Third Party Lie

She said it right here, half a dozen times or more. You’ve seen it. We all have. She says that she’s done everything she can to keep third parties from selling her former authors’ books. Crying from the mountain tops that she’s innocent, her hands are clean, and there’s just nothing else she can do. Honest!


Setting up distribution channels for my own book this week, I discovered that the ability for third parties to sell a book is controlled with a single click.
By selecting that option, well, you can read it.

That’s it. One click. In order for your books to be available to third parties, she had to click on that button when she was choosing distribution channels for your book.

And guess what. To disable your books from being available to third parties for sale, all she has to do is go back and click that option again to turn it off. That’s it. Just that easy.  So when she cries innocence, keep that picture in mind. She’s lying.

She didn’t turn off your books for resale by third parties, like she claims. If she had, you wouldn’t still be seeing them, on either foreign or domestic markets. In fact, she knew ahead of time that she was going to continue to exploit you before she ever “published” you. How do you know that? Because she clicked that option in t he first place.

Think about that.

While she was smiling to your face and promising you the moon, she was setting you up to rip you off. And keep ripping you off.

Think about this, too. She insisted that she didn’t earn any money from third party sales. Remember that? Now read that option again. Third parties pay less – wholesale – but they do pay. They may be buying directly from Createspace, or, to quote her, “access your catalog,” but the publisher still gets paid. Did you?

Didn’t think so.

If you haven’t already yanked your books, you can contact Createspace and make them turn that option off. You can yank it and republish it yourself. And when you do, make sure not to choose that option. If you do, you’re begging her to keep ripping you off.

And don’t worry. You won’t be cutting yourself off from any potential sales. If people want to buy your book, there’s no problem with  them buying it from you. You’ve got your own listing. They don’t need to buy it from some dodgy third party.

Here’s the one-click  truth about those third party sales channels.

You’re welcome.


8 thoughts on “Third Party Lie

  1. And, BTW, same thing goes for Smashwords. choosing distribution channels is easy. So is UN-choosing them.

    Never minding that she was supposed to REMOVE THOSE TITLES completely from her “catalog” all together. Once you left her, she had no business keeping your book on her account at ALL. Choosing (or closing) channels shouldn’t even have been an option. They should have been un-published COMPLETELY. That’s done with a single click, too. One she didn’t do.

  2. Stupid fucking old cunt don’t you understand those third party books are those other booksellers you just proved it yourself MS JONES IS INNOCENT ITS TIME YOU GOT PUT IN YOUR PLACE. Stupid fucking cuntwat just showed how stupid you are!!!!!!!

    • Wow. Okay. I’ll try to use short words so you can follow along.

      When anybody buys a book, the publisher gets paid. So when those third party sellers buy the books they turn around and sell, the publisher gets paid.

      If the third party sellers are selling on consignment or contingency, the publisher STILL gets paid whenever one gets sold. So, no matter who sells it, THE PUBLISHER GETS PAID.

      But the authors don’t. And that, dear troll, is the problem.

      I know that a few of those words had a bunch of syllables, but I’ll give you credit for being able to google them.

      I’m already in my place, thanks, as a published author, successful artist, and happy in my long and devoted relationship.

      What place are you in? Drunk in the tub? Stoned on pills in the bedroom?

      Thought so.


  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.


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