Let’s talk about Angela – LIVE!

Friends!

You and yours are cordially invited to have a live discussion about Angela Lauria and The Author Incubator. We’ll watch some of her videos and dissect them, we’ll discuss the scam and I’ll show you exactly how easy it is to do what you’re giving her $15,000 for.

The event is on Friday, March 22nd 2019 at Noon CST.
It’s happening on YouTube Streaming here: https://youtu.be/8-rcgzCaagQ

Here is a Google Calendar invite, so you can add it to your own calendar so you get reminded of it!

It’s interesting that when you search for “The author incubator” on YouTube, you end up seeing a healthy amount of videos from other people talking about authoring scams, and usually you’ll find her name in the comments:

Let’s talk about Angela – LIVE!

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More lies

This recent email from Angela:

A few of you have asked for more time to apply…
But I need to be fair to everyone, most of all the people who are ready to take action right NOW.
At midnight tonight I’m closing the door to new applicants to write a book with me for a little while, because I just have too many applicants for each place in my program.
So this evening is your last chance to apply to work with me before I turn my focus onto interviews and selection.
Click here to begin your application
Love, Light, and Visits from the Muses,
Dr. Angela E. Lauria
P.S. this isn’t the last time ever I’ll be accepting applicants… but it’s the last time for possibly a few months. My primary source of new authors is referrals from my current authors, and I only open the door to the public every few months. If you can’t apply now or the timing isn’t right that’s ok – you can talk to me again when I next open the door.

Emphasis mine. Her primary source? Really?

Except for the emails she sent out on 8/31/2018, 9/3/2018, 9/13/2018, 9/20/2018, 9/24/2018, 9/27/2018, 10/4/2018, 10/11/2018, 10/18/2018, 10/25/2018, 11/3/2018, 11/11/2018, 11/13/2018, 11/15/2018, 11/22/2018, 11/29/2018, 12/6/2018, 12/12/2018, 12/21/2018, 12/27/2018, 1/10/2019, 1/14/2019, 1/17/2019, 1/24/2019, 1/31/2019, 2/1/2019, 2/3/2019

Primary my ass.

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Lets Debunk this For You

Yesterday, February 4th, The Author Incubator posted a video on YouTube. Just a couple minutes in length. Here’s literally one half of the video:

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Breakdown of $1m book revenue, YouTube

So, first the good: It’s true that a book will see, on average, 3,000 sales in its lifetime.

However, the rest of it is lies.

  • First, that statistic is from 2006 and is for all genres. Not specific to one.
  • Keep in mind, their are almost 1,000,000 books published every year.
  • About half of those are self-published (What Angela is doing)
  • Those self-published books average less than 250 sales. That data aligns with the ongoing monitoring of various titles Angela has published.
  • Not even her own books that she wrote sell.
  • Oh and that 3000 figure does not include ‘ebook sales’
  • The revenue figures are completely made up.

The average price for an eBook on Amazon or BN.com is between $2.99 to $3.99. So how does she get $3 per book? She just makes it up.

Whatever it will take to part with your $15,000.

Why you should wait

Here’s why you should wait and work on your writing before doing something so brash as to actually give that conman your hard earned money:

  • The average advance to publish a book as a first-time author is $10,000.
  • That advance is calculated from the estimated sale of your book for the first 6 months to a year.

And actually, just start writing your book now. Finish it. Send it to publishers for review. Get honest feedback. Improve. And before you know it, someone will take it.

Lets Debunk this For You

Things like her comment is stuff that the Federal Trade Commission absolutely LOVES to investigate.

Oh, and after the fold, here’s the first 104 people Angela just brazenly prints for whoever to see, without a care for their privacy.

NameDate
Armando Lopez“Yesterday”
Shiela Wood“Yesterday”
Luke Johnson24-Sep
Breyan Halzlip24-Sep
Dorothy Chisholm24-Sep
Sharon L West24-Sep
Yvette Willia24-Sep
Linda Lasha24-Sep
Laura Noyes24-Sep
Alicia Hubbard24-Sep
Gloria Allen24-Sep
Wendy Alexander24-Sep
Victoria Lazic24-Sep
Tracey Washington24-Sep
Angela Riley24-Sep
Christy Jennings24-Sep
Todd Juluke24-Sep
Christine Fall Moore23-Sep
Dean Thomas23-Sep
Sarah Himkel23-Sep
Robert Craft23-Sep
Matt Archer23-Sep
Sharee Taylor23-Sep
Peg Lannone23-Sep
Bernadette Penotti23-Sep
Luke McLaughlin23-Sep
Sharena Conte23-Sep
Tamara Abston23-Sep
Heather Anderson23-Sep
Adelina Gentry23-Sep
Stephanie Christner23-Sep
Keisha Owens23-Sep
Kim Hansen23-Sep
Raine Devries23-Sep
Tammy Miller22-Sep
Jennifer Lai22-Sep
Regina Fishburne22-Sep
Stacy Rosman22-Sep
Heather Dennis22-Sep
Susan Robin22-Sep
Tchler Diab22-Sep
Cordell Lee21-Sep
Jaqueline Neuwirth21-Sep
Agnes Mina21-Sep
Deborach Cox 21-Sep
Brian Maynard21-Sep
Chase Stover21-Sep
Li Liu21-Sep
Marti Samuelsin20-Sep
Sukanya Hegde20-Sep
Lissette Arroba20-Sep
Brittany Johnson20-Sep
Shelly Schlitter20-Sep
Shelly Schlitter20-Sep
Yolanda Wright20-Sep
Angela Watkins20-Sep
Tamara Coleman20-Sep
“Can I not say I rather not…”20-Sep
Tinksha Nathaniel20-Sep
Amanda Weaver20-Sep
Shaunna Menard20-Sep
Diane Nicholson20-Sep
Monica Fooe20-Sep
Alicia Barnes20-Sep
Lauria Dillman20-Sep
Tina Fitzgerald20-Sep
Ralph Menweg20-Sep
Freida Brown20-Sep
Martins Ejialor20-Sep
Alice Dubose20-Sep
Cassandra Taylor20-Sep
Nicole Tucker20-Sep
Alma Allen20-Sep
Nena Christie Tremblay20-Sep
Kay Pearce20-Sep
Juliet Tennison20-Sep
Paul Wyman20-Sep
Debra Hanes20-Sep
Annette Lewis20-Sep
Jennifer Paliffy20-Sep
Seember Nyager20-Sep
Stephanie Stansbury20-Sep
Patricia Satchell20-Sep
R R Fletcher20-Sep
Tracy Watts20-Sep
Mazhgan Naghipour20-Sep
Jennifer Gladwin20-Sep
Cynthia Craft20-Sep
Deidre Horton Phillips20-Sep
Karl Siman20-Sep
Jakeem Hill20-Sep
Pamela Pater-Ennis20-Sep
Cecillia Reyes20-Sep
MaryAnne Martinez20-Sep
Shanyel Merrel20-Sep
Kari Fisher20-Sep
Jericho Bernandino20-Sep
Rita Weber20-Sep
Jimmy Simms20-Sep
Alicia Eiland20-Sep
Ruben Vargas20-Sep
Rohini Ross19-Sep
Denise Messineo18-Sep
Rafalar Hightower18-Sep
Karen Wigfall18-Sep
Julia Darvy18-Sep
Saurabh Chowdhry18-Sep
Jennifer Ellenburg18-Sep
Frederick Randolph18-Sep
Cameo Bobo18-Sep

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Humility, Damned Lies, and Statistics

PRO TIP: From someone who wanted to do their own due diligence.
Ask Angela for the disclosures that prove the amount of money some of her author’s have made, and ask for her doctorate credentials.
Odds are you’ll get the same treatment this person did; unceremoniously removed from the upcoming ‘interview’.

Angela is a humble. Probably the most humble. She will even tell you herself that she’s extremely humble! Just look for yourself:

Humility, Damned Lies, and Statistics
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In case clicking on pictures to enlarge them is a phobia to you, I’ll quote the meat of it.

Here’s a quick snapshot of what I’m combing through today…. when I run our Masterclass to help me find the very best applicants for my next cohort, my acquisitions team end up under a pile of over 1,000 applications from healers, coaches, entrepreneurs, consultants, and movement-makers, most of whom have a great message and want to make a difference with a book.
It’s humbling.

The Author Incubator email “This is humbling…” February 1, 2019

At the top of the email is an animated gif, which she states is what she’s “combing through today”. It’s this gif:

Humility, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Something seems off about that gif, doesn’t it?

I’ll give you a minute. Click on “Read More” for the answer

It’s time to enhance and take a closer look at things. Remember she said that GIF represented over 1000 applicants from the masterclass event that took place on January 31st, 2019.

It’s 186 frames in size and there are these interesting things to note:

  • It has 2 interesting “jumps” where the creator has quickly scrolled back up and then returns to scrolling down at a slower pace.
  • It contains the personal info of the people who signed up. Sure, it’s just their name, but that alone is disrespectful.
  • The newest email shown is from September 24th, 2018
  • The last email is from September 6th, 2018
  • It only contains an estimated 360 people.

In other words, she publicly discloses the names of people who signed up to her program, she lies about the number of applicants, and directly states that the provided GIF is the result of her current class.

There’s literally nothing factual in her email. Because you can’t show humility by manufacturing how amazing you are.

Speaking of lies via email, how about the line she randomly throws into her emails about how many people want to write a book. You know the one:

Humility, Damned Lies, and Statistics

She almost never cites where this data comes from, but you can see she does state it’s from the New York Times.
So I reached out to them and asked for that particular poll. This is what I received:

The New York Times has no record of any such poll being given, this includes going through over 6 decades of digitized data. Furthermore, the Times rarely would make a poll with such an ambiguous topic that provides no value to the readership.

And hey, lets throw in one more thing before I wrap this up. If you search for The Author Incubator on Social Blade, you’ll see this:

Humility, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Let me point out that she has 420 videos, with a combined 66,005 views.

While I have 35 videos, and 86,469 views.

If you click on her to see more info about her channel, you’re greeted with the following:

Humility, Damned Lies, and Statistics

There’s no reason to hide this information, unless you wanted to misrepresent yourself.

If you want to publish a book, just go to the Kindle Desktop Publishing website yourself. It’s all she does. They have all the help you could possibly want or need!

Print  CSV  Excel  Copy  

Remember folks, con artists are always super charismatic and manipulative. Be aware of the signs and you’ll be all the richer!

Share this with everyone you know – and be sure to ask Angela for the documents she has to keep proving the wealth of the people she’s helped, per FTC rules. And also ask for her Doctor credentials.

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The Author Castle is a lie, just like Angela isn’t a doctor – and now a tip line!

Just a reminder, while Angela has stolen almost $3,700,000 from people, she still doesn’t have enough money for a $15,000,000 mansion. Despite how much she wants it to be true, she doesn’t own it.

The Author Castle is a lie, just like Angela isn’t a doctor – and now a tip line!

Well, unless her name is Elariny Hazem and she bought it back in 2005.

I’ve also opened a new website on a faster web host and I’m looking for new targets to debunk on the web and youtube. While Angela does give me plenty of material to use, when there is such an overwhelming amount of lies, misdirection, and appeals that it really makes the brain ache after awhile. So I’d love for you to point me to someone new!

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The many emails of Angela Lauria

We do the fact checking, so you don’t have to!

Angela Lauria of the Author Incubator sure sends out a ton of emails, doesn’t she? Virtually every day, and sometimes more. And among the grammatical errors, run on sentences, and incorrect article use, she manages to sprinkle in some wonderful clickbait-y subjects. Hilariously, they are very easy to check up on.

November 17, 2017 – Angela sends out an email with the subject of “I need to take this post down…”. Here is that post (Highlighting by me):

The many emails of Angela Lauria

Wow – that means you better act fast, right? I mean, she’s going to get rid of it and you’ll be missing out!

Oh, never mind, it’s still up and you can see it right here. (As of November 25, 2017)

And this huge response she generated is impressive – especially considering how many views it has gotten!

The many emails of Angela Lauria

13 VIEWS

But Angela must be great at what she does, because as soon as you go to that link up there you are greeted with a banner proclaiming her the GOLD WINNER 2017 MENTOR OR COACH OF THE YEAR by the Stevies. Surely that’s a legit organization looking to award the top women in business and not some scam money grab right?

The many emails of Angela Lauria

ANGELA LAURIA’S PAID-FOR AWARD

I’m just curious why she didn’t list all 4 of the awards she won. I mean, according to the Stevie Awards Entry Fee PDF she paid at least $1,000 to ‘Win’ this award. That’s right – like her own program, it’s a “pay to play” scam.

Angela Lauria has no training to coach writers. She possesses neither of the degrees considered the foundation in the publishing world; English and Literature. Seriously – not even a minor in Lit!

And it shows in her writing, with such gems as these:

But for a successful transformational author, who wrote the right book in the right way, picking the RIGHT clients is possible because your book has already brought you a stream of qualified leads who are bought into your message and KNOW you are the one who can help them.

and this:

Happy Thanksgiving! Before I head out with family I wanted to take some time today to give back by inspiring everyone in a short Facebook live broadcast.

and this:

I can’t believe it but the holidays are right around the corner (seriously you guys where did this year go?). If you’re like me, then this is time of the year where you reflect and think about what you’ve done to give back. Was it enough?

and this:

For Thanksgiving Week I’ve decided to do something special as a way to give back to everyone who is helping, supporting, and participating in my mission to change the world, one book at a time.

 

Almost every email she writes would make my 8th grade English teacher Mrs. Faith frown. If you pay close attention and actually read her emails, you’ll see she commits mistakes that you’re warned about wayyyyyy back in English 101.

I’ve seen the following mistakes in her writing:

  • Subject-Verb Agreement Errors (She doesn’t even know what that means)
  • Sentence Fragments
  • Missing the apostrophe with “Its”
  • No comma in a compound sentence
  • SO MANY DANGLING OR MISPLACED MODIFIERS!
  • Vague pronoun references
  • Severe abuse of run-on sentences
  • Superfluous commas
  • Virtually every email has faulty parallelism
  • Every email has sentence sprawl
  • I’m pretty sure she doesn’t know what an infinitive is, because all of hers are split
  • But she does love to COMMA SPLICE ALL THE THINGS. (One day she’ll learn about the semicolon and colon punctuation marks)

The multitude of egregious errors are fairly easy to miss; the brain will naturally skip over minor grammatical errors and even reorder modifiers and the like subconsciously. It really only shows when you really pay attention – something you’d think the writer would do before hitting that ‘Send’ button. You’ll also notice it when a sentence is structured extremely poorly and it ‘breaks’ your brain; forces a hard stop as you re-read it to try to understand. The use of the preposition ‘to’ in the second sentence above is a mild version of this.

Now that I’ve told you, be sure to pay extra attention to every email she sends out – they are sophomoric hilarity at its finest!

That’s it for now – here is the takeaway about this post:

  • Angela Lauria writes misleading emails that entice the reader to take action
  • Angela Lauria uses unethical psychological scare tactics to attempt to drive decisions
  • Angela Elizabeth Lauria of the Author Incubator does not possess the most basic degrees required to be a publisher
  • Angela Lauria misleads the reader about her credibility by displaying awards that she has paid to receive
  • Angela Lauria’s own writing is extremely sophomoric and full of many basic errors an English 101 class would have taught her to avoid

 

And I’ll give you a few things to ponder:

  • There are many people in this world that hold a PhD. You interact with them every day. Outside of the medical and educational field, how many refer to themselves continually as “Doctor”? Why does Angela Lauria feel the need to inform people she allegedly holds the title of ‘doctor’ in every form of communication (Written, audio, video)?
  • And how many people do you know, that call themselves Doctor, hold a PhD in Communication?
  • “PhD in Communication” isn’t a real degree. It’s usually “PhD in Philosophy in Communication Studies”
  • The school she allegedly graduated from doesn’t even offer that degree – it’s all philosophy, art, and critical thought.
  • There exists no masters or doctoral thesis from Angela Lauria – which is a requirement in literally EVERY program.

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