Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/05/29

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Subject: [Leica] Lulu Fail
From: kcassidy at (Kyle Cassidy)
Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 12:27:45 -0400

I assume this probably happened to a few other people, but a few days ago I 
got an email from saying congratulations! You've been chosen to 
have your book listed on! How lucky I was! Although the "book" in 
question was just a travel diary I whipped up for some family members and I 
was horrified to think that it would get listed on amazon next to serious 
stuff I spent years working on. I was more concerned that someone from 
Harper Collins would see it and say "wtf? This guy is trying to pass off 
self-published work?" So I immediately wrote back to Lulu and said "no 
thanks, do not want, do not list it." Well, imagine my surprise when they 
did anyway. What to do? 

Well, I posted in ye olde photo-a-week blog (now at for 
those of you who stopped following it) and asked people to log onto amazon 
and give it the most outrageous reviews possible. Amazon eventually took 
down the book by changing the name of it to "none", but the reviews are 
still there, and they's hysterically funny -- I invite you to check them out:

Did anybody else get the lulu message?


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