January seems to be the month for these things. We have yet 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 Xulon Author Releases Inspirational Book on Creation vs. Evolution, issued by Cision PRWeb, which describes itself as “the leader in online news distribution and publicity.” It says, with some bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections [that look like this]:
Within the pages of Richard D. Villanueva Sr.’s book, God or No God ($17.99, paperback, 9781545653739; $8.99, ebook, 9781545653746), readers will find an inspirational book that offers a refreshing new take on the differences between creation and evolution.
We can’t resist a book like that! Hey — we just noticed something. That link to the publisher’s website gives a more complete title for the book. The full title is: God or No God G = m t s ∞…TM God = matter time space to the power of infinity. We don’t know that means, but it appears to be very profound. Okay, back to the press release. It says:
God or No God provides an understanding of the real differences between creation and evolution which readers can apply to everyday living. The book offers a plan that can immediately to propel readers’ lives into action mode.
Ooooooooooooh! The book gives you a plan! They quote the author:
“With all the fake news, this book shows you how to follow the right path to spiritual enlightenment,” says Villanueva. “The information is current and inspiring. Take the plans and begin to balance your whole life. Too simple to mess up, this book will set you free.”
Ooooooooooooh! The book will set you free! The press release continues:
At age seven, Richard D. Villanueva Sr. raised greyhound race dogs for five years. He joined the Army in 1972 and was honorably discharged after four years. [An honorable discharge!] Since then, he’s worked many sales jobs and motivational jobs. He worked in a psychiatric facility and later became a Licensed Psychiatric Technician in 1980.
What’s a “Licensed Psychiatric Technician”? We googled around and learned this from a few different sources:
Psychiatric technicians provide therapeutic care to people with developmental disabilities or mental illness. They need at least a high school diploma, and are required to be certified. Psychiatric technicians, sometimes called mental health technicians, typically do the following: Observe patients’ behavior, listen to their concerns, and record their condition. Lead patients in therapeutic and recreational activities. … Restrain patients who may become physically violent.
Very impressive! Here’s one last excerpt from the press release:
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date.
Okay — we’ve got the press release, and it tells us the publisher is a vanity press, so the book qualifies for our collection! Let’s see if we can find it at Amazon. Yes! Here it is: God or No God G = M T S ∞…TM God = Matter Time Space to the Power of Infinity.
Like the press release says, it’s $17.99 in paperback, and for that you get a book that’s 196 pages long! They don’t have a “look inside” feature, and there are no customer reviews yet. You can be the first!
Okay, dear reader, your Curmudgeon has done his part. Now it’s up to you. Buy the book. You may learn something — for once in your sinful, Darwinist life. And if you can figure out the book’s title, let us know what it means.
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