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Testimonials Added

I have finally gotten around to taking a chunk of the testimonials that have been submitted and actually gave them their own page. Read what others came to realize about Angela and her ‘program’ . To get you started, here’s a little sample:

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I saw an advertisement and went to the page. I noted the highly sensational language – borderline gobbledygook – and searched for the cost of attending her classes. I saw the $15,000 price tag, and then this site. I would never spend that kind of dough for someone to amp me up to write (a cup of coffee is much cheaper), but enjoyed seeing this website as a thoroughly explained reason why I correctly decided to say, “No thank you.” 

Mary August 21, 2019

Angela Lauria: Insincere sincerity and blatant fraud

If you happen to peek over at Angela’s LinkedIn page, you’ll see this at the top of the page:

LinkedIn.com for Angela Lauria

Do you notice 2 odd things? I’ve highlighted them in case you missed them.

  1. She lists her pronouns in her name.
  2. The book she is reading isn’t one she published (And none of the books in the background are ones she published either)

LinkedIn.Com has over 575,000,000 users. Of them, about 3300 of them list their preferred pronouns. None of them are very successful.

This is Angela doing what she does best; latching on to whatever is #trending on twitter and attaching herself to it. We’re talking about someone who shows the most insignificant way of ‘support’ for a movement that’s over 6 years old now:

By the way Angela, I see you reworded the “FTC Disclosure” to 2 different headings, both of which still don’t comply in the slightest with the FTC Disclosures requirement.

Side note: I’ve been requesting the FTC disclosure information required by law for every single person she’s had on. I have yet to receive a single one.

Angela Lauria is such a talentless fraud that she can’t even teach her students how to not get in trouble with the government. Class act.

And about #2,
Why would you want your book published by a person who believes so little in what they do that they won’t even be seen with one of their own published books?

I sure as hell know I wouldn’t.

Speaking of fraud

Take a look:

Do you see where she’s X’ed out the “Read for free” button and instead circles the “Buy now with 1-click”, even though the price is zero?

Know why?

Folks with Kindle Unlimited can click on “Read for free” and get a copy of the book. It doesn’t count as a download, or a purchase.

However, even if you set the price to zero, when people ‘buy’ the book it still gets added to the ‘purchase count’ stat, as if it was purchased with real money. Basically, she’s showing you how to artificially inflate your sales data. I’m not sure about you guys, but I’d like my book sales to all be legit – not some faked eBook sale used so you can claim number 1 book because it hit a super obscure subtopic that only sees 3 books published per month.

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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