimer. I copied the site back in 2007, and believe me it has changed considerably, and PA used the comment I made about "brick and mortar book stores" as never being stated. Some evil monkey must have influenced my printer to put it there on my printout.
Gott' go, I'm burning daylight...OMG I loved that big lug!