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Paul Elam reannounces the relaunch of A Voice for Men's Possibly Still Unnamed Publishing House for Men Who Don't Write Good

Paul Elam contemplates his future as an e-book millionaire
Paul Elam contemplates his future as an e-book millionaire

How often has this happened to you? You’re reading a thoughtful blog post or comment from a Men’s Rights Activist and you find yourself thinking:

“Gosh! This post or comment on how women are a bunch of malevolent parasites/men are the real slaves if you think about it/women were never oppressed because they could just get maids to clean the house is so witty and wise. I only wish it were 50 times longer, and that I had to pay money to read it!”

Well, I’ve got good news for you: Now you can!

A Voice for Men, having already given the voiceless male gender a way to express itself online, has now launched A Publishing House for Men to give them a way to express themselves in book form!

Well, e-book form.

A Voice for Men’s new publishing house has just published its first book – well, e-book — a slim volume of thoughts on Men Going Their Own Way, written by Peter Wright of Gynocentrism.com with help from AVFM’s Paul Elam, using some material already published online!

Well, technically speaking, this is a relaunch. AVFM Press originally launched last October with the publication of this same book. But Elam decided to call a do-over. No, really.

On October 25th, you see, a bulletin on AVFM proclaimed that AVFM Press was publishing Go Your Own Way: Understanding MGTOW — an e-book it predicted would be but “the first of what will surely become a lengthy series of ebooks (and some hardcovers as well). … let’s get AVFM Press on the map as the iconic source for true red pill appetites.” (A source for appetites? I thought the source for appetites was an empty stomach?)

One day later, Elam announced that he was recalling the e-book.

What I have discovered … is that there were several procedural, legal, and formatting errors that should have been addressed before launching the book.

I made a whole bushel of lemons, folks, and the fault for that lies squarely on me.

But I do make some pretty good lemonade, which I am in the midst of doing as we speak.

I have pulled the book from Amazon Kindle for the time being, and I am removing purchase links from every place they now exist.

After the deficiencies with the product have been corrected, it will be re-launched at a level of quality that AVFM readers deserve, which is the very best possible. All the other issues will be corrected as well.

Please accept my apologies for the mistakes. This whole process of publishing is quite complicated, actually.

It is, Paul, it is.

Happily, Elam announced, the eager customers who’d hurried to buy a copy of the defective book on its first day of publication would be given a copy of the corrected book when it came out. All twelve of them.

That last bit isn’t a joke; according to Elam himself, there were literally twelve of them – less than half the number of those on AVFM’s masthead.

Elam also decided to call a do-over on AVFM Press itself – or at least its name — declaring that

AVFM Press is actually a working title for our publishing arm and will likely change very soon.

But now all the details have been sorted out, right? Well, mostly.

Yesterday’s big announcement on the launch – the real launch, this time – of AVFM’s new publishing house did not actually provide a name for the venture. At least not one that I could find. On Amazon, the publisher of the revised edition of Go Your Own Way is still listed as AVFM Press.

But never mind, because the book is getting rave reviews on Amazon!

For example, a woman named Suzy McCarley declares that the book “was worth the wait!”

Ok, so McCarley is an AVFM staffer who’s given 5-star reviews to everything she’s reviewed — from self–published books by manosphere blogger Aaron Clarey to Avalon Extra Moisturizing Fragrance Free Conditioner. But not all of the rave reviews are written by AVFM staffers under their own names. For example, a fellow calling himself xtime Past gushes:

There is great content for Men and Women of all ages. Most of red pill are apprehensive in reading this book since Paul Elam is a part of the MHRA arm of the manosphere. The read is great for MGTOW to better understand going their own way.

So I would like to congratulate AVFM’s Possibly Still Unnamed Publishing House for Men Who Don’t Write Good for getting off to such a strong start, at least if you ignore that first start that didn’t go so well.

During AVFM’s last donation drive, Elam declared that:

This year will see AVFM go into commercial ventures that will fund even more activism. I cannot go into any details at this point, but rest assured it is coming, and as with most everything else we have set out to do, we are going to pull it off. This track will ease the pressure on some of our larger donors who have always seen us through donation drives.

AVFM’s Possibly Still Unnamed Publishing House for Men Who Don’t Write Good is the first of these new money-making ventures. Because as everyone knows, a vanity publishing house that so seriously fucks up its first e-book launch that it has to do it over again two months later is pretty much guaranteed to be a massive cash-generating machine.

It kind of needs to be, as AVFM’s last donation drive (which just ended) didn’t do quite as well as Elam had hoped, at least according to this little thermometer graphic posted on AVFM.

Oops. Didn't quite clear the hurdle.
Oops. Didn’t quite clear the hurdle.

I can only assume that authors will be rushing to sign up with AVFM’s Possibly Still Unnamed Publishing House for Men Who Don’t Write Good, so that AVFM’s Possibly Still Unnamed Publishing House for Men Who Don’t Write Good can put its name (which may be changed) on their ebooks – and take a share of the profits, if any, hopefully without introducing too many formatting errors in the process.

No, I can’t see how this could possibly go wrong.

Kudos, Paul!

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ceebarks
ceebarks
6 years ago

Makes sense, M. I thought I could get by with being lazy. 😀 Moral of story… click through to actual page with actual image.

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

Oh, that’s what it was? I had no idea.

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
6 years ago

My neutered boy is currently wrassling with his sister. He’s very, um, active. (He breaks all the fishing pole toys I’ve ever owned.)

He was fixed when I got him, at 8 weeks old and only a little over two pounds. They do the surgeries when the kitties are itty bitties, now. Not that I am complaining–saved me money and time and hassle of getting him fixed myself.

katz
6 years ago

Spay and neuter your pets, everyone. It used to be common to wait until 6 months, but they can be safely neutered at 2 months, and the earlier, the better.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

Holy cow, Pan looks huge! LOL I mean, comfy and contented, but my god your hand just disappears in his belly!

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
6 years ago

He now weighs around twelve pounds, and most of that is legs and length–I have to have my legs up when he gets on my lap, otherwise there isn’t enough room.

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
6 years ago

Also, I have tiny hands.

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

Awwww lookit teh belleh fluff and teh little toes curling up!

::melts in puddle of squee::

How much does Pan weigh, wordsp1nner? I’m curious if he’s heavier than Maddie. She’s over 5kg, so 11+ lbs.

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

Ninjaed! 😀

Maddie’s weight is all body. She can’t claim it’s tail or fluff!

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Darrow wasn’t neutered until he was surrendered to the Humane Society at age one. Dracarys wasn’t neutered until she was brought in off the streets at around age two. Darrow was supposedly an indoor cat so he might not be a dad. But Dracarys, she must have been a been a mom multiple times. I’d love to see her kids if they exist.

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

Magnus wasn’t neutered until we got him, at about 18 months. He’d developed all his tomcat ways by then (though mercifully he lost the urge to spray) and never gave them up. What a lout that fellow was, perpetually looking for fights. 😛

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

I’ve never had such a big cat. I mean, we have a tubby cat right now, but she’s a normal-sized cat with a barrel of butter around her middle. Pan looks like he’s just built huge.

I’d love to cuddle such a big cat. 😀

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
6 years ago

If you ever got to meet him, that would happen. He is very, very friendly.

This is him in his track ball toy:

And Jade, who is a bit tubby, but not that much smaller:

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

Okay, that second one made me LOL for real. 😀 SO CUTE

katz
6 years ago

RunrunrunFLOP.

mildlymagnificent
6 years ago

Speaking of pets. Had to take the car back for somethingorother to be fixed properly. Being a predicted 38C day, the receptionist had brought her dog in so she didn’t have to run the aircon at home. Initially he looked like every other broad backed, rotund bellied black lab, very, very friendly. The she said, look at his tongue. Instead of being regulation pink, it was patched pink and black. Weird. He also has more spare folds of not very fleshy skin around his mouth and chin than you’d expect. Not as much as a boxer, but more than a lab.

Turns out he’s lab – shar pei mix. I’m still not convinced — he doesn’t have any of those frowny wrinkles above his eyes — but the owner said that she’d had him at some function or other with a shar pei breeder, who pointed out these obvious things along with some less obvious features. The breeder had also seen other dogs from this mix and they were just the same.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

I love big kitties. I’m certain Darrow is part Maine Coon. I did an image search for Maine Coon mix and they looked a lot like him. He’s got the personality traits too.

My child cat Whiskers was huge too. Unlike Darrow he was really fat even though he didn’t overeat. He looked like Gar field except brown tabby instead of orange. He had the attitude too. He was really sweet and cuddly but pretended to be perpetually aggrieved

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
6 years ago

Our fat cat is like that. She just eats normally and packs on the pounds. The vet said we should make her lose weight, but 1. I’m not sure how we would manage that with another, not overweight cat in the house, and 2. there’s no way to do that except to basically starve her and that seems amazingly cruel.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

Kittehs!!!!

Pan is such a beautiful fella. Love his markings!

wordsp1nner
wordsp1nner
6 years ago

So I found this Atlantic article on hair dye, and thought it was interesting, especially based on reactionary misogynists’ dislike of unnaturally colored hair:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/01/hair-dye-a-history/383934/

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

I mean, we have a tubby cat right now, but she’s a normal-sized cat with a barrel of butter around her middle.

I am so quoting that at Maddie.

wordsp1nner – I wonder if it ever occurs to these arseclowns that men also dye their hair, and have done for millennia!

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

Snerk – I just asked Mr K if he knew what went into his hair dye back in the day (he started going grey at about thirty). He said no, he didn’t, and didn’t want to, because it stank.

Falconer
6 years ago

@ceebarks:

Makes sense, M. I thought I could get by with being lazy. 😀 Moral of story… click through to actual page with actual image.

Generally, I get by with clicking on the image. Google helpfully pops it out into a black ribbon, not even a new window, and if I right-click and choose “copy image location” it works out just fine.

Lea
Lea
6 years ago

kittehserf,
Just a guess, but I’m betting a combination of henna and indigo. I used to make my own hair dye. I only used henna to achieve a bright red. Henna and indigo makes black. (Not the stuff from a box but the stuff they use for wedding tattoos.) Mine smelled like tee tree and rosemary oil because the terpenes help create a more vibrant color. Other terps work fine, but will change the odor. It looked like goose poop and smelled like green peas, tea tree and rosemary.

gilshalos
6 years ago

I am furrinati-less myself, but have friends with cats (unfortunately not within visiting range). Rather than Maine Coons, they all have Norwegian Forest Cats. They are /huge/.

gilshalos
6 years ago

Hmm…well one photo transferred :/

M. the Social Justice Ranger
M. the Social Justice Ranger
6 years ago

@mildlymagnificent

I can believe it, shar peis don’t seem to pass on the wrinkles as much as you’d expect. I used to have a dog that looked like a cross between a German shepherd and a beagle, but he had more shar pei in him than anything else. The only way you could tell at all was that his tongue was solid black.

M. the Social Justice Ranger
M. the Social Justice Ranger
6 years ago

… No, wait, nevermind, he was chow, not shar pei. The other wrinkly black-tongued dog. *memory failure*

Falconer
6 years ago

Beloved had a chow mix! Gentlest dog in the world, but she didn’t like men in baseball caps, and she nipped one of Beloved’s young nephews (seriously, one of her uncles got a real late start on the whole family thing) when he pulled up on her fur too hard. She went and took herself outside afterwards, she was so sorry she’d nipped.

Cat in a box!

http://33.media.tumblr.com/7efc2820a269bd22e97f3ccbe437b099/tumblr_ng2iduJ7KO1sn75h6o1_400.gif

ceebarks
ceebarks
6 years ago

@Falconer: I will try to remember that. 😀

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
6 years ago

@Falconer:

(narration up until the last little bit)

The hunter, having discarded the stuffing, slides into her newfound disguise. The camoflage will be perfect for when her prey is next out foraging for footware.

(the lid closes)

The hunter, apparently, has decided to nap.

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

Lea – I was hoping it was something as innocuous as henna and indigo! Some of the hair-dyeing recipies then, ewww. I got the impression from what he said yesterday that it smelled like goose poop. 😛

kirbywarp, kitty hunter narration, love it! (Also the further adventures of Beezy and Bou in the other thread.)

That kitty gif would do very well for a NOPE gif.

Bina
Bina
6 years ago

I’m pretty sure my Sasquatch-kitty is part Coon, too…she has the tufted ears and the big tail, and she’s turned into a good-sized cat, solid and sturdy. Right now she’s got her winter fluff on, so she looks huge, and when she stretches out on my legs, she is L-O-N-G. She only does it when I’m flat on my back, because that’s the only time she gets enough space to do that. And of course she has the extra toes, which I’ve heard is a common trait among Maine Coon cats, too. And the personality! Sweet, friendly, a bit chatty, loves everyone but especially her “mom”, i.e. ME. I’m just wondering if she’ll turn into a mighty hunter, as the breed is reputed to do. So far, she seems only to want to play with her food.

Tracy
Tracy
6 years ago

Hmm. We have a big boy too (Nemmy), but I don’t think he has any Coon in him. He’s a big, solid, stocky puss with big paws; thick around the middle, but all solid. Looks generic grey tabby. His mother looked nothing like him (grey and white patches), nor did his brother (white with black markings, like a dairy cow); she was a street puss and preggers when we brought her home… cats can be pregnant with more than one tom’s kittens, is that right?

Binjabreel
6 years ago

Okay, flipping through page after page of htmlibberish on my phone just to get to that pic made me hoot inappropriately with laughter.

Binjabreel
6 years ago

Also, apparently my Manx is crazy huge, she’s like around 18 lbs of cat. She weighs almost as much as my toddler. 😛

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

Tracy, yes, cats can have litters with several fathers.

weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

My aunt has two kitties that are litter mates. George is a brown tabby with green eyes and long hair. Lilly is a a blue and cream calico with blue eyes. They probably have different dads.

marinerachel
marinerachel
6 years ago

People can be pregnant by more than one other person too. Of parents involved in paternity suits, one study revealed over 2% of fraternal twins have different dads.

MISANDRY!

marinerachel
marinerachel
6 years ago

My kitties had a grey tabby mom. One was a ginger tabby and the other, flame-point Siamese!

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

MISTOMRY!

HYPERCATRY!

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
6 years ago

How does that work? The fraternal twins with different fathers I mean.

Mouse Farts
Mouse Farts
6 years ago

Well sometimes you ovulate and release more than one egg. And then…yeah. Sex with two men + more than one egg = two embryos, one with daddy A and one with daddy B

Also I want a Norwegian Forest Cat omg~~

Mouse Farts
Mouse Farts
6 years ago

Alternately, you could do IVF with two embryos, both of them fertilized by different sperm. Modern medicine is wunnerful.

kittehserf - MOD
6 years ago

I love Norwegian Forest cats, they’re so beautiful. Don’t think one would thank me for having it in this heat, though. Plus, all that fur to groom!

M. the Social Justice Ranger
M. the Social Justice Ranger
6 years ago

When I was a kid, one of our cats had six kittens – three short-hair tabbies, three ragdoll persians. They all had the same father, though, just the tabbies took after their tabby mother and the ragdolls took after their ragdoll father. Genetics are bloody weird sometimes. =P

M. the Social Justice Ranger
M. the Social Justice Ranger
6 years ago

… On which note, I actually do wonder if my boy had a different father. They were all long-hairs, but Levi is a black smoke tabby and the other five were all solid blue.

gilshalos
6 years ago

It is slightly amusing that loki’s picture was the one to show. He hates being photographed unlike his sibling Thor who has a photo published ever Thursday/Thorsdat.

mildlymagnificent
6 years ago

I love Norwegian Forest cats, they’re so beautiful. Don’t think one would thank me for having it in this heat, though. Plus, all that fur to groom!

Has it cooled down where you are?

According to the ABC the temp in parts of Melbourne dropped by 10C in less than half an hour after 10mm rain in 10 minutes. (For the old money calculation, that’s a bit less than half an inch in 10 minutes.)