I don't think the "rule" would have stopped TG in his tracks. He could buy a copy of his own book from the uk site (and boost sales figures)
I see The Fates was plugged on Amazon France - anyone know if it was translated into French? K.G.Glaub doesn't seem to know. Although his [TG's] Wiki entry said "His novels have been published in 35 countries." that was copied from Nora Robert's wiki.
Yes but it might have stopped one or two of his 'friends' from the US from joining in on our discussions. Unless of course they were all him - but then again, each time you set up a new name you would need to have bought a book in that name it seems to me to be allowed to join a discussion forum. It may be that this is a new 'rule' from Amazon to stop exactly what has been happening here.
Can't imagine it was translated into French - unless he did it himself on Babel Fish - now there's a thought!
Il n'était pas beau de la manière modèle de poids insuffisant si à la mode parmi les hommes et des femmes à la télévision aujourd'hui.
I'm saddened but no longer surpised that googling "Fake Reviews" turns up 45,000 hits. One that caught my eye was Martin Millar who admits in his blog that he is quite happy to fake reviews. His latest masterpiece "Lonely Werewolf Girl" (no, I'm not kidding) has a blurb and reviews for which TG would be proud and is of course available on Amazon. Not surprisingly it is self-published, despite (according to Martin), massive offers from major publishers.
Self-publisihing may be a great way for aspiring authors to get their work to market, but it would also appear to be a very good way for any Tom Dick or Harry to make a fast back. If the figures on kgglaub.com are correct, no wonder so many of tnese books are appearing on the market.
Oh purlease! Someone with friends in high places in the USA, please can you get them to advertise KG Glaub website on Circe's Song? KG has been doing more research and found a previous incarnation of The Fates/Circe's Pong. They really need to be told.
If you check out the profile for *Ravenova Majere* it shows the familiar cover for the book and the review is from November of last year, so I believe it's the version of the book that we know and love. Amazon must have pulled the plug on it sometime between November and December perhaps?
To add to that, it looks like TG had been sending out electronic copies of the book for a long time before it was published - the comments on delphiforums are from October 2006 - so I wonder whether Majere and some of the other "leading Amazon reviewers" had a very early copy of the book. If so, it sounds like it was set in the right time time period and, judging from the positive reviews, it might even have been a good read...
Great news - let's hope it avoids the kind of thing we've seen over here.
By the way, it looks as if amazon.co.uk users can post on the .com discussion board - I clicked on the "reply" link, logged in and got the message "Sorry, you may not post at this time. This forum has a waiting period before new members can post a message. Please return in 24 hours to post". It might help keep the ball rolling if some of us contribute to the discussion.
Well he seems to have gone very quiet. Either he's given up or he's waiting until we all lose interest and go away and then he will try again. Love the link Deborah - thanks - at least others are thinking alike over there and hopefully keeping everyone aware.
Just had the chance to read through "Circe's Pong" on Amazon, and yes it's all just as much twaddle as the iUniverse version. There's still some very obvious problems that haven't been sorted out like (in the line that Deborah just mentioned):
"With that would he given you reward close to home." Josh grumbled traitorously, he said to Nicholas.
Have given, maybe? And who's saying to Nicholas that Josh grumbled?
Re. the "underweight regal manner", I'm informed that the author has made extensive researches into the period and so I'm convinced that the book's statement must be an absolutely accurate depiction of the relative thinness of non-regal individuals in 14th century (AD or BC) Anatolia. Any difference between the book and reality are entirely reality's fault.
Keep following Deborah's forum link (4th March D Cloyce Smith) - its interesting and if you follow the links in it to related discussions you will find our Brandon acting all innocent and trying to 'clear his name' before his new book Kingdoms comes out.
I tried again to post in the US - just to cross reference KG Glaub's book with Tino's Fates and to advertise KG's website but whichever way I log on, unless I have bought a book from .com it won't let me post. Can't ask Boof how she did it but perhaps they changed the rules since then.
"It might help keep the ball rolling if some of us contribute to the discussion. "
Flubu, I would appreciate it if you and others would do so. I'm new to this whole thing and still trying to get a handle on it without reading through all the 200+ posts in this thread. I had found a review on Amazon UK that was virtually identical to that of #1 Harriet Klausner with the exception of the last sentence (even had the same typo Lord instead of Laird), promoting this author. I posted my comment on the DB's, http://forums.prosperotechnologies.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=am-custreview
Anyone else having problems accessing www.kgglaub.com this morning? Also noticed that after Boof and Flubu's comments on David Barrowthing's review (Circe's song) we may be seeing a reappearance of our friend.
Subsequently added: oops - www.kg etc is back again - praps it was a glitch at my end then.
Yes, that new comment caught me aback as it used a very similar turn of phrase, but I think they were referring to the review rather than the comments. Hopefully our friend will not reappear - with the focus on the two books at the moment, I expect that he's keeping his head down...
By the way, spotted this link between TG and Giorgio Kostantinos. ProudGK is someone who's been mentioned before in this thread, and was trying to prevent TG's Wikipedia entry from being deleted:
"Proud GK" turns up several times in reviews of "The Quest", e.g. this fairly long description of The Quest from amazon.fr which includes an excerpt from the book: