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No Truth to PublishAmerica's J.K. Rowling Claim

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 16, 2011, 12:53 PM

J.K. Rowling's spokesman has denied claims made by the publishing company, PublishAmerica, which promised to bring attention to their client's books in a meeting with Ms. Rowling.

According to the AP, PublishAmerica asked writers to submit 50-100 word notes about their work and pay $49 so that a delegation would meet with her in Edinburgh and present their books.

Rowling spokesman Mark Hutchinson said Tuesday that the claim was "completely false" and promised "appropriate action." PublishAmerica, based in Frederick, Md., has long been cited by industry watchdogs for allegedly deceiving authors.

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28 Comments

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4138 Points

I hate scammers. Its horrible for authors to think they’re going to hear what a famous author thinks of their work and to find out its a scam!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on August 16, 2011, 05:42 PM report to moderator
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Tsk,tsk…these people have nothing to do.

Posted by camila_black08 on August 16, 2011, 06:01 PM report to moderator
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They’re a bunch of idiots

Posted by camila_black08 on August 16, 2011, 06:04 PM report to moderator
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490 Points

What is wrong with people!

Posted by farewell_fred on August 16, 2011, 08:44 PM report to moderator
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5439 Points

Why would they even claim that?!

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on August 17, 2011, 03:08 AM report to moderator
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1527 Points

That isn’t fair, what gives them the right to abuse JKR’s succcess and to hoodwink other authors who probably believed that they were having an amazing oppurtunity.

Posted by Livi22-((ROAR!)) on August 17, 2011, 03:53 AM report to moderator
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84 Points

Thaaaaats sooooo unnice from them!!

Posted by Anaconda Beastie on August 17, 2011, 07:43 AM report to moderator
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That PA has committed this action more than once goes to show a pattern of behavior that cannot be ascribed to not knowing better.

Posted by DaveKuzminski on August 17, 2011, 11:50 AM report to moderator
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80450 Points

Scam, scam, scam…

Posted by Won_Two on August 17, 2011, 01:11 PM report to moderator
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163 Points

How low can you go? I mean come on!

Posted by glow_freak on August 17, 2011, 04:13 PM report to moderator
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54 Points

Wow how lame

Posted by Gvantsa on August 17, 2011, 07:12 PM report to moderator
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158 Points

How weird. Why do people do things like this?

Posted by trip_le_threat on August 21, 2011, 01:02 AM report to moderator
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4852 Points

Thats awful!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on September 02, 2011, 03:12 PM report to moderator
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