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Old 08-03-2011, 09:11 PM   #51
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Hi Kimberly,

As a lawyer who is also a supporter of writersout.com, can you answer a few questions:

1. Do you have concerns over the company's ethics when they appear to be making false statements?

eg: "Writers Out is the first ever professional networking and eBook distribution service for writers of all kinds, published or non- published" Ref: http://www.writersout.com/node/2376

As you should be well aware ,there are several 'professional networking and eBook distribution services for writers of all kinds, published or non-published'. That is why sites like this are called YADS.

There is no shame in trying this business model again - but surely you would have ethical problems with them making false statements about it - like claiming that it is a first?

2. You've been asked several times to confirm that you don't have a connection with them beyond what you claim. Can you please confirm this? I can't find your name on the list of authors - which seems odd. (I'm assuming that your name is Kim Star - someone using that name has given Writers Out a good review with the same explanation (just joined etc).

I hope you have better success with the service than their best seller - which only about $20 in sales.

Mac

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Old 08-04-2011, 01:43 AM   #52
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I don't think she's coming back somehow. I believe she was planted to promote the website.
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:24 AM   #53
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I agree with much of the points made here. I have tried sites like inkspot.com and authonomy and there is really no point to them. The benefits are VERY few and far between, but the negative possiblities that result have a much higher probablility.
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