Report: #850120

Complaint Review: Pump Up Your Book! - Chincoteague Virginia

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  • Reported By: Alex — Boca Raton Florida United States of America
  • Pump Up Your Book! Suite 643. Chincoteague, Virginia United States of America

Pump Up Your Book! Pump Up Your Book! Virtual Book Publicity Tours, Virtual Book Tours, Book Publicity, Book Promotion, Dorothy Thompson Chincoteague, Virginia

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FACT: PUMP UP YOUR BOOKS! Virtual Book Publicity Tours is one of the companies owned and operated by Dorothy Thompson that offers to promote the books of authors.

FACT: PUMP Up YOUR BOOKS! Charges $200 - $600 for their services. In exchange she is supposed to find the best bloggers, websites, and opportunities for ones particular book and set up quality book reviews, interviews, and publicity and promotional opportunities. 

FACT: For $200 Dorothy Thompson claims that she will arrange for 10 bloggers to interview authors and write reviews of their books.

FACT: PUMP UP YOUR BOOKS also offered to set up Giveaways. 

FACT: I was repeatedly asked to provide the same things over and over again. When I told Dorothy Thompson that I already sent what she asked for, she laughed and said she needed to hire an assistant.

BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE: Out of that 10, she ended up writing one of the reviews herself, and conducting one of the interviews herself, and then posted them on her own website, or her own Twitter page, or her her own Facebook page, or all three, despsite the fact that my book might not be suitable for the people who visit her website, Twitter or Facebook page.

BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE: She found a handful of bloggers to "write" reviews and interviews.

BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE: The reviews were basically copy and paste "book descriptions" written by myself!

BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE: I wrote my own interviews that were submitted to PUMP UP YOUR BOOKS and then sent to bloggers who just cut and pastes them into their blogs!

BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE: One blogger collected votes and announced a winner and I was never notified who won, so I never sent them the book they one.

BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE: Another Blogger decided not to do the giveaway.

BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE: Dorothy Thompson of PUMP UP YOUR BOOKS! was notified about all of this.

AS FAR AS I KNOW: On this date, she has not followed up on these matters.

AS FAR AS I KNOW: The 10 reviews and interviews were not placed on any other sites, such as Amazon, Goodreads.

AS FAR AS I KNOW: there were no press releases! As far as I know, there were no national publicity efforts. 

AS FAR AS I KNOW: Dorothy Thompson never read my book that she offered to promote and wrote a review for!

IN MY OPNION: the lack of organization at PUMP UP YOUR BOOKS! is incomprehensible.

I can go on and on and on.

AS OF THIS DATE: I requested a refund, as had a friend of mine who was also disappointed in the bad service.

AS OF THIS DATE: No refund has been offered or sent. 

DISCLAIMER: The above is based on my opinions and facts based on my experiences with PUMP UP YOUR BOOKS! THE WRITER'S LIFE and DOROTHY THOMPSON between January 1, 2012 and March 7, 2012.

I can substantiate all fact that I have mentioned.

Because I have stated my opinions, facts that I can substantiate, and admitted that there still some things that I simple do not know, I have not engaged in any activities that can be considered to be slander or libel.

If PUMP UP YOUR BOOKS! accomplished various things that I am not aware of, then I would like to know what those things are.

I will be happy to update this report in the future if I can be made whole.  Simply put, I would like to receive the services that I paid for or I would like to receive a full or partial refund as a result of receiving such bad service and unfilled promises and feeling as if (in my opinion) I have been ripped off. 

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