From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul> Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2012 13:14:29 -0300 Archived: Sat, 07 Jul 2012 12:52:17 -0400 Subject: Re: HoA Pays Mantle >From: Philip Mantle <philip.mantle.nul> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:22:31 +0100 >Subject: HoA Pays Mantle >Today I was amazed to receive a cheque from my former publisher >Healings of Atlantis - HoA. As many of you know I had to take >legal action against HoA for non-payment of royalties on two >books I had published with them. >I took my case to court via the small claims court and last >month I won my case. I can honestly say I did not expect HoA to >pay up but obviously I am glad they did. >This all could have been avoided had they simply played the game >and paid up without going to court. I worked hard for them for >free as editor of the now defunct newsstand magazine UFO MATRIX >during which time I was seriously ill with heart failure. >I can now put this sorry episode behind me and proceed with >other projects that should keep me occupied for quite some time >to come. I will not contact HoA ever again nor any of their >associates. >I've had a lot of support over this matter and I would like to >thank everyone for their many kind words. More support from me... Publishers seem to delight in screwing over their primary resources; their writers. It's happened with the three I've written. I just discovered two days ago that one book that had been taken out of print with the books remaindered was now back in print. Had I not noticed it in a book store I would not have known. Publisher all apologetic when I asked where my royalties were. Accounting foul-up. Same publisher different book-discontinued then re-printed and I'm not told. I mean why should I know that my book is back on the shelves? Major US publisher screws me and others over by not letting us know that another had gotten a major advance on our books. Many publishers, as they stand are crooked; they eat their young. They are inept, hit and miss at best. Above all they are lousy at marketing. Don Ledger Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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