Let’s talk about Angela – LIVE!

Friends!

You and yours are cordially invited to have a live discussion about Angela Lauria and The Author Incubator. We’ll watch some of her videos and dissect them, we’ll discuss the scam and I’ll show you exactly how easy it is to do what you’re giving her $15,000 for.

The event is on Friday, March 22nd 2019 at Noon CST.
It’s happening on YouTube Streaming here: https://youtu.be/8-rcgzCaagQ

Here is a Google Calendar invite, so you can add it to your own calendar so you get reminded of it!

It’s interesting that when you search for “The author incubator” on YouTube, you end up seeing a healthy amount of videos from other people talking about authoring scams, and usually you’ll find her name in the comments:

More lies

This recent email from Angela:

A few of you have asked for more time to apply…
But I need to be fair to everyone, most of all the people who are ready to take action right NOW.
At midnight tonight I’m closing the door to new applicants to write a book with me for a little while, because I just have too many applicants for each place in my program.
So this evening is your last chance to apply to work with me before I turn my focus onto interviews and selection.
Click here to begin your application
Love, Light, and Visits from the Muses,
Dr. Angela E. Lauria
P.S. this isn’t the last time ever I’ll be accepting applicants… but it’s the last time for possibly a few months. My primary source of new authors is referrals from my current authors, and I only open the door to the public every few months. If you can’t apply now or the timing isn’t right that’s ok – you can talk to me again when I next open the door.

Emphasis mine. Her primary source? Really?

Except for the emails she sent out on 8/31/2018, 9/3/2018, 9/13/2018, 9/20/2018, 9/24/2018, 9/27/2018, 10/4/2018, 10/11/2018, 10/18/2018, 10/25/2018, 11/3/2018, 11/11/2018, 11/13/2018, 11/15/2018, 11/22/2018, 11/29/2018, 12/6/2018, 12/12/2018, 12/21/2018, 12/27/2018, 1/10/2019, 1/14/2019, 1/17/2019, 1/24/2019, 1/31/2019, 2/1/2019, 2/3/2019

Primary my ass.

Lets Debunk this For You

Yesterday, February 4th, The Author Incubator posted a video on YouTube. Just a couple minutes in length. Here’s literally one half of the video:


Breakdown of $1m book revenue, YouTube

So, first the good: It’s true that a book will see, on average, 3,000 sales in its lifetime.

However, the rest of it is lies.

  • First, that statistic is from 2006 and is for all genres. Not specific to one.
  • Keep in mind, their are almost 1,000,000 books published every year.
  • About half of those are self-published (What Angela is doing)
  • Those self-published books average less than 250 sales. That data aligns with the ongoing monitoring of various titles Angela has published.
  • Not even her own books that she wrote sell.
  • Oh and that 3000 figure does not include ‘ebook sales’
  • The revenue figures are completely made up.

The average price for an eBook on Amazon or BN.com is between $2.99 to $3.99. So how does she get $3 per book? She just makes it up.

Whatever it will take to part with your $15,000.

Why you should wait

Here’s why you should wait and work on your writing before doing something so brash as to actually give that conman your hard earned money:

  • The average advance to publish a book as a first-time author is $10,000.
  • That advance is calculated from the estimated sale of your book for the first 6 months to a year.

And actually, just start writing your book now. Finish it. Send it to publishers for review. Get honest feedback. Improve. And before you know it, someone will take it.

Things like her comment is stuff that the Federal Trade Commission absolutely LOVES to investigate.

Oh, and after the fold, here’s the first 104 people Angela just brazenly prints for whoever to see, without a care for their privacy.

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Humility, Damned Lies, and Statistics

PRO TIP: From someone who wanted to do their own due diligence.
Ask Angela for the disclosures that prove the amount of money some of her author’s have made, and ask for her doctorate credentials.
Odds are you’ll get the same treatment this person did; unceremoniously removed from the upcoming ‘interview’.

Angela is a humble. Probably the most humble. She will even tell you herself that she’s extremely humble! Just look for yourself:

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In case clicking on pictures to enlarge them is a phobia to you, I’ll quote the meat of it.


Here’s a quick snapshot of what I’m combing through today…. when I run our Masterclass to help me find the very best applicants for my next cohort, my acquisitions team end up under a pile of over 1,000 applications from healers, coaches, entrepreneurs, consultants, and movement-makers, most of whom have a great message and want to make a difference with a book.
It’s humbling.

The Author Incubator email “This is humbling…” February 1, 2019

At the top of the email is an animated gif, which she states is what she’s “combing through today”. It’s this gif:

Something seems off about that gif, doesn’t it?

I’ll give you a minute. Click on “Read More” for the answer

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The Angela Adventures – Episode 1, Angela Comes Clean

WE GET TO THE TRUTH!

Ok, we don’t really do that. But I figured I might as well have fun. Angela is now a series of skits.

It didn’t even come to mind until I got almost to the end, where you see you can pay for the program with 3 payments of $5,000, 1 payment of $14,000, or 3 homeless people?!

INCONCEIVABLE! Luckily, there’s plenty of videos for plenty of episodes. Also, take note of the “Spies Like Us”, “Austin Powers”, and Angela in a lovely multi-generational “Doctor, Doctor, Doctor”

A new guide to the scam and some burnout.

I have created a new page about her scam, “The Definitive Guide” I need to polish it, that’s why I’m not publishing the page but posting its link here.

I’ve tried to create a video, 15 – 20 minutes long, that explains everything wrong about The Author Incubator as well as proof.

I’ve had over a dozen takes, and the shortest video is 45 minutes. And all I’m covering is the website’s index, the about page and her philosophy.

There is SO MUCH WRONG that I run over 40 minutes on 3 pages. And every time I run into something new.

I’m a public speaker, I’ve given tech talks to groups of thousands. So I know how to talk, and I know how to read a teleprompter and then speak it. It’s pretty easy. I can even rework concepts to go along with where I’m at, or the conference subject, etc. In other words, I’m pretty decent at it.

But reading what Angela wrote I would end up coming to a hard pause during several of them. They are structured so poorly, are missing  words, or make so little sense that my brain just stops. If I run into a sentence that is too difficult, or I can’t speak, out in the wild on stage I normally just skip it. But her writing is so absolutely grade school bad that I can’t even foresee it’s crap factor and am able to skip it.

So yeah, I suffered. Highly.

Anyway, I’ll continue to slowly work on it. In all honesty Angela may end up in the news and courts before too long. Probably not the news since she’s not a big figure. So I’m going to focus on the other site, where I can tackle other snake oil salesfolk. Because after studying her writing so much I think my brain is rotting.