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We are indignant that the judicial system is dancing to the tune of the malcontented writers that can never be satisfied. We believe that our clients are mature adults and that every risk is explained more than adequately. We believe the industry can and should take care of itself, and we are confident that this will be satisfied in our favor.
We believe we may have the largest database of
ready and semi-ready books and authors in the
world. We employ 125 very talented people, and we
can move an author from their query letter to a
finished book for sale on book shelves faster than
almost any publisher. Our business model is to
find as many of the best authors as we can, help
them prepare for publication, help them get
published, or publish them ourselves. We believe
that we're the new model for the publishing
industry and that our presentation to new
publishing and agency clients is very
straightforward. Details about how we present our
business can always be found at
We believe the Florida Attorney General lawsuit is
being manipulated by outside influences who may
have provided misleading information to the AG and
to our clients. We plan to look for evidence of
collusion between Victoria Strauss, Ann Crispin,
James MacDonald, and Dave Kuzminski who recently
lost a defamation lawsuit.
). We were not able to follow through on a prior
lawsuit against these people because of financial
reasons. We will not make that mistake again. Once
we have reached successful resolution with the
Attorney General, it is our intention to file
lawsuits against our detractors.
Furthermore, we are assisting the Attorney General
in resolving this current matter as rapidly as
possible and we look forward to reaching a
mutually agreeable settlement. The Attorney
General has 175 complaints from four years of our
business. During these same four years, we
assisted 30,000 authors. If you will visualize
each complaint or author as equal to one piece of
paper, that is a half a ream of paper compared to
sixty reams. That's about one inch of paper
opposed to a ten feet stack of paper.
Frankly, our complaint rate less than 1 percent.
If small businesses and publishers in the US can
be the subject of a lawsuit for a complaint rate
of less than 1% then we are very worried for our
industry. We have thousands of published clients,
and we have thousands of clients with their work
in progress. Maintaining our services to our
clients will continue to be our focus as we move
forward to a successful conclusion of this matter.
We plan to maintain our position and answer
questions on our Web site,
www.StrategicBookGroup.com. Please stay tuned and
visit the site often. We are excited about
bringing our story to the industry. It is time to
set the record straight.
To Request further information or an interview
please email feedback@Strategicbookgroup.com .
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Shakespeare had it right in King Henry the Sixth, Part II, "The first thing
we do, let's kill all the lawyers". - (Act IV, Scene II).
You are right on with your efforts and I'll do what I can to post your final
I fear that the greatest country there has ever been may not survive
lawyers. Tort reform can fix most of our current health care problems but
Congress is in bed with them for the most part.
I'm truly sorry to see your efforts have to be expended on dealing with the
irresponsible so-called authors among us.
This whole thing saddens me as I remember a time and place where people took
responsibility for their efforts...be that glory or failure.
Fight on Robert...
Writer - Editor