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Bartholomew
01-01-2007, 08:52 PM
How to Upset a Goliath Book Biz: Publish America: The Inside Story of An Underdog With a Bite (http://www.amazon.com/How-Upset-Goliath-Book-PublishAmerica/dp/1413790968/sr=8-4/qid=1167666093/ref=pd_bbs_4/104-3266029-7783164?ie=UTF8&s=books).

I saw this on amazon and almost fired a kitten-shaped brick out of my arse.

TwentyFour
01-01-2007, 08:57 PM
I've seen it, they group it with books on how to lose your manuscript and so on...

I believe if you advertise their crap, someone might buy it.

TwentyFour
01-01-2007, 09:00 PM
So You'd Like to...

Throw Your Writing Career Out the Window: A guide by Curious Writer


...ooooooh this is the one it's grouped with...sorry for the wrong title before.

imagoodgurl4
01-01-2007, 09:03 PM
That is a new low for PA. I hope that anyone who reads this book is smart enough to realize that it's merely a recruiting effort by PA so that they can suck even more money from unsuspecting writers. I was glad to see that Jenna was the first to comment, however, as her review pointed out the contradictions of the book. Perhaps that will save even a few people from PA's clutches.

Saundra Julian
01-01-2007, 09:04 PM
I think it belongs in the Horror Section!

Gravity
01-01-2007, 09:05 PM
It's been out for a while, and discussed (and dismissed) here pretty thoroughly. Just proof postive that Willem Meiners can't write fiction.

James D. Macdonald
01-01-2007, 11:25 PM
Yep, it's been discussed (http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aabsolutewrite.com+goliath+book+biz )....

Bartholomew
01-01-2007, 11:42 PM
Yep, it's been discussed (http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aabsolutewrite.com+goliath+book+biz )....

My bad.

HapiSofi
01-02-2007, 02:01 AM
I saw this on amazon and almost fired a kitten-shaped brick out of my arse. What an enlivening presence you are.

Bartholomew
01-02-2007, 03:11 AM
What an enlivening presence you are.

I try.

Gillhoughly
01-02-2007, 07:18 AM
Has anyone else besides me & JulieB noticed the amusing placement of the letter "i" on the statue of David on the book's cover?

:snorple:

imagoodgurl4
01-02-2007, 07:26 AM
Oh, wow...I did when I looked back at the site. Maybe with the "i" on Little David, he's secretly compensating for something. A Freudian slip or something along those lines. Hmm....:tongue

TwentyFour
01-02-2007, 07:31 AM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/1413790968/ref=dp_image_0/102-2574898-6961724?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=booksthats funny!

8thSamurai
12-18-2008, 12:30 AM
It's been out for a while, and discussed (and dismissed) here pretty thoroughly. Just proof postive that Willem Meiners can't write fiction.

I dunno, looks like fiction to me...

Williebee
12-18-2008, 12:35 AM
353 pages?

I'm thinking we could edit this down to about two words.

Khazarkhum
12-20-2008, 12:16 PM
Here's the real horror:

"1 new from $157.81" :Jaw:

dpaterso
12-20-2008, 01:59 PM
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u62/dpat57/deadthreadrising.jpg

Gillhoughly
12-20-2008, 08:11 PM
Gosh, let's hope Willie "stocked up" so he'd have "copies on hand."

Of course, there are the 9 others for a buck-fifty.

But I wouldn't waste a slug nickel on it.

Marie Pacha
12-21-2008, 01:25 AM
Pages 277- 353 consist of PA authors' names (including mine, which I wish they would remove) and a few grainy photos. Those are the only lines in the book single spaced.

Without wasting a whole lot of time counting it appears there are approximately 175 words on most pages. Some have quite a few less. Spacing after periods is inconsistent; sometimes one and sometimes two spaces. I could see that just by glancing at pages.

I bought a copy on eBay before my arbitration for a couple of bucks, because I wanted to know more about the people I was up against. If I had read it before I signed my contracts, knowing that it was written by PA's CEO, I would never have signed with them.

Aside from the technical problems in the book, it doesn't begin to explain what goliath book biz PA has upset.

Khazarkhum
12-28-2008, 03:24 AM
I thought it was his outline of how PA was going to Rule the WORLD of Publishing from the Hellocopter?

MRevelle83
01-02-2009, 11:33 PM
Resurrection of old threads is always fun.

I must say that I quite enjoyed the people's comments on this book at the bottom. I'm sure I got more out of reading those than the book itself.