- Report: #250985
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Poetry.com, The International Library Of Poetry, Howard Ely;Editor
Poetry.com, The International Library Of Poetry, Howard Ely;EditorOne Poetry Plaza Owings Mills, Maryland U.S.A.
Poetry.com, The International Library Of Poetry, Howard Ely;Editor Scam Owings Mills Maryland
Lo and behold, I get the book, one of my poems is supposed to be published in, It's NOT there! This company is making a mint, misrepresenting itself to poets. $50-$60 bucks a pop depending if you add a dedication page. All for a book that gets cycled.
I figure, what they do, is only publish if you have payed for a copy, otherwise they lie about it being in the book, as an advertising gimmick. If you pay, you actually are published. If you don't pay, you're SOL. They are fairly obscure books, so you aren't likely to actually find out you weren't published after all.
I hope somebody actually ends up suing their respective a**es, and puts these scammers out of business. Makes me wonder, with all their lies, if there is a real person/s whom actually win the supposed contest prize money? I have serious doubts.
My advise, avoid this company like the plague. There are plenty of real publishers, both print and E, that will publish unknowns, be honest and upfront about it, and won't cloak their purpose under the guise of a contest.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 05/29/2007 12:34 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Poetrycom-The-International-Library-Of-Poetry-Howard-ElyEditor/Owings-Mills-Maryland-21117/Poetrycom-The-International-Library-Of-Poetry-Howard-ElyEditor-Scam-Owings-Mills-Maryl-250985. 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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