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!
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.
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.