Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What's in a Name? Not Much for PublishAmerica

Remember what we've always said. If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it's PublishAmerica.

How dirty and despicable a corporate leech is this company? Would you believe dirty enough to advise the thousands of authors it has taken for a ride over the years to join them in a scam to attempt to fool book buyers into believing that books actually published by PublishAmerica weren't actually published by PublishAmerica?


I mean, try to understand the implication here. PublishAmerica knows it has the worst reputation in the history of publishing, so it is openly advocating that its author-victims join them in a scam denouncing its own PA label in deference to a new publishing "spin-off" the company is calling "Independence Books."

And then PA is actually dumb enough (or is that smart enough?) to think its clientelle authors are dumb enough to believe that none of those book buyers is going to catch on to the "change in monikers" scam. Of course, PA is charging its PA authors to change the name and ISBN numbers on their books from PublishAmerica to Independence Books to imply that the books were never paid-for publications through PA but, instead, published through "legitimate" conventional publisher, Independence Books.


But don't take our word for it. Check it out yourself, in PA's own e-mail correspondence to the very authors it has raped time and again over the years.  You gotta read it to believe it.  'Nuff said.

From: ""
To: [email address redacted]
Sent: Tue, July 13, 2010 12:57:52 PM
Subject: A new start for your book

Dear author:

Sometimes a book deserves a new start.

Not labeled in book vendor databases as POD.
A low list price.
A new publisher.


Independence Books.

Independence Books is our new subsidiary. It is treated as an independent publisher. Not registered as POD in vendor databases. Not registered as PublishAmerica. Uniform list prices are $14.95.

Want a new start for your book? We will cause it to be published as an Independence Books title. It will receive a new ISBN and the new $14.95 list price. It will not show as POD. It will not list as PublishAmerica. ISBN-fed databases will show that your book is an Independence Books book, readily available from Independence Books.

Go to, find your softcover, add to cart, use this discount coupon: IndyBooks40. Minimum volume is 7 softcovers. For 12 or more softcovers use the IndyBooks45 coupon.

This will cause your book to be published as an Independence Books title. It will no longer be available from us as a PublishAmerica softcover. (Your book's paperback or hardback versions, if already activated, will keep their PublishAmerica designation.) Your order today will be printed under the new Independence Books logo (, with its new ISBN. Transfer may take up to 6-8 weeks to be completed and will be permanent. Book remains under contract with PublishAmerica. Use this coupon for your softcover only; other applications will not be processed. PublishAmerica's online bookstore will re-list the book as an Independence Books title generally within 24 business hours. Other vendors may do so at their discretion.

Thank you.

--PublishAmerica Author Support Team


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