SPUG: Perl Authors Needed for Book

Daniel Chetlin daniel at chetlin.com
Fri Nov 3 20:01:04 CST 2000

On Thu, Nov 02, 2000 at 06:00:12PM +0000, Tim Maher/CONSULTIX wrote:
> My name is Julia Gilbert and I am an Author Agent for Wrox
> <http://www.wrox.com> .
> We are currently in the process of producing a publication dedicated to
> professional Perl programming and are seeking authors who have the expertise
> to write chapters on one or more of the following subjects:-

I hate to be a jerk about this, but I would suggest that anyone
considering responding to this message take a look at this page:


The company she is talking about is Wrox, the book she is talking about
is this one, and it is all 100% true. They have been scouring the
internet for Perl people since early October.

I received almost this exact note from them in October (changed only to
reflect the moved back deadline and including my first name in the first
paragraph), and, thinking it was a personal email, responded with
interest. I discovered later that they're not paying particularly much,
they require all work to be done in MS Word, and that many people had
received that exact same letter. When I asked whether they could accept
work in another format than .doc since I don't use Windows, they stopped
responding to me.

Since then, I suspect nearly everyone involved in the Perl community
online has received one of these letters.

So, consider this a warning. And I apologize for making an issue out of


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