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Are Maximillien De Lafayette's books good?

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posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 03:41 AM
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He seems to have many books on UFOs and ETs. Does anyone here know if his books are good? Here is a link to his books page on Amazon.com: www.amazon.com...=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Thanks.




posted on Apr, 18 2010 @ 04:37 AM
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I've never read any but looks like most get pretty good reviews on Amazon.



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 09:28 AM
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Why are the used books priced: $158.00, $350.00, $450.00, up to $1,000.00 USD on Amazon.com? How many books were printed each time? Has anyone read them? Are they banned or forbidden books? What is the deal?



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 03:23 PM
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Originally posted by frugal
Why are the used books priced: $158.00, $350.00, $450.00, up to $1,000.00 USD on Amazon.com? How many books were printed each time? Has anyone read them? Are they banned or forbidden books? What is the deal?


I don't know. I was thinking about possibly purchasing one but it is nearly impossible to find one new or in really good condition for a reasonable price. On Amazon.com it seems like there are only some used ones available for, in my opinion, ridiculously high-prices.

[edit on 30-4-2010 by Viper2]



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 03:47 PM
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I find it semi crazy how much some of these ufology related books cost.

Why are some of them so pricey? Is it rarity?



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 05:08 PM
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I have no idea why used copies of MDL's book are so expensive.


Anyways, I bought this book. It is huge and very comprehensive on the UFO/ET subject:

www.amazon.com...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272664937&sr=8-1


And for the Ancient Aliens subject I bought this book that is very popular:

www.amazon.com...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272665134&sr=1-1


Haven't read either one of them yet though.



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 05:28 PM
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Are they good? who knows, but look at it this way. Do you think there is a single case or subject in any of those books that ATS does not have 10 or more threads on?



posted on Apr, 30 2010 @ 06:40 PM
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Hi! I read one of Stichens books last summer. It didn't really have any answers it just raised more complicated questions. I saw two things together in the sky last April for a minute, and I just wanted to know
what is going on. I am not a nut job, I am a responsible parent who was standing at the bus stop at 6:30 a.m. I just want to read some of these theories, and know if we should be worried or not. I figure no one really discusses weird phenomenon, but it turns out my neighbor and her friend each in their late 50s and upstanding community citizens each had a sighting in the last ten years. So are there more daily sightings? Is there a run on these books due to this? Should we be concerned? Are these books grounded in reality? Or is it all fictional BS? I have been to Stone Henge, and the Sun Pyramid in Mexico, I feel maybe larger forces are at work.



posted on Mar, 28 2011 @ 12:22 AM
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Maximillien de Lafayette is the world's biggest online one man self-publishing scam artist, ever to con curious and unsuspecting readers out of their money, through his kindle and paperback books that are being sold via the internet.
He came onto the online publishing scene about five years ago, with books on ufos, aliens, subterranean and aquatic alien bases, the Anunnaki and joint military-alien projects, and started compilations of notes/ research that were his own, as well as publications and research of others in this field, and published dozens of these books, with scant concern for the copyright violations he was committing, by not asking for, or receiving copyright permission from other authors and researchers to publish their work in his books. In february of 2010, Maximillien de Lafayette's contract with Amazon's publishing division (Createspace) was cancelled, due to the many complaints submitted by readers and other authors, whose work was being exploited for financial gain.
He had a good run of it though, profiting off of the research and publications of others, for about 4 years, before it all came crashing down.

Thinking of how to get back with Amazon/ Createspace publishing, he came up with the genius idea of telling me that his Anunnaki Ulema teacher and protector Mordachai ben Zvi came to heal him in the Chelsea Court apartment (in Manhattan) last year. He said we should republish the best selling books that were taken down by amazon, under my name, with him using the "nom de plume" Germain Lumiere.
"ASHAR KITBU" was supposedly what Mordachai ben Zvi said to max, which in Anak'h means ten books. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, and having met him as a reader of his books and fan of the 'UFO HUNTERS" show on the History channel, felt bad about him suddenly being stripped of his online publishing income, and agreed to open a createspace account under my name. Something I should never have done with someone who just had his accounts cancelled due to publishing fraud and copyright violations, because a few months later the F.B.I. came to my door to question me about my association with him, and told me that we were both being investigated for online publishing fraud. My very first forays into writing, editing and publishing were now tainted with a fraud investigation because of him, and his devious publishing practices.

That account was cancelled also, but Maximillien de Laughayette was not one to be dissuaded from trying again. This time with lulu online publishing and amazon kindle.
The only loophole for him to get amazon to advertise his books again, was to publish with them on kindle. Something he had never done before, and the only avenue left for him to use with amazon.

Aside from the Anunnaki and alien/ ufology books, Maxie has come up with a very sly and successful gimmick: the art of publishing compilations of photos and articles pulled together from different websites and internet sources - on any given subject - which are then published and sold to you, the curious and unsuspecting reader, as some kind of masterpiece rare collection that has never been done before.
Only Maximillien's english is not good, and these pages are filled with grammatical and spelling errors, with poor to no editing, and bad formatting.
This egocentric narcissist "author" fills the first twenty or more pages with lists of his other publications, and publishes at least one or two of these books every week.

I would watch him pouring over his sales daily to see which books were selling the most - and it turned out to be his tabloid trash "Hollywood Scandals and Sex Pests and Divas and Femme Fatales" compilations of utter garbage!!
Money always being his bottom line, he prices these books to maximize his profits, depending on whether it's the $9.99 kindle deal, where he gets 70%, or the other premium packages to widen distribution channels, where he prices the book according to what he wants to receive per copy of book sold/ downloaded.
The quality of the text, format, editing and overall production is of minimal concern to him. These internet compilations are rush jobs that are Max's specialty.
To further confuse and bait the first time curious and unsuspecting reader, he writes many of his own five star reviews, under different names for each book.
A tell-tale sign: Max always refers to himself in the third person (I was a witness to this several times myself in person last year), by saying "and Lafayette said this" or "Lafayette said that" and "Lafayette is the foremost authority on this" and "Lafayette did not spare anybody" and "Lafayette exposed them all".

For the potential reader/ buyer who reads his reviews, pay attention to the ones with the lowest stars (not the 5 star reviews that are almost all of his own making), the ones written by amazon verified purchasers, and people who used their real names.

I have included one of my own, as it is currently posted on amazon:

WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY!!, March 21, 2011

By Angelique Doudnikova (New York, NY) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)
This review is from: THE WORLD GREATEST FEMALE SINGERS: Eastern Europe Best Singers and Entertainers. PART ONE. VOL 1. Part 2 (THE GREATEST FEMALE SINGERS AND PERFORMERS IN EASTER EUROPE) (Kindle Edition)
Attention to all potential buyers/ readers of this book:

The material herein is merely a compilation from various websites, archives and internet sources.

Maximillien de Lafayette's command of the english language is not good, with many grammatical and spelling errors to be found within these pages, as well as poor editing.
You only need to read the mistakes made in the title of this book, to see the beginning of page after page after page of errors, which occur throughout his books, unless they have been edited and proof-read by someone else, who is proficient in english.
These types of compilations are rush jobs that are Max's specialty.

Having lived with him and worked with him for much of last year, I should know.
The books I painstakingly worked on with him were a labor of love for me.
But I have still not been compensated for my work, and those books have been republished by this "author" with my name as co-writer/ editor removed.

Maximillien de Lafayette thinks it is ok to steal all the credit for my work, intellectual ideas and input for himself, as well as all the profits.
He also thinks it is ok to pay for his radio show (where he advertises his books) by making unauthorized charges to my bank account for the last six months,
since he had me forcibly removed from the apartment by telling lies to the police, to throw me out at 4:30am, friday October 8th, 2010, after an argument ensued,
when I woke up to find him having published a book we had been working on together "PHOTOS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD", and he had deleted my name from it as co-writer and editor.

Do not feed this narcisisstic man's ego with your money or you time on this, as you will be disappointed.
Anyone can come up with an idea to hodge - podge together a compilation of any kind, on any subject, by pulling together a bunch of articles and photos from various
websites. AND THAT IS WHAT THIS IS.
NO REAL WRITER TRULY WORTH HIS SALT, PUTS OUT AN ORIGINAL BOOK EVERY WEEK!!

Maximillien de Lafayette does not have the time or the patience to sit down and write something really original, meaningful and worthwhile, about the human condition, human cultures and societies, a masterpiece/ quality book that will stand the test of time.
He is only out to put as much stock - or rather as much schlock - as he possibly can, on all kinds of subjects, in the online publishing world.
A successful gimmick, to catch as many first time curious and unsuspecting readers as possible.
Your money is his bottom line. That is the only thing that matters to him, and not the quality of the material you are buying from him.

BUYER BEWARE!!
(Germaine Poitiers is a fictional persona maximillien uses on facebook, to advertise his books in the third person, as if it is really someone else.
Having lived with him on a daily basis, I saw him posting on facebook as Germaine Poitiers and Carol Lexter to advertise his own books. These are just
more fake personas he uses to legitimize his work as collaborations, in the eyes of his readers. Collaborators who don't exist, who never worked on the books, whom he never has to pay - like me - or face up to in the REAL WORLD. I never approved of this behaviour, and never understood why he chose to do this, but now I know why.)



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