Okay, childrens, this is the last PA thing for a while
I promise this is the last PA post for a couple days, more things about writing later today (I should be in bed right now; I promised myself I'd go before 1 AM. It's now five of). But I was perusing the PA site when I found something funny, reminiscent of earlier posts where I laughed at typos. First, scroll to the very bottom of their page. Now, look at the small menu of text links (the first one is "How to Get Published." [Answer: Not with PA]). Anyway ... do you see what I see? Is it possible? Has the Great PublishAmerica ... written Childrens Book Publishers? I thought you would make that 'childrens' possessive, but since PA ain't doin' there's no way I am! Don't wanna look like an idiot. Now, if you travel to that Childrens Book Publishers page (which I've linked to), you'll find something even stupider: They frequently change how they're spelling it. Sometimes they have it right with children's, but in the very next sentence they're writing childrens. For any carefully observing wannabe-published author thinking about giving PA their business ... that right there should be enough for them to puke on a small piece of paper with the word "PublishAmerca" on it, burn the paper at 451 degrees, dispose of the ashes in water, and bury them at the earth's core, while screaming, "PUBLISHAMERICA'S FUCKED MANY A WRITER!!!!!!!"
Please note: If it were any other POD publisher, I'd probably let it slide. I'm only being harsh because it's PA. Have a great day.
Please note this too: I'm allowed to spell things wrong on my blog, because I'm not running a business. Still, I manage to check my writing a few times before I publish and correct anything if I find a mistake. I know PA doesn't. (I'm not being hypocritical either. For more information, see this Miss Snark post. In my eyes, her blog is the Bible Blog.)
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