Beware of POD and vanity presses

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Re:Beware of POD and vanity presses

Read some of the manuscript for an even bigger laugh. Chapter 34 in particular was created by a machine.

I'm not a complete idiot -- some parts are missing.

Yeah, they got own3d, big time.

I had to give up reading Atlanta Nights, or buy a new monitor--there's only so much coffee you can spray on those things before they quit working. Laughing out loud

The shame of it is, I know people who've got books out on PublishAmerica, and they really did deserve better, both as writers and as parties to a contract.

I still don't trust POD any further than I can drop-kick it. If nobody picks up my stuff, I'll just print it out on acid-free paper and leave it in the safe with instructions to my next of kin. Seriously.

Pohl's Law: A sufficiently advanced form of technology is indistinguishable from magic. Programmer's Corollary: A sufficiently rigged demo is indistinguishable from magic.

camidon's picture

I concur

Well stated, Elizabeth.

I've had the same idea...


Life is a lot like caving: Most of the time you grope around in the dark.

Re:Beware of POD and vanity presses

Do you know anyone who made money with POD, or maybe got the attention of a big publishing house after using POD?

I'm not a complete idiot -- some parts are missing.