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Brenda Hill
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PostSubject: Re: PublishAmerica Book Prices   PublishAmerica Book Prices - Page 2 EmptyFri Nov 14, 2008 4:26 pm

PA told me and several others in 2004-5, that they were making their books returnable, the last obstacle to bookstore placement. Of course they didn't mention it would take them several years and then only on a limited basis. What they promised and what they provided were two different things.

Some of us learned to 'put it in writing,' from that experience, so it wasn't a waste. I've come to believe that most things in life are learning experiences.
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Phil Whitley
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PostSubject: Re: PublishAmerica Book Prices   PublishAmerica Book Prices - Page 2 EmptyFri Nov 14, 2008 10:33 pm

Hey, Dick, D.K. Christi is paging you and the Lady Pier in the Chill Out Bar.
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Dick Stodghill
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PostSubject: Re: PublishAmerica Book Prices   PublishAmerica Book Prices - Page 2 EmptySat Nov 15, 2008 6:36 am

Oh, no! Think I'll go on hiding out, and did she have to lump the two of us together?
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Shelagh
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PostSubject: Re: PublishAmerica Book Prices   PublishAmerica Book Prices - Page 2 EmptySat Nov 15, 2008 6:40 am

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zadaconnaway
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PostSubject: Re: PublishAmerica Book Prices   PublishAmerica Book Prices - Page 2 EmptySat Nov 15, 2008 10:55 am

You are probably safe here, Dick! I would never put the two of you together!
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Dick Stodghill
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PostSubject: Re: PublishAmerica Book Prices   PublishAmerica Book Prices - Page 2 EmptySat Nov 15, 2008 2:54 pm

Thank you, Zada. You would make a much nicer partner.
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Shelagh
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PostSubject: Re: PublishAmerica Book Prices   PublishAmerica Book Prices - Page 2 EmptySat Nov 15, 2008 2:59 pm

zadaconnaway wrote:
You are probably safe here, Dick! I would never put the two of you together!
... but I might. Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil

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Dick Stodghill
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PostSubject: Re: PublishAmerica Book Prices   PublishAmerica Book Prices - Page 2 EmptySun Nov 16, 2008 6:45 am

Shelagh, you're being mean.
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PostSubject: Re: PublishAmerica Book Prices   PublishAmerica Book Prices - Page 2 EmptySun Nov 16, 2008 6:46 am

Only a little bit. Rolling Eyes

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Dick Stodghill
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PostSubject: Re: PublishAmerica Book Prices   PublishAmerica Book Prices - Page 2 EmptySun Nov 16, 2008 3:07 pm

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Helen Wisocki
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PostSubject: Re: PublishAmerica Book Prices   PublishAmerica Book Prices - Page 2 EmptyMon Nov 17, 2008 8:02 am

Alice,

The most entertaining time on the PA boards was when you dismantled Pier's and James' everlasting threads. A lot of fun, and I couldn't wait to get back and see what was happening next. Lane was a great contributor to the entertainment. Rainbow, too. Ah, those were the days . . .
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alice
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PostSubject: Re: PublishAmerica Book Prices   PublishAmerica Book Prices - Page 2 EmptyMon Nov 17, 2008 10:04 am

Helen,

Thank you. It makes me wonder if Rudy isn't the moderator. He lectured me so much on my attitude and Lane too.

Lane is hilarious-- I never saw anyone who could say so much with so few words. His computer broke down and he had me doing research for him. It was so much fun--I loved it.

Then I went to the ER with "indigestion," They kept me for further testing. Finally, I told him I was in the hospital awaiting a major heart overhaul and he was surprised. He said he could not imagine me working from a hospital bed.

I told him it beat counting the squares on the ceiling.
He wrote fairthfully everyday--from the 28th of May unitl the 18th of June then a power surge fried his house and all of the wiring.

He is much missed.

I am so sorry about Rainbow.

Pier is funny--she likes you to agree with her 100%. We were friends until I would not, cculd not agree that men are smarter than women.

She harrassed Lane to the point it was ridiculous.

I am glad her thread is gone. Fair is fair.
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Helen Wisocki
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PostSubject: Re: PublishAmerica Book Prices   PublishAmerica Book Prices - Page 2 EmptyMon Nov 17, 2008 12:08 pm

Ha! Rainbow thought that Rudy may be the moderator, too! I always enjoyed Lane's posts. You're right about him saying so much with so few words. What a shame that you've lost contact with him.

Yes, Rainbow's situation was very sad and a complete shock--especially to him!

Pier drove me crazy! I checked out of those boards after that men are smarter than women thing she was trying to drive into all of us. I was glad to see her thread finally gone! Great job!! I don't think she knows what's fair.

I once made a comment about some of the people on the boards acting like vultures in defense of Rainbow, and she came after me with her nastiness, telling Rainbow that he should try and control me and what I say! We had a good laugh!
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alice
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PostSubject: Re: PublishAmerica Book Prices   PublishAmerica Book Prices - Page 2 EmptyMon Nov 17, 2008 7:48 pm

Helen,

She was one case Why would she ty to make Rainbow control you?

She must be very bored to post the same old, same old over and over and yet over again.

Obviousy she was the best mother etc. I wonder if her children agree. affraid
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Ann C. Crispin
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PostSubject: Re: PublishAmerica Book Prices   PublishAmerica Book Prices - Page 2 EmptyTue Jan 27, 2009 11:34 am

Does anyone here remember H.B. Marcus?

He was...very strange.

He used to post a lot of "PA is great" type messages over on Absolute Write. And then of course there were the posts he made on the public PA boards.

I wonder what happened to him?

-Ann C. Crispin
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dkchristi
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PostSubject: Re: PublishAmerica Book Prices   PublishAmerica Book Prices - Page 2 EmptyTue Jan 27, 2009 3:27 pm

Hmmmmmmmmmm. This was a fun thread to read through - so "DK Christi was paging Dick and Pier - in the same breath?"

I still can't get on the PA board. Guess I'm permanently banned for asking questions - I did find the board interesting and helpful.

My book went from $29.95 to $19.95 to $24.95. So much for ever selling any more of those!
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Ann C. Crispin
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PostSubject: Re: PublishAmerica Book Prices   PublishAmerica Book Prices - Page 2 EmptyWed Jan 28, 2009 11:04 am

Brenda is absolutely right in her analysis of PublishAmerica's business model. Willem and Larry have admitted during an arbitration, under oath, that the vast majority of their book sales are to the book's own authors, and that this is the way their company's business model is intentionally structured.

It's easy to figure this out when you look at the PA site, and compare it to the site for any commercial publishing house, say, HarperCollins.

The PA site is set up to sell their services to authors. The HC site is set up to sell their books to the reading public.

-Ann C. Crispin
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I'm really glad I read this forum because I was thinking about going with Publish American and it seems like just a scam. I am currently self published and have great quality and get my books inexpensively when I buy them. It sounds like a headache having to deal with inflated prices, "specials" etc...
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PostSubject: Re: PublishAmerica Book Prices   PublishAmerica Book Prices - Page 2 EmptyThu Dec 31, 2009 5:29 pm

I just published with them. I spent over 2 years querying agents upon agents and trying to get through with smaller publishing companies, but nothing worked. It's almost like no agent wants you unless you're previously published. Then one of my old schoolmates published with PA and he was quite pleased, so I said what the heck, why not.

So far, I haven't had many problems with PA, but I guess that's because I didn't publish my book with high hopes of becoming an NY Times Bestseller. The only complaint I have about them is I let them design my book cover, and it looks very plain an unattractive. My book in particular has a much less attractive cover than most of PA's other books I've seen. Here it is if anyone wants to see it:
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dkchristi
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When you officially join the forum, your entire post is visible.
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