pennsicdance: [SCA-Dance] Fwd: To: Lord Darius the Dancer / Pennsic University

Rebecca Friedman 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.

Rebecca

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.
>
> Darius
>
>
> 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>
> wrote:
> >
> >> I just thought this was an interesting email I just received, and
> figured
> >> 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<
> 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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