I walked into Starbuck's just now with my laptop to do some writing. There is a guy here doing a high-pressured sales pitch to a male-female couple, trying to get them to go with his printing company (it's either a POD or a straight vanity press) to publish their book. It's called Abba Father Media, a Christian publishing house (either POD or straight vanity) located in Agawam, Massachusetts, just across the river from here. I don't like the look and feel of the whole thing. The business meeting is creeping me out.
I googled them. The company seems to have no complaints anywhere against them.
These are the prices the guy wants to charge them:
"$3.95 per soft cover, plus .03 cents per page."
That was all I could get. The rest was a blur.
What do you guys think of this?
(And the meeting is still in progress this very moment.)
OH MY GOD! He's now offering them editing services!!
The domain name for Abba Father Media was first registered almost exactly 2 years ago today via Go Daddy.
He keeps holding up several different books as examples for this couple to be impressed by. One of them is called The Waging War Within and it seems to be their best seller.
He's now talking about a workshop he wants them to come to.
::ETA5:: (at 8:42 PM Eastern Time)
I can't stand this anymore. I'm going to log off, pack my laptop, and do my best to flag down this couple before they leave. There are two other men here at this meeting also. They are obviously part of the company, and are silently sitting there, watching the whole thing. They have noticed me and my reactions for the past half hour. They know I'm annoyed.
I suspect one of them will do their best to STOP me from flagging down this couple during the whole "bye-bye/wind-down/meander toward the door" finale to this meeting. I won't let either of them stop me. I frigging WILL flag that couple down, and I will point them toward P&E and also toward AW and also toward Yog's Law.
::ETA6:: (at 10:32 PM Eastern Time)
Okay, Callalily included the following link in one of her responses below.
For the record, I should include it here in the OP just 'cuz that would be more in keeping with how to do a proper BR&BC thread.