Re: OT: How to write 85,000 books

Subject: Re: OT: How to write 85,000 books
From: Jefe de redacciÃn <editorialstandards -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 16:26:04 -0400

On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 11:53 AM, David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> A fascinating writeup about a man who has "written" 85,000 books
> within the last five years.
>
> While there is obviously a "catch"--it actually may have application
> withing the next few years for more of us.
>
> http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/05/how-to-write-85000-books/
>
> David
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Normally, I would trim off the advertisement and administrivia from
the bottom of David's post, before starting my reply, but ....
visit the link, read the comments, then look at the ad that
happens to sit below David's post. Too rich? :-)

Anyway, I hope never to get caught by Parker (or more likely,
one of his pseudonyms), because that would mean I - or a
family member - was in the late, desperate stages of some
horrible disease and I was desperately searching for specific
info to help deal with it. And then, I'd be out "$34.95 or $600
for printed-and-bound (and shipped and taxed...) ... GARBAGE,
and a piece of garbage would be thirty-five (or six hundred) dollars
richer at my expense (minus what he paid to Amazon).

I think we all realize that - his protestations to the contrary - if
anybody had ever found anything useful in one of his tomes,
he would have a flood of legitimate, heart-felt and heart-rending
endorsements and thank-you letters that he could reference.

Didn't we once (at least) have a discussion about techwriters
and a code of ethics?

Basically, he's selling one of the first stages, of many, that we
techwriters would go through to produce an actual guide or
manual or help.


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