The Albee Agency Using Testimonials From Authors the Authors Did Not Give
The Albee Agency purports to be a book publicity agency that will get you and your book in and on all manner of media outlets, including TV, magazines and newspapers. To bolster those claims, it includes testimonials from authors, like these:
There’s a word for falsely attributing words to someone else in order to convince people to use your business: It’s called “fraud.”
I think if you’re a writer looking for a publicist, you might want to avoid the Albee Agency.
Update, 4:30pm: The quotes from Myke and Maureen and Chuck have magically disappeared from the Albee Agency site! Good thing I took screenshots!
Update, 8pm: Promoting this comment from Victoria Strauss of Writer Beware:
More detail on this mess at Writer Beware: http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-albee-agency-book-publicity-faked.html.
One important point to make: even if there had been no testimonial fakery, this would still be an outfit to beware of. Red flags aplenty.