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I was hoping this was the Spanish version of the ...13 avril 2015
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I was hoping this was the Spanish version of the book hands of stone, but it is not. The title is in Spanish but the book is written in English, confusing! Not well written in my opinion, I threw it in the trash. I think I can get more info from Wikipedia and be more interested
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BOOKS PUBLISHED BY A VANITY PRESS ARE GENERALLY BAD, BUT, SADLY AMAZON'S CREATESPACE IS THE WORST!14 août 2014
Ronald A. Marshall
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DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY ON THIS BOOK!
Have you ever wondered why the self-publishing concerns that offer "wanna be" authors a so-called opportunity to have their writings put in print even exist? Well, there's a certain trait called "vanity" that exists in most human beings - hence the reason these sycophantic entities which have always preyed upon the unqualified have been referred to as Vanity Presses.
Ego is both fragile and complicated, and given that humans are emotional entities, it generally is NOT a good trait to possess, especially when one is clearly out of their depth. In actuality, what the type of people who are willing to pay 'good money' to have their writings turned into books really need is a good dose of REALITY.
The fact is that more than 90% of manuscripts submitted to "REAL" publishers are summarily rejected because those who review them inately know what is good, and what isn't. A good guideline is that if in college you did NOT pass English 1A with an "A" or "A+", you probably should not be attempting to write anything to sell to the public, let alone books.
This book about the all-time great boxing champion Roberto Duran is just one example of writing that would never have seen the light of day if it weren't for the fact that its author was willing to pay to have it published. Sometimes the desire to tell others that you're "a published author," is not only delusional, but self-deceptive as well. This fact reminds me of the old saying "Sometimes it's better to keep your mouth shut, and let people think you're stupid, than to open it, and remove all doubt."
It must be understood that I am categorically not singling out this particular author/book, but rather pointing out that is, in my humble opinion, something that would have been better left in the writers mind. I applaud the effort, and there is always room for improvement on ones writing skills, it's just that one has to recognize his/her limits - as there are literally thousands of professional writers who could have easily done the task better given a week to research the subject.