What wait?

Using her alt (fake name that she’s trying to pass off as a real person), Zoey Sweete, Tab has announced that after a long wait, Blood Magic is back (!!!) TA-DAAAHHHH!
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Who was waiting? Were you guys? I wasn’t. I didn’t even know it was gone. But… whatever.

The point, here, is that she’s up to her old hijinks, using a gazillion fake names. She’s not even trying to hide it now. She says right there on her fake name’s page that she’s going to use a bunch of different names and a bunch of different publishing companies. Shady business, right out of the gate.

On one hand, she says she’s made up her own “copyrighted imprint,” but her Amazon profile still says she owns Phoenix Fire publishing.
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That’s, what, two publishing companies ago? Three?

If she can’t even keep her many, many fake profiles updated, she should wrap it up and get a real job. Something that might not be so complicated to keep up with.

And as far as that “copyrighted imprint” goes, she is as clueless as ever. You don’t COPYRIGHT the name of a business. You TRADEMARK it. If she can’t make even that distinction, she has no business starting yet another company. None. She’s been claiming to be this uber publisher and business-woman for how many years now, and she can’t even get THAT right?

And make no mistake, an imprint is exactly the same thing as a publishing company. “Imprint” is just another name for it, and all of the same legal obligations apply. If she’s a sole proprietor, publishing only her own work as she claims, she’s fine. But the instant she takes on a partner, represents anybody else’s work, or hires employees, that changes up the game and there are specific legal obligations to meet. We’ll be watching to see if/when she crosses that line.

Also, she’s up to her usual tactics of using music she likely doesn’t hold the license to. This time, she’s using ‘Bring me to Life’ by Evanescence for her book trailer. I’d bet my house that she can’t afford to license that song. A fan can make a video using a song and it’s probably no big deal. But when you use a song as promotion for a product that’s up for sale as part of a marketing campaign, that’s very different. Money comes into play, and that involves serious legal and financial obligations. You have to pay for a license, and I’m willing to bet that she didn’t. I’m guessing she didn’t even try, but just went ahead and used it because she wanted to.

And she’s up to all this while recuperating from a “stage 2 concussion” that isn’t even a week old.

Yup. Same old Tabetha, with those true colors flying bright.

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4 thoughts on “What wait?

  1. Why is Tabetha not answering to any of the posters? I feel like this, if she “feels”, I won’t say knows, that she is has done nothing wrong, where is she? I defend myself because I know that there is no reason to lie. And I have asked many questions without a straight answer.

    Where are the royalties from the shelter book? Why did some authors get paid such a low payment than others? Why did some have to pay to get said royalties? Why after almost 2 years am I still finding my works all over her bullshit pages and alt pages? Let alone why the hell does she need so many alts?

    Thought she was a big bad biker bitch and boss lady. Bitch please, keep doing what you keep doing, lie get imaginary people and those that don’t know what you are to defend you, and your best trick, HIDING. That’s all you are good for anyway.

    • Exactly. All these distractions and delays, all of this drama, for years on end, and she still doesn’t have an answer. Mystic authors didn’t get paid. She gloated when the statute of limitations ran out on them. Phoenix authors got the same runaround. Dark Storm stalled before it even left the gate because it was founded on bullshit and lies. And now, there’s this dodgy new company, Deities and Demons that she SAYS she’s not a part of, and her own self-publishing “copyrighted imprint” called Sweete Sins – ripping off both your sig name and the title of my upcoming book. She can’t do a single. Solitary. Thing without ripping somebody off while she slaps them in the face.

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  3. 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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