- Report: #96777
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: International Society Of Poets
International Society Of PoetsPoetry.com, 1 Poetry Plaza, Owings Mills, MD 21117 Owings, Maryland U.S.A.
Poetry - International Society Of Poets ripoff, scam The book was NOTHING like they hyped it out to be. Owings Maryland
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After a few weeks I get a letter in the mail that after careful consideration, my poem was specially selected to be put in their new coffee table book. They give you a special offer of receiving a reduced price for reserving a copy early at a 50% savings or something. They also give you an offer to add a few words from you for an additional charge of, I think, $25. I opted out of the extra $25 but stupidly fell for the advanced copy offer.
I get the book, it was thrown together and trashy. There was no artwork and each page had about 10 to 15 poems crammed in. The book was NOTHING like they hyped it out to be. Not to mention that I was told it would be ready by the first of the year, 2003, I did not get the book until months later.
I go to visit a friend. Hanging on his wall is the exact same certificate that I received for a poem he put on their site. He also fell for their book scam. In talking to several other writer friends of mine, it seems Poetry.com hands out these certificates to anyone that posts on their site and then makes the big book deal offer. About a week ago, my roommate received the exact same offer for a different book they are creating.
Basically why I am posting this is for any other writers out there looking to get your works published, don't fall for this scam! These people are total scam artists. The books are not even for sale to the general public (at least you can't go to Walden Books or Barnes and Noble and buy them). Go with a real publisher, not these con artists!
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/28/2004 12:31 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/International-Society-Of-Poets/Owings-Maryland-21117/Poetry-International-Society-Of-Poets-ripoff-scam-The-book-was-NOTHING-like-they-hyped-96777. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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