From: Jan Starks
Sent: Thursday, March 1, 2012
Subject: State Department
Here you go again, lying to your would be authors....Your company is compounding lies with more lies...You demand proof, here's proof....Your own Promotion speaks for itself:
The U.S. State Department wants your book.
They promote American literature abroad.
We have been contacted by the U.S. Consulate General in Leipzig, Germany. They want to present our best books during the Leipzig Book Fair next month. Last time around PublishAmerica also promoted its best books in Leipzig, together with the American consulate.
Activate today if you want your book to be sent to the U.S. Consul General.
Go to www.publishamerica.net/service/StateDept.html to activate for $39. Your book will upon being selected be sent to Leipzig for promotion and display during the Leipzig Book Fair in the U.S. Consulate General's booth. After the event it will be donated to a public or university library. If for whatever reason your book doesn't pass the selection process, you will receive a full refund
Here is what the US State Department replied:
As a follow up to your email, I reviewed our records again. Thank you for bringing this situation to our attention.
The U.S. Department of State does not endorse any particular author, publisher, or book. Publish America is one of approximately 100 U.S. publishers contacted annually regarding participation in the Leipzig Book Fair. The companies we contact are asked to consider sending 4-5 titles to display at the fair and to later donate those books to local nonprofit libraries, schools and universities. We take reports of misrepresentation very seriously and our consulate would never knowingly work with companies that solicit book donations for a fee. No books are sold at the Leipzig fair and there are no fees involved. The decision by publishers to donate books for display at the book fair is strictly voluntary.
Teta M. Moehs
Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Consulate Leipzig
04107 Leipzig, Germany
Tel. (49) 0341-213-8459
When are you going to STOP these lies and come on-air and explain your companies actions.
CEO/Star Com Media LLC
14396 J Street
Cowlington, OK 74941
We will keep you updated if PA or Mr. Cretella accept the invitation for an on-air interview.