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*** Probably Best To Avoid The Novel Network ***

Discussion in 'Book club' started by TheoGriff, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    There is a site called The Novel Network which you would be best advised not to use.
    It claims that if you pay them $49.99 by Paypal, you can then download for free, unlimited numbers of novels and other books.
    <u>http://www.thenovelnetwork.com/ </u> (I have removed the link so you don't go to this site by accident)
    Be warned!
    There are blogs around saying that it is a con. I quote one below:
    Apparently the site simply re-directs you to a free site (via proxy to hide the fact) called feedbooks. Feedbooks is a free service serving indie authors and also lapsed rights books, all of which you can find on Gutenberg or Amazon.
    If you type the name in Google, the majority of sites given claim to be a sincere review of the service, these are not reflecting the content offered, they are simply commision links. That is to say, if you sign up for the service after going through a link, the persons link you used will allow them to receive a % of your subscription fee. It is a form of (extremely unethical) marketing.

    And another dissatisfied customer:
    Recently, I got suckered into joining The Novel Network. The site promises instant access and unlimited downloads to more than 30,000 ebooks, magazines, newspapers and more. All for a one-time fee of $49.95.
    And it promises that you can read your books, magazines etc on a kindle, nook, any ebook reader or even directly on your pc or mac.
    Sounds great, right?
    The truth is that The Novel Network is nothing but a cleverly engineered scam. Once I had made the payment, I eagerly clicked the ebooks button and was redirected to www.feedbooks.com which is essentially a directory of free public domain books!!!!
    Books that I can access for free without having to pay $49.95 for!!!!!!
    The magazine section isn't any better. Click on any magazine cover and you will be sent to that magazine's website. I can do that myself. I certainly don't have to pay the scam artists at The Novel Network to do it for me.
    So if you were thinking of subscribing to The Novel Network, take my advice for it and stay away!!!
    And what about those sites telling you how wonderful The Novel Network is? Those are simple affiliates wanting to make a quick buck off you. Don't fall for it.


    Just a quick warning, folks . . .
    ____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I shall be doing Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contributing to the Job Application Seminars and Weekend Workshops over February half term. We shall be looking at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Weekend Workshop on applications is on Sunday 23rd January. Contact advice@tes.co.uk for more details on all of these.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  2. Thanks for this Theo :)
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    BUMP for new posters to see and be warned.
    ____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  4. cariad2

    cariad2 New commenter

    Thanks for the warning Theo.
     

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