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    Cultus Gopherus MacAllister Medievalist's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by IntelligentWriter View Post
    I'm awaiting the resume of every self-promoting don't-know-nothing people person that's bashing this revolutionary publisher. I myself have submitted my story to them, and will be back in the future return to 'Promote my published book' in this same forum. I'm still waiting for that resume résumé that proves you know English grammar more than me better than I. Please respond
    There you go ducks!

    And here's my résumé--though technically, it's a c.v.

    Now then, are you going to stop being silly on the Internet?

    Because you're making a total ass of yourself, and in public, and in ways that are trackable and that are going to linger.

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    IntelligentWriter, while you're here, perhaps you'd like to have an actual, civilized conversation and address some of the many concerns writers have about your company?

    Are you an employee or an owner? How many employees does ParaDon have? What editing and publishing experience do the owners and employees bring to the table?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntelligentWriter View Post
    shoot my mistake then, all i seen is that your book is PRINT-ON-DEMAND alarming!!!
    Please, just please quit while you have some dignity left.

    Gauntlet Dark Legacy was published by iBooks and the Ultimate Hulk was published by Byron Preiss Multimedia. Gauntlet was distributed by Simon and Schuster and the Hulk anthology was distributed by Berekley. Neither are available any longer after the death of Byron Priess in 2005, when his publishing companies went into bankrupcy and the licenses reverted to their original owners.

    The Doctor Who anthology I wrote for was put out by Big Finish, Ltd., who had the license for Doctor Who stories until about two years ago when the BBC took them back. Big Finish is still doing Doctor Who audio books, but "The Qualities of Leadership" is still available until their current stock runs out.

    The two Star Trek books, "What's Past" and "The Sky's the Limit" are still available from stores and on order from Simon and Schuster as well as in e-book format. I'm still getting royalty checks from them and hope to write for them again.

    Please, please, just quit.

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    last time i'll be on this site. Next time you hear from me, i'll be post my own book like you guys/gals. You have nothing - no evidence - to back up your claims, and i've proved some of you guys to be a liar. And so i don't work for ParaDon, i just like heated debate. BYE

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntelligentWriter View Post
    I'll say no more. I guess only the future can tell. All i know is, literary agent don't respond to queries, major publishers don't accept unsolicited manuscripts, writing contests (which i have participated in and paid for few times) don't respond to tell you who won, and self-publishing is frowned upon. That's leave me no choice but to look to the next best thing, and i heard great things about this publisher before this discussion began. Most of the comments i read here are flawed, and self-promoting. I am not who you're conspiring to be. I just don't want you guys to tarnish the reputation of my future publisher. That said, i hope ParaDon Books read this post, and take my submission into great consideration. My name is Preston Browne
    Maybe to you they don't.
    I got an agent.
    Guess I must just be a better writer than you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacAllister View Post
    For those of you playing along at home - IntelligentWriter is indeed posting from exactly the same IP that the person purporting to represent ParaDon was emailing me from, earlier today.

    Quelle surprise!

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    mistype.. before i'm ambushed. Correction.
    this is the last time i'll be on this site. Next time you hear from me, i'll be posting and self-promoting my own book like you guys/gals. You have nothing - no evidence - to back up your claims, and i've proved some of you guys to be a liar. And no i don't work for ParaDon, i just like heated debate. BYE

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntelligentWriter View Post
    last time i'll be on this site. Next time you hear from me, i'll be post my own book like you guys/gals.
    If you're flouncing (which means "running away"), where do you plan to post your book?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IntelligentWriter View Post
    I'm awaiting the resume of every self-promoting don't-know-nothing people that's bashing this revolutionary publisher. I myself have submitted my story to them, and will be back in the future to 'Promote my published book' in this same forum. I'm still waiting for that resume that proves you know English grammar more than me. Please respond
    Ahahahahahahah!!!!!!!

    AAAAAAhahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm crying with laughter! I really am. A tear just rolled down my cheek. This is gold. GOLD, Jerry! Never stop.

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    This flounce gets a 2.

    No, wait... a 1 1/2.

    No... I'm feeling generous. 2 it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IntelligentWriter View Post
    And so i don't work for ParaDon, i just like heated debate. BYE
    Are you an employee or an owner?

    How many employees does ParaDon have?

    What editing and publishing experience do the owners and employees bring to the table?

    Why do you have an identical IP to the one used by ParaDon?

    Why do you make the same spelling, punctuation and grammar errors that occur on the ParaDon Web site and email blasts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Chick View Post
    This flounce gets a 2.

    No, wait... a 1 1/2.

    No... I'm feeling generous. 2 it is.
    Now, now, don't be so quick to judge. IW is FAR from finished flouncing.

    Let's wait a bit and score the complete performance!
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    I'm waiting to be called a jellous looser and to be neenered. I'll give it a three if there's a neener involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Chick View Post
    I'm waiting to be called a jellous looser and to be neenered. I'll give it a three if there's a neener involved.
    No Jerz. You're a jealouse toady bug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Baby View Post
    Now, now, don't be so quick to judge. IW is FAR from finished flouncing.

    Let's wait a bit and score the complete performance!
    It is, in fact, madly refreshing and clicking through to profiles.

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    If you aren't getting any requests from agents, there's a much better option than going with the first self-proclaimed publisher who'll give you the time of day.* It's called write a better book.

    And to anyone who bashes those who choose self-publishing (by the way, I've seen no such bashing on this forum, ever), I have every bit of respect for people who look at their options and decide self-publishing is the route for them. It's not easy, and it's a lot harder to build an audience, but it's better than paying someone to take your first-time rights away.

    *Time-of-day giving requires a nominal fee of $5, just to make sure you're serious about getting the time of day.
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    Precious!

    ETA: Ah, double-cross-post! This is in response to Medi.
    Last edited by Giant Baby; 11-19-2011 at 03:27 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard White View Post
    Does anyone else notice the lack of capitalization and similar sentence structure in ParaDon's defender here and the e-mail that Mac's been getting?
    Yeah that's kind of what I was getting at with my comment about the grammar sounding familiar. I thought I'd read that voice earlier in the thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by IntelligentWriter View Post
    I just don't want you guys to tarnish the reputation of my future publisher. That said, i hope ParaDon Books read this post, and take my submission into great consideration. My name is Preston Browne
    Wait, I thought it was your "friend" that was going to be published by ParaDon.


    Edited to Add: Oh, darn it, I didn't realize there was a page 4 now. I missed all the fun while I was off grid during my commute!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Chick View Post
    This flounce gets a 2.

    No, wait... a 1 1/2.

    No... I'm feeling generous. 2 it is.
    LOL! Wait, I don't think the flounce is finished yet. I think it's only a pause.



    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Chick View Post
    I'm waiting to be called a jellous looser and to be neenered. I'll give it a three if there's a neener involved.
    Hey, isn't there a rule against bribing flounce judges like that?
    Last edited by Bubastes; 11-19-2011 at 03:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Medievalist View Post
    It is, in fact, madly refreshing and clicking through to profiles.
    HA!

    The gift that keeps on giving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntelligentWriter View Post
    You have nothing - no evidence - to back up your claims, and i've proved some of you guys to be a liar.
    Which evidence are you referring to?
    - The evidence of poor grammar and usage is right there in their own posts and on their own website.
    - The evidence that some of us are actually English professors is easily Googled. My name is on the website of the institution at which I teach; my teaching certificate is on the searchable database at my state's Department of Education. My name is in the student and alumni databases at the schools at which I earned my degrees.
    - The evidence of using the same IP address is easily posted (and most likely wasn't for your own privacy). I'm pretty sure the moderator of the site has access to that information. That is a rather stupid bluff to call, in my honest opinion.
    - The evidence of policies that deviate from the standard business practices of the industry was actually quoted and dissected pretty well on the first few pages.
    Last edited by JL_Benet; 11-19-2011 at 04:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant Baby View Post
    Precious!

    ETA: Ah, double-cross-post! This is in response to Medi.
    Aw, I thought I was precious.

    Now I have to go off and question my preciousness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubastes View Post

    Hey, isn't there a rule against bribing flounce judges like that?

    No. everyone knows a neener is an automatic .5 points added to the score.
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