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Monday, October 26, 2009

A1 Books, another Pinocchio of Publishing


A1 Books lies about list prices and lies about discounts. Some of their prices are actually HIGHER than list price. (These are books I wrote, so I am sure of the list prices. I assume they also lie about other books.)


"I Only Flunk My Brightest Students"

Real List Price:
$15.95

Phony List Price:
$19.95

Phony Sale Price:
$17.55

Phony Savings:
-12%

Real Difference:
+9%


"Phone Systems & Phones for Small Business & Home"

Real List Price:
$19.95

Phony List Price:
$29.95

Phony Sale Price:
$22.03

Phony Savings:
-26%

Real Difference:
+9%


"AbleComm Guide to Phone Systems"

Real List Price:
$15.95

Phony List Price:
$19.95

Phony Sale Price:
$16.43

Phony Savings:
-18%

Real Difference:
+3%


"Become a Real Self Publisher"

Real List Price:
$19.95

Phony List Price:


Phony Sale Price:
$22.30

Phony Savings:

Real Difference:
+11%



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1 comment:

  1. Hey how do you keep finding all these scammers? The price war between Wal-mart, Amazon, and Target will kill all these little online bookstores soon-- I don't really know how anyone else can compete. I saw the fantastic review your new book got on Amazon-- Congrats!

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