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  • Submitted: Sun, July 11, 2010
  • Updated: Sun, July 11, 2010

  • Reported By: AMBER MICHELLE, AUTHOR — gladewater Texas United States of America
PUBLISH AMERICA LLLP
P.O.BOX 151 FREDERICK, Maryland United States of America

PUBLISH AMERICA LLP CORRUPT, FRAUDULENT, LIARS, THIEVES, THEY SENT ME A LETTER DATED 2-16-2010 NOTIFYING ME THEY WERE CANCELING MY BOOK AND PULLING IT FROM THEIR WEBISTE AS OF THAT DAY. THAT IS AWEFULLY STRANGE..THAT FREDERICK Maryland

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I POSTED THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE ON SEVERAL OF THE POSTING SITES OF WHICH I AM A MEMBER IN AN ATTEMPT TO WARN WRITERS AND HOPE TO BE AUTHORS ABOUT THE TRUE NATURE OF PUBLISH AMERICA.  AND UNLIKE MOST OF YOUR ''RIP OFF REPORTERS'', I HAVE ACTUAL PROOF TO JUSTIFY AND BACKUP MY CLAIMS.  I ALSO POSTED A VIDEO I MADE ON YOUTUBE, FOR WHICH THE LINK IS PROVIDED IN THIS MESSAGE.  CAN YOU GUYS PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE TRY TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS COMPANY?  AND I OFFER THIS FURTHER WARNING TO AUTHORS WHO MAY HAVE, LIKE MYSELF, BEEN GULLIBLE AND TRUSTING ENOUGH TO ACTUALLY SIGN ON WITH PUBLISH AMERICA, AND WHO HAVE BEEN INFORMED THEIR BOOKS HAD BEEN ''CANCELLED'' (DO PLEASE NOTE THE 'SARCASTIC'' QUOTATION MARKS).....GO CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR YOUR BOOKS.....AND HOPE AND PRAY YOU KEPT THAT LETTER....YOU'RE GOING TO NEED IT TO VERIFY THE DATE THEY ''CANCELLED'' YOU!


WHAT FOLLOWS IS AN EXACT COPY AND PASTE OF THAT ORIGINAL MESSAGE.....


************************


EXTREMELY URGENT

AND IMPORTANT!


THIS IS A PUBLIC WARNING AND

ADVISORY FOR ANY AND ALL

WRITERS OR HOPE-TO-BE

AUTHORS OF THE WORLD.


THIS IS NOT A JOKE!


THIS IS NOT A SCAM!


THIS IS A VERY, SERIOUS

MATTER!


PLEASE BOTH READ THIS

MESSAGE COMPLETELY AND

HEED THE WARNING IT

GIVES!

THEN EITHER CLICK

ON THE LINK FOR THE VIDEO

MENTIONED IN THIS

MESSAGE, SAID LINK IS

CONTAINED WITHIN THIS

MESSAGE, AND WILL TAKE

YOU DIRECTLY TO THE

VIDEO, OR GO TO YOUTUBE

AND ENTER

1WORDYWOMAN INTO

THEIR SEARCH ENGINE,

PRESS ENTER THEN CLICK

ON THE VIDEO TITLED

URGENT!

WRITERS AND

HOPE-TO-BE AUTHORS!

URGENT!


WARNING!


PUBLISH AMERICA IS CORRUPT!


PROOF PROVIDED!

WARNING! WRITERS AND HOPE-TO-BE AUTHORS! WARNING!


PUBLISH AMERICA IS CORRUPT! THEY POST FALSE ADVERTISEMENT TO LURE YOU IN, DO NOT LIVE UP TO A SINGLE THING THAT THEY STATE THAT THEY DO, THEY ARE FRAUDS, CHEATS, LIARS, CORRUPT, AND THIEVES. THEY MAKE FALSE CLAIMS IN THEIR ADVERTISING, THEY ONLY PAY 8% ROYALTY, THEY HAVE NO WAY OF CONTACTING THEM, THEY DO NOT RESPOND TO EMAILS, THEY FILL YOUR INBOX WITH EMAILS TRYING TO GET YOU TO PAY ONE HALF TO TWO THIRDS THE COST OF YOUR BOOK IN ORDER FOR THEM TO SEND IT TO CELEBRITIES AND PEOPLE OF INTEREST WHO WOULD MORE THAN LIKELY CHUNK IT STRAIGHT IN THE TRASH (THESE EMAILS ARE LISTED AT THE END OF THIS MESSAGE, FROM THE ONES I GOT THE SAME DAY THEY POSTED THAT LETTER, WHICH WILL BE SEEN BELOW, TO THE PRESENT).THAT IS IF IT GOT SENT AT ALL. AND IF THEY CANCEL YOUR BOOK AND TELL YOU THEY HAVE DESTROYED THE PLATES (WHICH, BY THE WAY, THEY OFFER TO SELL YOU, AS WILL BE SEEN IN THE COPY OF THE ACTUAL LETTER I RECEIVED FROM THEM SHOWN BELOW) AND TELL YOU THE BOOK HAS BEEN PULLED FROM THEIR WEBSITE THE DAY THEY SEND YOU THE LETTER AND THAT NO FURTHER COPIES WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR SALE TO INDIVIDUALS, RETAILERS, OR WHOLESALERS????????? WELL, THEY LIE, AS THE VIDEO MENTIONED IN THIS MESSAGE WILL PROVE BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT.





MY BOOK IS STILL LISTED ON

THEIR WEBSITE AND JUST WENT

ON AMAZON.COM SOMETIME

WITHIN THE PAST MONTH!

AND THIS IS A BOOK THEY SENT ME A

LETTER DATED FEBRUARY 16, 2010,

TELLING ME THEY HAD CANCELLED AND

REMOVED FROM THEIR WEBSITE

THAT DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


HERE IS A COPY OF THE ACTUAL

LETTER AS PROOF OF WHAT I AM

TELLING YOU. PLEASE PAY VERY

CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE LINES

THAT ARE UNDERLINED OR

CIRCLED!




                                              EVIDENCE ARTICLE.....AA

VERIFIABLE PROOF OF PUBLISH AMERICAS LIES

FURTHER PROOF OF THEIR LIES..

((AND PLEASE PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE

TWO BOOKS ABOVE AND BELOW THE CIRCLED ONE

[WHICH IS MY BOOK, ''MARILLA AND THE MERMAID''

AND I WRITE AND PUBLISH UNDER THE PEN NAME OF

AMBER MICHELLE''], FOR YOU WILL BE SEEING THEM

AGAIN IN THE NEXT PICTURE))



EVIDENCE ARTICLE AB

HERE IS MORE PROOF OF THEIR LIES HERE

IS A LITTLE CLOSER VIEW WITH AN ADDED TWIST.. A

GADGET CALANDER SHOWING THE DATE I MADE THIS

SCREEN SHOT:


EVIDENCE ARTICLE AC

((HMMMIF IT WAS REMOVED FROM THEIR WEBSITE ON FEBRUARY 16, 2010, THEN WHY IS IT STILL POSTED ON THEIR WEBSITE ON JULY 4, 2010.  THATS ODD, I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT JULY CAME AFTER FEBRUARY!  DO YOU BEGIN TO GET THE DISTINCT FEELING THAT PUBLISH AMERICA JUST MIGHT BE GUILTY OF FALSE ADVERTISEMENT [NOT TO MENTION OUTRIGHT SCAMMING, FOR THEY TOLD ME IN THAT LETTER THAT THE PLATES HAD BEEN DESTROYED, WHICH MEANS IF SOME POOR SUCKER DOES HAPPEN TO ORDER THE BOOK, AND SENDS THIS DECEIVING PIECE OF S**T COMPANY THEIR MONEY, THEY WILL RECEIVE NOTHING IN RETURN!], MISREPRESENTATION OF THE TRUE FACTS,  CORRUPTION AND FRAUD? I LEAVE THAT FOR YOU TO DECIDE BASED ON THE EVIDENCE THAT I HAVE PAINSTAKINGLY GATHERED AND PRESENTED IN THIS MESSAGE, AND THROUGH THE SITES I WILL SHORTLY MENTION.))


WATCH THE VIDEO!

LEARN THE TRUTH!


IN THEIR ADVERTISEMENT, THEY STATE THAT THE AUTHOR MAINTAINS THEIR COPYRIGHTS, BUT THEIR CONTRACT STATES THAT THE MOMENT YOU SIGN THAT DECEPTIVE PIECE OF CRWELL, YOU GET THE PICTUREYOU SIGN AWAY YOUR COPYRIGHTS FOR SEVEN YEARS! SEVEN YEARS DURING WHICH THEY CAN DO WITH YOUR HARD WORK AND DREAMS AS THEY WISH, EVEN TO THE POINT OF DOING NOTHING AT ALL. AND FORGET BEING KEPT UP TO DATE ON THE PROGRESS OF YOUR BOOK! AND AS FOR BEING ABLE TO TRACK PROGRESS AND SALES.UH-UH THERE IS NO WAY. THE WEB SITE THEY SUPPOSEDLY HAVE FOR THEIR AUTHORS DOESNT EVEN WORK! AND FORGET ABOUT THEM ANSWERING EMAILS!  OR OF BEING ABLE TO GET HOLD OF THEM BY PHONE. AND AS PROOF OF THESE CHARGES AND ALLEGATIONS I MADE A VIDEO OF DATA I HAVE BEEN GATHERING FOR SOME TIME. THAT VIDEO IS POSTED ON YOUTUBE RIGHT NOW.

THE LINK IS AS FOLLOWS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ4aaoH8HQo



OR GO TO YOUTUBE AND TYPE 1WORDYWOMAN INTO THE SEARCH ENGINE, THEN CLICK ON THE VIDEO TITLED URGENT! WRITERS AND HOPE-TO-BE AUTHORS! URGENT!.

THAT VIDEO OFFERS IRREFUTABLE PROOF OF THIS COMPANYS DUPLICITY. SO AGAIN, I WARN YOU, ALL WRITERS AND HOPE-TO-BE AUTHORS,

D O N O T U S E P U B L I S H A M E R I C A !

WHAT FOLLOWS IS A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL OF THE INCENTIVE EMAILS I HAVE RECEIVED SINCE THEY POSTED THAT LETTER. I WILL BE LISTING THE ONES FROM MY PRIMARY EMAIL ADDRESS FIRST, THEN THE ONES FROM THE SPECIAL EMAIL ACCOUNT I SET UP JUST TO DEAL WITH THEM.  PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE ONES THAT ARE IN RED, THEY WERE SENT THE SAME DAY THE LETTER WAS, AND THE SAME WILL APPLY TO THE SECOND EMAIL ADDRESS AS WELL.


THIS IS JUST ON MY PRIMARY SITE:

SCREEN SHOT

EVIDENCE ARTICLE AD

WHAT FOLLOWS IS AN EXACT COPY AND PASTE RECORD OF EVERY SINGLE EMAIL THAT I HAD RECEIVED AT THE TIME OF THE ORIGINAL POSTING OF THIS MESSAGE.  (I HAVE RECEIVED SEVERAL MORE SINCE THAT TIME.)  PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE DATES ON THE VERY LAST ONES.  THEY WERE SENT THE SAME DAY THE CANCELLATION LETTER WAS POSTED!)

PAGE ONE OF SECOND EMAIL ADDRESS..

support@publishamerica.com

Activate your PAperback: easy option

Fri, 7/2/108KBUnread

support@publishamerica.com

Your book in PAperback: important reminder

Thu, 7/1/108KBUnread

support@publishamerica.com

Your book in new PAperback, competitive price

Wed, 6/30/109KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support

News flash from PublishAmerica

Tue, 6/29/105KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support

Absolutely FINAL softcover sale, 2 extra days

Mon, 6/28/106KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support

Reminder: no more softcovers, final sale at PublishAmerica

Sun, 6/27/108KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support

No more softcovers, final sale at PublishAmerica

Fri, 6/25/108KBRead

support@publishamerica.com

No more softcovers, final sale at PublishAmerica

Fri, 6/25/108KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support

News alert from PublishAmerica

Thu, 6/24/104KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support

FREE Shipping, Bookstore Discount at PublishAmerica

Thu, 6/24/106KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

FREE Shipping, Bookstore Discount at PublishAmerica

Thu, 6/24/106KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

Your Book Sells Overnight, Part 2

Wed, 6/23/109KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

Your Book Sells 150 Copies at PublishAmerica

Tue, 6/22/109KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

Rescue Animals With Your Book

Tue, 6/22/108KBUnread

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PublishAmerica Slashes All Book Prices

Mon, 6/21/105KBUnread

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PublishAmerica Honors Barnes&Noble

Sun, 6/20/107KBUnread

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$4.99 for your book at PublishAmerica

Fri, 6/18/105KBRead

PublishAmerica Author Support

Advertising Your Book

Fri, 6/18/109KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support

Make Corrections to Your Book

Thu, 6/17/106KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

Your Book And Oprahs New TV Channel

Wed, 6/16/108KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

12 For 2 At PublishAmerica

Tue, 6/15/107KBUnread

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Bestsellers At PublishAmerica

Mon, 6/14/106KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support

Watch Us Print Your Book, Visit PublishAmerica

Mon, 6/14/107KBRead

PublishAmerica Author Support

Your Book Goes To Disney

Sun, 6/13/1010KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

Weekend Only: Buy 5, Get 25 (!) At PublishAmerica

Fri, 6/11/107KB

PAGE TWO OF SECOND EMAIL ADDRESS..

PublishAmerica Bookstore

Free Refills At PublishAmerica

Thu, 6/10/108KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

Your Book In The White House

Thu, 6/10/108KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

All Those PublishAmerica Bonus Coupons

Thu, 6/10/109KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

One Day Only: 70 Pct Discount At PublishAmerica

Wed, 6/9/105KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support

Your Book In Stock At Amazon

Mon, 6/7/107KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

Hardcovers. $5.99. PublishAmerica. Beautiful.

Mon, 6/7/106KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

Super Sunday At PublishAmerica

Sun, 6/6/106KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

Its A Buyers Market At PublishAmerica

Fri, 6/4/105KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

All Books $3.99 At PublishAmerica

Fri, 6/4/106KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

Part 2: Your Book Goes To Europe!

Wed, 6/2/108KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

Buy 10 Books, Get SIXTY (60!) At PublishAmerica

Tue, 6/1/106KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

Your Book Goes To Europe!

Tue, 6/1/109KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

80 Pct Off All Books At PublishAmerica, Holiday Only

Sun, 5/30/106KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

Double Deep Discount At PublishAmerica

Fri, 5/28/106KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

Buy 5 Books, Get 30 (THIRTY!) At PublishAmerica

Fri, 5/28/106KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support

Your Essay In Why We Wrote

Thu, 5/27/109KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

$6.99 For Your Hardcover

Wed, 5/26/106KBUnread

PublishAmerica Bookstore

Two Days, Your Book: $4.99

Wed, 5/26/105KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Bookstore

Write Your Message To Big Names

Mon, 5/24/108KBUnread

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Big: Buy 1 Book, Get SIX At PublishAmerica

Mon, 5/24/106KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

Buy 2, Get A Box Full Of Books At PublishAmerica

Fri, 5/21/108KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

PA launches Alive75

Thu, 5/20/105KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

Pay For Your Book What You Want At PublishAmerica

Wed, 5/19/108KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

Free SHIPPING, Deep Discount At PublishAmerica

Tue, 5/18/105KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

Your Book In Google Books

Tue, 5/18/107KB

PAGE THREE OF SECOND EMAIL ADDRESS

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

Your Book In Google Books

Mon, 5/17/107KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

Free SHIPPING, Deep Discount At PublishAmerica

Mon, 5/17/105KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

Freebie de Mayo: Buy 6, Get 30 (yes, thirty!) At PublishAmerica

Fri, 5/14/107KBUnread

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PublishAmerica Gives You The WalMart Discount

Wed, 5/12/105KBUnread

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PA Asks John Grisham To Endorse Your Book

Mon, 5/10/106KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

Authors And Mothers Only: All Books $3.99 At PublishAmerica

Fri, 5/7/105KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

2 Days Only: Buy 5 Books, Get 20 (thats TWENTY!), Correct Your Text

Wed, 5/5/109KBUnread

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One Day Only: 70 (SEVENTY!) Pct Discount At PublishAmerica

Mon, 5/3/105KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

Weekend Only: Buy 2, Get 10 (TEN!) at PublishAmerica

Fri, 4/30/107KBUnread

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Make FREE Changes to Your Book at PublishAmerica

Wed, 4/28/108KBUnread

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

Dedicate Your Book To Oprah

Tue, 4/27/1010KBUnread

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PublishAmerica Pays 60 (SIXTY!) Pct Royalties

Mon, 4/26/106KBRead

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Weekend Only: All Books $4.99 At PublishAmerica

Fri, 4/23/105KBRead

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Today Only: 75 (SEVENTY FIVE!) Pct Discount At PublishAmerica

Wed, 4/21/106KBRead

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MANY FREE Hardcovers At PublishAmerica

Mon, 4/19/108KBRead

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

Weekend Only: Buy 5, Get 25 (TWENTY-FIVE!) At PublishAmerica

Fri, 4/16/108KBRead

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

PA Author On National TV; You Too?

Tue, 4/13/107KBRead

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Cheap Hardcover Edition Of Your Book at PublishAmerica

Mon, 4/12/107KBRead

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

Weekend Only: Buy Two, Get EIGHT (8!) + FREE Shipping at PublishA merica

Fri, 4/9/108KBRead

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

Book Expo America: update, more options

Tue, 4/6/108KBRead

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

Your Book Goes To Book Expo America (BEA)

Mon, 4/5/109KBRead

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

PublishAmerica Puts Ax To Book Prices

Fri, 4/2/105KBRead

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

This Weeks First Translated Author; Whos Next?

Thu, 4/1/109KBRead

Jan Marie Parupia

YOU [DELETED FOR THE SAKE OF POSTING]  HAD BETTER READ AND HEED!

Thu, 4/1/102KBRead

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

Your Book For Regis And Kelly!

Tue, 3/30/1010KB

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PublishAmerica Author Support Team

Your Book In A Foreign Language

Mon, 3/29/1010KBRead

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

Weekend Only: Buy One, Get FIVE at PublishAmerica

Fri, 3/26/107KBRead

Jan Marie Parupia

Re: PublishAmerica Slashes All Book Prices

Fri, 3/26/105KBRead

You replied to this message

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

PublishAmerica Slashes All Book Prices

Mon, 3/22/105KBRead

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

Your Book Goes To Your Alma Mater!

Tue, 3/16/109KBRead

PublishAmerica Author Support Team

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/11/2010 10:48 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/PUBLISH-AMERICA-LLLP/FREDERICK-Maryland-21705-0151/PUBLISH-AMERICA-LLP-CORRUPT-FRAUDULENT-LIARS-THIEVES-THEY-SENT-ME-A-LETTER-DATED-2-16-622233. 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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