Friday, December 07, 2007

Smoke at Whiskey Creek Press--veinglory

There has been some low level grumbling especially re: royalty reports. More details at Piers Anthony:

December 2007 update ... one author decided not to go POD, then discovered that the book had been printed anyway and was being sold on Amazon ... It seems the division of the money is in this order: Amazon, Paw Prints, WCP, and finally the author, who apparently receives no accounting ... a call to the owner of WCP was met with immediate hostility and abuse ... They refuse to correct errors made by their editors ... may not even send out books for review. No actual accounting on their royalty statement how many books are sold, and they refuse to answer questions about this ... if there is to be a pissing contest, bring an umbrella. Meanwhile, be wary; there is a noxious odor here.

ETA: for some interesting comments, see Karen Scott


Diana Castilleja said...

Sad to see a possibility of trouble over there. Too many friends... Makes me hurt.

However, it does seem to explain why there's been no email responses for the last 90+days on subs... My personals. :( I hope I'm wrong.

Pepper Espinoza said...

They are always, always, always the last publisher I hear from when it's royalty time. I know they wait until the very last second they can before they mail the checks (45th day). I've always found it increasingly interesting that all of my sales across publishers are going up, and yet my sales with WCP are going down. Could just be coincidence, but it's a funny one.

Karen Scott said...

Hmm... well crappy practice like that will only lead them in one direction. I'll be keeping an eye out for the news when it breaks.