Promotion on Temple of Dagon

Mr. Pacione made an announcement yesterday on Temple of Dagon about his book signing at Gothicfest, and his memoir.

Anyone here wanting to send me press materials that you want promoted at my booth send me an e-mail at

Aw, how cute is that?  He’s offering to promote the Dagon people.  So far, there have been no replies.

This is my first signing under the Naked Snake Press roster so this time around I got some fun giveaways thanx to Donna and company at Naked Snake Press. I got a new book out right now as some like Cussedness did was bragged about owning a pirated copy.

He must be talking about his memoir, not TPIV.  Cuss didn’t brag about anything.  Pacione, however, routinely confuses fiction with fact.

This book is a memoir but taken to a darkness that some people would imagine what was it like for me being Nickolaus Pacione in the early part of the 1990s. For the record — and correcting Cussedness publically here too, I haven’t been 5’6 since my Junior year. This is the notorious book and it is available right now.

It’s not a memoir in any conventional sense of the word.  Memoirs don’t have made-up dialog from over 15 years ago.  The conversations are, at best, paraphrases.  At worst, they consist of what Pacione would have liked to have said to the bullies who would have beat the crap out of him, had he actually said such things.

I am working to get an ISBN on this one so I can get it in the hands of a few used bookstores in Joliet and Morris. 

That’s about the only kind of bookstore that would take copies–for the dollar rack.  Actually, a better bet would be the book exchange bin at his local public library or post office.

Another . . . What?

Mr. Pacione has a second Blogspot entry today. It’s out of context, but would appear to be an excerpt from an email he received. I don’t believe he drafted the quote himself; it’s too coherent.

but, too late. what’s done is done. you have been pirated.

Whether Pacione likes it or not, it’s true. He has been pirated. Yesterday, I predicted the copies would be making the rounds, and they have. However, he makes it a reality by whining that it’ll be pirated before it’s even finished, and ticking off people by bragging ahead of time that it’ll ruin careers. Nobody ever believed that. It’s odd that he sent out copies to people, and when it did get pirated, he failed to realize that it was he who made it easy for those so inclined.

The big bang that Pacione hoped for turned out to make less noise than a champagne cork.

Announcement on Amazon

Mr. Pacione put out another announcement today on his blog about his memoir.

An Eye In Shadows is available now and for $15.95 on under the imprint Broken Mindframe Books.

Whatever happened to Angry Guinea Press? Does he make up a new imprint every place he makes a book available for purchase? If I ever decide to make my drivel available for purchase, can I claim it’s from Rusty Nail Press?

I just have to say it there will be an anti-Brian Keene book in the works and this isn’t parody either.

As far as I can tell, Mr. Keene wants nothing whatsoever to do with Pacione. I thought he had a restraining order against Pacione, given all that nonsense on Bob Freeman’s MySpace a few months ago.

. . . I decided to sit in the interviewer’s chair to get some insight how Mike Philbin thinks.

Who cares? There’s a reason Philbin is known as “Pacione on the Thames.” I came up with better questions for a Pacione interview not that long ago by playing it straight, when he begged to be interviewed.

I have to be a little more polite here but the blog on I can be more myself.

If ripping on Mr. Keene is being polite, then I must question his perception of what being polite is. Though I don’t know the man, he seems nice enough to me.

No question, The Rusty Nail rubs Mr. Pacione the wrong way, but I’ve always been courteous with him.  He could learn to do the same with authors who outsell him.