Wednesday, May 24, 2006

AW Bloggers - and Anyone Who Hates a Scammer

Please link to this post on Making Light. And this post on At Last! Writer Beware Blogs...
Please post this link for the list of the 20 Worst Agents, too. Make special note of the third name on the (alphabetical) list: Barbara Bauer

You may note that under the words 20 Worst Agents above, I don't have a link to the list but to Barbara Bauer's web site. Isn't that nice of me to give her some publicity. As a scammer. And someone who is *so* busy representing "new talent" that she has the time to harass people who are only telling the truth about Barbara Bauer.

Then, anytime you use the name Barbara Bauer, and friends, and let's use that name a little bit, ok-- Please link to one of those posts or here to my blog, or to another AW blogger who's writing about her or to any of the other links used here as well. Let's also give it some Technorati buzz - I've created a tag (see below).

I'd like to see some of these sites Google very very high against her name - wouldn't you??

40 comments:

Kira said...

Fabulous tag, Dawno! I hope everyone helps spread the word.

Dawno said...

:-)

It's already showing my post, too.

Dawno said...

Another blogger is posting about this: http://chatworthy.blogspot.com/
go give him your support!

Matt D. said...

Oh man.

I'll get right on this

Lori said...

Would this be the Midweek Meme?

Matt D. said...

Okay, I put my response up.

http://shiveredsky.blogspot.com/2006/05/barbara-bauer-literary-agency-inc-scam.html

If you do a technorati search on Barbara Bauer, you'll see the word is starting to spread.

Dawno said...

we have a new one!

http://dsnight.livejournal.com/154479.html

Dawno said...

one more!

thanks Matt D.

http://www.ejknapp.com/OnlyOnSunday/2006/05/24/absolutewrite-writers-forum-shutdown-by-angry-agent/admin/

Mad Scientist Matt said...

It looks like Barbs is about to learn the meaning of "win the battle and lose the war."

Mad Scientist Matt said...

Currently, Blogsearch has picked up 23 posts in the past 12 hours on Barbara Bauer. Bookseller Chick also picked it up, but didn't mention her by name:

http://booksellerchick.blogspot.com/2006/05/oh-my-god-im-going-to-be-late-for-work.html

D.T. Kelly said...

it isn't much, but here's mine.

http://www.dtkelly.net/?p=81

Dawno said...

thank you all - again - come back for more ideas later!

Be sure to go comment and say thanks on all blogs this appears - give them linkage so it gets good Google fu!

Use the tag!!

Mac said...

Mines up, and I'm updating links as I find 'em.

denise kincy said...

I've added the information to my blog, this is a travesty.

NicoleW said...
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NicoleW said...

Sorry about that -- the URL I posted in the previous post was messed up.

So, Dawno -- looks like we've got our first AW Group Blogging activity, eh? My entry is up:

http://nicolew.typepad.com/

I'm Insomnicole on AW. Don't post a lot, but I've lurked at the forum for a while. I'm furious about this!

Mad Scientist Matt said...

The number of blogs that specifically name Barbara Bauer has climbed to 45 in the past six and a half hours, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Dawno said...

whoo hoo! and the Technorati Tag page is filling up - my post will be on pg two soon!

-Kelly M. said...

I've updated my blog, as well. Still learning the Technorati thing, but I'll get there. ;)

Frank Baron said...

I'm #146!

Good stuff Dawno. :)

Dawno said...

yay Frank and Kelly!

Thanks!

Damien Roth said...

Cheers to everyone's efforts! The forums shall rise again, and may Barbara Bauer lose tenfold business for her rudeness and idiocy...

D.R.

Anonymous said...

Hello--I was just at that tags page and suddenly the "Barbara Bauer tag is "no longer available."

Just so you know she's still busy. The b&&&&.

Dawno said...

Hey, Anon - I just went there and it's still up that I can see...did you click directly from my tag?

Laurie said...

I've posted my blog entry about her as well at http://www.lmashton.com/2006/05/455 - I'm quidscribis over at AW, by the way.

Thanks for getting the info out!

Jean Marie said...

ticks me off enough to want to blog. well, almost. un-freakin' believable!

where do these dweebs come from?

Wendy said...

I'm joining the cause. The grassroots word on this will be so much worse for BB that if she would have just dealt with her issues privately and professionally. Guess actions do speak louder than words.

Dawno said...

Thank you Damien, Laurie and Wendy!
Hiya Jean! Start blogging, we'll help!

Keep this spreading, folks - she can't hold up under the onslaught!!

LauraT said...

I made it simple on my reviews site...

I don't get much traffic, but hey..

when will the writere beware site be up again?

Kiskadee said...

Hi Dawno and thanks for the heads up, I'm having the link put on my website as well.
I get the feeling BB will live to regret the day she pooped this loud!

Kiskadee said...

PS, Kiskadee above, is me, Aruna!

Mad Scientist Matt said...

Just an update on the progress of this story through the blogosphere - there are now over a hundred blogs mentioning Barbara Bauer. It's jumped into non-writing forums; I've posted one on a car forum, somebody I don't know linked to my blog from a scrapbooking forum. And it has been translated into German and Spanish, the latter courtesy of DamaNegra and a bit more thorough. Barbara is sitting on a ticking Googlebomb here.

Emily Veinglory said...

I only just discovered this as I was at a conference. I am blogging and will be encouraging the same over that my forum.

http://emilyveinglory.livejournal.com

Mad Scientist Matt said...

This has even started to attract Neilsen BlogPulse's attention for the shear volume of posts about Barb. Here's the link:

http://blog.blogpulse.com/archives/000672.html

September said...

Man, have I been in the dark. Thanks for shedding light on this most unpleasant situation!
My post will be up in a few minutes!

:)

Kiskadee said...

Hey Dawno, you finally got me to start a blog, and here it is:

http://from-the-garret.blogspot.com/

Aruna

Jane Smith said...

I've been adding a few links here and there. And I'm looking forward to seeing AW up and running again very soon. Go, Jenna!

See you back there soon, all.

(This is me, Jane, aka Old Hack, by the way. Writer and Roomba-lover. Who can't see any other way to post her name on this comment because she is not very good at complicated technical things, or at reversing her car)

Anonymous said...

So, does this mean I should remove Barbara's name from my top tier of potential agents?

Barbarus delenda est (Good one, Matt)

Robeiae :)

Dawno said...

Hi Aruna, who now has a blog! Jane - when do you get your blog?? and Rob, great to see you, too!

Daphne Major said...

You inspired me to get back on my blog. Or rather, the Baur did. Good job. Here's my rant...

http://wordsicle.blogspot.com/2006/05/anger-brings-me-out-of-cave.html