Our favorite Munchkin has another new Tumblr entry. It’s a hot mess, as usual. However, it is notable for two things.
… the employment is very limited to those who had some college; not many become writers or come follow my footsteps at CreateSpace.com as I will say they are hiring writers and publishers but you have your own hours.
So, Nicky really does believe he’s an employee of Createspace. He has stated quite a few times by now that he is considered an “elder statesman” at his new “employer.” Apparently, he quit their employ while they were Booksurge, was recently “rehired” after a falling out with his interim employer of 10 years, Lulu, and was given a senior management position, or something along those lines. I wonder what his new pay package looks like. Same as the old one (pin money, every few months, for the copies of his own books he bought to give away)?
The other thing of note regards a submission to The New Republic.
The piece I wrote and submitted for VampireFreaks.com I also submitted for The New Republic — the latter is a long shot as I sent this as both a pdf and a .doc attachment. The aspect that might peak their interest is I was uncovering a Stephen Glass style situtation on Vampirefreaks.com; I had stated a lot of my sources when I reviewed on Vampirefreaks.com — I am going to query with The New Republic about doing a peice about Richard Matheson based upon my blog tags and research that I did about Matheson’s catalog.
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I was starting to submit out more when I did The Ethereal Gazette more to get the word out with my magazine, but seeing if The New Republic will bite with this article I wrote about my retrospect with VampireFreaks.com …
I’m confused. First he says he submitted the same article he wrote for VampireFreaks, which is probably the one claiming Baup plagiarized him, that caused the kerfuffle with a moderator that got him suspended for a month. Then he calls it a retrospective about his experience with VampireFreaks. Is that a “retrospective” about the alleged plagiarism, or something new about being suspended for the umpteenth time? He’s never been able to provide a link to where the allegedly plagiarized work has been posted online, for sale or otherwise. A screen shot of his work next to a photoshopped version is not exactly compelling proof.
The New Republic won’t take the bait for his “reprint,” let alone for his proposed article on Richard Matheson. Does he even realize that The New Republic is a lefty magazine that concentrates mostly on politics?
ETA: Anita Mann got a shout-out. LOL.