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The Albee Agency Using Testimonials From Authors the Authors Did Not Give

7 December 2012

From Whatever:

The Albee Agency purports to be a book publicity agency that will get you and your book in and on all manner of media outlets, including TV, magazines and newspapers. To bolster those claims, it includes testimonials from authors, like these:

The problem? Chuck Wendig didn’t give that testimonial. Neither did Myke Cole. Neither did Maureen Johnson.

Link to the rest at Whatever and thanks to Laura for the tip.

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13 Comments to “The Albee Agency Using Testimonials From Authors the Authors Did Not Give”

  1. As the article mentions, this is fraud. I hope someone sues and shuts this place down.

    • Yes, these people do need to be taken to court. The author testimonials are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the lies coming from this agency.

      Writers, especially self-publishers, need to be aware that there are many fly-by-night operations out there just ready to pounce on any unsuspecting writers. It’s becoming a real snake pit. Thank goodness we have sites like the Passive Voice to help us navigate through these treacherous waters. (And yes, that’s a real testimonial from a real person.) :)

  2. And the desperation keeps on coming!

  3. Chcuk Wendig seems like he’d be one of the last guys you’d want to pull this on.

  4. Do these people really just not understand that you simply can’t get away with this kind of stuff in the internet age? There are no secrets the internet cannot discover and no lies it cannot unveil.

    • Exactly! But people are stoopid and arrogant.

    • One would think that communications experts would understand how the internet works, Sarah.

    • Perhaps they are the sort of people who think you CAN simply walk into Mordor.

      But all joking aside, Mike Albee and his gang put lust for money above human decency and intelligence. There are thousands of people like them who will find any way possible to dupe people out of their money. The Mike Albee Agency will go under quickly, but he’ll just assume another identity and start a different agency all over again, and he’ll keep doing so until he either goes to jail or dies.

      • “Perhaps they are the sort of people who think you CAN simply walk into Mordor.”

        LOL!

        And, really, does ANYONE want to do BUSINESS with someone who thinks that?

  5. The Chuck Wendig “endorsement” made me laugh. Anyone who’s read him knows he rarely writes a sentence without a naughty word in it. I mean, WTF were they thinking?

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