Writer beware & gullibility
I pondered just how I should approach a subject of current controversy - and much discussion.
Perhaps the best way, is to direct the readers to recent
posts by Matthew Paris Re: "Get Published and Find an
Agent Easily" and similar titles under other forums.
Paris is connected to Expatriate Press, which is somehow
related to a "The Ben Weber Foundation" of NYC.
Now, I never heard of the foundation, or the Expatriate
Press. I did read the posts placed by Paris to all forums,
and are all the same.Keeping in mind all the criticism
and cynisism directed at POD's and vanity presses, which
are justified in many/some cases, I read the "Manifesto"
and blurb posted by Paris. I had only an impulsive moment
to digest what was posted...not applying any legal analysis
to any of it.
I followed up with a post on 26.XII.2001 under the forum of
"Agents". My initial reaction to Paris' post was that,
perhaps there is a light at the end of the dillusionary
tunnel for some aspiring writers. Perhaps an honest,
decent, empathetic, ethical publisher/agency was emerging.
Hopefully, that light is not a freight train.
I've always been an idealist. I'm sympathetic to the
causes of others who have ideals.
One must keep in mind that many people who seek public office aspire to do so with the high ideals they developed
from youth, if positive. However, so many become swept
away with the torrents of the pressures of greed and
corruption, that they, too, become tainted and influenced.
Ideals are abandonded for materialistic reasons.
Hopefully, that is not the case with Matthew Paris,
the Expatriate Press, and The Weber Foundation.
Another person followed my post stating that, or inferring,
Paris would not "re-visit" this site again.
Let's see what will prevail before the end of the game.
May we get a rebuttal on this matter from [you] Matthew Paris? Helloo-o-ooo!?