Ebay

We already know that one of Tabetha’s favorite tricks is to funnel money through Paypal so that it’s harder for the authors (and the IRS) to keep track of. How handy, since money skipped around on Paypal can be spent straight from there without ever having to see the light of day.

But let’s not forget about Ebay.
If you’ve ever published any material through Tabetha’s scam company, take a moment to type your name into a search box on Ebay and watch what happens. It’s very likely that a book with your name on it is being sold on Ebay. We saw this a little while ago with Beth Wright’s book. And it looks like the same thing is going on with the rest of you.

Here are listings from names no longer affiliated with Tabetha Jones or Phoenix Fire.
It looks like most of them are bing sold through sellers named Grandegleretail or Buy.
Georgina Merry – The Ferryman’s Wife 2 listings
Cindy Franks-White – Through my eyes
Melina Turner – Beautiful disasters

Her current authors are being sold through Ebay, too, in case they don’t know about it either.
Jennifer Oneal Gunn – In the shadows of Darkness
Jaimie Hope – No less than 22 listings for her various books. Where do you suppose the money for those is going?

If your name doesn’t pop up this week, check again next week. They seem to rotate in circulation.

And, while you’re at it, look up the anthologies you know you contributed work to. It looks like your names are being taken off of the author listing, while your work might still be inside. You might want to discuss that with your former publisher.

There’s no way to directly PROVE that Tabetha’s behind it, but here are two very important things to consider:

1) The money for those books is going SOMEWHERE. And I’m guessing that it’s not into the author’sĀ pocket.
2) How many of you have been told that none of your books sold any copies?

If none of your books sold any copies, where are these sellers getting them?

Is Tabetha still selling your books behind your back and making money off of your work, without you so much as knowing about it?

Just some thoughts to ponder.

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18 thoughts on “Ebay

  1. Jesus Christ Jamie, how long are you going to be her cash cow? Doesn’t it bother you that your money is going into her purse while she lies to your face? Don’t you know how stupid she makes you look?

  2. This is very disheartening, how much lower can she stoop? I think that this can’t get any worse, then BAM!!!!! A big Fuck You to my face, sorry about the language. I am just so upset and pissed over this. I mean really WTF??? Next thing she will be doing is forging our signatures for so called real autographed books. Something has got to stop her. Greedy, underhanded, lying, sneaky,the list of names could go on forever.

  3. In Georgina’s case, the books being sold now are most likely from when she re-published her book herself, so those sales are likely legit. Seems she did sell a good many of them after putting them out herself. Funny, since she was told by her former publisher that she never sold any (or that they were returned). It’s amazing what happens when you don’t put a crook in between yourself and the public.

    Take note, authors. Do you really believe that your books aren’t selling anything, but the publisher’s alternym earned 400 bucks all on her own?

    Sure, and I’ve got some swamp land to sell you. Gators and all.

    • With everyone gone apparently Tabetha and Jaimie were making voodoo dolls! Jaimie needs to wake up she was ready to FIRE her a week ago now she some admin to her. Really Jaimie kiss her ass and see how far you get!

      • Tabetha is going to keep Jamie around as long as she can because she will need someone to pin everything on when closes down Phoenix for the same reason she closed Mysitc… Its the same song just a new name for it.

      • She’s also keeping Jaimie around because she’s got her books for sale on Ebay, too. I wonder if Jaimie knows that her books are being sold behind her back, and is she getting any money from it? Hell, no.
        I’ve never seen such a willing victim before, and for what? To belong? To be loved? To be family? That’s so pathetic, it’s not even funny.

      • Well well…. same games different times.
        Let Jamie be the fool, apparently years ago she wandered away and came back for more. It has crossed my mind that them two are the real partners in crime! Just like the reunion of Tabetha and Brandy/Rachelle/Tryxie. So is the real Wendy lurking now (new name with a J or real old one)? Just saying! Things that make u go hmmmm! Voodoo dolls? Shall I get in touch with my naitive roots as well? Battle royale in the spirit world?

      • There are a whole batch of new names getting cooked up for Phoenix Fire, so that the web page can be padded and the company can look successful.
        Scramble as she might, her days as a publisher are numbered. Stick a fork in her. She’s done.

      • I thought it was a one-off when Tabetha mentioned voodoo once on my blog, but she really talks about it like she’s serious. Or she wants people to think she’s serious.
        How mental does this chick have to be to talk about some Louisiana Voodoo priestess making gators come get me. What a Froot Loop.

    • Tabetha and Jaimie deserve each other! If Jaimie actually opened her eyes she could see what is going on! Moon and Stars you are correct!

      • If Jaimie ever does come to hersenses, I only hope she realizes that she doesn’t have to pay Tabetha to get away. Tabetha will try to enforce that bogus separation fee, of course, but Jaimie can and should tell her to stuff it. The company isn’t legal, so neither is the contract. Tabetha doesn’t own the rights to any of Jaimie’s work, so she can just pick up all her marbles and go home. For free.
        I’ll be very happy when she does that. Even if she’s forced to do it because that bogus company is shut down by the powers that be.

  4. Since you’re no longer with Tabetha’s bogus company and aren’t recieving any money from these sales, you can contact these sellers and demand that they remove your title, under threat of reporting them to Ebay for theft. Don’t let that scam put any more money in her pocket at your expense.

    • I have been working with both Amazon and Createspace to get my book taken down and I guess I should check with eBay next to see if she is trying to sell copies on there as well.

      • If you don’t see anything today, keep checking. It looks like she rotates ’em. You might be up there next week.
        Interesting that book shops can keep coming up with copies to sell even though most of these books aren’t supposed to be available anymore.
        Gee. I wonder where they’re coming from? And where the money goes?

  5. Conveniently, since I have contacted Grand Eagle Retail on Ebay, my title has come off the list for sale. I for see many more titles coming into play though. Writers beware, please don’t get caught up in Tabetha Jones’ scams and lies. She is the worst person I have ever encountered. Sneaky, lying and a total snake.

  6. Has anyone noticed the silence in which is the telling story of Tabetha’s guilt? When the true facts come out she gets her tongue knotted up and tucks her tail to hide. Now I have to wonder what her next excuse for being quiet is… from an ailing family member to spending those *cough* royalties on *cough* classy photo shoots to blaming us for failing sales. All and all it does not matter the excuse, we know shes turning tricks to survive another day

  7. Update:

    As of June, 2016, Tabetha Jones has no publishing companies in operation that we know about, so our investigation of her has been halted. The point of examining her in the first place was to advocate for authors that reported no royalties and other related abuse from her. If she’s not involved with publishing anymore, that job’s done.

    The posts about her remain in public view in case she starts a new one in the future.

    If more publishing concerns about Tabetha Jones (Willis, Farmer Hoover, Saulters, etc) – AKA Zooey Sweete, Emerald Rai Fleurs, et al – arise in the future, we will post relevant updates. But for now, we’re focusing on happier topics.

    Peace.

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