take a look at the last two letters of my user name
ADITDC said:The book was self published only in Italy, Robert Rodi's (a dear friend) agent tried for 3 years to find a publisher in the US without success.
Castagno tried himself, only Fletcher replied and got hold of GPP that contacted the author asking "How come the book has never been published in the US if it has been such a hit in English in Italy?"
I feel ridiculous asking this, but did anyone look up who the site's registered to? How much confidence should we have that anyone who answers from that site is the author? I know, I know, it sounds stupid and paranoid, but given the Fletcher and Co. activity here lately, I can't help but wonder.Roger J Carlson said:I did too. We'll see.
Roger J Carlson said:I also heard back from Dario. Apparently, he does not want to talk openly on the board. His choice.
I want to apologize here openly for statements I made up-thread. We get so many Fletcher sock-puppets that I assumed you were just another one.ADITDC said:What an incredible coincidence that Robert Rodi is a "dear friend" of yours and you just happen to post here.
Robert Rodi is a dear friend of Dario Castagno
This is contradicted by information that Ann and I obtained from a source closely connected with the publisher. We were told that the Italian version of the book was passed to an acquisitions editor at Globe by one of Globe's authors, who discovered the book while in Italy. The publisher then contacted the author directly with a contract offer. Sometime after that point, the author brought in Fletcher and ST. We were also told that Mr. Castagno is being paid directly by the publisher--the monies are not funneled through ST--which would explain why Fletcher isn't getting a %.James D. Macdonald said:I've heard back from Dario -- ADITDC is in fact him (and the IP numbers show Italy) -- and based on what he's telling me Fletcher may actually have sold this one.