How to be a Web Whore Just Like Me, titled, in "dead tree" edition, Database-Backed Web Sites.
What is particularly interesting is The book behind the book behind the book... which provides a great deal of useful information about the process of becoming a published author.
Consider Magnum, P.I.'s never-seen "Robin Masters," an author so rich that he owns a compound in Hawaii that he never actually visits, populated by a distinguished British butler, and a "security agent" that gets to drive a Ferrari. This is decidedly a fictional character: in real life, authors don't get paid nearly that well; they are lucky to get paid a wage that one could live on. There are a few Stephen Kings out there, but you and I are a lot more likely to make $12,000 writing a book.
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A Seattle-based PoD vendor
... Which story is rather suggestive that anyone considering dealing with CRC Press should be exceedingly careful, and perhaps consider that maximum "care" might involve trying to avoid any such dealings altogether...
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