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

Elsbeth Anne Roth elsbeth at pobox.com
Fri Dec 14 07:08:33 PST 2012


Mine included my title.  I too refrained from writing to them noting that
Pennsic University is not a real university.

-Elsbeth


On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 4:47 AM, Rebecca Friedman <rebeccaanne3 at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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