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AT LAST…VISUAL AND IRREFUTABLE PROOF OF PUBLISH AMERICA’S CORRUPTION, FRAUD, AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

December 27, 2010

(MY LITTLE “FRIEND” HERE IS A LOGO THAT I CREATED ON THE COMPUTER USING A MOUSE AND THE WINDOWS PAINT PROGRAM SPECIFICALLY AS A “TRADEMARK” FOR MY “WARNING TO WRITERS” SERIES. AND SERIES IS PRECISELY WHAT IT WILL BE, FOR I HAVE TWO OTHER PUBLISHERS I AM EVEN NOW GATHERING EVIDENCE ON.)


WARNING TO WRITERS!

THE TRUE NATURE OF PUBLISH AMERICA REVEALED IN VISUAL, IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE!


This warning is for any and all writers who are considering going the self publishing route. BEWARE! There are companies out there that are so corrupt that they put a permanent stain on not only the self publishing industry, but on the publishing industry as a whole.

And one of the biggest of those corrupt companies is Publish America.

For over ten years they have been using, abusing, and lying to authors from around the world. Their blog that they use to lure their hope to be future victims is so full of half truths, twisted truths and outright lies that it is laughable…unless you are stupid enough to have fallen for it…

As I did.

In which case, take my solemn and very ticked of and out for justice and revenge word for it, laughing is the very last thing you are going to be feeling like doing if you fall for their lies and sign that duplicitous, convoluted piece of copyright (and every other right, for that matter) stealing document that they call a contract.

The visual, verifiable, irrefutable, irrevocable evidence of this will be presented, visually, in this message, as will a link to a special page that I have set up on my own personal website…a website, in the highest of ironies…that I suffered a great deal for for over five months to save to get so that I could warn other writers about the dangers of this company.

But before I present the evidence to back up and validate the accusations that I am making, I will first validate that I am indeed author Amber Michelle. I shall do that in the posting of first the original photo that was used on the backs of both of my first two published books, WALKING WITH ANGELS and A WALK THROUGH MY SOUL, and also the cover galley that the publisher sent me for my fourth book, IN THE COMPANY OF DRAGONS, A PIXIE, A DRAGON, AND THEIR MAGICAL ADVENTURES.

Those examples are being posted to reassure any doubters that I am indeed who I am claiming, and not some crazy old bi-polar lady sitting all alone with nothing better to do than to pick on poor innocent little publishing companies.

LET ME ASSURE YOU…PUBLISH AMERICA IS ABOUT AS INNOCENT AS THE DEVIL AND COULD EVEN TEACH HIM A THING OR TWO ABOUT LYING.

THE ORIGINAL PHOTO THAT WAS USED ON THE BACK OF MY FIRST TWO BOOKS, WALKING WITH ANGELS AND A WALK THROUGH MY SOUL.

PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE NAME OF THE AUTHOR ON ALL FOUR OF THE FOLLOWING BOOKS

THE FRONT OF MY FIRST TWO BOOKS, WALKING WITH ANGELS AND A WALK THROUGH MY SOUL

THE BACK OF MY FIRST TWO BOOKS, WALKING WITH ANGELS AND A WALK THROUGH MY SOUL, CLEARLY SHOWING THE PHOTO POSTED IN THIS MESSAGE

MY ORIGINAL COVER GALLEY THAT PUBLISH AMERICA SENT ME FOR APPROVAL, AND WHICH CLEARLY SHOWS THE PUBLISH AMERICA LOGO ON THE BACK COVER, LOWER RIGHT HAND CORNER

MY ORIGINAL COVER GALLEY FOR MY FOURTH BOOK, IN THE COMPANY OF DRAGONS, CLEARLY SHOWING THE AUTHOR’S NAME TO BE AMBER MICHELLE

I, Jan Marie Parupia, writing under the pen name of Amber Michelle, author of the book entitled “MARILLA AND THE MERMAID”, ISBN #978-1-4489-1909-3, published by Publish America, LLLP, am hereby creating this post to act as a public warning to any and all writers about the dangers of doing business with Publish America, LLLP.

I, Jan Marie Parupia, writing under the pen name of Amber Michelle, author of the book entitled “MARILLA AND THE MERMAID”, ISBN #978-1-4489-1909-3, published by Publish America, LLLP, do hereby make publicly posted accusations of

SCAMMING,

THEFT,

FRAUD,

HARRASSMENT,

THREATS OF HARMING ANYONE WHO SPEAKS OUT AGAINST THEM

(THIS IS MENTIONED IN SEVERAL OF THE SITES THAT YOU CAN REACH VIA THE LINK INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE POSTED DOCUMENT READER ON MY PERSONAL WEBSITE, THE LINK TO WHICH WILL BE GIVEN IN THIS MESSAGE, ACTIVE WHERE IT IS ALLOWABLE, FOR COPY AND PASTE PURPOSES WHERE IT IS NOT, FOR ANY THAT SHOULD SEEK VALIDATION OF THAT PARTICULAR CHARGE),

CORRUPTION,

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT,

AND LAST BUT BY NO MEANS LEAST,

MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, AND PHYSICAL CRUELTY AND ENDANGERMENT OF THE EMOTIONALLY DISABLED

(THIS IS DUE TO THE RESULTS OF THE STRESS THAT AN EMOTIONALLY DISABLED AUTHOR COULD EXPERIENCE AS A DIRECT RESULT OF THAT EMOTIONALLY DISABLED AUTHOR’S POSSIBLE RESPONSES TO THEIR TREATMENT AT THE HANDS OF PUBLISH AMERICA, WHICH COULD, IN SEVERE CASES, CAUSE THE VICTIM TO EVEN COMMIT SUICIDE IF THEY ARE IN A DEEPLY ENOUGH DEPRESSED CONDITION.)

Those accusations are as follows…

SCAMMING: A

IN THE DELIBERATE, PREMEDITATED POSTING OF FALSE AND MISLEADING INFORMATION FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF LURING WRITERS INTO SIGNING THEIR CONTRACT…THEREBY GIVING PUBLISH AMERICA YET ANOTHER SOURCE OF ILLICIT AND ILLEGAL INCOME

SCAMMING: B

IN THE DELIBERATE, PREMEDITATED POSTING OF FALSE AND MISLEADING INFORMATION THAT LULLS THE AUTHOR INTO FALSELY BELIEVING THAT THEY WILL RETAIN THEIR COPYRIGHT…

SCAMMING: C

IN THE DELIBERATE, PREMEDITATED POSTING OF FALSE AND MISLEADING INFORMATION THAT THE AUTHOR WILL RETAIN THE RIGHTS TO CONTACT MOVIE, TELEVISION OR OTHER VENUES WITH REGARDS TO THEIR BOOK…

SCAMMING: D

IN THE DELIBERATE, PREMEDITATED POSTING OF FALSE AND MISLEADING INFORMATION THAT THE AUTHOR WILL BE RECEIVING ROYALTIES ON ALL SALES…

SCAMMING: E

IN THE DELIBERATE, PREMEDITATED POSTING OF FALSE AND MISLEADING INFORMATION THAT THE AUTHOR WILL HAVE A MEANS BY WHICH TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THOSE SALES…

SCAMMING: F

IN PUBLISH AMERICA’S STATEMENT THAT THEY DO NOT CHARGE FOR THEIR SERVICES…

(THEY HAVE MORE HIDDEN CHARGES WITHIN THEIR CONTRACT THAN CARTER HAS LIVER PILLS, WHICH I PROVED IN THAT FILE THAT IS ON THAT DOCUMENT READER ON MY WEBSITE. I TOOK THAT CANCELLATION LETTER, THE COPY AND PASTED INFORMATION DIRECTLY FROM THEIR PROMOTIONAL WEBSITE, AND THEIR DUPLICITIOUS PIECE OF C**P CONTRACT AND TORE THEM APART LINE BY LINE, PARAGRAPH BY PARAGRAPH. THE ACTUAL CONTRACT, AS WELL AS THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT THAT I SENT THEM AND THE MANGLED MESS THEY SENT ME BACK, THEN WANTED TO CHARGE ME 99.00 TO PUT RIGHT, ARE ALSO IN THEIR OWN SEPARATE DOCUMENT READERS ON THAT PAGE, AS IS THIS ENTIRE POST, COPY AND PASTED FROM HERE.)

SCAMMING: G

IN THE SENDING OF A PHYSICAL, LAND DELIVERED LETTER NOTIFYING ME THAT MY BOOK HAD BEEN CANCELED AS OF THE DAY THAT THE LETTER WAS DATED FOR…

(LINES ONE AND TWO OF PARAGRAPH ONE IN THE SCANNED COPY OF THE ACTUAL CANCELLATION LETTER BELOW)

SCAMMING: H

IN PUBLISH AMERICA STATING, IN WRITING, THAT THEY NO LONGER HAD ANY FURTHER COPIES IN STOCK…

(LINES ONE AND TWO OF PARAGRAPH THREE IN THE SCANNED COPY OF THE ACTUAL CANCELLATION LETTER BELOW)

SCAMMING: I

IN PUBLISH AMERICA STATING, IN WRITING, THAT THEY WOULD NO LONGER BE PRINTING ANY FURTHER COPIES…

(LINES ONE AND TWO OF PARAGRAPH FIVE IN THE SCANNED COPY OF THE ACTUAL CANCELLATION LETTER BELOW)

SCAMMING: J

IN PUBLISH AMERICA STATING, IN WRITING, THAT THEY WOULD NO LONGER BE OFFERING MY BOOK AS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE TO INDIVIDUALS, RETAILERS OR WHOLESALERS…

(LINES ONE AND TWO OF PARAGRAPH FOUR IN THE SCANNED COPY OF THE ACTUAL CANCELLATION LETTER BELOW)

SCAMMING: K

IN PUBLISH AMERICA STATING, IN WRITING, THAT I WAS RECEIVING MY FULL COPYRIGHTS BACK, THEY PUT THEMSELVES IN A POSITION OF COMMITTING COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT THE MINUTE THEY SENT MY FRIEND THOSE TWO BOOKS.

(I MUST ADMIT, IT WILL BE WELL WORTH EATING LEAN FOR ABOUT THE NEXT THREE WEEKS JUST KNOWING THAT THAT SACRIFICE GAINED ME THE FINAL PIECE OF CONCRETE, IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE THAT I NEEDED)…

(LINES TEN AND ELEVEN OF PARAGRAPH TWO AND ALSO LINES TWO AND THREE OF PARAGRAPH THREE IN WHICH THEY STATE, OF THE SCANNED COPY OF THE ACTUAL CANCELLATION LETTER BELOW)

LINES TEN AND ELEVEN, PARAGRAPH TWO

UPON DISCONTINUATION OF THE WORK, THE AUTHOR’S RIGHTS TO PUBLISH THE WORK, WHICH ARE GRANTED TO PUBLISHER HEREIN, SHALL REVERT TO THE AUTHOR

LINES TWO AND THREE OF PARAGRAPH THREE OF THE SCANNED COPY OF THE ACTUAL CANCELLATION LETTER BELOW)

ALL RIGHTS UNDER THE COPYRIGHT ARE HEREWITH RETURNED TO YOU.

 

(PLEASE DO PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE DAY THAT THAT LETTER IS DATED)

 

SCAMMING: L

IN PUBLISH AMERICA STATING, IN WRITING THAT THEY HAD REMOVED MY BOOK FROM THEIR PUBLICLY POSTED ONLINE BOOKSTORE ON THE DAY THAT CANCELLATION LETTER HAD BEEN DATED FOR, THEY PROVED THAT THEY ARE GUILTY OF POSTING AND SELLING STOLEN PROPERTY, FOR THAT IS WHAT THAT BOOK IS, DUE TO THE FACT THAT PUBLISH AMERICA IS NEITHER THE AUTHOR NOR LEGAL COPYRIGHT HOLDER OF THAT BOOK. WHAT MAKES ME SICK IS THAT THERE IS NO WAY OF EVERY VERIFYING JUST HOW MANY OF THOSE BOOKS THEY MAY HAVE SOLD SINCE THE DATE ON THAT LETTER…

(AND YOU CAN BET YOUR SWEET PATOOTIE I WON’T BE SEEING THE ROYALTY ON THE TWO MY FRIEND “BOUGHT” WITH THE MONEY I GAVE HER EITHER!…

THEY ARE NOT ONLY GUILTY OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, THEY ARE GUILTY OF NON-POSTING OF THOSE TWO SALES, (FOR THEY DON’T DARE POST THEM SINCE THEY WILL HAVE NO RECORD OF PAYING ME ANY ROYALTIES VIA CHECKS CASHED BY ME BEARING A LOCAL BANK STAMP FOR MY TOWN), NON-PAYMENT OF ROYALTIES ON THOSE TWO SALES TO ME, AND NON-PAYMENT OF TAXES ON THOSE TWO SALES TO THE “BIG GUY”. HMMM…I WONDER IF I SHOULD “SLIP” A LETTER TO HIM AND SHOW HIM THE PROOF OF THOSE TWO SALES?)…

LINES TWO AND THREE OF PARAGRAPH FOUR OF THE SCANNED COPY OF THE ACTUAL CANCELLATION LETTER ABOVE)

YET IT IS STILL BEING POSTED VERY VISIBLY AND VERY PUBLICLY OVER TEN MONTHS AFTER THAT DATE… (SEE ALSO THEFT…FRAUD…CORRUPTION)

(ENLARGE EVIDENCE ITEM BELOW TO FILL SCREEN TO CLEARLY SEE THE EVIDENCE BEING OFFERED AS PROOF)

 

AND CAN STILL BE PURCHASED, AS WILL BE SHOWN IN THE EXAMPLES THAT FOLLOW:

IT TOOK ME FOUR MONTHS TO SAVE THE MONEY TO ORDER TWO OF THOSE BOOKS. I ATE VERY LEAN DURING THAT TIME. I GAVE A FRIEND THE MONEY AND THEY USED THEIR CREDIT CARD.

THE RECEIPT THAT CAME ON THE SCREEN WHEN WE ORDERED THOSE TWO COPIES OF MY BOOK ON DECEMBER 16, 2010, IRONICALLY PRECISELY TEN MONTHS TO THE DAY FROM THE DATE ON THAT CANCELLATION LETTER, IS POSTED BELOW

(THE FIRST OF TWO EMAILS THAT MY FRIEND RECEIVED NOTIFYING HER THAT THE BOOKS HAD BEEN SENT.)

(THE SECOND OF THE TWO EMAILS THAT MY FRIEND RECIEVED NOTIFYING HER THAT THE BOOKS HAD BEEN SENT.)

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MY FRIEND NOTIFIED ME THE EVENING OF DECEMBER 24, 2010, THAT SHE HAD RETURNED FROM WORK TO FIND THAT THE BOOKS HAD ARRIVED AND TO TELL ME THAT SHE WOULD BE SENDING HER DAUGHTER TO BRING THEM TO ME. MY FRIEND WAS ONLINE WITH ME WHEN HER DAUGHTER KNOCKED ON THE DOOR AND HANDED ME THE BOOKS. WITHIN LESS THAN TWO HOURS I HAD THE PACKAGE OPENED, AND THE PACKAGE, THE INVOICE, AND BOTH BOOKS SCANNED AND READY TO POST.

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THE PACKAGE

THE INVOICE

THE TWO BOOKS, FRONT VIEW

THE TWO BOOKS, BACK VIEW

SCAMMING: M

IN THE CONSTANT AND UNDENDING INNUNDATION OF “INCENTIVE” EMAILS SENT BY PUBLISH AMERICA IN A SICK ATTEMPT TO GET THE AUTHOR TO PURCHASE THEIR OWN BOOKS IN RIDICULOUS NUMBERS AND AT OUTRAGEOUS PRICES. THOSE “INCENTIVES” OFTEN USE THE NAMES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE, BUSINESSES, OR ORGANIZATIONS, AS WELL AS OFTEN OFFERING “SPECIALS DISCOUNTS AND FREE BOOKS” IF THE AUTHOR PURCHASED SO AND SO MANY AT FULL COST. ONLY PROBLEM…PUBLISH AMERICA NEVER SENT THE “FREE” BOOKS…AND ALWAYS HAD AN EXCUSE. THIS IS A COMMON COMPLAINT ON MANY OF THE SITES LISTED ON THE FILE IN THE DOCUMENT READER ON MY SITE.

THEFT: A

IN THE NON-POSTING OF TRUE SALES NUMBERS OF AN AUTHOR’S BOOK, THEREBY CHEATING THEM OF ANY ROYALTIES ON THOSE SALES

THEFT: B

IN THE INFREQUENT PAYMENT OR NON-PAYMENT ON WHAT SALES THEY DO POST

THEFT: C

IN PERSISTANTLY INFORMING THE AUTHOR THAT THEY HAVE HAD NO SALES AT ALL DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE AUTHOR KNOWS THAT THEIR BOOKS ARE  POSTED ON PUBLISH AMERICA’S OWN ONLINE BOOKSTORE WEBSITE, ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH MAJOR DISTRIBUTORS, AND ARE LISTED ON WEBSITES AND BY BOOKSTORES INTERNATIONALLY FOR ROYALTY PERIOD AFTER ROYALTY PERIOD

THEFT: D

IN THE POSTING OF A BOOK THAT THE AUTHOR (MYSELF) HAD BEEN INFORMED BY PUBLISH AMERICA BY PHYSICAL, LAND DELIVERED MAIL HAD BEEN CANCELED AND WAS NO LONGER BEING POSTED AND IN WHICH SAID LETTER THE AUTHOR HAD BEEN INFORMED, IN WRITING, BY PUBLISH AMERICA THAT PUBLISH AMERICA WAS RETURNING THE COPYRIGHTS TO THE AUTHOR (MYSELF)…WHICH MAKES PUBLISH AMERICA GUILTY OF THE THEFT OF THAT BOOK, FOR THEY ARE NEITHER THE AUTHOR NOR THE LEGAL COPYRIGHT HOLDER OF IT  (SEE ALSO…SCAMMING…FRAUD…CORRUPTION)

THEFT: E

IN THE NON-PAYMENT OF ANY SALES THAT MAY HAVE BEEN MADE OF THAT STOLEN BOOK DURING THE TIME BETWEEN THE DAY THAT CANCELLATION LETTER WAS DATED FOR AND THE DATE THAT SHOWS ON THE GADGET CALENDAR THAT IS POSTED ON THE SCREEN SHOT TAKEN DECEMBER 25, 2010, WHICH CLEARLY, WHEN THE SCREEN IS ENLARGED, SHOW THAT DATE AND WHAT IS CLEARLY MY BOOK VERY VISIBLY…AND VERY ILLEGALLY… STILL BEING POSTED ON WHAT IS IRREFUTABLY PUBLISH AMERICA’S ONLINE BOOKSTORE WEBSITE. (SEE ABOVE EVIDENCE SCREEN SHOT)

THEFT: F

IN THE NON-PAYMENT OF LEGALLY DUE TAXES ON ANY AND ALL BOOKS WHICH PUBLISH AMERICA DOES NOT POST, THUS, FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, “HIDING OR BURYING” THOSE BOOKS AS NOT EVEN HAVING BEEN SOLD AT ALL) IN AN ATTEMPT TO GET OUT OF PAYING ROYALTIES TO THEIR AUTHORS.

(AND THAT, FOLKS, FYI, IS MESSING WITH “THE GUY AT THE TOP”, AND HE DOES NOT PLAY WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING HIS MONEY!)

FRAUD

IN ALL OF THE ABOVE

HARRASSMENT

MENTIONED ABOVE

THREATS

GO TO SOME OF THE SITES LISTED ON THE FILE ON THAT DOCUMENT READER ON MY PERSONAL WEBSITE.

LINK

http://www.dracaelynsdreams.com/beware-of-publish-america.html

CORRUPTION

 

ALL OF THE ABOVE

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

THE VERY FACT THAT I NOW HAVE IN MY POSSESSION BOOKS THAT WERE SENT IN A PACKAGE CONTAINING A MAILING LIST THAT SHOWS A DATE FAR PAST THE DATE ON THAT CANCELLATION LETTER IN WHICH PUBLISH AMERICA TOLD ME, IN WRITING, NOT ONCE, BUT TWICE THAT THEY WERE RETURNING MY COPYRIGHTS TO ME, IN AND OF ITSELF SHOWS THE VALIDITY OF THIS PARTICULAR CHARGE IRREFUTABLY AND UNDENIABLY BEYOND ANY AND ALL SHADOW OF A DOUBT.

MENTAL, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL CRUELTY AND ENDANGERMENT OF THE EMOTIONALLY DISABLED

I MAKE THIS CHARGE BASED ON THE EMOTIONAL TURMOIL, STRESS, AND YES, PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS THAT RESULTED FROM THOSE TWO THINGS, THAT I PERSONALLY HAVE EXPERIENCED AS A DIRECT RESULT OF DEALING WITH PUBLISH AMERICA.

YOU SEE, I SUFFER FROM BI-POLAR/SCHIZO-EFFECTIVE DISORDER, ADHD AND SEVERE AGORAPHOBIA, AND AM CLASSIFIED AS LEGALLY DISABLED.

AND I AM NOT THE ONLY AUTHOR THAT SUFFERS AN EMOTIONAL DISABILITY THAT HAS FALLEN VICTIM TO PUBLISH AMERICA. THE SAD THING IS, NOT ALL OF THEM ARE AS HARD HEADED AS I AM AND ARE THEREFORE NOT ABLE TO TURN THE RAGE AND DESPAIR THAT COMES FROM DEALING WITH THIS COMPANY TOWARDS A POSITIVE USE…LIKE GATHERING EVIDENCE TO TRY TO TAKE THE SORRY “YOU-KNOW-WHAT’S” DOWN.

AND UNLIKE MYSELF, THEY HAVE NOT LEARNED TO USE COPING SKILLS EFFECTIVELY ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO COPE WITH THE STRESS THAT COMES FROM DEALING WITH AND TRYING TO GET RESULTS FROM PUBLISH AMERICA IN RESPONSE TO THEIR CONCERNS.

NOR DOES IT HELP WHEN THE AUTHOR GOES ON LINE AND BEGINS SEEING THEIR BOOK POSTED ON SITES INTERNATIONALLY AND YET THEY KEEP RECEIVING PUBLISH AMERICA’S STOCK ANSWER WHEN THEY INQUIRE WHY THEY HAVE RECEIVED NO ROYALTIES…”BUT YOU HAVE NOT SOLD ANY BOOKS.”

FOR SOMEONE SUFFERING SEVERE, DEBILITATING DEPRESSION, IF THEY ARE TOLD THAT AT JUST THAT SPLIT SECOND IN TIME WHEN THEY ARE AT THEIR LOWEST, THEY COULD VERY WELL COMMIT SUICIDE OUT OF DESPAIR, DISGUST AT BEING CONSTANTLY LIED TO, AND THE BELIEF THAT THEY MIGHT AS WELL JUST GIVE UP.

AND THAT WOULD MAKE PUBLISH AMERICA JUST AS GUILTY OF MURDERING THAT AUTHOR AS IF THEY HAD COMMITTED THE MURDER IN ACTUALITY.

I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE….

I CAME VERY CLOSE TO SUICIDE THE DAY I RECEIVED THAT CANCELLATION LETTER TELLING ME THAT THEY DEEMED MY STORY AS UNFIT FOR THE PUBLIC WHEN IT HAD ONLY BEEN LIVE SINCE JANUARY 14, 2010, AND THEY SENT THAT LETTER JUST A LITTLE OVER A MONTH LATER. THE RAGE AT WHAT PUBLISH AMERICA HAD DONE TO ME, IN THE END, SAVED MY LIFE, FOR IT SET ME ON THE COURSE THAT LED ME TO THIS POINT.

SO, IN CLOSING, FOR THOSE WHO STILL DO NOT BELIEVE ME, EVEN WITH ALL OF THE HARD, IRREFUTABLE, UNDENIABLE VISUAL PROOF THAT I HAVE PRESENTED, TO THEM I SAY, CLICK THAT LINK THAT I GAVE A LITTLE WAYS UP TO THAT PAGE ON MY PERSONAL WEBSITE…READ THE DOCUMENTS THAT ARE ON THAT PAGE, ALL OF THEM, AND THEN IF YOU STILL DECIDE NOT TO BELIEVE ME AND YOU DO DECIDE TO USE PUBLISH AMERICA TO HANDLE SOMETHING THAT YOU SPENT DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS OR, IN SOME CASES, YEARS, POURING YOUR HEART AND SOUL INTO SO THAT THEY CAN DECIMATE IT, DESTROY IT, AND THEN ROB YOU TO BOOT OF NOT ONLY YOUR COPYRIGHT, BUT OF ALL RIGHTS, AND OF YOUR DUE ROYALTIES, I HAVE ONLY THREE THINGS TO SAY….

GOD HELP YOU

GET AN AGENT

AND GET A LAWYER…

YOU’LL MORE THAN LIKELY END UP NEEDING ALL THREE.

POSTED BY JAN MARIE PARUPIA,

AKA

AUTHOR AMBER MICHELLE

THIS DAY OF DECEMBER 26, 2010

POST SCRIPT…

IT REALLY IS A PITY THAT PUBLISH AMERICA DIDN’T UNDERSTAND PEOPLE WITH BI-POLAR DISORDER A LITTLE BETTER…

THE WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT OBSESSIVE/COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOR IS ONE OF THE SYMPTOMS.

AND NOTHING CAN BE MORE OBSESSIVE EVEN FOR A “NORMAL” PERSON, THAN THE NEED TO SEEK JUSTICE AND VINDICATION WHEN THEY FIND OUT THEY ARE BEING LIED TO, USED, STOLEN FROM AND BETRAYED BY SOMEONE THAT THEY HAD THOUGHT THEY COULD TRUST.

FOR OVER TEN YEARS PUBLISH AMERICA HAS GOTTEN AWAY WITH THEIR CRIMES, MAINLY DUE TO THE FACT THAT EVEN IF THE ONES THAT WERE BEING LIED TO, ROBBED AND C*****D ON HAD MONEY FOR LAWYERS, THEY USUALLY DIDN’T HAVE THE TIME TO TRACK DOWN AND COMPILE THE EVIDENCE THAT I HAVE ON THAT PAGE ON MY WEBSITE. THEY ARE TOO CAUGHT UP IN WORKING AND FAMILY AND OTHER MATTERS.

YOU MIGHT SAY, IN THE END, THERE ARE ADVANTAGES TO HAVING NO FRIENDS AND LIVING ALONE, WITH NO ONE TO KEEP YOU COMPANY…

IT LEAVES LOTS OF LOVELY TIME TO GO HUNTING EVIDENCE TO TAKE DOWN A CORRUPT COMPANY LIKE PUBLISH AMERICA.

MAYBE NEXT TIME THEY WILL KNOW BETTER THAN TO MESS WITH A FIFTY TWO YEAR OLD HARD HEADED BI-POLAR/SCHIZO-EFFECTIVE DECIDEDLY TICKED OFF AND OUT FOR REVENGE ARTIST, POET, WRITER, AUTHOR WITH ATTITUDE AND LOTS OF TIME ON HER HANDS.

 

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JUST DESSERTS (OR ”WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND”)

June 9, 2010

 

I COMPOSED THIS VERSE IN RESPONSE TO SOME OF THE ARTICLES THAT WERE POSTED ON A GROUP SITE ON ONE OF THE OTHER SITES I AM A MEMBER OF.  IT IS A GROUP AGAINST BULLIES.  THIS VERSE IS A REMINDER TO THE BULLIES OUT THERE THAT YOU SHOULD ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT NO MATTER HOW BIG, TOUGH AND CRUEL YOU THINK YOU ARE, THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE BIGGER, TOUGHER AND CRUELER THAT COULD BE LURKING JUST AROUND THE CORNER JUST WAITING TO MAKE YOU A VICTIM.  JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR YOU TO THINK ABOUT.

 

JUST DESSERTS

 

WHILE ALL AROUND HIM THE UNCARING WORLD SLEEPS

HE LIES CURLED IN A TINY BALL AND SILENTLY WEEPS

HIS HEART IS BREAKING AS THERE HE SADLY LIES

AS TEARS CONTINUE TO FALL FROM HIS LONELY EYES

HE WONDERS HOW LIFE COULD BE SO VERY CRUEL

TO FORCE HIM EACH DAY TO HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL

FOR DEMONS WITH THE FACES OF ANGELS LURK THERE

EACH DAY FILLING HIS HEART WITH PAIN AND DESPAIR

THEIR WORDS AND ACTIONS CUT JUST LIKE A KNIFE

WOUNDING AND DESTROYING HIS FRAGILE LIFE

IN SILENCE HE HAS SUFFERED, NO ONE EVER KNEW

THE HUMILIATION AND PAIN HE DAILY WENT THROUGH

HE HAD SAID NO WORD OF THE SUFFERING HE’D KNOWN

BUT DAY BY DAY THAT PAIN AND DESPAIR HAD GROWN

BOTH HATEFUL WORDS AND ACTIONS CAME BY THE SCORE

UNTIL ONE SAD, DARK DAY, HE COULD TAKE NO MORE

THE CHILDREN HAD BEEN ESPECIALLY CRUEL THAT DAY

CUTTING HIM DOWN WITH THE WORDS THEY DID SAY

THEY HAD MADE HIM FEEL THAT HE HAD HAD NO WORTH

AND BY THAT NIGHT THERE WAS ONE LESS SOUL ON EARTH

YES, HE FELT HE HAD NO WORTH, THAT NO ONE WOULD EVEN CARE

IF HE WAS EVEN ALIVE, THIS WORLD WITH THEM TO SHARE

HE HAD KNOWN WHERE HIS DAD KEPT HIS HUNTING KNIFE

AND THAT NIGHT HE HAD CREPT AWAY, THEN TAKEN HIS LIFE

AND AS FOR THE BULLIES, THEY ALL WENT ON THEIR WAY

TILL THEY CAME UPON SOMEONE MUCH CRUELER THAN THEY

AND NOW THE TABLES HAVE BEEN TURNED COMPLETELY AROUND

AND IT IS NOW THEY THAT PAIN, DESPAIR AND CRUELTY HAS FOUND

AND IT DOES NOT TAKE ANY OF THEM ALL THAT VERY LONG

TO DISCOVER HOW THEIR ACTIONS ALL THE TIME HAD BEEN WRONG

AND WHEN THE CHOICE OF LIFE OR DEATH COMES FOR THEM TO CHOOSE

THEY LEARN WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE IN THEIR FORMER VICTIM’S SHOES.

 

IMPORTANT, OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION……

April 25, 2010

FROM AUTHOR AMBER MICHELLE

LET THIS, AS OF THIS DAY OF 4-25-2010, STAND AS OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION THAT MY BOOK, ”MARILLA AND THE MERMAID”, IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE, AND THAT ANY COPIES THAT ARE POSTED AS BEING FOR SALE THROUGH THE PUBLISHER, PUBLISH AMERICA, ARE POSTED ILLEGALLY.  THEY SENT ME NOTIFICATION THE LAST PART OF MARCH VIA LAND MAIL THAT THEY HAD CANCELLED THE BOOK.  ANY SALES OR PURCHASES OF THAT BOOK ARE DONE IN AN ILLEGAL MANNER, AS THEY HAVE FAILED TO CREDIT ME WITH ONE SINGLE SALE DURING THE ENTIRE TIME THAT THE BOOK HAS BEEN AVAILABLE.  WHICH IS WHY THEY CANCELLED IT IN THE FIRST PLACE, I CUSSED THEM OUT FOR NOT AWARDING ME THE DUE ROYALTIES.  LET IT FURTHER BE KNOWN THAT I AM MAKING A PUBLIC STATEMENT THAT PUBLISH AMERICA IS NOT TO BE TRUSTED.  THEY ACCEPT A MANUSCRIPT, KEEP THE COPY RIGHT, HAVE NO WAY TO CONTACT THEM, DO NOT KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE AUTHOR, AND HAVE A BOGUS WEBSITE THAT THEY CLAIM IS FOR THE AUTHORS BENEFIT, BUT WHICH CANNOT BE ACCESSED.  AND FORGET ABOUT TRYING TO GET THEM TO RESPOND TO EMAILS.  UNLESS YOU COUNT THEM SENDING YOU OFFERS TO ”SEND YOUR BOOK TO THIS OR THAT FAMOUS PERSON (WHO WOULD MORE THAN LIKELY ”FILE THIRTEEN” IT UNOPENED AND UNREAD)” FOR ANYWHERE FROM ONE HALF TO TWO THIRDS OF THE BOOKS COST, USUALLY WITH A MINIMUM ORDER OF TEN OR MORE.  THEY MAY NOT ANSWER AN AUTHOR’S EMAILS, BUT THEY CAN SURE SEND TWO TO FOUR OF THOSE ”SPECIAL OFFERS” A WEEK.  AND FORGET TRYING TO PHONE THEM…..THEY DON’T HAVE A CONTACT NUMBER….CLAIM IT INTERFERS WITH THEIR ”DEDICATION TO THEIR AUTHORS”.   AND FORGET ROYALTIES.  EIGHT PERCENT FOR SALES NUMBERING UNDER ONE THOUSAND.  HMMMMM, DOESN’T SOUND TOO GOOD, DOES IT.

LET IT FURTHMORE BE NOTED THAT AS OF 5-7-2010, MY OTHER TWO BOOKS, ”WALKING WITH ANGELS” AND ”A WALK THROUGH MY SOUL” MAY ALSO BE OFF OF THE MARKET.  (I WILL POST A CLARIFICATION UPDATE ON THAT DAY).  CAUSE, FAILURE TO RECORD SALES, FAILURE TO AWARD DUE ROYALTIES, SHODDY, INATTENTIVE WORK ETHICS, SELLING AN ADVERTISING PROGRAM FOR NEARLY THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ONLY FOR THE AUTHOR’S BOOK ALONE AND TURNS OUT TO HAVE THREE OTHER AUTHORS ON IT, AND WHICH, BY THE WAY, SAID COST WAS TO PROVIDE FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND SAID MAILERS.  WHICH IS ODD, CONSIDERING THAT THE SAID MAILERS WERE SENT OUT LAST JUNE AND ONLY TWO RESPONSES?  HMMMMM, THERE IS A SKUNK IN THE WOODPILE SOMEWHERE, AND HE AIN’T SMELLIN’ TOO SWEET.  AND WHEN YOU ADD THE FACT THAT BOTH BOOKS HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE SINCE JUNE AND JULY RESPECTIVELY OF LAST YEAR AND AVAILABLE WORLD WIDE THROUGH BARNESANDNOBLE.COM AND AMAZON.COM SINCE AROUND AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER OF LAST YEAR AND NO SALES SAVE TWO?  DEFINATELY NOT HONEST DEALINGS.  THEY HAVE BEEN INFORMED THEY ARE TO PERFORM AN AUDIT OF BOTH THE SALES DEPARTMENT AND THE ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT AND THEY HAVE PRECISELY TILL THE ABOVE DATE MENTIONED TO INFORM ME WHY NO SALES OTHER THAN THOSE TWO, WHICH WERE ON OCTOBER 15, 2009, OVER TWO QUARTERS AGO, WERE NOT RECORDED, OR THE BOOKS WILL BE CANCELLED AND I AM DEMANDING NOT ONLY AT LEAST TWO THIRDS OF THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHING PACKAGE PRICE BACK, BUT THE ADVERTISING PACKAGE PRICE IN FULL BACK.  THE COMPANY THAT IS GUILTY OF THIS DUPLICITOUS ACT?  XLIBRIS PUBLISHING.  AND YES, I AM STATING THAT PUBLICLY.  THIS WILL BE THE ONLY SITE THAT THIS MESSAGE WILL BE POSTED ON……AT LEAST TILL THE ABOVE MENTIONED DATE.  AFTER THAT, I AM POSTING IT ON EVERY SINGLE FREE SITE I CAN.  AUTHORS NEED TO BE WARNED ABOUT THESE TWO COMPANIES.  OH, AND LEAST I FORGET, TO THOSE AUTHORS THAT DO DECIDE TO TAKE THEIR CHANCES WITH XLIBRIS, BE WARNED AHEAD OF TIME, YOU ARE IN FOR A HEADACHE.  NINE GALLEYS ON THE FIRST BOOK AND SEVEN ON THE SECOND AND IT FINALLY TOOK ME REQUESTING AN EDITABLE FILE AND DOING THE CORRECTIONS MYSELF AND THEY STILL SCREWED IT UP.  IT SIMPLY IS NOT WORTH THE HASSLE.  SO BE WARNED.  DEAL WITH EITHER OF THESE TWO COMPANIES AT YOUR OWN RISK.

WELL, I GUESS THAT’S ALL FOR THIS TIME, FOLKS.

1CREATIVELADY

Hello world!

February 3, 2010

Hello world, this is my first post on WordPrss.com, so I pray you will forgive me if I am a trifle nervous.  I am not really sure how this all works or how many people will read this, but since i am searching for ways to let people know about my first ever three published books, i am trying everything i can to reach out to the world and let them know the books are available.  So, without further ado, i will tell you all about my new books.

 

 

INTRODUCING

NEW AUTHOR

Amber Michelle

     Writing from her home in Texas, Ms. Michelle offers stories and verses of faith and inspiration. Fifty one, Ms. Michelle ‘s first two books came out officially in June and July of 2009 and are available directly through the publisher, www.xlibris.com/bookstore, amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.

     Ms. Michelle’s first book, “Walking With Angels” is a compilation of four short stories about guardian angels and the changes they make in the lives of their charges when the angels take on human form.

     Her second book, “A Walk Through My Soul”, is a compilation of prayers in poetry form, inspirational verses, and a small mixture of other little verses, with a section devoted to honoring the brave men and women of the U. S. military.

     Ms. Michelle also has another book that will be due out within the next two to three months called “Marilla and the Mermaid” which is an inspirational fantasy story for young and old alike about a young girl and her brother who meet a creature of myth and magic who changes not only their concept of reality, but their very lives.

    Ms. Michelle is currently working on another book, called ”In The Company Of Dragons”, which she hopes to have ready in order to be released in June or July of 2010 about a little pixie and a young dragon that become friends and the adventures they share together as they grow and learn.

     The first two books are available directly through the publisher, Xlibris, at www.xlibris.com/bookstore.  Type that address in the search engine, then on the page that comes up, click on the link for the Xlibris bookstore.  Once the new page opens, look along upper right hand edge for small white box that has ”xlibris book search” beneath it.  Type in either Walking With Angels or A Walk Through My Soul and it will take you right to my books.  They are also available through amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.

     Third book, Marilla And The Mermaid, is available through the publisher, Publish America at www.publishamerica.com.

Thank you.