We haven’t had one of these since last December, but today we have another addition to our series about Self-Published Geniuses, where we bring you news of authors with a vanity press book in which the author claims to have made paradigm-shattering discoveries, and announces his work by hiring a press release service.
The press release for this one is titled Evidence from Both Sides on the Basic Theories of Life Creation vs. Evolution from Outskirts Press, from something called PR Buzz. It says:
Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated religion and education book from Leland NC author Matthew Watts.
It says this book is “highly anticipated.” But before proceeding further, we need to confirm that it qualifies for our collection. Was it published by a vanity press? No problem. The website of Outskirts Press makes it quite obvious that if you pay them, they’ll publish whatever it is that you’ve written. If you’re willing to pay extra, they’ll provide illustrations and even help you write it. What a great outfit!
Okay. We’ve got a vanity press book and we’ve got the author’s press release. Let’s dig in and see what it says, with some bold font added by us for emphasis.
… Outskirts Press Inc. has published Creation vs. Evolution: A Look at the Religions of Science by Matthew Watts. The author’s most recent book to date is a 5.5 x 8.5 paperback in the religion and education category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
We found it at Amazon: Creation vs Evolution: A Look at the Religions of Science. It’s only $24.95 in paperback — what a bargain! There are no reviews yet.
Let’s read on from the press release:
“Which is the best theory Creation or Evolution?” asks author Watts. “Which theory presents the better interpretation of the evidence?”
Isn’t that the same question you’ve been asking yourself, dear reader? Then this is the book for you! We continue:
This book was written in the hope of helping readers with these questions and hopefully lead them to do their own research. Watts’ family and friends have constantly asked him questions dealing with these two theories so he decided to write this book to not only help them but everyone else as well.
This book was written to help you. Isn’t that wonderful? Here’s more:
260 pages in length Creation vs. Evolution: A Look at the Religions of Science is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the religion and education category.
Wowie — it’s 260 pages long! And it’s being “aggressively promoted.” That’s great! But what about the author? The press release informs us:
Matthew Watts has an Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences in Marine Technology. He has constantly studied science and kept up with the latest discoveries. Mr. Watts has a profound interest in science and he collects science text books to continually gain more knowledge and understanding about science and to keep up with the latest of what is being taught.
An Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences in Marine Technology? Wow — that’s probably a two-year degree from a community college. Watts sounds like the perfect author for such a book. But wait — there’s more:
Mr. Watts became a Christian at the age of ten. He believes in the creation theory but always studies all new evidences presented from both the creationist and evolutionist side to increase his knowledge and understanding on the subject.
Ah, the author is a creationist! There’s no doubt about it, dear reader. This is the book you’ve been waiting for. Get it now! Your Curmudgeon is pleased to have brought you this information.
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