While all of this exposure has been going on about the truth of Phoenix Fire’s questionable business practices, Tabetha Jones has been carrying on with her dubious ways. A new book has been released. And there are plans for ever more.
Primal Howls Tales of Savage Howls to the Full Moon was released on Oct 6th. This one is another of Tabetha’s infamous anthologies, but Phoenix Fire publishing did not release it. This one was released by createspace. Not Phoenix Fire.
That can only mean that Tabetha released this anthology ON HER OWN PERSONAL ACCOUNT.
That’s disturbing on a lot of levels for the authors.
First, by publishing under a personal account rather than a business account (even a bogus one), she’s claiming their work as her own. That’s piracy, and we’ll talk about that in a minute.
Secondly, that means that authors have absolutely no way to find out if and how any royalties are being earned for that book. And, as it’s published under her personal account, they have no legal way to find out.
Here are some of the names credited to Primal Howls:
Mathias Jansson, a swedish writer, art critic and poet, his blog and Facebook.
Andrea L. Staum, a writer out of Wisconsin. Her facebook.
If you know either of these writers, you might want to fill them in on the legal status of the company they’re publishing with, the questionable circumstances surrounding the publication of this latest anthology, and maybe direct them to our humble blog here so that they can find out the truth about the woman in charge of their royalties.
Back to the issue of piracy. Claiming somebody else’s work as your own is piracy, and that’s a federal offense. Do not let anybody get away with that.
If you know that your work is being claimed by somebody else that’s representing it as their own, REPORT IT TO THE FBI. Here’s a link to report piracy.
There’s also a number you can call: 1-866-IPR-2060.
Or you can directly contact your local field office of the FBI. Find it HERE.
Don’t let a thief and scam artist continue to victimize new people. Put a stop to it once and for all.
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of spending my time on this bitch. Let’s make the publishing world a safer place and let the sun shine a little brighter upon our smiling faces.