EelKat Wendy C Allen - Dark Fantasy Author

#UPDATE: January 6, 2021:
To all of you who are sending me video clips this morning and asking "Is this your family?"...


To answer your questions...


* Yes... my relatives ARE on every news station in every country of the world today, yes they did ORGANIZE the attack on the Capitol Building... and I am horrified by it.


* No, before you guys sent me the video footage clips, I was unaware the attack had happened, I do not own a TV and do not seek out news reports on the internet, so had you not sent me those clips I would never have known the attack had happened at all


* Yes, many members of my extended-family were involved in organizing the attack on Washington D.C.; one of my aunts claims to be the organizer, she is now wanted by the FBI for questioning


* Yes, I can see 1 uncle, 2 aunts, and 23 1st cousins in those pictures and news reports.


* Yes, the shooter is the high priest cousin you saw posting gun photos and death threats on my FaceBook, Twitter, and Twitch chat


* Yes, that is the 2 cousins who founded the group "The Loyalist White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan More Loyal Than The Loyal White Knights", in the gif/memes trashing reporter cameras and jumping on said cameras 


* YES, that IS the uncle who was paying the Discord tittie streamer $500 a month to stage the "deserve to be raped raids" on my Twitch channel 


* Yes, that uncle, 2 aunts, and 23 cousins ARE all members of Heaven's Gate and were party to the original UFO cult kool-aid murder suicide that killed 39 people in 1997


* No, I do not support anything they do or have done; it's been more than 30 years since I last saw, talked to, or interacted with any of them


#And please, stop forwarding video footage and news reports to me. I want nothing to do with those jackasses. We share DNA, not ideologies. They absolutely disgust me.


* If you were there, please be aware that 4 of them are now bragging on their social medias that they currently have Covid-19 and that they were spitting on police and government officials during the attack on the Capitol Building; yes it is confirmed they DO actually have Covid-19... 9 members of their immediate family have died in the past month and is what instigated them to join the mob at D.C.


* Yes, all of them are wanted by the FBI... if you have any information about ANY of their crimes INCLUDING today's attack on Washington D.C., do NOT send it to me, send it to the FBI agent in charge of the case: 


#FBI Agent Andy Drewer out of the Portland, Maine FBI office is in charge of the investigation. If you have information about the case, give it to him not me. He can be reached @ +1-(207)-774-9322


This whole thing is very distressing for me. I do not like the kind of attention that gets put on ME because I happen to be related to THEM.

Far too many people harass my family, online and offline, because of these dipshits in our rather distant family tree.

I prefer to stay out of the public eye and deeply dislike being pulled into the paparazzi spotlight every time this group of lunatics pulls one of these ridiculous terrorist attack stunts.


It was very distressing for me to wake up this morning to find email, and every contact method on every social media, packs full of thousands of questions, links, and forwards, all asking me if that was my family that was being plastered across every news station on the planet.


It was bad enough to learn a terrorist attack had happened and it was even worse to learn it was yet again my uncles behind it.


Though I can not say I'm surprised to learn these jackass dipshits I have to share DNA with were involved. This certainly isn't the first terrorist attack they took part in.


Considering this 1 uncle, 2 aunts, & 23 cousins, all who took part in Heaven's Gate murder of 39 people in 1997, 1 of whom built the bomb for 2013's Boston Marathon, and 2 of whom founded the Loyalist White Knights... were involved in this attack too... I hope they get life in prison, they fucking deserve it.

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#UPDATE: January 9, 2020....


Good news, one of them was just arrested in Florida. He's the guy all over Twitter today, waving to security cameras while stealing Nancy Pelosi's lecture pedestal. My relatives are insane. I hope he never gets out.


At least he can't post death threats and rape threats in my Twitch chat anymore. I hope they arrest them all.


Why do I have to share DNA with these psychotic lunatics?


You can support your political party without being a violent, crazed, psychopathic terroist, you know.


#And random thought...


You know... all the people saying Trump supporters should stop inciting violence and go read their Bible, clearly have never read the Bible and have no clue how much violence and genocide God commands in the Old Testament... shouldn't it be the Trumpies need LESS Bible influence? Isn't it the Bible that inspired them to be violent in the first place?


And you want to know something else...


26 of those people now arrested for attacking the Capitol, had ALREADY been reported, in October 2019, for planning an attack on the government...

I know beause I filed that report on 3 uncles, 2 auns, and 23 cousins when they started building bombs and bought 4,000 asult rifles, while claiming they were building an army.

This attack was a long time in the planning and couldhave been prevented and the FBI knew about it 2 years ago.


But hey... guess what... the FBI knew about the Heaven's Gate murder 8 MONTHS before those same 26 people murdered 39 people under the shadow of Hale-Bop... AND the FBI knew in 2012, 5 months ahead of time that these same 26 people were building bombs for the Boston Marathon.


Same 26 people over and over again. This time some of them actually got caught... but the Heaven's Gate crew, has 4,000 members in Maine, Florida, Mississippi, Wyomin, Colorado, and Nova Scotia.


They are gaining members all the time. They claim they are building God's army, they claim Trump is "the God-King" God's form on earth, they also believe he is a shapeshifting reptilian alien, and they claim to be waiting for a mothership that will fly in the shadow of Comet Wormwood.


They claim "when the Trump of jubilie sounds" they will be ready to kill all who oppose them, because they believe they are God's Army and they do not fear death, for they also believe that through death, they "will be changed in the twinkling of an eye" and transformed into mighty arch angels to enact vengange of all who oppose them.


They embrace death, to the point, like they did in 1997, they will kill themselves if they have to, and take everyone around them with them.


Heaven's Gate should be feared and they should be in prison, not building gallows on the front law of the Capitaol building while trying to hang the Vice President.


How many decades will Heaven's Gate's members be allowed to kill and main unbridled? They are terrorists and NEED to be arrested and put in prison, BEFORE they do what they are planning and unleash a bomb that will kill every one "East of the Mississippi" as they put it.


My uncle David is dangerous, and now with his brother Bruce, leader of Heaven's Gate since 1997, dead from Covid19, David's crew has become far more dangerous than they ever were.


This attack they staged on the Capitol, it's not the end, it was just them firing a warning shot of something far bigger yet to come.


They need to be stopped BEFORE they kill more people.


How many times will this same group be allowed to kill over and over again, before someone stops them?


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1 uncle, 2 aunts, & 23 cousins were there; they are the leaders of Heaven's Gate AND the Loyalist White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan; they have 4,000 members armed with assault rifles, ready to march on command, and that's JUST the group in Palmyra, Maine - they NEED to be stopped... this post they made on Twitter is NOT a joke... they WILL march Jan 19... they MUST be stopped... Jan 6 was just a warning shot


https://twitter.com/profmath56/status/1347582047485906945?s=20




UPDATE: January 14, 2021
I received a deeply troubling question today... let's answer it...

I received a deeply troubling question today... let's answer it...


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*if someone asks me to do something in exchange for a donation...? I stream, and today someone I've never seen before sent me a message on discord asking me if I want [insert ridiculous amount of money here]. I of course replied asking what for, and the guy replies saying 'complete 25 challenges, for example #1 would be pulling a funny face. If you complete all 25 challenges then I donate the money.' Oh, and he also sent me screenshots of what I assume is supposed to be proof that he's dono'd tons of money to others before. This seems sus AF to me. Should I just assume it's fake / he'll ask me to do something weird? What do?*


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You've heard of the recent attacks on the American Capitol, right?

Have you NOT also heard about the 26 Twitch streamers who have found their name's on the FBI's no fly list even though they live in Europe and have never been to America?

Have you looked at today's day January 14 vs the date of the next 2 planned attacks, January 17 and January 20?

I doubt you'd ask this question if you HAD heard of what happened, so let me me summarize:

A group of terrorists spent several months planning an attack on Washington D.C. They took to intermingling with election rallies, so no one would suspect them. 

Meanwhile, online, they sought out a way to make 26 fake IDs for their group to use on attack day (January 6).

They ended up contacting 26 Twitch streamers the genders and approximate ages of the 26 people they had in their group going to D.C. 

Each streamer was sent an offer for being donated $500 in exchange for doing things. The streamers thought it seemed innocent enough and was easy money, so did it.

The reason for the $500 amount, was PayPal requires additional verification on large amounts, meaning, they were given the REAL NAMES AND HOME ADDRESSES of those 26 streamers. They next took those names and made 26 fake IDs using the names and addresses of those 26 streamers.

They used those fake IDs January 6 at D.C. and now as of Jan 7, those 26 streamers found their names on the FBI's no-fly list.

Those 26 terrorists, tossed the fake IDs and used their real IDs to leave D.C. and made their way back to Florida, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine, successfully returning home, while hundreds of other rally attendants found themselves unable to get on planes.

Given what those 26 did just before Jan 6, I would question anyone asking something similar to any streamer, right now, this close to Jan 17.

I highly recommend you report them to the FBI as possibly connected to the Jan 17 attack. **[https://tips.fbi.gov/](https://tips.fbi.gov/)**

The 26 people in question by the way... my uncle David, his wife Luci, his sister Barbie Jean, and 23 of their children, grandchildren, and great grand children... only one of whom so far has been arrested... the one who stole Nancy Pelosi's pulpit. On their way home to Palmyra, the rest showed up in my driveway January 11, to chant "All hail God King Trump" while bragging how they didn't get caught and outwitted the FBI and are going back to D.C. on Jan 17 and Jan 20.

Chances are VERY HIGH that the man contacting you was David's son Shem, who is the one who contacted the others prior to the Jan 6 attack, or so he bragged on Jan 11, while shooting off his rifils in my driveway, from a red 1980s vintage Jeep Cherokee.

Beware of the Atwaters, the Halls, the Cyrs, and the Johnsons... they ain't sending you money unless they are planning on using you to take the fall for some crime they plan to commit and blame on you. You'll go to jail and they'll walk free, like they always do, like they've been doing since the 1950s.

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..UPDATE: January 14, 2021...
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...MODS TAKE NOTICE!...
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...NEW BAN RULES ADDED TO THE CHANNEL... ..............................
...From today forward ALL USERNAMES ending in "Chan" are to be banned on sight...
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...I do not want any member of the 4Chan, 7Chan, Anon, QAnon or any similar terrorist organizations near my channel...
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...BAN THEM ALL!...

#As of this discovery a new policy is now in place on my channel.. all mods are to **IMMEDIATELY BAN** anyone and everyone they see with the word "Chan" at the end of their name, wither that user has ever visited my channel or not.

I want my mods to take ANY user they see on ANY channel ANYWHERE on Twitch to just ban those usernames from my channel as soon as they see them.

#From today forwards ALL USERNAMES ending in "Chan" are to be banned on sight.

#I do not want any member of this terrorist organization near my channel.

#The Chans are horrible people and I want nothing to do with any of them.

#Anyone found to be a supporter of ANY Chan is to be banned from my channel, even if they do not have "Chan" at the end of their username.

The "Chan" movement... OMG! They are fucking psychotic extremists. I had no clue what "Chan" meant or why people put it at the end of their username. Knowing what I know now and looking at the fact that the ringleader behind the 3 year long attack on my Twitch channel has the word "Chan" at the end of her username, the wild sex rumors she spreads about me FINALLY make sense.

Today one of my mods sent me the following message:

*"I noticed the girl trying to cancel you has "Chan" at the end of her username, as do many of her followers. I also noticed your confusion over her attacks and I wonder, do you know what "chan" means or why streamers put it at the end of their username? Everyone who has "Chan" at the end of their username is a witch hunting channel, it is how they identify themselves. It means they are extremist radical trolls from 4chan. There is even a wiki devoted to the "Chan Movement". Here, you'll want to read this. **[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4chan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4chan)** and this **[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Chanology](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Chanology)**Twitter has started to ban anyone using "chan" at the end of their username because is identifies the user as connected with white supremacy hate groups. She's a QAnon terrorist and proud of it, that's why she has "chan" at the end of her name. That's why she is working with your uncles. She helped them plan the attack on the Capitol. She's a QAnon member. That's why she has the word "chan" at the end of her username. Every QAnon member does that. I didn't realize you had never heard of QAnon or 4Chan until I saw your Tweet last night. I'm s sorry. I thought you knew that is what she was. I would have messaged you sooner about this if I had known you didn't know what QAnon was. Also "Thingy" is a slang word, it means "a child's vagina" people put that in their username to signify they are supporters of child rape. These are really bad people attacking your channel. They are the same people who just attacked America's Capital. When they are chanting "ThingyChan" in your chat, it's a QAnon secret code word, it's another word for rape, it's a rape threat, it's them bypassing the NightBot ban of the word rape. It means they are threatening to gather up 4Chan members to rape you. 4Chan QAnon's use secret code words to bypass chat bans because they know most people don't know what the code words mean. It's like a Morse Code that only they know."*


Here is what the Wiki has to say:

>>>>*"4chan is an anonymous English-language imageboard website. Launched by Christopher "moot" Poole in October 2003, the site hosts boards dedicated to a wide variety of topics, from anime and manga to video games, music, literature, fitness, politics, and sports, among others. Registration is not available and users typically post anonymously; posting is ephemeral, as threads receiving recent replies are "bumped" to the top of their respective board and old threads are deleted as new ones are created. As of November 2020, 4chan receives more than 20 million unique monthly visitors, with more than 900,000 posts made daily."*

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>>>>*"The site has been described as a hub of Internet subculture, with its community being influential in the formation of prominent Internet memes, such as lolcats, Rickrolling, and rage comics, as well as hacktivist and political movements, such as Anonymous and the alt-right. 4chan has often been the subject of media attention as a source of controversies, including the coordination of pranks and harassment against websites and Internet users, and the posting of illegal and offensive content. The Guardian once summarized the 4chan community as "lunatic, juvenile ... brilliant, ridiculous and alarming""*

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>>>>*"Before the end of 2003, several new anime-related boards were added, including /h/ (Hentai), /c/ (Anime/Cute), /d/ (Hentai/Alternative), /w/ (Wallpapers/Anime), /y/ (Yaoi), and /a/ (Anime). Additionally, a lolicon board was created at /l/ (Lolikon),[26] but was disabled following the posting of genuine child pornography and ultimately deleted in October 2004, after threats of legal action."*

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>>>>*"On November 17, 2018, it was announced that the site would be split into two, with the work-safe boards moved to a new domain, 4channel.org, while the NSFW boards would remain on the 4chan.org domain. In a series of posts on the topic, Nishimura explained that the split was due to 4chan being blacklisted by most advertising companies, and that the new 4channel domain would allow for the site to receive advertisements by mainstream ad providers."*

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>>>>*"/pol/ ("Politically Incorrect") is 4chan's political discussion board. A stickied thread on its front page states that the board's intended purpose is "discussion of news, world events, political issues, and other related topics." /pol/ was created in October 2011 as a rebranding of 4chan's news board, /new/, which was deleted that January for a high volume of racist discussion."*

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>>>>*"Although there had previously been a strong left-libertarian contingent to 4chan activists, there was a gradual rightward turn on 4chan's politics board in the early-mid 2010s. The board quickly attracted posters with a political persuasion that later would be described with a new term, the alt-right. Media sources have characterized /pol/ as predominantly racist and sexist, with many of its posts taking an explicitly neo-Nazi bent. The Southern Poverty Law Center regards /pol/'s rhetorical style as widely emulated by white supremacist websites such as The Daily Stormer; the Stormer's editor, Andrew Anglin, concurred. /pol/ was where screenshots of Trayvon Martin's hacked social media accounts were initially posted. The board's users have started antifeminist, homophobic, transphobic, and anti-Arab Twitter campaigns."*

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>>>>*"The users of /r9k/ built upon by then popular 4chan memes "epic win" and "fail" to group the human population into "alphas" or stereotypical well-adjusted popular people and "betas" or stereotypical geek-ish social rejects, self-identifying with the latter. It became a popular gathering place for the controversial online incel community. The "beta uprising" or "beta rebellion" meme, the idea of taking revenge against women, jocks and others perceived as the cause of incels' problems, was popularized on the sub-section. It gained more traction on the forum following the Umpqua Community College shooting, where it is believed that the shooter, Chris Harper-Mercer, also warned people not to go to school in the Northwest hours prior to the shooting as users encouraged him. The perpetrator of the Toronto van attack referenced 4chan and an incel rebellion in a Facebook post he made prior to the attack while praising self-identified incel Elliot Rodger, the killer behind the 2014 Isla Vista killings. He claims to have talked with both Harper-Mercer and Rodger on Reddit and 4chan and believes that he was part of a "beta uprising", also posting a message on 4chan about his intention the day before his attack."*

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>>>>*"Anonymous originated in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain. Anonymous members (known as Anons or QAnons) can be distinguished in public by the wearing of Guy Fawkes masks in the style portrayed in the graphic novel and film V for Vendetta. However, this may not always be the case as some of the collective prefer to instead cover their face without using the well-known mask as a disguise. Some anons also opt to mask their voices through voice changers or text-to-speech programs."*

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>>>>*"On January 19, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice shut down the file-sharing site Megaupload on allegations of copyright infringement. Anons responded with a wave of DDoS attacks on U.S. government and copyright organizations, shutting down the sites for the RIAA, MPAA, Broadcast Music, Inc., and the FBI."*

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>>>>*"In the wake of the fatal police shooting of unarmed African-American Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, "Operation Ferguson"—a hacktivist organization that claimed to be associated with Anonymous—organized cyberprotests against police, setting up a website and a Twitter account to do so. The group promised that if any protesters were harassed or harmed, they would attack the city's servers and computers, taking them offline. City officials said that e-mail systems were targeted and phones died, while the Internet crashed at the City Hall."*

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>>>>*"In March 2016, Anonymous was reported to have declared war on Donald Trump. However, the "Anonymous Official" YouTube channel released a video denouncing #OpTrump as an operation that "goes against everything Anonymous stands for" in reference to censorship and added "we are for everyone letting their voices be heard, even, if the person at hand ... is a monster.""*

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>>>>*"In late 2017, QAnon, a pro-Trump group claiming to be the "real" Anonymous, first emerged on 4chan. In response, anti-Trump members of Anonymous warned that QAnon was stealing the collective's branding."*

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>>>>*"Since 2009, dozens of people have been arrested for involvement in Anonymous cyberattacks, in countries including the U.S., UK, Australia, the Netherlands, Spain, and Turkey. Anons generally protest these prosecutions and describe these individuals as martyrs to the movement. The July 2011 arrest of LulzSec member Topiary became a particular rallying point, leading to a widespread "Free Topiary" movement."*

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>>>>*"QAnon is a disproven and discredited far-right conspiracy theory alleging that a cabal of Satan-worshipping cannibalistic pedophiles is running a global child sex-trafficking ring and plotting against U.S. president Donald Trump, who is fighting the cabal. QAnon also commonly asserts that Trump is planning a day of reckoning known as the "Storm", when thousands of members of the cabal will be arrested. The conspiracy claim is entirely fictitious. QAnon supporters have accused many liberal Hollywood actors, Democratic politicians, and high-ranking government officials of being members of the cabal. They have also claimed that Trump feigned conspiracy with Russians to enlist Robert Mueller to join him in exposing the sex trafficking ring and preventing a coup d'état by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and George Soros. The QAnon conspiracy theories have been amplified by Russian state-backed troll accounts on social media, as well as Russian state-backed traditional media."*

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>>>>*"Although preceded by similar viral conspiracy theories such as Pizzagate,[23][24] which has since become part of QAnon, the conspiracy theory began with an October 2017 post on the anonymous imageboard 4chan by "Q", who was presumably an American individual;[25] it is now more likely that "Q" has become a group of people acting under the same name. A stylometric analysis of Q posts claims to have uncovered that at least two people wrote as "Q" in different periods. Q claimed to be a high-level government official with Q clearance, who has access to classified information involving the Trump administration and its opponents in the United States. NBC News reported that three people took the original Q post and spread it across multiple media platforms to build an Internet following for profit. QAnon was preceded by several similar anonymous 4chan posters, such as FBIAnon, HLIAnon (High-Level Insider), CIAAnon, and WH Insider Anon. Although American in origin, there is now a considerable QAnon movement outside of the United States, particularly in Europe."*

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>>>>*"QAnon adherents began appearing at Trump reelection campaign rallies in August 2018. Bill Mitchell, a broadcaster who has promoted QAnon, attended a White House "social media summit" in July 2019. QAnon believers commonly tag their social media posts with the hashtag #WWG1WGA, signifying the motto "Where We Go One, We Go All". At an August 2019 rally, a man warming up the crowd used the QAnon motto, later denying that it was a QAnon reference. This occurred hours after the FBI published a report calling QAnon a potential source of domestic terrorism—the first time the agency had so rated a fringe conspiracy theory. According to analysis by Media Matters for America, as of October 2020, Trump had amplified QAnon messaging at least 265 times by retweeting or mentioning 152 Twitter accounts affiliated with QAnon, sometimes multiple times a day. QAnon followers came to refer to Trump as "Q+""*

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>>>>*"The number of QAnon adherents is unclear as of October 2020, but the group maintains a large online following. In June 2020, Q exhorted followers to take a "digital soldiers oath", and many did, using the Twitter hashtag #TakeTheOath.[42] In July 2020, Twitter banned thousands of QAnon-affiliated accounts and changed its algorithms to reduce the conspiracy theory's spread.[43] A Facebook internal analysis reported in August found millions of followers across thousands of groups and pages; Facebook acted later that month to remove and restrict QAnon activity,[44][45] and in October it said it would ban the conspiracy theory from its platform altogether. Followers had also migrated to dedicated message boards such as EndChan and 8chan (now rebranded as "8kun"), where they organized to wage information warfare in an attempt to influence the 2020 United States presidential election.[47] Following Trump's loss to Joe Biden in the election, QAnon beliefs became a part of attempts to overturn the results and Trump's loss, culminating in the storming of the United States Capitol, leading to a further crackdown on QAnon-affiliated content on social media."*

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>>>>*"Anonymous is a decentralized international activist/hacktivist collective/movement that is widely known for its various cyber attacks against several governments, government institutions and government agencies, corporations, and the Church of Scientology."*

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>>>>*"Project Chanology (also called Operation Chanology) was a protest movement against the practices of the Church of Scientology by members of Anonymous, a leaderless Internet-based group. The project was started in response to the Church of Scientology's attempts to remove material from a highly publicized interview with Scientologist Tom Cruise from the Internet in January 2008."*

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>>>>*"The project was publicly launched in the form of a video posted to YouTube, "Message to Scientology", on January 21, 2008. The video states that Anonymous views Scientology's actions as Internet censorship, and asserts the group's intent to "expel the church from the Internet". This was followed by distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS), and soon after, black faxes, prank calls, and other measures intended to disrupt the Church of Scientology's operations. In February 2008, the focus of the protest shifted to legal methods, including nonviolent protests and an attempt to get the Internal Revenue Service to investigate the Church of Scientology's tax-exempt status in the United States."*

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>>>>*"Reactions from the Church of Scientology regarding the protesters' actions have varied. Initially, one spokesperson stated that members of the group "have got some wrong information" about Scientology. Another referred to the group as a group of "computer geeks". Later, the Church of Scientology started referring to Anonymous as "cyberterrorists" perpetrating "religious hate crimes" against the church."*

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>>>>*"Members of Project Chanology say their main goal is "to enlighten the Church of Scientology (CoS) by any means necessary.""*

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>>>>*"Project Chanology began its campaign by organizing and delivering a series of denial-of-service attacks against Scientology websites and flooding Scientology centers with prank calls and black faxes. The group was successful in taking down local and global Scientology websites intermittently from January 18, 2008 until at least January 25, 2008."*

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>>>>*"Protesters in Boston, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Edinburgh, London, and other cities worldwide, wore Guy Fawkes masks modeled after the 2005 film V for Vendetta. Guy Fawkes was an English Catholic executed for a 1605 attempt to destroy the House of Lords. In V for Vendetta, a rebel against a near-future fascist regime uses the mask in his public appearances and distributes many of its copies to the population to enable mass protests."*

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>>>>*"According to The Washington Post, "the site's users have managed to pull off some of the highest-profile collective actions in the history of the Internet."*

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>>>>*"Users of 4chan and other websites "raided" Hal Turner by launching DDoS attacks and prank calling his phone-in radio show during December 2006 and January 2007. The attacks caused Turner's website to go offline. This cost thousands of dollars of bandwidth bills according to Turner. In response, Turner sued 4chan, 7chan, and other websites; however, he lost his plea for an injunction and failed to receive letters from the court."*

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>>>>*"KTTV Fox 11 aired a report on Anonymous, calling them a group of "hackers on steroids", "domestic terrorists", and collectively an "Internet hate machine" on July 26, 2007.[137] Slashdot founder Rob Malda posted a comment made by another Slashdot user, Miang, stating that the story focused mainly on users of "4chan, 7chan and 420chan". Miang claimed that the report "seems to confuse /b/ raids and motivational poster templates with a genuine threat to the American public", arguing that the "unrelated" footage of a van exploding shown in the report was to "equate anonymous posting with domestic terror"."*

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>>>>*"In May 2009, members of the site attacked YouTube, posting pornographic videos on the site. A 4chan member acknowledged being part of the attack, telling BBC News that it was in response to YouTube "deleting music"."*

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>>>>*"On October 18, 2006, the Department of Homeland Security warned National Football League officials in Miami, New York City, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston, Oakland, and Cleveland about a possible threat involving the simultaneous use of dirty bombs at stadiums. The threat claimed that the attack would be carried out on October 22, the final day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan."*

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>>>>*"On November 29, 2010, Ali Saad, a 19-year-old, was arrested and had his home raided by the FBI for posting child pornography and death threats on 4chan. Ali had first visited 4chan "a week before [the FBI raid] happened". He admitted to downloading about 25 child pornography images from 4chan."*

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>>>>*"Collin Campbell, a U.S. Navy Machinist's Mate, was arrested in February 2011 after a fellow seaman found child pornography on his iPhone that he downloaded entirely from 4chan."*

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>>>>*"In January 2011, Matthew Riskin Bean, a 20-year-old man from New Jersey, was sentenced to 45 days in prison for cyberbullying on 4chan."*

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>>>>*"According to court documents filed on November 5, 2014, there were images posted to 4chan that appeared to be of a murder victim. The body was discovered in Port Orchard, Washington, after the images were posted. The posts were accompanied by the text: "Turns out it's way harder to strangle someone to death than it looks on the movies." A later post said: "Check the news for Port Orchard, Washington, in a few hours. Her son will be home from school soon. He'll find her, then call the cops. I just wanted to share the pics before they find me." The victim was Amber Lynn Coplin, aged 30. The suspect, 33-year-old David Michael Kalac, surrendered to police in Oregon later the same day; he was charged with second-degree murder involving domestic violence. Kalac was convicted in April 2017 and was sentenced to 82 years in prison the following month."*

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>>>>*"On July 14, 2019, 17-year-old Bianca Devins was murdered by 21-year-old Brandon Clark of Utica, New York after the two went to a concert together. The suspect took pictures of the victim's bloodied deceased body and posted it to Discord and his own Instagram page. The photos were widely shared on Instagram and other sites, particularly on 4chan where many users mocked and celebrated her death, saying she deserved it and praising the killer while depicting Devins as a manipulative young woman. Devins had developed a small following online and was a 4chan user herself."*

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>>>>*"Although preceded by similar viral conspiracy theories such as Pizzagate,[23][24] which has since become part of QAnon, the conspiracy theory began with an October 2017 post on the anonymous imageboard 4chan by "Q", who was presumably an American individual;[25] it is now more likely that "Q" has become a group of people acting under the same name.[26][27] A stylometric analysis of Q posts claims to have uncovered that at least two people wrote as "Q" in different periods.[28][29] Q claimed to be a high-level government official with Q clearance, who has access to classified information involving the Trump administration and its opponents in the United States.[30] NBC News reported that three people took the original Q post and spread it across multiple media platforms to build an Internet following for profit. QAnon was preceded by several similar anonymous 4chan posters, such as FBIAnon, HLIAnon (High-Level Insider), CIAAnon, and WH Insider Anon.[31] Although American in origin, there is now a considerable QAnon movement outside of the United States, particularly in Europe."*

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Those are just a few highlights of what the Wiki has to say about the Chan Movement and why so many users on Twitch and Twitter tac the word "chan" to the end of their username.


If you want to read the full aticle to find out all the horrors of this horrendouse group of terrorists, here is the link:


* **[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4chan](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4chan)**

* **[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Chanology](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Chanology)**

* **[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QAnon](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QAnon)**


As of this discovery a new policy is now in place on my channel.. all mods are to **IMMEDIATLY BAN** any one and everyone they see with the word "Chan" at the end of their name, wither that user has ever visited my channel or not.


I want my mods to take ANY user they see on ANY channel ANYWHERE on Twitch to just ban those usernames from my channel as soon as they see them.


#From today forwards ALL USERNAMES ending in "Chan" are to be banned on sight.


#I do not want any member of this terrorist orgination near my channel.


#The Chans are horrible people and I want nothing to do with any of them.


#Anyone found to be a supporter of ANY Chan is to be banned from my channel, even if they do not have "Chan" at the end of their username.


On a side note... do you remember in June 2016 when a group of crazy protestors showed up in my driveway chanting that my family was "Satan worshiping pedophile cannibals of the Scottish Mafia"? Well, it says on that Wiki:


>>>>*"QAnon is a disproven and discredited far-right conspiracy theory alleging that a cabal of Satan-worshipping cannibalistic pedophiles is running a global child sex-trafficking ring and plotting against U.S. president Donald Trump, who is fighting the cabal."*

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Does that me those people in my driveway that day were QAnon members?


Scary... that group included 2 Mormon Bishops, the Old Orchard Beach Town Manager, several motel owners from Old Orchard Beach, an excavation owner in Old Orchard Beach, and 2 Old Orchard Beach Town councillors... uhm... does that mean Old Orchard Beach is infested with QAnon members?


I think I am finally starting to understand the weird accusations that get tossed at me and my family... like being called "Scottish Mafia" when we are not, and being called a "BDSM Dominatrix" when I am not, and being called a "Satan Worshiper" when I am not, or being called "pedophiles' or "cannibals" when we are not.


I never understood these accusations or what the possible source could have been, but I had never heard of QAnon until 2 days ago when Twitter announced they banned 70,000 QAnon members off Twitter, following the terrorist attack in Washington D.C. earlier this week. 


The Tweet my mod was referencing, was a Tweet where I asked "What is QAnon? I never heard of it before."


Okay, so now understand WHERE they got the accusations from, they apparently say those things about everyone. But the question still stands: Why me? Why my family? Why my Twitch channel? How did I become a target for members of such bizarre, psychotically deraged terroist group? 


Also... it says QAnon started in October 2017... but those people who were in my yard, the first time they showed up was April 10, 2015, and they arrived again May 14, 2015, June 12, 2015, September 12, 2015, and each time they showed up the group was bigger. They continued to show up throughout 2016.


Each group was lead by a masked man who always kept his face hidden. The group members called him "Mark" and "Mark Who Needs No Last Name"... he was a tiny elderly man about 5'9" very skinny, and had unkept white hair. He always arrived driving a backhoe, which is the same backhoe that drove over my house August 8, 2013. He was the one seen shooting at me and my family in several livestreams. He was prone to showing up while I was livestreaming... I think he used my livestream schedual to determine if I was home, and I also think he was trying to "get his 15 minutes of fame" because he was always trying to get himself and his rifales on my webcams.


All of it was recorded via those livestreams *(yes, this is why several Witcher 3 VODs are not available for you to watch... it's the ones with the terrorist attacks on my family in them.)*, and all the video footage forwarded to local police, who in turn forwarded it to the FBI, and the FBI assigned Agent Andy Drewer to the case June 26, 2016.


All of that was a full 2 years before the October 2017 date in that article.



As of this discovery a new policy is now in place on my channel.. all mods are to **IMMEDIATLY BAN** any one and everyone they see with the word "Chan" at the end of their name, wither that user has ever visited my channel or not.


I want my mods to take ANY user they see on ANY channel ANYWHERE on Twitch to just ban those usernames from my channel as soon as they see them.

#From today forwards ALL USERNAMES ending in "Chan" are to be banned on sight.

#I do not want any member of this terrorist organization near my channel.

#The Chans are horrible people and I want nothing to do with any of them.

#Anyone found to be a supporter of ANY Chan is to be banned from my channel, even if they do not have "Chan" at the end of their username.


#UPDATED to answer this question:

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*How is it you have never heard of 4chan or QAnon? I thought you were a dark webber? Everyone always talks about how you know all the darkest deepest sites on the internet. 4chan is like the biggest dark web website ever.*

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Uhm... WHO exactly says I know dark web websites and what exactly is a dark webber?

I've been on the internet since 1996, but I build websites, I don't visit websites. In my 25 years on the internet I've probably visited fewer than 100 websites total, if that many. In fact, I can list off the top of my head websites I visit and use:

* Amazon

* Blogger/BlogSpot (as a blog writer, I don't read blogs by others)

* Deviantart (as a blog writer, I don't read/view content by others)

* eBay

* FaceBook

* FanFiction.Net (not visited since 2011)

* LinkedIn (as a blog writer, I don't read blogs by others)

* LiveJournal (as a blog writer, I don't read blogs by others)

* MySpace

* Nexus

* Pinterest


* SoapBox

* Squidoo (ceased to exist 2013)

* Twitch

* Twitter

* WordPress (as a blog writer, I don't read blogs by others)

* YouTube

* Zazzle

Wow... not only didn't reach 100, I didn't even reach 20.

I find it rather laughable that you or ANY ONE would think of me as someone who knows "dark web" web sites.

When exactly do you think I have time to browse the internet to even look for any website at all?

I work 80 to 120 hour weeks. 

I publish 4 novels a year, dozens of short stories a month, 2 to 3 non-fiction articles every day, paint on canvas with acrylic art for **[new merch products](https://www.zazzle.com/store/eelkat)** weekly, write for 12 blogs, and a manage/edit/write for 200 websites **[like this one](https://www.eelkat.com/)** which I built from the ground up and am the ONLY person managing/editing/writing for... AND I'm a retail merchandiser for HallMark travelling hundreds of miles a week to set up displays at WalMarts, CVS, Post Offices, WalGreens, and Khols all over New England. On top of all of that I make YouTube videos AND stream on Twitch.

So, explain to me WHEN you think it is that I have any free time for browsing the internet? 

I don't know who told you I was a "dark webber" or that I would know anything about "dark web" web sites, but, honey... check their username... did it say "Chan" at the end of their name? Yeah... THEY are a "dark webber" who visits "dark web" websites, not me, as can be clearly seen by them putting "Chan" at the end of their username.

You might want to reconsider where you get your information about me, who you get your information about me from, and fact check the source of the information you get about me.



If you could recommend I watch one VOD that best represented your channel, which would it be?

This one....




The Princess Bride predicting Covid-19?

Avallac'h's a Good Tutor?
Of What? How to Better Bed Kings?


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Risk self-publishing vs. Waiting to be published




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Risk self-publishing vs. Waiting to be published

>>Would it be more worth it to self-publish a book and build a fanbase manually,

Not unless you are independently wealthy.

People are always asking how I live the extreme lifestyle I live being a self pubbed author. They think I live off my book sales. No. It's call be married to a millionaire.

I succeed in book marketing because I've got a husband who thinks nothing of buying my a $5,000 30TB computer, spending $2,000 just on the wig for my CosPlay, spending $8,000 to buy 2.5million marbles for me to glue to my car, or paying $14,000 to buy advertising for my book. If I wasn't a YouTube gamer, an art car builder, and a CosPlayer known for my insanely over the top costumes, and taking my art cars and costumes to gammer cons... do you really think I'd have the sales or the fan base I have? And I wouldn't have the gamer and cosplaying ca supplies without a husband who can afford to buy that stuff.

Far too many people look at successful self publishers and think they started out with nothing.

Ergone was written by a 14 year old boy who had $20,000 in pocket change to buy a 1 day add in New York Times.

Wool was written by a man who had enough money to give away 1 million copies of his book.

John Locke took $24,000 and bought $24,000 worth of his own books to boost sales rank.

There is no such thing as a successful self publisher, who didn't already have the money to buy their way to the top.

Look at all the top selling self-published authors. Every one of them has a large financial backing to start out with, and used that money for some form of marketing.

And I'm not talking buying $100 FB ad and a $200 BookBub ad. I'm talking tens of thousands of dollars for massive large scale offline marketing.

>>or to try one's luck in being published and have the book rise from there?

No book ever rose on it's own. Not even in trade.

Do you know how a book gets on the New York Times Bestselling list? By a big house publisher buying 1 million copies of the book the first day, then tossing them in a shredder. That's how they get the big mega sized sales started. The first million sales never went to a reader.

A lot of authors and readers are shocked when they find out the Big 5 book publishers do that. But that's how they stay the Big 5.

It's called marketing. And most marketing is just like those million books shredded to get on the NYT list or John Locke buying his own books. It's underhanded, it's dirty, but it works, and in book publishing... it's he with the most money who gets to the top, not he who writes the best book. Sad, but that's the way it's been for a very long time.

Would it be more worth it to self-publish a book and build a fanbase manually, or to try one's luck in being published and have the book rise from there?

The real question is, how many tens of thousands of dollars do you have laying around? If you can afford to toss $20k-$30k out the window, go with self-publishing. If not, aim at trade publishing and let them toss the twenty grand out the door for you.

>>I think self-publishing is a great idea, but plagiarism is a huge concern.

Why?

You know... whenever I hear someone say they are scared of being robbed by thieves, my first response is also to assume they themselves are a thief and ask: "So who have you robbed?" An honest, none thief person, doesn't spend their time worrying about thieves, because honest people naturally assume others to be honest as well. In my experience, the only people who ever worry about being robbed are the very people who are going to rob you blind, thus why they think everyone around them is a thief, because they naturally assume everyone  would do what they would do.

That's something to think about.

In my experience the average person is honest and wouldn't even consider stealing something, and also likewise has trouble comprehending why others would steal, given that they themselves would never think to steal something.

So, maybe the question is... WHY do you think people will steal your work? What have you stolen, that causes you to think, other people are naturally thieves?

If you are terrified of people stealing your book, you might want to do some deep soul searching to find out WHY you have that fear, because unless you are JKRowlings or Stephen King, pirates aren't interested in your book. They only go after books they can make money off of.

>>if a self-published book were to become popular, would they stand a similar chance as any other book in being traditionally published once noticed?

Again... how much money are you going to spend to make it popular? It ain't gonna happen on it's own.

As a general rule, you won't see trade pubs begging for your book until after it sells a million copies, and newsflash, there have been exactly THREE (3) self published authors who sold a million copies of a book: Amanda Hocking, John Locke, and Hugh Howey.

Three and only three.

And 2 of those three bought their own damned books!

John Locke bought the books and just kept them. Hugh Howey bought the books and gave them away for free. BOTH of the authors who sold a million copies, did so, by buying their own books!

READERS did NOT buy those first million copies sold!

And THAT happens all the time.

It's not uncommon for a self published author to put up their own money to buy 10,000, 20,000, or more copies of their own book.

Why do you think Amazon changed their system in July 2015? They ever said that's why they did it. Amazon said they found over 8million FAKE accounts, that were owned by some of the biggest names in Kindle publishing. The books being digital, the authors didn't have to worry about where to store the books after they bought them.

There was a HUGE boom in self publishers supposedly selling millions of copies of their books, almost instantly, throughout 2013 until July 2015 when Amazon cut off their ability to do so.

Have you noticed that SINCE July 2015, you are no longer seeing self publishers getting 100K+ books sales every month? It was a damned scam and any one who watched the news reports knows that.

Amazon took some 17,000 self published authors to court over it, Sued their asses off, deleted their author accounts.

The whole "Kindle Millionaire" hype going on in 2013 and 2014 was nothing but a massive scam of wealthy authors buying their own books to boost sales rank.

That's the reality of the Kindle Millionaire and that's also why Amazon released their tax records to the public, complete with all the names of every single self published author and how many books they REALLY sold and how much money they made.

And those numbers were alarming.

According to Amazon's tax records, there are ONLY 3 self published authors to EVER sell a million copies of their books, and 17,000 frauds who lied about their sales.

According to Amazon's tax records, the next highest amount of sales for a self pubbed book was 300,000 copies. Not even half a million.

Also according the Amazon's tax records 83% of all authors published on Kindle have earned under $5,000, most of them earning under $100 per year, meaning that 83% of self published authors are selling fewer then 50 books a year. MILLIONS of authors, have YET to sell 100 copies of their books.

And when you consider that and then you look at the amount of work authors like me put into marketing and to get sales. I mean think about it... I have 170+ novels, novellas, and short stories on Kindle right now, across my 15 pennames, and only one of those books has ever reached 7,000 copies. Three of them ,made it to 3,000, a few made it to a thousand. All of them have reached at least 200 sales, and many are at 500... AND I'm considered one of top selling self publishers in terms of how many books I've sold across all titles. I think all together I've not yet reached 20,000 total sales from all titles combined. It's not easy, and it takes a lot of money put into travel to cons and buying business cards and making CosPlays....I've spent more then I've made and like I said, if I didn't have a husband who was paying for all this, I dought I'd have the sales I do.

>>How do publishing houses deal with work that has been self-published/around on the internet before?

In the case of Eragon, Scholastic Books knew they could get a movie deal and market the book through their Weekly Reader Program that sells several hundred million copies of children's books at classroom book fairs.

In the case of Harry Potter, once again, Scholastic Books knew they could get a movie deal and market the book through their Weekly Reader Program that sells several hundred million copies of children's books at classroom book fairs.

In the case of Hunger Games, oh there they are again, Scholastic Books knew they could get a movie deal and market the book through their Weekly Reader Program that sells several hundred million copies of children's books at classroom book fairs.

Do you see a pattern here?

A trade publisher is only going to pick up a self pubbed book that they think they can get a movie deal out of, so that they can use the movie as a marketing tool to sell insane amount of millions of books after the movie's release.

It's very, very, very difficult for a self pubbed book to get picked up by a trade publisher

>>If you want to write a lot and publish a lot and market a lot, self publishing might be for you. There won't be "the" book. You'll want to put out a lot of books. It sucks because you have to do everything yourself.

So few newbie author believe this even after dozens of long time self-pubbed authors tell them this too. They have to learn the hard way. They they boo-hoo "Why did no one tell me I had to publish a new novel every single month for 3 years in a row before I'd start selling books?" We did. You didn't listen.

Self pubbing is not an easy road. People think it's easy, because, yeah, it's easy to slap any old book up on Amazon. Sure. But try making a sale. With out the determination, dedication, and motivation to be pumping out books every few weeks, you ain't gonna make it very far in self publishing.

It takes a certain type of personality to stick with it and succeed and, let's face it, not many authors have what it takes. Most authors want to write a book and let someone else do the work. You can't do that in self publishing. You either gotta be damned good at editing or hire a good editor, you got to be damned good at art or hire a good cover artist. Then you gotta know how to market and sell that book. I was a door to door salesmen for 16 years. I know EXACTLY what it takes to get my foot in the door and make a sale. I dare the average author to make it even 16 days in a door-to-door sales job. And you know what, if you can't succeed as a door to door salesman, you'll never make it as a self-publisher, because you need the exact same people and retail skills to do both.

>>There is no stigma. There are self pub authors on Amazon calling themselves "published" despite no trad contract. No one calls them on it as far as I know. Why would they? It doesn't matter. If people are enjoying the work, who is anyone to judge?

probably because self publishing has existed for 2,000 years, while trade publishing and contracts was invented in 1952 :P

You know, self-publishing didn't have a stigma until the 1980s, and that was largly due to the vanity press boom, scamming authors at the time. Now that people have started to realize vanity press is a scam, the self-pubbing stigma is fading again.

>>Self-publishing is rarely a good route into trade publishing. That's because, like you, most writers underestimate what it will take to built a fanbase manually. Most self-published books sell less than 100 copies

^ THIS ^

I get THOUSANDS of emails from self-pubbed authors, ALWAYS asking the exact same question:

"How are you selling thousands of books? I published my book 6 months ago and I've barely sold 10 copies. What am I doing wrong?"

I ask them: "How are you marketing it?"

They'll say: "Well I put a link on my FB..."

Honey, if you want to sell thousands of copies like I do, then you gotta market like I do. That means getting off ya ass and being at every single convention, every single carnival, every single festival, every single weekend. It means getting a booth and signing up to give lectures. It means writing a curriculum and teaching workshops. It means printing up thousands of business cards and handing them out to total strangers on the beach.

Yes, my self-pubbed books sell thousands of copies, while most struggle to reach 100.... but it's because I work my ass off every damned day, doing massive amounts of offline, personal, face to face marketing.

I have a fanbase of 300,000 email subscribers, and took me 20 years to build that list. I have 7,000 fans that I can rely on to be there day one of a new book publication to buy it in rabid frenzy, and they didn't get find me by browsing Amazon or FaceBook... they found me, from the convention circuit.

A lot of people who buy my books, do so because: "Hey, I remember her, that's that author who gave that class I went to at the comic book convention. She was CosPlaying as ___. We took selfie together. She signed my con program. I'm gonna buy her book."

>>most writers underestimate what it will take to built a fanbase manually.

Years of grueling hard work.

>>Most self-published books sell less than 100 copies

Without insanely levels of offline marketing, extreme motivation and determination... self-pubbed books rarely even reach 100 copies sold total in their lifetime and they make take 10 or 12 years just to do that.

You look at the self-pubbers who are selling lots of copies, they are doing the same thing I am. No self-pubber ever reached thousands of books sold without getting off their ass and doing hella extreme marketing offline, where they can meet readers face to face.

You want to sell books, you literally have to be where the fans are, shaking their hands, in person. That means buying a motorhome and hitting the road.

>>Getting to that level often means self-pubbing a heap of books - not just one. It could take you years and many releases to build that kind of audience, if at all.

Yep. I've been self-publishing since the 1970s. There's 40 years of work, gone into it. And not one book either... I've self published 130+ novels, 2,000+ short stories, 30+ nonfiction books, and a few dozen stage plays.

Far too many newbies look at my books sales, and think they can slap a book on Kindle and be set for life. They forget to look at how many years I've been doing this, how many books I've published, and what kind of offline marketing goes into it.

And you know what? The most any of my books has ever sold was 7,000 copies. I'm considered a top seller in the self-publishing field, and my sales aren't even close to the sales a trade pubbed book will see. And that there is something to REALLY think about.

7,000 books ain't a lot of books, when you stop and really think about it, a trade pubbed book will sell that many copies it's first week, without the author working their ass off for the sales, but in comparison to the average self-pebber, 7,000 copies of one title sold is a HUGE amount.

I love the lifestyle that comes with self-publishing. I thrive on being at conventions and hugging fans and talking with people... but a lot of authors don't have that personality and don't want a life on the road lifestyle.

People are always asking me, why, if I self publish, and I love it so much, why am I always telling people NOT to self publish?

I tell newbie writers to not self publish, because 90% of the time they are not cut out for the lifestyle. Not many authors have wjat it takes to make a sale. 90% of authors have no clue what is involved in succeeding in the self-publishing scene, and even when they find out they say: "It won't be that way for me. I'll be successful without all the work these other guys do." No, no you won't. You'll fail miserably, never reach 100 copies sold, and then be crying in my inbox "Oh boo hoo, why is my book not selling like yours are, I write better then you, and I can't get any sales."

In self-publishing, it's NOT the best written books that sell the best... it's the most dedicated authors who are willing to put their nose to the grindstone that sell the best.

I've done both. Self publishing and trade. And you know what? Trade's easier. It's a lot easier. But trade also bored the hell out of me. I LIKE the high stress of working con circuits, I like CosPlaying, I like signing up as a featured guest, if you want to succeed at self publishing you have to like those things and get used to writing a curriculum, getting over phobias of speaking in public (I had those), getting used to the grueling schedule of packing, unpacking, setting up, dodging fans, signing books, posing for pictures, never getting to a bathroom because there are 2,000 people between you and the bathroom and they ALL want a hug and a selfie, carrying anything you can find to eat with you all day long, because you'll never have a free second to have a meal, dealing with crazy fans (bad fans, not good fans) which often requires police involvement and happens more often then most cons would like to admit, (a church group somehow got into one Con, and stormed into the Yaoi workshop chanting we were going to Hell, one year) ... it's a fast paced, hectic life on the road (you'll need to buy a motorhome and get used to RV lifestyle and paint your name and books covers on the side). I also appear at car shows, autism events, festivals, fairs, carnivals, pretty much anything that let's me set up a booth, you are gonna see me at.

I left trade publishing, because the lifestyle bored me. I returned to self publishing, because it's lifestyle I like.

But MOST authors are self-absorbed, shy, quiet, people who like to hole themselves up and never meet a fan face to face. And if you are that type of person, then self-publishing is not for you.

Far too many people think they can slap up a book and be done with it. Once you've published that book, the easy part is over, the hard part has yet to start, and you've only just begun.

>>Unless you're Hugh Howey or Andy Weir, it just isn't going to happen.

I actually know Hugh Howey, knew him before he was famous... and I know for a fact, he didn't just get lucky. He worked his ass off to get those sales.

There's a man with an astounding level of dedication to marketing his book on levels most self pubbers can't even begin to imagine. He wasn't an overnight success. It took him years of dedication to marketing a book that never made one penny on. He gave it away for free. He spent his life savings to give away a million free copies of Wool.

It was not by accident he made it to the top and it certainly wasn't luck.

>>Has anyone here had success with self publishing?

I think it depends on how you define success.

I've had some self-pubbers tell me I'm a failure because I haven't reached whatever level they were at yet, and others say they could only dream of reaching my level of success. I think most would say I'm somewhere in the middle... just successful enough to be seen as successful by some, while not successful enough to be seen as a success by others. :P

My top 3 selling self-pubbed books in order are:

The Night of the Screaming Unicorn

BoomFuzzy

Into the Swamp of Death

Each of these volumes, were reprints of older, previously published books, that had a large already there, fan following. Each of these books had fans who had previously read them years ago, waiting to read them again. Thus, when their re-release was announced, each of these 3 books, sold:

1,000+ copies the first day of publication, with-in the first hour of going live.

Each of these books got a few hundred more copies the following day.

Each got a few hundred more copies the following week.

After the first month, MOST of the fans had bought copies, and sales dried up near completely within 60 days of the release date.

For the first 6 months of publication, each title continued to see 10 or 12 sales a week.

After that each title saw fewer than 10 sales per month.

Now 3 years after the publication date, each title receives 1 to 4 sales per month.

Though 1 of these books ranks as the #1 bestseller for one of it's categories, each of these 3 titles has a sales rank of the low millions. It was around 2 million when I last checked and it's probably around 3 million by now.

Of all my self pubbed books none has sold more then 7,000 copies, a few reached 3,000 copies, some reach 1,000, most have not yet reaches 1,000 but are slowly getting there at a rate of 10 or 12 copies a month, some fizzled out at 100 copies.

In all I've 170+ novels, novellas, and short stories on Amazon spread across 15 different pennames.

So how does this translate into income?

Novels (150,000 to 300,000 words): The ebooks editions sell for $7.99, the paperback editions sell for $14.99.

After Amazon takes their cut, I make $3+/- per copy sold (for both print and ebook editions).

3,000x$3 means that my top selling titles will bring in a grand total of no more then $9,000 in their lifetme

1,000x$3 means that MOST of my titles have yet to reach bringing in a lifetime total of $3,000

10x$3 means that MOST of my titles will earn me around $30 income per month.

Short Stories: ebook editions .99c (1,000 words), $1.99 (7,000 words), or $2.99 (30,000 wods); Print editions are collections of 10 or more stories and are $14.99... so earnings from shorts varies from .35c to $3 per copy sold)

Most months the Quaraun series brings in less then $200 a month income.

Meaning that my yearly income from sales of the Quaraun series comes to around $2,000 per year (my yearly income from Monster Porn sales is less income then a WalMart cashier earns each MONTH. If you are looking to earn money fast, get a job a WalMart, it less work, for more pay, for fewer hours worked. :P )

But that's my numbers. If that translates to success or not I'll leave for others to decide.

My books are self-pubbed via Amazon Kindle and Amazon Kindle Paperbacks(Beta).

On a side note... each of my books goes through 7 to 12 edits and revisions before publication, and the book covers are professionally made, averaging $150 to $300 for each cover (I have hired actual Fantasy art painters to do many of my covers, so they REALLY stand out and are not what most people expect to see on self-pubbed books) . I have to sell a few hundred copies before I reach a break even point.

My uncle did the same thing. He wrote 5 books, and ended up $200,000 in debt, because of a vanity press he got hooked up with. In the end he only sold about 12 copies of 1 book, and I don't think he sold any of the rest at all. This was back in the 1980s, before the rise of ebooks too, so he had 10s of 1,000s of his books in storage units because he couldn't fit them in his house.

>>The kboards (Kindle forum) Writer's Café

Be careful there... a LOT of predators stalk that place. In 2013, 73 authors, myself included, had our accounts hijacked by a raving lunatic who used our accounts to start attacking other authors and writing wild crazy shit.

On my own account, the guy posted THOUSANDS of wild posts in a matter of hours, then erased all my actual posts and replaced them with this freaked out stuff (really bad stuff)

Then he went offline and started attacking the authors at their homes. 3 authors (myself included) were crippled (I was paralyzed for 5 months and had to relearn to walk) 2 authors got killed (one by having her face stabbed with a broken bottle)... all because of an anthology we did. Of the 101 authors in the Kboards anthology, 73 of us got attacked by this madman, and all 101 of us left Kboards because of it, because when we contacted the admins for help, they just ignored the situation... people are DEAD.... and the owners, admins, and mods ignored it.

The FBI got involved, they are still trying to find out who did it.

Nears as any one could tell it was a Kb member who was mad because they didn't get published in the anthology, given the way they attacked only members who were in the anthology.

It was a nightmare.

Turns out... the KB forum, is hosted on an insecure server (does not have the green https padlock) and because of that, it was easy for the hacker to get into their system and just take full control over dozens of accounts.

I've never trusted any website without the green padlock https in their url since.

The FBI agent in charge is in constant monthly update with those of us who got attacked and he hasn't caught the guy who did it yet, so be careful over there. Somewhere on KB there is a member wanted for 2 counts of murder, 3 attempted murders, and a lot of identity theft.

Yep. What crowqueen said.

>>The problem is that experimental work, with a smaller market

If you want to succeed in a small market with self-publishing, you got be CONSTANTLY marketing OFFLINE at conventions, book signings, giving lectures, anime cons, gamer cons, comic cons.... You really have to have the ability to be right where your readers are and selling to them in person, or at least handing out lots and lots of business cards.

I write/self publish Dark Fantasy Yaoi and if I just slapped my books on Kindle and waited for sales, I'd wouldn't have sales. I have to be constantly on the road, setting up booths and lectures at any con open to having a Yaoi author as a guest. That kind of hard work is a MUST if you have a small market genre and you want to self publish it and be successful at it.

>>I actually went with Lulu.com for my third book but the process was exhausting and cost $$$

Oh my! Have they changed something? It's been about 2 years since I last published a book with them, and back then it was free and they have never tried to sell me anything.

I did see someone post on FB a while back though saying they were taking their stuff off Lulu because of changes to the company. Perhaps that's what they were referring to?

>>I know the chance of me writing a book and getting it published and selling extremely well is low enough, and the chance is even lower for someone at my age,

Publishers do not ask your age. Plenty of children and teens get published all the time.

Eragon by Christopher Paolini is a good example. He wrote it when he was 12, published it at 14. Was a millionaire from the movie and toy franchise of his book by the time he was 16. And that was a NaNoWriMo book that he self-published.

>>I'd like to start somewhere else while I work on getting published.

If you are really serious about a career in publishing, don't put it aside for later. As soon as you do that, it'll snowball, and before you know you'll be like millions of other 40 year olds looking back and wondering why you never found time to write that book. Don't wait. Write it now. You're never too young to start.

As I said in my response to another comment on this thread...

>>Fucking hell. 15? When I was fifteen I didn't know which end of a sentence got the period.

When I was 15, I already had 3 books, 100+ short stories and 5 stage plays published. I published my first book when I was 8. Of course at 9 years old I was removed from public school because I was too far ahead of the rest and too young to attend high school. So I enrolled in college. I got my first college degree at 16.

Age has nothing to do with it.

If you are driven to do something, you will do it regardless.

>>This all depends on what type of writing you are doing, and where you are located. I'm from the US, and if you are as well, I can say with almost 98% certainty, if you wanted to freelance write for people, that would be a no-go because freelancing is all about contracts, and legally, a minor cannot sign a contract.

The parents can act as the child's representatives and sign for them. Mine did.

>>from what I've read from authors who have been through both traditional and self publication, self pub nets you a much larger percentage of each sale (70% vs 5-15% depending on your deal)

Yes.

4% is pretty standard royalty for most first time authors in trade publishing

Kindle publishing pays 70%, unless you are selling to countries that have added fees (India and Japan for example), then it's 35%




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