When is a publisher not a publisher?

I’m reblogging this today because, seven months later, other authors are still being subjected to the same unscrupulous and unprofessional attitude that I highlighted in September.
As well as comments received on this blog, I’ve recently corresponded with three other authors who are too afraid to go public.
Please share and pass this on: hopefully those authors who are affected will be encouraged to make a stand for fair treatment.

P.S. Unsurprisingly, the ‘That Right’ website seems to have disappeared, just like several of its predecessors!

P.P.S. Searching for something else today, I came across this article which I urge everyone to read.


1 June 2014: the saga continues (password: timroux)

“Education is when you read the fine print.
Experience is what you get if you don’t.”

Pete Seeger, folk musician.

I’ve learned from my mistakes.

  • I’ve learned that, if something looks a little bit too good to be true, then it most likely is too good to be true.
  • I’ve learned that contracts should always, always, always be checked out by a solicitor.
  • I’ve learned that contracts, no matter how clearly they’re written, can be interpreted differently by the parties involved.
  • I’ve learned that contracts can be completely ignored by some people, rendering them worthless.
  • I’ve learned that letting someone else publish your book via an internationally accessible self-publishing outlet, rather than doing it yourself, is not only stupid, but also a waste of time and money.

I’ve learned a lot in the last two years, and I’m very grateful to Night Publishing and their subsequent reincarnations for giving me…

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Welsh author of a contemporary British romance trilogy
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