Report: #314501

Complaint Review: International Noble House - - Howard Ely

  • Submitted: Tue, March 04, 2008
  • Updated: Tue, March 04, 2008
  • Reported By: palm bay Florida
  • International Noble House - - Howard Ely
    1 Plaza Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
    , Maryland

International Noble House - - Howard Ely They took 89.00 dollars from my account, they took my poems, they lied to me, and I haven't recieved my merchandise but the 3-4 weeks is not up yet. Owings Mills maryland Internet

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Thank you, anonymous, for ordering from
The International Library of Poetry
Below is a summary of your order. Please feel free to contact us at 410-356-2000 if you have any questions or concerns.

Please do not reply to this email.

Invoice Number: 3167

Name of Product: Editor's Choice Award Plaque & ISP Membership
Quantity: 1
Item SubTotal: $75.00

Shipping: $14.00
Tax (5% for MD Residents): $0.00
Grand Total: $89.00

Plaques are shipped within 3-4 weeks.

Your message

Subject: Re: , Your Poem" Won The Editor's
Sent: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 23:53:25 -0500

did not reach the following recipient(s): on Sat, 1 Mar 2008 23:51:53 -0500
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Your poem is also featured in a deluxe hardbound edition. This anthology, as expected, will soon be sold out. We have, however, reserved a limited number of copies that are now available only to poets included in this distinctive volume. Because you are one of these poets, we wanted to remind you of its limited availability. If you haven't already ordered a copy or wish to obtain additional copies, this is your last opportunity to do so. Don't miss out on owning this unique edition featuring your poem!

Display Your Poem For All The World To See!

Many people have asked if we can make available a commemorative plaque to present their poetry in formal fashion. We are glad to be able to do this. Your poem can be beautifully typeset on archive quality vellum with your choice of borders, then mounted on a walnut-finish plaque under Lucite. These 10 1/2-inch by 13-inch plaques are truly impressive ways to exhibit your work. They also make wonderful gifts. Please see the attached material for further information. Again, congratulations on your achievement!

Imagine Having Your Poem Professionally Recorded . . .

Every so often, as our Editors review the poems that have been presented our Editor's Choice Award, they personally select a few poems that they believe would have a wonderfully expressive quality if read by a professional reader. Your Editor has suggested that you become one of 33 poets whose artistry will be recorded professionally as a special part of a new CD poetry collection -- The Sound of Poetry.

I would like your permission to include your poem "Innocense Lost" in this highly acclaimed and internationally distributed collection. The Sound of Poetry, released as a 33-track, three-album CD set (one track for each poet), features an inspiring introduction as a prelude to the selected artistry, as well as a brief commentary about each featured poem and poet. Captivating Baroque music forms the background to the spoken words.

And brina, if you wish to obtain a copy of this three-CD set, select the option on the Artist Proof where it says Yes, I wish to own a copy of The Sound of Poetry. I must be completely delighted or my money will be promptly refunded.

Just imagine how your friends and family will feel when they see this remarkable album set, which comes in three high-quality, colorful protective cases all housed in a distinctive slipcase . . . when they hear your name . . . your words . . . all presented as part of this exclusive collection. These albums will instantly become a treasured keepsake to all who see, hear, and enjoy them.


Howard Ely
Managing Editor

P.S. Go here to commemorate your achievement.

A personal note from the desk of:

Howard Ely, Managing Editor


Dear rina ,

I am delighted to inform you that your poem "Innocense Lost" has been awarded our prestigious Editor's Choice Award because it displays an original perspective and unique creativity -- judged to be the qualities found most in exceptional poetry. Congratulations on your achievments.


We are excited to announce that the Poets Choice: Rate My Poem Contest has received over 6.5 million votes. First and foremost, we would like to thank all of the poets who participated in this contest. It is because of writers like you and the passion you possess for poetry that we were able to reach this unprecedented milestone. This contest has contributed to the literary world by rejuvenating enthusiasm in this ancient art form. Knowing this, we are confident that with your help, we can exceed 7 million votes by next month. Therefore, we need you to continue garnering and spreading exposure to amateur poets by submitting and voting in this contest and encouraging your family and friends to do the same. Not only will you gain recognition and personal satisfaction, you will also have the opportunity to win an iPod Shuffle and have your poem featured on the homepage of We have included a contest update with the most recent winners. To those who have won, congratulations. To all of our other participants, good luck! To ensure that your poetry gets maximum exposure, we have listed some ideas to promote your work, links to use on various webpages, and the ability to forward this email to all your friends and family members. This contest is unlike any other competition you can enter. When you couple the opportunity of winning prizes with sharing your poetry with the literary community, everybody's a winner!

Use this link to go directly to your Poetry:

Feb. 27th Amy F. Feb. 23rd Naoma S.
Feb. 26th Suzanne C. Feb. 22nd Jeff S.
Feb. 25th Keri Feb. 21st James R.
Feb. 24th Rachael Feb. 20th Ron W.

Tips For Promoting Your Poetry:

Post a link to your poem on your personal webpage.
You can also use blogs, chat rooms, message boards, or community websites (like or to publicize your poem.
Include the link to your poem in profiles for any membership organizations such as alumni associations, writing groups, or social clubs.
Forward this email to all your friends, family, coworkers, and associates.
Put Your Poem Link On MySpace

Dear aonymous,

Imagine your poem featured on an entire page to itself . . .

Over the past year or so, we have been reviewing the thousands of poems submitted to us, as well as examining the poetic accomplishments of people whose poetry has appeared on the Internet and in various editions released by other poetry publishers in America and Europe. After an exhaustive examination of this poetic artistry, the International Library of Poetry wishes to feature an entire page devoted exclusively to the poetry of rina in a collection of new poems written by the Best Poets we have encountered. I am pleased to tell you that you have been selected to appear in this special edition . . .

The Best Poems and Poets of 2007


Congratulations on your accomplishment, rina! Your poetry will be featured along with the work of a distinguished group of approximately 200 of the Best Poets who were selected to participate in this special project.

And that's not all! To honor the accomplishments of this elite group of talented individuals, we have established a separate contest with over $4,000.00 in prizes to be awarded among you. You will automatically be entered into the final competition, but you must submit a new unpublished poem on the attached entry form (if you have not already done so by mail). Prizes for this special contest will be announced by Summer 2008, with an anticipated publication date of Fall 2008.

The Best Poems and Poets of 2007 will be among the finest quality books we have ever produced. Every aspect of publication and design will convey the quality craftsmanship and attention to detail that will go into the production of this special edition. This coffee-table quality book will be printed in two colors on fine-milled paper and will feature a highly detailed and ornate cover and quality typography throughout.

This special edition will feature an entire page devoted exclusively to a new, unpublished poem by anonymous!

Before going any further, rina, let me make one thing clear . . . you were selected for publication on the basis of your unique talent. The new poem that you will submit for this edition has been tentatively accepted for publication because your previously published poetry sparks the imagination and presents the reader with a fresh, unique perspective on life.

We believe you to be one of the most interesting poets we have encountered, so we wish to feature your artistry in this special edition and make this exclusive prize money available to you and the others who have been chosen for publication. You should be aware that you are under no obligation whatsoever to submit any entry fee or subsidy payment, or to make any purchase of any kind. Of course, many people do wish to own a copy of the publication in which their artistry appears. If you would like to order a copy, please go here for special discount information.

So What Happens Now?

As I mentioned above, your poetry will automatically be accepted into this special edition, and as soon as you submit your new, unpublished poem, it will be typeset for publication and entered into the final competition of the contest. You will also receive a typeset "Artist's Proof" of your poem for your review prior to publication. And let me assure you, your poem remains your property -- The Best Poems and Poets of 2007 is copyrighted as a compilation. This means that you retain all rights to your included work.

rina, Please Enter Your Poem Right Away!

In order to make our scheduled publication date, you must submit your new poem as soon as possible. Your poem must be original, it must be 24 lines or less (including stanza breaks), and it must be written by you as one of our Best Poets of 2007. (Since you have been specially selected for the quality of your poetry, if you use a pen name you must certify that the poem you submit was written by anonymous.) And, if you wish to order a copy of The Best Poems and Poets of 2007 at our special pre-publication price go here (you are under no obligation to order anything).

rina, you also have the opportunity to include some personal information about yourself and your poetry in this elegant edition. In this way, readers can gain a greater awareness about your motivations, the meaning poetry has in your life, the story behind your poem, or your personal or philosophical point of view. Your biography will be printed on a page by itself, directly across from your poem--you will have two full pages in the book devoted exclusively to you and your artistry. And although we must charge a nominal fee for this service, you are under no obligation to include this information. Your poem can be published without it if you wish. Please see the Artist's Profile for further information.

Again, congratulations. The Best Poems and Poets of 2007 promises to be the most exclusive collection of poetry we have ever published. We feel you have a special talent and we believe your poem will add to the importance and appeal of this edition. Your contribution to this project is greatly appreciated.


Howard Ely
Managing Editor

P.S. rina, you should be genuinely proud of your achievement. You have been selected to participate in The Best Poems and Poets of 2007 because of your unique vision. It is our pleasure to publish fine poetry such as yours in this historic volume. And, if you decide to order a copy, we are so certain that you will love the quality of the edition and the way your poetry is presented, we can proudly offer an unconditional, iron-clad guarantee. If for any reason you are dissatisfied, your money will be promptly refunded.


Go here to submit your poem and order the hardbound anthology
Go here to learn more about this historic project

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