"Degree Mills" -- new edition of my book is now available

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by John Bear, May 1, 2012.

  1. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Only 3 months late (par for the publishing course). Roughly twice the size of the 2005 version, with a lower cover price.

    Cover price is $21. You can buy it for $11.92 through Amazon (that's less than my special author's price buying from the publisher), or locally for $21 and help keep your local bookstore alive a bit longer, or if you'd like one autographed by both authors (with a line of 'dedication' if you wish -- your suggestion, but our final decision), that would be at the cover price + $3 for shipping in the US. Thanks to Square, all credit cards or PayPal OK. Email for details.

    John Bear
    john.bear (at) me.com
    Co-author, with FBI Agent (retired) Allen Ezell, Degree Mills: the billion-dollar industry that has sold more than a million fake diplomas
    Prometheus Books (Prometheus Books), 2012.
  2. Koolcypher

    Koolcypher Member

    Wooo Hoo! I just placed my order, should arrive in two-three days, can't wait to start reading it. Congrats Dr. Bear on your new book!
  3. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I notice that the Kindle edition is still the first edition, not this one. I see Amazon has the price at $16.38 today. The $11.92 price is from a reseller, "fantastic_shopping." I wonder if this edition will soon be available for the Kindle?
  4. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Nice to know that this edition isn't posthumous as you kept claiming it would be :)
  5. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    MC: "Nice to know that this edition isn't posthumous as you kept claiming it would be :)"

    JB: Well actually the posthumous one would be "Bears Guide" in which I say/tell/reveal/descubrir el pastel on all the matters that I have been unwilling to say publicly because of possible revenge of one kind or another. (If the quite elaborate life span predictor at Living To 100 Life Expectancy Calculator is right, I've got 23 years left.
  6. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    You mean we have to wait till 2038 for a Bears' Guide 17th edition?
  7. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Ted: You mean we have to wait till 2038 for a Bears' Guide 17th edition?

    John: Perhaps. Since Random House bought Ten Speed Press, they now own the rights, and even the use of my name, when used on degree-related books. They are slowly going through the 2,000+ titles they acquired from Ten Speed, deciding which to have updated and reissued, which to abandon, and which to sit on for a while. They've only dealt with 3 of my 14 so far (all cookbooks), saying yes to two, no to one. They are, in turn, a part of Bertelsmann, world's largest publisher, and cannot be rushed, at least not by the likes of me.
  8. Julie1014

    Julie1014 New Member

    Dr. Bear, congratulations on the new edition of your book!
  9. dl_mba

    dl_mba Member

    Congratulations on your new Book Dr. Bear!. I did purchase your previous book.. liked it. I will for sure buy the new one. Have you covered PhD/DBA/DM/DSc programs in this book?

  10. ebbwvale

    ebbwvale Member

    As a very junior police officer in 1983, I purchased John's book and, as a result, I then enrolled in the Regents Program and achieved my first degree. This was something that was somewhat closed to me because of my educational background in this country at that time. There was a very small advertisment in a local paper marketing John's book and studying with a US university. I think it may even still be around here somewhere. Unheard of here at that time, particularly in the small country town I lived in. Nobody had ever heard of any US university here other than maybe Harvard and a couple of others because of films and television.

    Now this forum combined with john's expertise and book has marketed education to the world. A small acorn has sprouted into a mighty oak. this is something that should be celebrated and supported. John Bear has earned a special right.
  11. Julie1014

    Julie1014 New Member


    And we now return to Dr John Bear's new book!
  12. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

  13. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    It was 1980 for me. I was finishing up my bachelor's degrees from Regents and possessed materials from a prominent California state-authorized school, persuaded by the anti-accreditation argument offered. Then I got the rest of the story from John's book (6th edition) and off I went....
  14. Anthony Pina

    Anthony Pina Active Member

    Where do I go to order an autographed copy?
  15. Denver

    Denver Member

    I have the same question.

    Denver Mullican
  16. RoscoeB

    RoscoeB Senior Member

    Congrats, Dr. Bear!

    I look forward to purchasing a copy.


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