I hear that Tabetha is still trying to tangle authors up in her ridiculous “release” procedure, negotiating with them about the terms of releasing their work since they’ve chosen to leave her. She’s hanging them up and refusing to give their work back until or unless they meet her demands and sign her paperwork.
I cannot stress it enough. Authors, you do not need to sign her release papers in order to get your work released. She doesn’t own your rights. She never did. You own your work, and if she refuses to give it back to you, it’s theft. DO NOT let her hang you up in any negotiations. Do not allow her to continue to exert any more power over you and your work. Demand it back under threat of legal action. And if she still refuses, follow through. Call her local police and the Texas Attorney General to report the theft. Turn her in to the feds. She does not have a legal leg to stand on when it comes to keeping your work, and she knows it.
What she does have is years of practice jerking people around. She’ll haggle about the release forms and refuse to give your work back until they’re signed. And she’ll kick up a dust storm of gossip, lies and bullshit between authors. She’ll tell lies about one to another, then tell another lie to cover that one up. She’ll tell one that another author is still under contract and doesn’t want to leave PF after all. She’ll tell another that one of the others is talking shit about her. She’ll tell yet another an entirely different story.
She’s trying to do several things:
1) Control you.
2) Hang onto your work.
3) Pit you against other authors so that you don’t come together to support each other. That way, she’s got a better chance of luring you back into the fold.
4) Isolate you so that you can’t compare notes with each other to add up to the truth about what a scam she really is.
5) Keep you from succeeding on your own. She doesn’t want you to do well. If you flop, she might be able to get you back.
6) Most importantly, she’s deflecting. The more attention she keeps on drama, the longer she keeps your work, and the longer she profits from it.
DEMAND YOUR WORK BACK. Allow no deflections, and permit no negotiations, It’s your work. Demand it back under threat of legal action. And if she still refuses, follow through.
Take away that wretched fraud’s power. Do not allow her to control you for another minute. Not with her paperwork, and not with her drama. Demand your work back. And then give her exactly as much attention as she deserves: NONE.