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Re: HoA Pays Mantle

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

>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

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

Don Ledger

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