Gene Steinberg's Financial Shenanigans @ Paracast forums

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  1. wwkirk

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    I count 19 on Amazon.
     
  2. SilentRunning

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    The latter. He didn't make royalty money, I'm fairly sure he was paid a set fee -- probably a 10 to 20k "advance" with the promise of royalties once the advance was paid out.

    Also, my annual income is less than 20k myself, so I'm kinda screwed re: retirement. That's one reason why I'm starting Digging For Truth -- a possibility for an extra income stream and a way to advertise my businesses.
     
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  3. SilentRunning

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    REALLY??? That's amazing, I am literally flabbergasted.

    Point still stands; he didn't make that much from them.
     
  4. goblin

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    I think a few more than that: Gene Steinberg (Author of Windows 2000 Mac Support Little Black Book)

    But several of the listings there do look like maybe different editions of the same book.

    But yeah, apart from Rockoids, all a lot of low end 'how to' stuff, and I strongly suspect you are correct he just got a set fee to crank each one out.
     
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  5. Standingstones

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    I read online that the average author sells around 200-300 books the first year of a book being published. Then 2500-3500 sold over the lifetime of the book.
     
  6. GhostofBiedny

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    Lol someone on Twitter says Anders is Gene without the toupee. I think that is likely correct;)
     
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  7. nivek

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    She posted another Bigfoot thread this week as she has been doing randomly, just a link and no replies to the thread...

    Edit: she did join this forum a few weeks ago but has not posted here yet and has not returned since the day she joined...

    ...
     
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  8. GhostofBiedny

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    Very mysterious. Maybe she is Bigfoot? Or just some automated bot that a Bigfoot created to forward the BF agenda. Obviously aliens would have helped.
     
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  9. aNorthernSoul

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    I unsubscribed from these mailings ages ago and still get them. I assumed it's because I probably still have admin access to the forums from when I helped him out a long time ago. After getting this same email though, he's either finding excuses to send extra messages or indeed it is a different list. If it's the latter, then he's breaking Canadian law by still sending me these after unsubscribing.
     
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  10. Standingstones

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    I somehow doubt Steinberg is too concerned about Canadian law.
     
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  11. Standingstones

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    It seems she just wants to tell about her love of bigfoot. She doesn't wish to interact with other posters.
     
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  12. GhostofBiedny

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    These days "love of bigfoot" can have an interesting NSFW meaning if the fiction titles on Amazon are to be believed ;)
     
  13. GhostofBiedny

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    I have heard from multiple people who asked to get removed from the lists and then still got begging emails. I suspect this is illegal in most countries. Schemey doesn't care. He probably realises that spam is a big problem and the authorities only really go after people who send out millions of messages because they just don't have the resources to do more.
     
  14. Standingstones

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    Well, I normally never open up her links but I did this last time. The one with artist Bob Ross and the Bigfoot in the painting. It was about some artwork with Bigfoot involved. Pretty harmless actually but nothing I would want to return to repeatedly.
     
  15. Standingstones

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    That happened to me. I wrote Steinberg directly and told him to remove my name from his begging money lists. He did nothing so I went to the trouble to block his email addresses and I finally had peace.
     
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  16. goblin

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    I must be an outlier. He just mysteriously stopped sending me his begging emails a month ago. I haven't received one since August 6. Fine with me....

    (I didn't see the one yesterday that people were saying went to all forum members, either, and I a still have an account on the Paracast forum. It hasn't seen much use for the past 10 years but it's there. Oh well!)
     
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  17. SilentRunning

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    GRRR. Don't remind me.

    That whole thing was becoming a big deal as I published my novel on Kindle, and it never even made back enough money for the artwork, but this chick who wrote Bigfoot porn was making 30K PLUS a month. Made me SO mad.
     
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    By far the best 'Wheredidtheroadgo'
     
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  19. Alien

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    Wheredidtheroadgo is by far the best podcast there is. Check it out.
     
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  20. wwkirk

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    The latest.
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