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PublishAmerica, royalties and accountability
Monday, May 05, 2008  6:22:00 AM

by Robert Amoroso



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It seems that once again, PublishAmerica has backed into another controversy, and while the original issue at the time was Amazon’s alleged strong-arming POD Publishers, the silent and yet unanswered footnote emerging from many of PA’s authors is PA’s pricing policies and the issue of royalties paid to its authors.

 

If one bothers to read between-the-lines the postings on their public message board, one gets the feeling that a number of PA authors are confused, as to the pricing structure used by PA. The retail costs seem to change, as quickly as the price of oil, and of course, there’s never any explanation by the publisher, as to why.

 

Many of the authors are tentative in speaking out, for fear of being banned on PA’s website or worse yet having their contracts pulled. What is even more troubling is that there is no accountability as to where books are sold, and by whom, I’ve personally never received an itemized statement from PA, as to exactly where the books were sold, and by which bookseller, I simply receive a check stating the number of books sold.

 

One would assume of course that PA’s accounting department would have that information, why it isn’t shared with the authors seems to be a continued mystery. I’m not suggesting anything sinister, other then accountability, void of that we’re left to draw our own conclusions.

 

I for one, have stopped promoting Journey in the marketplace simply because there’s no accountability by the publisher, in almost every business where a service his been performed or an item sold, an itemized statement would be the norm, obviously one is left to wonder.

 

I see that on almost every booksellers website my book Journey is available around the world, for purchase, and yet there’s no accountability from the publisher. What is even more surprising is that all of these websites suggests that new and used books of Journey are available for purchase…now either someone is supplying printed books to these booksellers or they’re not telling the truth, in either case I believe that it’s up to the publisher to let its authors know how this process works.

 

I assume that PA or its agents, are the only one(s) that can print copies of Journey and their over 30,000 other titles, if that’s indeed the case, then it would be almost impossible for these Internet booksellers to have new copies on hand, without the publisher’s knowledge.

 

PublishAmerica always seems to be reluctant to speak candidly to its family of authors about issues that affect us, and the only time they do is when it directly affects them adversely. I’ve always believed that this unique bond between author and publisher is a partnership. Hopefully, someday PA may understand that and treat its authors with dignity and professionalism, and then again, that day may never come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regards, 

Amo         


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