I promised that I would update you when there was anything new about Tabetha Jones and her sneaky dealings. Well, here you go. From Cindy Franks-White:
She had my 3 books in amazon markets, at astronomical prices. But thanks to someone with a brain at Amazon, finally, those ships have sunk. Yep, I have her publishing company/companies names removed along with her taint.
Any and ALL sales from any remaining 3rd party affiliates will revert to me, the REAL OWNER, of my works and my life. And within 5 days that won’t be an issue either, because anything linked to Tabetha Jones and any of her farce companes will be FLAGGED.
Yep, Amazon is launching an investigation into copyright infringement and theft of sales. I guess she can consider this a warning. After they figure out royalties owed, and now have proof, provided by Tabetha herself, unknowingly of course, there is the problem of her CONTINUED sales of my books. She seems to forget I kept all our conversations, and funny how a “go fuck yourself, I don’t need to be your publisher” and of course all the lies of how she removed said sales channels will now bite her in her massive ass.
And since NOTHING was published under a business name, but in her name into private accounts, well this goes beyond a civil matter it is now on the federal level. Any and ALL findings will be sent to all of the proper authorities.
She can move, jump ship, or whatever she thinks to hide that’s fine. Just a word to the wise..
YOU CAN RUN AND YOU CAN HIDE BUT YOU CAN NEVER OUT RUN THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW.
Sooner or later we all pay the piper
I’ve said it for a long time, folks. They’re your stories. It’s your work. You need to take ownership of it back.
It’s WONDERFUL that so many of you have gone on to publish successfully, happily, without the drama and stress that was Tabetha Jones. Nobody needs such a toxic person in their lives. Writing and publishing should be a joy, a fulfilling business. A labor of love.
But it’s not quite enough. As long as she still has access to any of your work, she still has her hand in your pocket. Ignore her as you might, she’s still in your life. You can ignore the blood-sucking, disease-ridden mosquito all you like, but it’s still going to drain you dry and inject you with its poison. You need to swat it, once and for all.
Cindy paved the way for you. Amazon has her flagged. Do yourselves a favor and follow in her footsteps. Contact Amazon and tell them about your association with Tabetha Jones as it relates to your work. Tell them everything you wrote that she “published” on her personal account so that, like Cindy’s, they can identify your work and your royalties can revert back to you. As it should be.
That includes anything you submitted to anthologies as well. You’re not with her anymore. You can force Amazon to pull any book on the market that has your work in it. It’s YOUR work, even if it’s part of a book to which others have contributed, and she doesn’t have the right to earn money from it anymore. Get the crook’s hand out of your pocket, at LAST.
Even if you do as I suggest and Google yourself, you still might not catch what’s going on with foreign markets. Your book could be fore sale in Japan, France, Italy, Spain, etc, and you’d never know it. Just like Cindy found out.
Only when you take care of your past work is yours again can your future work truly be free. Contact Amazon and take back your work. ALL of your work, whether it’s a full book, short story, poem, picture or anything else. Don’t let her earn another penny at your expense. Take back your work. Take back your power. Take back your past, present and future. It’s yours. Own it.
I often close out my posts by saying “You’re welcome” for the information I’ve passed along. This time, though, I’d like to bow and blow kisses in Cindy’s general direction and say…