Thursday, October 15, 2009
We need an 11th Commandment.
A "Christian Publisher" lies about self-publishing and free books
Folks, this has gone too far.
It seems like Jesus has made a deal with the devil.
I've come to expect sleazy vanity presses to falsely advertise that they are "self-publishing" companies.
But now, Thomas Nelson, "the world's leading Christian publisher" is doing it, too.
Nelson just announced a partnership with "the world's leading self-publishing company, Author Solutions, to launch WestBow Press--a Christian self-publishing imprint."
The 10 Commandments forbid theft, murder, adultery, idolatry and bearing false witness against a neighbor -- a specific form of lying. If there was a more general prohibition against lying, or against false advertising, Nelson would certainly be condemned to hell.
WestBow is NOT a self-publishing imprint and Author Solutions is NOT a self-publishing company!
There is no such thing as a self-publishing company.
No person or company can self-publish for you.
Only you can self-publish you.
WestBow will function like a typical vanity press with a bit of implied holiness. Its publishing packages cost from $999 to as much as $6,499.
Like other vanity presses, WestBow lies about providing from 20 to 100 "FREE" books with their publishing packages.
They're not free if author-customers have to pay thousands of dollars to get them!
Thomas Nelson needs to go back to the seminary and take a course in morality and ethics.
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