View Full Version : A PublishAmerica Nightmare

08-18-2006, 08:56 PM

08-18-2006, 09:12 PM

If anyone needed a reason not to show work to loved ones, this is it!

08-18-2006, 09:28 PM
That's funny.:D

08-18-2006, 09:36 PM
is it just me, or should that be finished out into a novel and then published, by PublishAmerica of course, lol.

09-01-2006, 06:45 PM
Yes, it should! I wonder how PA's faithful authors would react if asked to read (and give 5-star reviews to) a book about how awful their beloved publisher is. Someone should try it.

09-01-2006, 06:53 PM
Too funny! The first thought that came to mind after reading your short story, was that it really can happen. So everyone, hide your writing! Lock those mss. away--quick! I'm not too paranoid, right?

09-02-2006, 05:57 AM
Oh no. I have started a wave of paranoia. Writers will be wary near holidays, hiding their manuscripts from spouses and significant others. What have I done?

Tsu Dho Nimh
09-03-2006, 03:02 PM
Meggy -

Write it up and send it to PA. Her ploys to get rid of the remaining books could take the rest of the chapters. Try leaving it behind in a restaurant and being chased by the waiter returning it, the bomb scare at the airport when she abandond a wrapped bundle of them, ...

When a carryon full of books goes through airport security, they get NERVOUS! It shows no detail, just a solid mass of something.

Project nachonaco
09-03-2006, 03:09 PM
Kill Book Vol. 1.

09-03-2006, 04:19 PM
Sooooooooo glad that I decided way back not to submit anything to PublishAmerica. What amazes me is that they are getting off with their scam..... And some still think they are legit!

09-03-2006, 05:55 PM
Yes, they are getting away with it. And they are getting away with not paying royalties due. I wonder if they might promote the idea of authors cancelling their contracts. That way PA has a way out of paying any royalties at all. I have received not one cent in royalites from PA and Ingrams says I sold 35 books in 2006, plus I have an Amazon UK ranking which means I sold at least one book there.

09-03-2006, 10:12 PM
Your story sent chills down my spine. The thought of someone else getting one of my works published for me as a 'present' is not something I am exactly fond of, now.

I'm off, to lock up every piece of writing I have...

Soccer Mom
09-06-2006, 07:25 PM
Add me to the list who think you should turn it into a novel and submit to PA. Do they read anything at all? ROFLMAO!!!! :D

Ken Schneider
09-27-2006, 05:17 PM
She's safe.

He couldn't copyright it in her name.http://absolutewrite.com/forums/images/icons/icon12.gif