Tuesday, March 5, 2013

BookWhirl Scam

Today I recieved a call on my home phone from a woman called Jen Daniels, claiming to be from the U.S. She told me she is a marketing consultant for a company called Bookwhirl.com that specialises in marketing self published authors. She was clearly reading from a script as she spouted the different ways she could help me improve my book's sales.

I asked Jen to send me all of the information through in an email, so I could secretly have the time to google this company before agreeing to anything. Lucky.

The first thing that pops up in google when you search Bookwhirl is 'Scam.'

This was my response to their email:

The reason I asked you to email me is so I could have the time to research BookWhirl. Needless to say I am not impressed with the results.

I took one look at your company's website, checked the programs and the prices, and immediately concluded that your company knows very little about effective book marketing.
I found numerous websites discussing your company's practices, and the many comments on the website confirmed my first impressions, even downgrading what I initially thought about the integrity and usefulness of your company.

It is sad to see that the word 'scam' comes up as soon as I Google 'Book Whirl.'

Please do not call my home number again. (I'm not even sure how you found my home number in the first place) and refrain from contacting me in any way.

Kate Bloomfield


  1. I have a friend who used bookwhirl's marketing services.
    She was very happy with the results. In fact, Mike Waldring design her marketing plan

    1. I am a satisfied customer of Bookwhirl, I would like to thank Mike Waldring for his help in designing a marketing plan for my book.