Blogs are all a-buzz with a humorous experiment in which science fiction prove a point about a certain unscrupulous publisher. SF Author John Scalzi’s blog outlines the hoax and this website details it.
Basically, PublishAmerica is ripping off wannabe authors while providing no editing services and no marketing. The experiment entailed some authors submitting a horrible, horrible manuscript which was rife with grammatical, spelling and syntactical mistakes. The book, Atlanta Nights, was accepted as-is and a contract offered. Before you attempt to read the manuscript, make sure you are sitting down. It’s really, really bad. Pel Torro bad.