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The Blueprint Blog is often updated with tips, ideas, and advice for entrepreneurs interested in opening and operating an escort service.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Blueprint Books Availability Update

There is nothing mysterious going on with my Blueprint books. I have had several blog readers contact me regarding availability and consider it a good time to post a statement. To buy in the Google Play store: Blueprint for an Escort Service

Paperback editions of all books are available from Amazon and can be ordered from B&N and almost any bookseller with one exception - Blueprint for an Escort Service (my original Blueprint book) has been updated and the paperback is in the proof process, but will be "in stock" on the Amazon site soon, hopefully by 20 February 2012, if not sooner. When an interior file is changed a proof must be sent to the publisher (me) and then accepted. I do not anticipate any issue and expect to accept it within a couple of days.

The updated Blueprint for an Escort Service ebook is now available in the Amazon Kindle store. The updates are incorporated throughout the book. You will see that the publishing date is February 9, 2012 on its product page: Blueprint for an Escort Service

Amazon may make the updated Kindle copy available to anyone that purchased the original edition in past. This includes any downloads on the New Year's giveaway. You will have to contact Amazon Kindle Customer Service and request the updated copy.

I feel that the updated Blueprint for an Escort Service covers it, with any technology advances or new issues. If you previously (prior to February 12, 2012) purchased any of the paperbacks, just view the major updates on the Blueprint Updates section of my website: Blueprint Updates

I could have sold my books for $149-700 just as anyone else offering information about opening and operating escort services does as my information is more thorough (and now completely updated); however, chose to set a lower price - $9.99 for the ebook. One major reason for this is that watching these prosecutions is distressing to me. I dealt with it when Google discounted to $7.99, but that was where I had to draw the line and when I found my main seller available for $4.50, well, I quickly pulled the plug. I really loved Google ebooks and the ability to sell there too, so this was upsetting for me.

All books are now available from the Google Play store and from Barnes & Noble Nook store.

Hope this clears-up the questions concerning what is going on with my books.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Vilifying the Escort Service Owner

The vilification of escort business owners is something that I have seen often in the last 20 years, but more recently it has escalated with each indictment or arrests that involved owners and operators. The high number of people (mainly independent escorts) voicing a hatred of escort service owners in online forums most recently is a result of the Classy DC Escorts indictment and the inclusion of the gun/violence charge.

The truth about the use of a gun and threats by the owner of Classy DC Escorts (if it even happened), is that these people were robbing him. The escorts he allegedly threatened and the driver/booker that he allegedly beat while “brandishing a gun” were stealing from him and the business – the thievery is a fact. If it is all true then he needs an anger management class – no one was actually shot or anything – and to learn to walk away from thieves that rip his wallet from his pocket. As hard as it is to do this, walking away is the only choice.

As I visited various forums shortly after the indictment was handed down, the vicious nature of the posts and clear hatred of escort service owners was all too obvious. I didn't say a word as I do not know anyone connected to Classy DC. Back when Jeane Palfrey (the former DC Madam) was arrested, convicted, and then committed suicide, the posters were 90% vicious bitches from hell. Many were considering her suicide to be reason for celebration. I couldn't hold my tongue and I let them have it – Jeane often caught and said goodbye to thieves. I haven't posted on the TER or Big Doggie forums since.

The bottom line is that if these independents didn't like working with the service, all each had to do was leave, exit, open their own damn business. Just as there is no real excuse for “brandishing a gun” in attempt to retrieve stolen money, there is also no excuse for the thieves. One crime is no better than the other! (actually as long as no one was really shot, I consider brandishing a gun to be the lesser offense)

There will be many independents that cross your path and steal your fees at every opportunity. I still have one that I refer to as “the Christmas thief,” but really it was my fault that she got away with as much as she did. If I had been paying attention as I should have been, the most she could have stolen was a fee or two. As angry as I was at the time, mainly due to my misplaced trust, I knew that my only option was to walk away. That was what I did.

I wonder how they'd feel if any owned a restaurant and an employee was stealing from the register on a nightly basis. Would they blame the party that threatened or even hit the thief? The restaurant owner has the option of dialing the police, but the escort service owner really does not.

Some anonymous party posted a wild and unprovable allegation against the owner of Classy DC on my other blog a couple of days ago, but I deleted it in minutes. I figure that he was in the business since 2006-07, and the feds were investigating from around the middle of 2009, so if such a crazy accusation was not included in the indictment, it has to be entirely baseless and the anonymous poster probably plays a part in the case (like informant).

Every time a newspaper comes out with a story about an underage prostitute being pimped on Backpage, the same crowd lays the blame on the existence of escort services. Only a complete moron would blame the entire escort industry because some idiot commits such crimes. But isn't that exactly what they're all doing by demanding the removal of the “adult services” and “escorts” categories on Backpage? Everyone is supposed to pay for the crimes of a few. Not in this lifetime. I hope that Backpage holds its ground.

Anytime an escort business owner is arrested or indicted many blame the entire industry, as if we all had some hand in the party's business or do everything as they did. A main rule here is that all escort services are not created equal. No two services operate exactly the same. I do not know about everyone else in the biz, but I am sick and effing tired of being called a pimp by idiots and thieves. If the escorts didn't want to be escorts, they wouldn't be. Don't let these people pull your leg – they all want the damn money.

[End of rant, for now anyway]