pennsicdance: [SCA-Dance] Fwd: To: Lord Darius the Dancer / Pennsic University
rebeccaanne3 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 01:47:40 PST 2012
I got it too.
... I was amused. I refrained from writing back and explaining that Rebecca
bint Cariadoc didn't exist, though.
On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 12:04 AM, David Learmonth <
david.a.learmonth at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ah. Thanks for the research! I hadn't tried looking into it yet (normally
> I would, just busy this evening), but I figured that at least putting the
> word out there would get a discussion going / warn people to be cautious of
> such emails.
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 2:35 AM, Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, 14 Dec 2012, David Learmonth <david.a.learmonth at gmail.com>
> >> I just thought this was an interesting email I just received, and
> >> I
> >> would forward it to the group, to see if anyone else has received
> >> something
> >> similar?
> >> Probably automated. Let me know if anyone actually contacts them, I'm
> >> curious what more they would say. :)
> > You can find all sorts of testimonials with a Google search for
> > "LAMBERT Academic" scam
> > Some of the hits are a few years old, so I don't know whether every
> > single detail is up to date, but
> > http://journalology.blogspot.**com/2012/09/lambert-academic-**
> > publishing-or-how-not.html<
> > looks like a good set of recent details. He notes that they have
> > editor profiles on Facebook, but he found that the "profile pictures"
> > were stock pictures from Yuri Arcurs Photography. He adds,
> > - They have no selectivity - anyone who submits their "book" will have
> > it "published";
> > - They do not conduct peer review;
> > - They do not edit the "book", and they "publish" exactly what is
> > submitted - and apparently they charge for any changes made by the
> > author after submission;
> > - Authors will almost certainly never receive any royalties (a
> > blogger notes that "I have yet to found the testimony of anybody who
> > has received royalties");
> > - They do not market the "books"
> > He quotes
> > "Where royalties average less than 50 Euro a month, the author is
> > given book vouchers for other LAP Lambert stock. An author's share is
> > usually always under this because at the average rate of 80 Euro a
> > book, it means they would have to sell 11 copies a month to exceed the
> > 50 Euro threshold, which is difficult since the company does not
> > undertake any marketing on behalf of the author."
> > Another page notes that, while he got one free copy, the price on his
> > dissertation was really inflated, as in over $100 a copy, and suspects
> > that they make money by authors convincing their friends and relatives
> > to buy copies. Another says that you have to sign over to them all
> > rights.
> > So: vanity press. Don't.
> > Danett Lincoln
> > --
> > Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com
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