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Old 10-21-2017, 06:17 PM   #31
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Serious questions... Why is the free version a piece of crap? Why isn't it actually formatted so it can be read?
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:38 PM   #32
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Sometimes I think it's real and sometimes I think it's not.

It's the author bio that screams at me--so to speak. The bit about advising presidents, and so on. It's GOTTA be a send-up. I mean..how can it NOT be?

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Old 10-21-2017, 07:04 PM   #33
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Serious questions... Why is the free version a piece of crap? Why isn't it actually formatted so it can be read?
That's one of the things that personally irritates me. Only this author could come up with a scheme like that.

It's like....one has to PAY for the one that can be read; whereas, the free one (as you state) is a piece of unformatted crap.

The man must be a genius to come up with this marketing scheme!

A genius, I say!
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It's the author bio that screams at me--so to speak. The bit about advising presidents, and so on. It's GOTTA be a send-up. I mean..how can it NOT be?

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But what countries are we talking about?
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My mistake.

I mean the AZW3 version that you have to pay for does, indeed, have paragraph breaks.

The question is why is he offering two different versions?
He also has 2 Linkedin profiles, perhaps there is a connection?

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Why did Picasso portrait people and animals in abstract ways? Why are "Oops! I dropped the lemon tart!" and "librije's deconstructed apple pie" culinary masterpieces?

This is Art with a capital A, my friend.

Dale M. Courtney is just so far ahead of the curve, that we can't see it.
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I went ahead and checked if I could make "Moon People" an entry for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize.

Sadly, the admissions closed last week...
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:12 PM   #37
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But what countries are we talking about?
I don't care if we're talking about the Back of Beyond. It's just utterly daft. I mean, this quote:

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also does work for National Security on the part of foreign policies
"National Security?" WTF is he talking about? National security is a concept. It's not a department. Or division, etc. His Klout score boggles me, because he certainly doesn't seem to exist in any REAL way, which is odd if he allegedly advised Obama, amongst others.

It's gotta be a sendup. Even the Huff Post asked if this was the worst book ever written. Who can do that via inadvertence?

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I went ahead and checked if I could make "Moon People" an entry for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize.

Sadly, the admissions closed last week...




Try the National Book Award.
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The Dale M. Courtney Writing Appreciation Thread

I can resist this no longer. I just hit the "Buy Now" button at Amazon. You may say I'm crazy to pay $7.99 for a book like this, but look at it this way: the print edition is $15.99; that's eight full dollars more. And when you subtract $7.99 from $8.00, it's like I'm being paid a penny just to download it! You can't beat that!

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I can resist this no longer. I just hit the "Buy Now" button at Amazon. You may say I'm crazy to pay $7.99 for a book like this, but look at it this way: the print edition is $15.99; that's eight full dollars more. And when you subtract $7.99 from $8.00, it's like I'm being paid a penny just to download it! You can beat that!
Dale M. Courtney is probably a worse writer than you are, but I'm getting the impression he might be the savvier businessman.
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I can resist this no longer. I just hit the "Buy Now" button at Amazon. You may say I'm crazy to pay $7.99 for a book like this, but look at it this way: the print edition is $15.99; that's eight full dollars more. And when you subtract $7.99 from $8.00, it's like I'm being paid a penny just to download it! You can beat that!
"Then there was lift off. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ignition full thrust."

Go for it! -- Such suspenseful writing! The drama! The drama!

You bought the edition with paragraph indents! Lucky you!


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Dale M. Courtney is probably a worse writer than you are, but I'm getting the impression he might be the savvier businessman.

What makes you so certain he's a man?

I have it on good authority that he's an alien working on "Plan 10."



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I can resist this no longer. I just hit the "Buy Now" button at Amazon. You may say I'm crazy to pay $7.99 for a book like this, but look at it this way: the print edition is $15.99; that's eight full dollars more. And when you subtract $7.99 from $8.00, it's like I'm being paid a penny just to download it! You can beat that!
There are 12-step groups for people like you, brother. I'm sure that everyone here would happily try to help you, if you just admitted the problem and asked.




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There are 12-step groups for people like you, brother. I'm sure that everyone here would happily try to help you, if you just admitted the problem and asked.




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I'm also tempted.....
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By which? The book or the 12 step program?
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