In the last month:
- Kari Gregg reports an ridiculously inept paperback release, at 11x9 inch size and basically not formatted at all. On top of that, their new release schedule has become very sparse. There is also an interested email chain from which I pulled the quote shown below.
- Brita Addams summarizes many issues including the publisher demanding that the author pay postage for their author copies. This kind of nickle-and-diming of authors suggests a publisher that is either completely broke or more than a little spiteful.
- Margie Church is one of many who suspect royalties might be under-reported and so under-paid. I almost always disregard this sort of claim, but in this case it seems plausible. Books who were steady earners suddenly slowed to a trickle. Books higher in vendor rankings than other titles by the same author (with a different publisher) are reported as having few sales. It is suspicious.