Complaint Review: Author, Victoria Strauss
Author, Victoria Strauss Failure to Produce Documentation of Police Investigation Regarding American Book Publishing, Internet
*General Comment: Response to "The Write Agenda"
*Consumer Comment: Even Publish America....
*General Comment: 'Disgruntled author' could hold clue
*Consumer Comment: Authors don't count
*Author of original report: Res ipsa loquitur & Standards of Proof
*Consumer Comment: Let's start with these
*Author of original report: Unvetted Blog Postings are not Proof of Anything
*Consumer Comment: FOIA STILL VALID
*Consumer Comment: FOIA STILL VALID
*Author of original report: Propaganda Strategies Fail to Lead to Transparency
*Consumer Comment: The Freedom of Information Act
*Author of original report: More Smoke from Janrae Frank
*Consumer Comment: It is clear that you do not have a clue
*Author of original report: Janrae Frank Comments Generate More Smoke than Substance to Shield Victoria Strauss and Writer Beware
*Consumer Comment: Writer Beware has assisted me several times
*Author of original report: Clarification of Victoria Strauss' Statement
*Author of original report: Another Thing Too!
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Not the whole story
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Another thing
*Author of original report: The "Agenda" of Victoria Strauss
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: The Agenda of "The Write Agenda"
*Author of original report: Sophronia Flex Commentary Demonstrates the Need for Caution with Writer Beware
*Consumer Comment: Victoria Strauss is the most reliable and respected consumer advocate in the writing biz
Consistent with the applicable Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) we have conducted some extensive (exhaustive) research with the agencies listed below. As a result, we have neither located evidence nor reports of any investigation involving American Book Publishing in these jurisdictions. The only investigation that we did locate involved a theft at the residence of Ms. Nunn who had a break-in to her home and also sustained damage thereto.
Victoria Strauss and SFWA where is the investigation? Where is your documentation and evidence? Based on these results, we believe that these are very serious allegations to be making if no such investigation has been undertaken. In the interest of good business ethics, these postings by Victoria Strauss and the SFWA should be deleted, retracted and apologies should come forth immediately if they are unable to produce any primary source material as evidence of an investigation. Considering the lack of evidence, it would also be interesting to know exactly what the true motivation was and why Victoria Strauss and SFWA posted this information.
A company spokesperson for American Book Publishing stated: As a result of these postings made by Writers Beware, SFWA and Author Victoria Strauss, American Book Publishing began a quality control documentation process with all their authors over the past 8 years. We have obtained permission from our authors to publish on the company website the comments and references that we have received from them with their full name and book titles. American Book Publishing has over a 95% author satisfaction rating and you may see over 350 of these author references at http://americanbookpublishingauthors.com."
American Book Publishing does have an A+ rating with the Utah Better Business Bureau. This report may be viewed at:
Its interesting to note that Writer Beware officer, A.C. Crispin emphatically frowns on authors using the Better Business Bureaus to investigate publishers. She also cautions authors to rely on the Writer Beware and the Preditors & Editors sites as a better sources of information. However, in this instance, one has to really question the validity of using them as a valid source of investigative information when they fail to provide primary source material to back up their postings.
Victoria Strauss recently has also made statements that implied that the Florida Attorney Generals case against Strategic Book Group is the result of the defendants delay tactics. Numerous requests have been made to Victoria Strauss to produceprimary source material as proof. Nothing has been produced by Victoria Strauss to verify these statements and she has remained silent. We have received information indicating that the delay in prosecution may be the result of a lack of evidence.
Salt Lake City Police DepartmentPublic Safety Building
315 East 200 South, SLC
(801) 799-3000Pioneer Precinct
1040 West 700 South
http://www.slcpd.com/index.phpUtah Highway PatrolFirst Floor South
4501 South 2700 West
PO Box 141100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-1100
Administration: (801) 965-4518 (During Business Hours)
Department of Public Safety Investigations Bureau
5500 West Amelia Earhart Drive, Suite #100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84116 (801) 532-2168
Federal Bureau of Investigation Salt Lake City
257 East 200 South, Suite 1200 Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2048
Phone: (801) 579-1400
Fax: (801) 579-4500
Salt Lake County Sheriffs Department
3365 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
South Salt Lake City Hall
220 E. Morris Ave (2430 South)
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
City Attorney, 2nd Floor 801-483-6070 801-464-6791
City Prosecutor, 2nd Floor 801-483-6070 801-464-6791
2835 S Main St, South Salt Lake, UT 84115-3200
NON Emergencies 801-840-4000
Ordinance Enforcement 801-464-6712
Utah State Capitol Office
Office of the Attorney General
Utah State Capitol Complex
350 North State Street Suite 230
SLC UT 84114-2320
FAX: (801) 538-1121
Salt Lake City, Prosecutors Office
349 South 200 East, Suite 500Salt Lake City, Utah, 801.535.7767
Salt Lake County Prosecutors Office
111 E Broadway Suite 400
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Tel: (801) 531-4189
Fax: (801) 531-4137
ALERTS FOR WRITERS. SFWA. Web. 24 Mar. 2011. <http://www.sfwa.org/for-authors/writer-beware/alerts/#American>.
Interview with Victoria Strauss Fantasy and Science Fiction Writing Community Necrotania.com. Fantasy and Science Fiction Writing Community. 31 Mar. 2011. Web. 01 Apr. 2011. <http://www.necrotania.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2566>.
Learn Writing with Uncle Jim, Volume 2 Page 62 Absolute Write Water Cooler. Absolute Write. Web. 31 Mar. 2011. <http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5983334#post5983334>.
Poetry.com / International Library of Poetry / Watermark Press [Archive] Page 2 Absolute Write Water Cooler. Absolute Write. Web. 27 Mar. 2011. <http://absolutewrite.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-996-p-2.html>.
Victoria Strauss, Author of The Arm of the Stone (Feb 28-March 6) | Author Chat | LibraryThing.LibraryThing | Catalog Your Books Online. 3 Mar. 2011. Web. 15 Apr. 2011. <http://www.librarything.com/topic/111045>.
Victoria Strauss Someone Out There Doesnt Like Us (And We Dont Care). Writer Beware Blogs! Web. 24 Mar. 2011. <http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2006/05/victoria-strauss-someone-out-there.html>.
Wikipedia:Identifying Reliable Sources. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 24 Mar. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Identifying_reliable_sources>.
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