NICE TRY, FELLA! The FUNNIEST Fake Book Proposal We’ve Ever Seen!

NICE TRY, FELLA! The FUNNIEST Fake Book Proposal We’ve Ever Seen!

Sometimes competitors and others test to see if we really do screen manuscripts that we’re considering for publication. Yes, we absolutely do! We rejected the poetry book written by the dog of an author. That was memorable. There was the manuscript filled with fictional, very graphic child abuse scenarios (our contract states we don’t publish fiction portraying minors in graphic sexual abuse situations but we do publish memoirs of victims of child abuse).

And, then there’s the one we received today.

Here it is for your chuckles:

Title: F**king Mares for Fun and Profit (he spelled out the bad word in his submission)
Pages: 345
Format: pod
Description: Living on a horse farm gives me every opportunity to mate with mares when they are in heat.
Why Should BookLocker Publish Your Book? Because there are a lot of boys/young men on farms that f**k their animals regularly. I know several young men who are in love with their horses.

We didn’t just fall off the turnip truck so my response was:

Very Funny.

No thanks.

Sadly, many of our competitors, including ones who claim to vet manuscripts, don’t even look at them. They’ll publish anything coming over the e-transom. Of course, that makes their entire catalog of books suspect. Some libraries won’t even buy books published by CreateSpace (now called Amazon KDP) because they know that Amazon will publish pretty much anything, regardless of quality or content. See #10 in THIS ARTICLE for info. from a librarian on that.


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“My ex-editor is selling my book on Amazon AS HER OWN and Amazon won’t remove it! What can I do?!”

Got questions about Print On Demand and Self-publishing? Ask Angela Hoy.

About The Author


Angela Hoy is the publisher of, the author of 19 books, and the co-owner of (one of the original POD publishers that still gets books to market in less than a month), (print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish), and Abuzz Press (the publishing co-op that charges no setup fees).

Angela has lived and traveled across the U.S. with her kids in an RV, settled in a river-side home in Bradenton, FL, and lived on a 52 ft Irwin sailboat. Angela now resides on a mountaintop in Northwest Georgia, where she plans to spend the rest of her days bird watching, gardening, hiking, and taking in all of the amazing sunrises. - the free marketing ezine for writers, which features new paying markets and freelance job listings every Wednesday. - According to attorney Mark Levine, author of The Fine Print, BookLocker is: "As close to perfection as you're going to find in the world of ebook and POD publishing. The ebook royalties are the highest I've ever seen, and the print royalties are better than average. BookLocker understands what new authors experience, and have put together a package that is the best in the business. You can't go wrong here. Plus, they're selective and won't publish any manuscript just because it's accompanied by a check. Also, the web site is well trafficked. If you can find a POD or epublisher with as much integrity and dedication to selling authors' books, but with lower POD publishing fees, please let me know."

Abuzz Press offers FAST and FREE book publication, but only accepts a small percentage of submissions, and only works with U.S. authors. - "We Prep, You Publish!" Print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish. Offers formatting and design services only, and then provides simple instructions for authors on where to sign up to have the print and ebook editions printed/listed/sold. Cut out the middle man. Keep 100% of what bookstores pay for your book!

Angela's POD Secrets Revealed Series can be found HERE.

Have a POD Book with another publisher? See if BookLocker can give you a better deal. (BookLocker offers "disgruntled author discounts" to those who want to move from other POD services.)

See BookLocker's publishing packages HERE.


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Angela is the creator of the Original 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

Read More Of Angela's Articles HERE

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3 Responses to "NICE TRY, FELLA! The FUNNIEST Fake Book Proposal We’ve Ever Seen!"

  1. Chrystalline  October 12, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Sadly, that might not be fake. Several years ago I read a news article about a man who died of perforated bowel at a hospital after being dumped out of a car at the emergency room. Law enforcement used the security video to find the license plate, which led them to a man who told them about the farm he and the deceased had been visiting (and paying) to have intimate relations with farm animals. The guy who died had been playing mare to an actual stallion, which punctured him because horses are so much bigger than humans.

    • Brian Whiddon - Managing Editor  October 12, 2019 at 1:56 pm

      That’s just WROOOONNNGGGG!!! :-O

  2. Pamela Allegretto  October 11, 2019 at 3:04 pm