Saturday, May 5, 2012
PublishAmerica's CEO calls critics drunks, junks and jerks
Letter from PublishAmerica's CEO
May 04, 2012
Imagine a town of 50,000. Would you know everyone? No. Are most people friendly and hard-working? Absolutely. If you'd do a serious search, would you find all sorts of gems, people who accomplish something very special and very precious? You bet. And would you also find a few drunks, junks, and jerks? No doubt.
Welcome to our world. With almost 50,000 authors under contract, PublishAmerica is such a town of 50,000.
More after this book review, The Perennial Wanderer by Steven D. Orr:
There's no need for trolling the aisles of the fiction section in your local bookstore or searching the countless lists of recommended fiction books online any longer. I've found your next undertaking. Steven Orr chronicles his adventures across the world in such countries as Panama, Vietnam, Columbia, and Sudan and takes the reader on exciting adventures that most novelists could not duplicate. Orr tosses readers in his backpack and takes them to places most people will never experience. His imagery and recollections are so thorough that they either force readers to call up their travel agents and book their next international vacations, or readers are satisfied with the feeling that they've already been there and turn the page, ready to embark on Orr's next escapade.
How could one not admire the author's ability to transport himself from one hectic, thrilling circumstance to another while fulfilling business obligations and organizing startups and mergers? For those of us old, we'll remember blips of history as Orr journeys us through them. For those of us young, we will see history alive for the first time in this hold-nothing-back memoir.The Perennial Wanderer is a memoir that has not met its match.
Find The Perennial Wanderer here: www.publishamerica.net/product21246.html.
Face it, if you judge us by what a Google search wants you to believe, we're bad news. That's where the drunks, junks and jerks have taken over. It's not very difficult to do. If you band together with anywhere between 10 and 50 others, you can destroy someone's Google reputation in a matter of a few months. If you're their target, there's nothing you can do against it. Unless you have millions to spend on lawsuits. We don't.
Like any other successful operation, PublishAmerica has its detractors. Success attracts envy. It's Newton's law of motion, applied to society: every action has an equal and opposite reaction. PublishAmerica's action is to create and enable. The opposite reaction is to destroy and disable. That's precisely what some have sought to do ever since we entered the landscape. And, ironically, the most vocal ones aren't even a PublishAmerica author, nor have they ever been one.
Of course, people don't judge anything or anyone by just a Google search. They're smarter than that. They either go by their own experience, or they go by reason, so they ignore the drunks, junks and jerks. That's what you do in any town. You gravitate to the better neighborhoods, the better stores, the better schools. And the better angels always win.
That's how PublishAmerica City has grown to a town of 50,000 who together have built a library with 60,000 books. Among them are many, many top quality people, the majority of them. Surprisingly, or maybe unsurprisingly, there are many lawyers in our town. Attorneys love to talk, but even more they love to write. During our convention in Orlando this week we introduced former federal prosecutor, currently criminal law professor, Leonard Birdsong.
Prof. Birdsong told the audience how he had been rejected by one publisher after the other, and finally he discovered PublishAmerica. He saw the Google nonsense, ignored it, noticed that we publish for absolutely free and that we don't demand changes to what our authors write. Birdsong is now a very well selling author of three books with us, and we're soon releasing number four.
I could share almost 50,000 such stories with you, and each one is equally inspiring. Good books, written by good people, in a town with only one street: Main Street.
It's the fastest growing town in America.
On the soapbox today: Robyn Wall, Tinker's Dam (firstname.lastname@example.org): "Tinker's Dam, a poignant novel about the quest for identity and self-acceptance written by a psychotherapist. Who is Tinker, and why is Ted so drawn to him?"
Also open mic for Nicholas Morell, Two Envelopes, (email@example.com): "Two Envelopes is a story about a few people who had no idea what impact their simple choices would have, and how those choices would affect others."
More open mic: Rubén Colón, Painted Eyes, (firstname.lastname@example.org): "Painted Eyes takes the reader on an adventurous journey during a mystical time in an exotic location as one man looks for love."
I invite you to talk back to me. I don't guarantee a response, but I do guarantee that we listen. You can reach me by email at email@example.com. In the subject line write Attn. Willem.
Have a wonderful day!
If you want to rent space on Willem's future Letters-from-the-CEO, go to www.publishamerica.net/service/Willem.html. Have your book reviewed for tens of thousands of people to see, or talk into the open mic!