Review / Warning of ‘promotional service’ by Wid Sebastian / Genius Media / Kairos Phoenix Company

AUTHORS! A WARNING! PROMOTIONAL SCAM!
Please read the original post from Christoph, about how a charity book project was scammed into receiving nothing despite great sales.
Share on social media to stop this evil scammer conning more victims!

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Here is a little warning about a “service” I subscribed to recently:
Wid Bastian of Genius Media who now has a new business named Kairos Phoenix Company (KPC).

https://www.facebook.com/widb1
https://www.bizapedia.com/wy/kairos-phoenix-company-llc.html

I’m usually sceptical when it comes to professional indie author support but was taken in by his string of box sets. So many authors couldn’t be wrong?

Our book, Do No Harm, A collection of Medical thrillers, did well. Thanks to advertising and our own huge efforts we made USA Today and gathered 1.5 millions page reads during the short time it was in KU.

Two charities were named for this set, both 501c3 charities in the US and were to receive the pre-order proceeds.  The charities advertised and marketed the set along with the authors. I’ve seen predominantly the marketing efforts from charities and the authors involved – actually next to nothing from his company.

Anyway, when…

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24 thoughts on “Review / Warning of ‘promotional service’ by Wid Sebastian / Genius Media / Kairos Phoenix Company

  1. Great post 🙂 One has to totally be careful about these kinds of promotions – you never know If that particular person is going to get dupe you. Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂

    P.S. I have now watched The Irishman six times 🙂 I love it that much 🙂

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      1. I would rather not read his review because I love The Irishman so much that reading a negative review of it would be too painful for me. He is entitled to his own opinion of course, but I will have to respectfully pass 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. I bought the set of books to support the charity. It wasn’t remotely expensive, but that’s not the point. The charity helped promote the books, and received nothing at all. I hope the guy goes bust.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. With roughly 33 million books available on Amazon today, it’s difficult for an independent writer to crack the market. I know one writer who has abandoned her beloved craft after years of frustration, and I think it’s fair to assume that many writers, who refuse to give up just yet, are vulnerable to individuals and organizations who promise to boost sales through online promotional tactics, but who are primarily (and perhaps solely) interested in lining their own pockets. It’s sad when charitable causes are used as an enticement.

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