Not long ago, I sent Amanda Stewart a friend request on FB, just as I’ve done to many other PF/TJ authors in the past. I didn’t think anything of it, until I got this message From Tabetha Jones herself:
I would appreciate if you would stop harassing my authors. Leave Amanda Stewart alone
She hasn’t seen fit to write me back.
Since when is sending someone a friend request “harassing” them?
Is she that insecure that another author might come to their senses and realize the truth about her? Well, at the rate that she’s losing authors, I guess I can understand her paranoia. She needs to quit blaming me for her shortcomings, though. It’s the truth about her that’s driving them away. I’m only the messenger.
Actually, I should consider myself lucky that she took the time to write me at all. It seems she’s been such a busy girl, putting Zoey Sweete’s name on all the books she’s still selling and taking her name off. There’s nothing like having the stigma of being THE single worst fraud and scam in the publishing world attached to her name, I guess. And it looks like she’s quietly switching them all over from having Phoenix Fire as the publisher to being publish by Createspace services. The anthologies, anyway. It looks like SOMEbody’s trying to fly under the radar because they’ve been notified that they’re under investigation for fraud. Too bad changing things around in the present doesn’t erase them in the past. That’s a lesson she hasn’t learned yet, but probably will soon.
Publishing authors that aren’t with the company anymore, and through a publisher those authors didn’t contract with in the first place.
Is that legal? Hmmm.
Speaking of PF anthologies. Here’s a little chuckle for you.
Good luck getting those prices.
But, this is Tabetha Jones we’re talking about. She might honestly believe somebody will pay it.
If they do, I hope all of the names still listed as authors get their cut of it.
Okay. You can stop laughing now.