July 07, 2006 12:35am
Book Scam Targets Porn Talent
Source: Letters to the Editor
Please, let this be a warning to every girl in the adult business about Sanjay Burman with Burman Books. He is targeting females in the adult industry to write books, and has you fly to Toronto, Canada. Would not get me an advance copy of contract. Should have known better.
He 'says' the contract states he will print 6000 copies and it actually states in the contract that 2000 copies will be printed and you pay for it at $6 a copy. And when you pay for a printing of a book it is a 'Vanity press' and you can get a book printed in Asia for $1.50 each, not $6. And you must pay him 3 payments of $4000 each before the printing in Jan. 5, 2007.
You will receive 50% of gross profits based on retail sales, but no mention of how those numbers are accounted for and who does the pay out. So you will never know when the book is sold to a major chain. A major chain, yeah right.
It is so obvious he wrote the contract himself. Total scam artist. Please do not waste your time with this joker. His email address is SanjayBurman@AOL.com Please be aware of this scam artist.
Of course, everyone thinks there is a book in them. He plays on your ego to do this scam. Just be willing to lay out $12,000 for your ego to print the book. Never sign a contract without your lawyer reading it over. But I did not need my lawyer once I read over the contract. The contract is a joke, so many holes in it. Ashamed to show it to my lawyer, but heck, even he needs a laugh.
Samantha38G of Samantha38G.com
[Follow the link in the box to the right for the actual contract and more of Samantha's comments. -Ed.]