I’m hearing some pretty disturbing tidbits about how business was done in the Mystic Press days, and since, from people it was done to, and some that saw it happen, up close and personal.
There are aspects of the business that I haven’t really addressed in full because my daughter never got published. I didn’t see those. Things like Swag and (lack of) promotion for launches, how royalties were or weren’t paid, a staggering $360 separation fee. There’s a lot I haven’t really covered in depth because I didn’t know that much about them.
There’s a certain scam artist that will scream “That’s in the past!” But we’ve already seen that those patterns tend to repeat. There are just might be details of your stories that current and new scam victims might recognize and get them asking questions that need to be asked.
New and aspiring authors might think that the way she does things are the way they’re supposed to be done. She presents herself as a publisher, after all. They might not know any better. Let’s tell them. They need to know, and you deserve to tell your stories, too.
So, in order to let new/potential victims know what to look for, I’m extending an open invitations, right here. Right now.
If you’ve had dealings with Tabetha Jones in the last four years, in ANY capacity, I invite you to describe your experiences here, in the comments. Let the world now what she did to you and how, with as much detail as you can manage. If you’ve got screen caps of texts, pms or emails to back your story up, let me know and I’ll make sure they appear in your comment.
How was your launch handled?
How much were you charged going in? Coming out?
How was the editing/artwork/production of your book handled?
Did you get everything you paid for?
Did you get paid?
Got any swag stories?
Did your private life get meddled with?
We know some of the stories, but there are a lot of folks out there whose stories never got told. You deserve to be heard, too. Here’s your chance.
The floor is yours.