Just me. (lara7) wrote,
Just me.
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My new favorite litter-ary site

http://www.1stbooks.com/

this is basically a Vanity Press site, that will "publish" your book electronically or print-on-demand for $399-598 upfront. If you want them to advertise or attempt to market your book, there are extra fees ($300-750) for that. Who would be desperate enough to go this route rather than doing a DIY self-publishing thing?

Very Bad Writers, that's who.

The 19 year old author of "The A-Sex Bunny" includes, as part of his author's bio, a will stating he wants to be buried with journaling materials.

Who wouldn't want to read about "The Adventures of Fred Iguana Iguana" ? (yes, I typed that correctly).

Do you know the "101 Reasons I Am too Good for American Males" (Reason 82. You lack a cute little foreign accent.  Reason 101. We despise you because you haven't created utopia.)?

I've read the summary for  "Coming out of the Dark, The Homosexual Lie & 'She is a He' Clarification guide " and I still don't know what it's about.

And I didn't even look at the poetry, which is typically the most God-awful genre of all unpublished or self-published work.

But the crown jewel thus far, and how I came to be aware of  this site, is from a local author who wants my library to buy his book. I'm not even sure if it's supposed to be fiction or memoir.

"The Adopted Daughter of Reverend Steppingwolfe with The Existence of Poetry : My Story With a Group of Poems"  By Mr. Bobby R. Wilson

I urge you to log on to http://www.1stbooks.com/ and read about this book. I'd provide a URL, but it'd be 3 lines long and most likely be mangled and unclickable by the time this is posted. Just trust me on this.

Some details about this book (no doubt blurbed by the author):

This double manuscript details the past life of this affluent and renowned preacher by the name of Calvin C. Steppingwolfe. He had planned on marrying his adopted daughter, Venice McClaim, because her pulchritudinous appearance brought her great fame; until one Sunday morning a stranger drove into their world, causing Venice to fall in love with him.

This stranger’s name was Mack James. He told Venice the truth about her adopted father’s past life, serving as a pimp, and how one of his ladies of the street went astray on him, causing him casualty to interfere with his pimping skill.

....The death of Nessie filled Steppingwolfe with so much remorse and grief, he began to preach while walking up and down the street influencing people.

...he inherited a town and affluent fame as a preacher.

.... it tore this place apart, and the spirit of this preacher haunted these people involved, until each
deceased.

..... From the beginning to the end, the author of this book recommends it to be read throughout its
entirety.

And what about the author, Mr. Bobby R. Wilson:?

...As a teenager, he began to indulge with different girls, astounding their world.

After joining the military, his outlook on life made him wise, touring the world with the U.S. Navy, gave him the experience he needed to enhance his mentality, indulging with women of different nationalities. He was there to please them sexually.

After his military experience, he began to seek intellectual knowledge, so he enrolled in college. ....
When it comes to the existence of people, he could be a teacher, but writing words to read is his expertise.

Indeed. Writing words to read is his expertise. Reading from the beginning to the end, to be read throughout its entirety is my expertise.
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