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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Amazon Fraud Alert: "Origin Media," "Richard Taylor"Scalping Books, Overcharging for "Little Singers"

UPDATE: “Richard TAYLOR” has broken all records trying to sell “Little Singers” for $999!

As I searched for "Singing Lessons for Little Singers" on Amazon.com today, I was shocked to find seller "Origin Media" trying to pass off a copy for $150, nearly ten times the retail price! This incredibly unethical company was hoping that a customer would accidentally click on the wrong seller and then have to fork over the money to them. BUYER BEWARE!!!

As I continued to dig, I also discovered the following :
  • Origin Media has 149 canned feedback comments, essentially all of them 5 stars, from imaginary people such as "Miss Phluffy." I can't prove that these reviews are fake, but what do you think?

    5
    out of 5
    : "I'm really pleased with my order! It arrived very quickly (3 days before the earliest estimated delivery date) and wasn't damaged in any way. "

    Date: May 29, 2011 Rated by Buyer: Miss Phluffy
  • My brother also found his book scalped by Origin Media, but the funny thing is he has never actually sold a copy of that book! Yes, you heard that right. This book seller intends to wait until you buy the book through them, then they will go and buy it for $15.95 and charge you $149.55, pocketing the $133.60 markup plus $3.99 handling!?
  • I looked up details about Origin Media and found out it is run by a man named Byron Belitsos, a founder of a prominent 9/11 "Truther" organization. For those of you who don't know, "Truthers" are way-out political activists who claim that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were an "inside job" done by our own government.

    "Byron Belitsos is an author, editor, journalist, and book publisher as well as an experienced political activist and practicing mystic. He was an inaugural member of the board of 911truth.org and produced "9/11 Truth Convergence," one of the first 9/11 conferences. He is the CEO of Origin Press, where he published Inside Job, by Jim Marrs....Byron has been politically active since 1969 in a variety of venues and contexts in the labor and socialist movements and most recently, in the world democracy movement; he is a board member of the Democratic World Federalists. "
So unless you want to pay ten times the retail price for "Little Singers," knowing that the markup will go into the pockets of an anti-government crook, I suggest you be careful on Amazon until this is taken care of. You can always purchase "Singing Lessons for Little Singers" at Lulu.com without any risk at our storefront: Singing Lessons for Little Singers.

Friday, February 3, 2012

New Edition of Level A Now Available on Lulu

We're still working on getting the First Edition of Level A up on Amazon.com, but in the meantime it is up and ready on Lulu.com.

Improvements over the Pre-Release Edition include a new "Hello Friends" song as well as 4 other short songs from the Kodaly tradition to practice the Body Scale intervals; improved worksheets that are more appropriate for the age range; updated lesson plans and parent/teacher introductions; a newly-designed certificate of completion; and much general cleaning up of the images and layout.

Look for updated online resources in the near future including sing-along tracks with a live singer!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Level A - Very Young Beginner Pre-release Edition Now Available

The New Little Singers Level A for preschoolers and early elementary kids is now available in pre-release edition! I wouldn't load up since we will be making final revisions before the official release in January, but feel free to use it on any students you have between now and then. Order it now on our Lulu Storefront.

Sign up to help us test it out and I'll pay you back for your copy, and buy you the first edition when it comes out in January.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Save 20% off "Singing Lessons for Little Singers"

Save 20% off "Singing Lessons for Little Singers" with the coupon code "SINK305" up to $100. Expires midnight Friday, Aug. 12th.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

25% off "Little Singers" This Week

Lulu is running a 25% off sale on "Singing Lessons for Little Singers,"  now through Friday midnight, up to $400.  Use the coupon code "TIME305" .

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

15% off "Singing Lessons for Little Singers" this week

 In case you missed last week's 20% off...
Our distributer has decided to run another sale on "Singing Lessons for Little Singers." You can get 15% off (up to $100) from now until midnight Friday by using the coupon code "JULY305."