Archive for the ‘Dishonesty’ Category

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When publishing goes wrong… Starring Anthony Giangregorio

May 16, 2012

Anthony Giangregorio is at it again.  See this blog post that is making the rounds for the unfortunate tale of an author who had a run in with Giangregorio.

I wish there were Literary Police for people like you.

I SCREAM STORY RAPE!

UPDATE!  Two more stories of authors who dodged the bullet with Giangregorio:

Richard Salter

Tim Lieder

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Caught Red Handed?

April 25, 2010

Earlier today, a person using the name “mnp70” posted over 50 Living Dead Press reviews in the comments on this blog along with the following messages:

“Bet you suck good cock, queer”
“gay motherfucker, queer.”
“Bet you like it in the ass.”
“Fuck YOU!”
“lesbion dyke”

The IP address for the commenter was 76.118.63.61 as shown in the blog control panel (email address of poster obscured):

I also have in my possession an email written by Giangregorio which originated from the same IP address (censored to protect the receiver of the email and obscure Giangregori’s email address):

You be the judge…

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Giangregorio’s plea for Amazon reviews… from his own authors!

April 22, 2010

An anonymous source passed along this email from  Giangregorio to some (all?) of his Living Dead Press authors.  The quality of writing coming from this “editor” is amazing!

hi everyone
this is a call to to all LDP writers.
Living Dead Press is being attacked on amazon. the two reviews that have begun the charge are on “the war against them” and “the Lazarus culture”.
The only want to fight back is to leave more positive reviews and then make the attack and negative reviews the minority
as you may know, the average person doesn’t leave reviews, they just get more books.
but the people on amazon love to leave bad reviews, negativity is fine to them.
if you like LDP and want to see it succeed, then we all have to do what we can to fight off the people that DON’T want us to succeed and would love to see us fold.
if you have friends or family with amazon accounts, please have them leave a review for some of the LDP books, specially other author written books by LDP.
this isnt about me personally even though alot of the attack is. i think of it as a company thing.
anyone who can leave a review doesn’t have to write a book for a review. a simple “I liked it” is more than fine with the 5 or 4 stars.
i dont like doing this, its not in my character but its the way the game is played so i have to play it that way or get off the field.
and i dont want to get off the field.
and if it was just me and my books on LDP then i really wouldnt care about a bunch of idiot reviews, seriously. I write my books for me and family and my legacy when I’m in the ground w/ the worms, I could care less if some jerk in Vermont or Arizona wants to read it. but LDP is bigger now and I feel I have a responsibility to you guys too to make LDP a success so you can be proud you are printed in its pages.
Permuted Press, Library of the Living dead Press and Coscom entertainment( as well as Briane Keene and other writers) all have reviews made by their writers, family and friends.
read some of them, it’s blatantly obvious if you know about the business. but you know what? that also says there is a tight knit group of people out there that has each other’s backs and will stand as one against all the negative people out there.
bottom line. no matter how hard I try, I can’t do this alone, I need help and that’s why i have to come right out and ask for it, though I never hoped I would have to.
in the end, we all stand or fall together.
thanks for any help you can give.
and to those who don’t know yet, check out the June, July & August issue of Fangoria for our full color ad.
regards
tony
ps. if you got double emails, sorry.

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Giangregorio republishes unauthorized DAWN OF THE DEAD sequel

April 22, 2010

Anthony Giangregorio stirred up some controversy with Dead Reckoning: Dawning of the Dead, his apparently unauthorized sequel to Dawn of the Dead (see this post).  Dead Reckoning was quickly pulled from sale, but it looks like Giangregorio just re-released the book as Kingdom of the Dead.

Dead Reckoning:

THE DEAD HAVE RISEN! In the dead city of Pittsburgh, two small enclaves struggle to survive, eking out an existence of hand to mouth. But instead of working together, both groups battle for the last remaining fuel and supplies of a city filled with the living dead. Six months after the initial outbreak, a lone helicopter arrives bearing two more survivors and a newborn baby. One enclave welcomes them, while the other schemes to steal their helicopter and escape the decaying city. With no police, fire, or social services existing, the two will battle for dominance in the steel city of the walking dead. But when the dust settles, the question is: will the remaining humans be the winners, or the losers? When the dead walk, the line between Heaven and Hell is so twisted and bent there is no line at all.

Kingdom of the Dead:

In the dead city of Pittsburgh, two small enclaves struggle to survive, eking out an existence of hand to mouth. But instead of working together, both groups battle for the last remaining fuel and supplies of a city filled with the living dead. Six months after the initial outbreak, a lone helicopter arrives bearing two more survivors and a newborn baby. One enclave welcomes them, while the other schemes to steal their helicopter and escape the decaying city. With no police, fire, or social services existing, the two will battle for dominance in the steel city of the walking dead. But when the dust settles, the question is: will the remaining humans be the winners, or the losers? When the dead walk, the line between Heaven and Hell is so twisted and bent there is no line at all.

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Giangregorio owns Living Dead Press

August 17, 2009

Though Anthony Giangregorio likes to imply publicly that his books are published by someone other than himself, it turns out the publisher Living Dead Press is his company.

For example, in the “eulogy” for his novel Dead Reckoning on his website he clearly implies that he and his publisher are separate entities:

So in the interest of good business, my publisher has agreed to take Dead Reckoning off the shelves and let it rest in peace.

He also says on his website:

Luckily, Living Dead Press sees things the way I do.

Of course, since Anthony Giangregorio and Living Dead Press are one in the same!  If the nearly identical appearance of Giangregorio’s author site and the Living Dead Press site aren’t enough to convince you, take a look at who registered livingdeadpress.com (edited to obscure his address/phone number):