Is Another E-Publisher About To Bite The Dust?
Apologies for the lack of posts, but TTG and I decided to go away for the weekend.
Anyway, I was just over at the Dear Author site, where Jane’s got a link to Camille Anthony, an e-published author, who’s gone public regarding her lack of royalty payments from Silk’s Vault, an e-publisher, with whom she was contracted with.
I have never once received my royalties on time. To date, I have not received the royalties due me from the first two quarters of 2007. On top of that, I have a royalty statement prepared by the owner (who does all the paperwork) for my first quarter sells which fails to list the books sold at fictionwise (506 copies).
Having looked over your site and seen the mention of lack of proof, etc., I am attaching the fraudulent royalty statement as well as the printout from fictionwise listing my total sales for the two quarters. Nowhere does Sara list those fictionwise numbers on my royalty statement. And I haven't received the 2nd quarter statement at all.
So basically, they haven’t paid her all year, and when the bleeders did pay her, they didn’t include royalties from her sales at Fictionwise. Good going.
When I asked for payment, Sara Tiller sent the royalty statement. I informed her the statement was not payment. When I again asked for clarification of why she had not listed my fictionwise sells, she responded with insults and threats about taking this situation public and that she would pay me when she was able.
That was not what my contract read. It states payment will be made no later than 45 days after the end of the preceding quarter.
I gave her until Monday to have my first and second quarter royalties in my mailbox. That time limit has passed. I will be going public with this as promised (not threatened) as well as contacting the FBI and the legal authorities in her state since her fraudulent practices were commited across state lines as well might institute internet fraud.
Jeepers creepers. I’m assuming Sarah Tiller is the CEO of Silk’s. I guess she didn’t read Dale Carnegie’s book huh?
Anyway, Jane’s done her bit, and tried to contact the publisher directly to get the other side of the story, but so far she aint biting. I’m guessing that Sarah whoever-she-is, is probably stuck with her head buried in the sand somewhere hoping that all her troubles will go away, as if by magic.
If I was an author at Silk’s Vault, I’d seriously start thinking about taking my books and running like crazy. I don't know about anybody else, but I've never enjoyed being shafted from behind.
Getting published might be a writer’s dream come true, but if you guys aren’t careful about who you hand over your precious babies to, that dream might turn into a nightmare, and you might just end up getting royally screwed, without the benefit of an orgasm.
Triskelion and Venus Press anybody?
By the way, if you’re an aspiring author hoping to get e-pubbed, you might want to check out Piers Anthony’s website. Some E-publishers, and authors seem to hate him, because of the gossipy nature of his info, but some of the information that he’s posted about e-pubs, have been right on the money.
No smoke without fire, I say.
If anybody has any further info on Silk’s Vault, you can e-mail me on hairylemony @ gmail. com. All identities kept strictly confidential of course.
Right, now that that’s done, I’m off to get ready for a crazy night out with the girls!