Tuesday, July 15, 2014

RIP Red Rose Publishing

So the word is that the outage of Red Rose Publishing's website is now permanent. Given the ongoing problems I just hope it will be wound up tidily. Their authors have only just been notified, so there is not much more to say about it right now.  I will post any updates I receive, or feel free to comment if you have anything to share.

14 comments:

Tamsin Baker said...

Hi :) I have several books with them and we haven't been notified.
I got emails from Wendi less than two months ago refusing to give me my rights back so fingers crossed it is tidy!!!!

Imogene Nix said...

I too have a couple of books - I was in the process of taking back my rights. To date, I've heard nothing.

Debbie Gould said...

I, too, have several books at RRP I'm waiting for the rights to be returned and have not been notified of closure. n fact none of the authors I've talked with have been notified. We've had nothing but silence for months. Would love to know if your information is true.

Emily Veinglory said...

Well, the website is down, it was announced to those still on the loop, and now all your dropboxes with statements etc are deleted. I'm pretty sure that means: closed?

Anna Taylor Sweringen said...

This blog is the first place I've received this information. Which loop was it posted on? Can you provide a screen shot of it? I'm still on the RRP authors loop and there has been no notification posted there. Also as an RRP author I have also not received any email or snail mail stating this either. I checked my dropbox account yesterday. The sharing file was still up and the only three statements I received in over three years were still there.

veinglory said...

Huh, that's odd. I will try and work out why I have such different reports from different authors.

Barbara Sheridan said...

I have a short story there from ages ago and pretty much wrote it off after no statements and no response to emails. I never even knew they went to using Dropbox

Zena Wynn said...

If you've been trying to get your rights back. resend the letter now UPS (so there's no doubt RRP receives it) and mention the clause in your contract that states if the site goes down, rights immediately revert to the author. I did. You won't receive a response from the owner but within 24 hours of receiving my letter, all my ebooks at secondary vendors were down. The print books are still up but that may be a Create Space/Amazon thing. They don't like to pull print books.

Anna Taylor Sweringen said...

Just to update, the only thing posting on the RRP author's loop are automatic reminders about author chats. Today's was about a chat on Novelsisterhood. So again, if anyone can point me to what other loop a notice of closing might have been posted I'd be grateful.

zohra said...

I too have a short novella with them. Decided to place a call a month ago and someone responded saying that 'Wendi is in hospital' after that nothing.

KT Bishop said...

According to contract loophole, if the site goes down, rights are back to us....Still I want it official in paper....

Anonymous said...

That is so upsetting and undignified. I lament that the authors had to suffer this low blow. I have a lot of their books that I bought through Amazon. I hope all will resolve soon for the authors,this is a very unjust situation for them. Best regards and wishes.
Truly,
JJ♥

Kim Smith said...

Still no official word. I have sent emails and certified letter. Hope that covers all the bases because there is nothing coming from the owner.

Kimberly Ivey said...

I never recieved any word from them that they were closing. I stopped holding my breath three years ago when my contracted ended with RED ROSE and I hadn't been paid for the previous two years. Dozens and dozens of authors were duped by this company. I am glad it is gone and I just hope that the previous owner, Wendi Felter Gabbigon, or whatever she is calling herself now, doesn't re-open another one. If some of you will recall, she was with the also failed, Mardis Gras publishing, too.