11-10-2009, 10:42 PM
Preditors & Editors
Requiescat In Pace
Join Date: Feb 2005
Here is the PA email referenced above with only the writer's name redacted. All else is untouched.
From: PublishAmerica Author Support <email@example.com>
Subject: Your Book In Your Local Bookstore Next Week
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, November 9, 2009, 3:04 PM
PublishAmerica will put your book in your local bookstore!
As many copies as you determine! Imagine, Christmas shoppers flocking to bookstores, and the book they find displayed there is yours!
With the holiday sales season around the corner, we are ready to donate your book to your bookstore. We're not waiting for them to order it. They may put up your book for sale any way they want, highlighting you as a local author, stacking it on a front table, selling it next to the register, or any other way they choose.
Do you want us to donate the book to your local library instead? We're ready to do that as well.
Here's how we do it:
If you want to have books on hand, may now order any number of books
you need, and PublishAmerica will match the order. We will donate the
exact same number of books to your local bookstore. In fact, we won't
even charge the bookstore for the shipping!
And you receive a 40 pct discount!
Example: you order 20 copies, we print 40. We ship your 20 copies to you, and the same day we ship an additional 20 books to your local bookstore, for FREE.
Go to www.publishamerica.net, find your book, click on it, then add to cart, indicate quantity, and use this coupon: Bookstore40. Then click Recalculate and finish the transaction. Minimum volume is 12 copies.
Want fewer books? Then use this coupon: Bookstore30. No minimum volume requirement here. This will give you a discount of 30 pct, and we'll still donate as many books to the bookstore as you order for yourself.
In the Ordering Instructions field, be sure to indicate the name and address
of your local bookstore or library. We will ship your books there the same day
we ship your order to you. By using the coupon you are authorizing us to
match your order and donate the books. You may also request that we ship
the FREE books to you instead.
U.S. stores and libraries only. Full-color and hardcovers excluded. Offer expires this weekend on Sunday night.
PublishAmerica Author Support Team
When it comes to PA, the royalty check and the reality check arrive in the same envelope.
Remember to be kind to writers who step in PA. They really don't know how bad it smells.
The difference between PA and WLA? None. Both have the stench of dead and dying books emanating from their doorways.