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Subject: Harriet Klausner finally exposed?
Date Posted: 10/10/2012 12:16 PM ET
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What say you all?

Date Posted: 10/10/2012 1:24 PM ET
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Boy oh boy - "Sneaky" really gave her a going over! Wonder if this will result in any action against her?

Date Posted: 10/10/2012 1:29 PM ET
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I will be curious. Amazon does encourage book source disclosure for ARCs, but I don't think they enforce it. Reselling them at a profit might raise some eyebrows at corporate headquarters.

If there was a book on that seller's list I'd read I would really consider ordering one just for curiosity's sake.

Date Posted: 10/10/2012 3:13 PM ET
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This looks like the Harriet mystery is finally solved.  I hope Amazon, readers, book clubs, everyone really really hold this person accountable for the fraud they have perpetrated.

Date Posted: 10/10/2012 3:33 PM ET
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Very interesting. And there's one other potential legal problem for Harriet, if what the blogger posts is true. It's a violation of U.S. postal regulations to send promotional material via book rate. So, if she's selling the books online, and sending them to buyers via book rate with said promotional material included (knowingly or unknowingly), she's breaking the rules. The potential fines may even make this worth investigating.

Oh, and I wonder if civil RICO might come into play - using the U.S. mail to perpetrate fraud. I wonder if this would be of interest to the GA state AG.

I wonder if Harriet can spell P-R-I-S-O-N.

Date Posted: 10/10/2012 4:06 PM ET
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Genie, you are awesome. Just awesome.

Date Posted: 10/10/2012 9:08 PM ET
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Wow!