You may recall a couple of weeks ago there was much todo about a “dating advice book” called “Above the Game“. I won’t rehash it here, but very briefly, there was a very skeazy dating advice book on Kickstarter. There was a huge backlash against it on Twitter and elsewhere. Kickstarter allowed the project, but afterwards hid the names of everyone who purchased it, and then finally added a rule against future dating advice book projects.
So that must be why this project is on IndieGoGo :
Perhaps wisely, this project, which I think we can safely call a “Copy-cat project”, doesn’t go into much detail about what will be in the 800-page three-book set, but it does give chapter titles, including :
Book-2 Chapter-1: Jerk versus the Nice Guy
Ten bucks says he tells you to be the jerk!
Book-3 Chapter-2. Disrespect
I can’t imagine why this would be a problem!
And my personal favorite :
Book-1 Chapter-1: Educational Knowledge
You know, as opposed to all that knowledge you can’t learn from.
But here’s what really caught my eye :
This is the only reward level in the project.
- that “Highest funder gets money back” deal, isn’t that basically gambling? Is that even legal?
- “0 out of 1 claimed“?!? Someone clearly doesn’t understand how this is supposed to work.
- August 2013? This project doesn’t end until mid-August. There’s no way he’s printing and shipping out books that quickly!
Oh wait. What books?
Maybe this guy isn’t as dumb as I thought.
At no point does he promise to send a book to any contributors.