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Aspiring Writers or Authors Be Aware of American Book Publishing II
Kristen's hands (my lovely daughter-in-law) over a journal she keeps for my son who is in Afghanistan
BEWARE OF American Book Publishing (ABP)
Recently, with regard to an earlier Hub I had written – the scammer I warned about in the Hub “Aspiring Authors Be Aware of American Book Publishing” has given me cause to write an update.
Due to that one Hub I wrote, I’m very grateful to say that I received some private emails indicating authors – for example - read the Hub who were now going to discontinue any contact with ABP. It has been very comforting to know that this Hub has helped others avoid the nightmare experience I went though. The comments on the Hub have been greatly encouraging as well. I'm so happy I can be of some kind of help.
However, apparently it isn’t so comforting for C. Lee Nunn a.k.a. Nathan and only God knows what other name she’s using these days – as publisher of American Book Publishing. C. Lee Nunn - I’m guessing it was her, she didn’t identify herself by her real name -- wrote a legal sounding, threatening letter to the Hubpages team, demanding they take down my Hub. Contained in the letter was much legalese – and totally false accusations that my Hub was defamatory, filled with lies -- yadda, yadda.
I would swear in court it has to be her because I kept every single correspondence with Nunn and this letter sounded precisely like the same letters she not only wrote to me, but she wrote to my lawyer.
The Hubpages team sent me the content of the letter and gave me 48 hours to defend my Hub and myself much to their credit.
I presented my argument to the Hubteam and I believe one very compelling argument I gave was the fact – that Hub wasn’t the first time that I had publicly called ABP out about being a con perpetrated on authors and even others in the business who sought employment with them. I cited my MySpace page which was the first, and other articles/blogs I’d written providing the links. Plus, I gave them the link to Preditors and Editors (an excellent resource for authors and those seeking to become published), telling the Hubpages team that if they contacted them, they could verify the fact I have gone public prior to Hubpages regarding my experience with C. Lee Nunn and ABP. And there was evidence that Nunn knew it.
Added to that, I gave my lawyer’s complete information, telling Hubpages to contact my lawyer to verify the fact that in complete contrast to the false charges ABP/Nunn was making against me, I signed no such document that prevented me (as Nunn claimed) from discussing my experience with ABP – as long as I told the truth. I never signed a gag order in any way shape or form.
I also pointed out IF I had been libelous and had been writing slanderous things about ABP as the email claimed I did in the Hub, then why didn’t they come after me personally? The admission in their own email was that they had had a business relationship with me at one time therefore, they knew who I was. Why didn’t they sue me for libel if their claims were true?
Whatever the case, I must have convinced Hubpages as they asked my permission to pass along my lawyer’s information to ABP and as is standard with this con artist – she’s all bluster, no action. I’ve heard nothing from either Nunn or ABP or the Hubpages team since. What a victory!!! Thank you Lord!
I even received a new comment yesterday and for every comment, I suspect there are many, many more who just find the Hub, read it and are warned but who don't leave a comment. Which was the entire purpose of the Hub.
I plan to go back and clean that Hub up – it’s very long and it’s important that I make it readable for anyone who seeks information about American Book Publishing and the scam they are still unfortunately perpetrating on new unsuspecting authors.
Please keep this alive. If you write, or if you know any authors please consider sending my link above or even this link in your email. ABP comes up quickly on search engines. Let’s make my warning come up right with it!
If you have had dealings with ABP leave a comment - it can be anonymous - to help verify what I've been trying to do - put this con artist out of business!