Posted in: e-book publishers behaving badly?
So you guys remember my post about the rumour that the disgraced ex-owner of the defunct Triskelion Publishing, Kristi Studts had opened a new publishing company?
And the follow-up post where I posted the comments of Kristi Studts Jennifer Mitchell, the owner of Mystic Moon Press, who not only took the time out to try to set the record straight, but also sent along her henchmen to support her?
OK, so it was a while ago, but bear with me will ya?
Anyway, this was the rebuttal comment from Jennifer Mitchell at the time:
Hello My name is Jennifer Mitchell, I am the CEO and owner of Mystic Moon Press.
All I can say is that Kristi has nothing to do with our company other then she is a cover artist. It saddens me to know that by hiring a cover artist who claims to be male and involved with a woman I have garnered bad press because of it.
Those that doubt please feel free to check out my personal writing webpage www.jenniferraemitchell.com
or by all means go to Writing.com which is where I got my start www.writing.com/author/gen13
both places have pictures of myself and my family and my book covers.
I originally started this company with a good friend of mine, who has passed away, her name was Keeley McGreggor, to help me run the company now is an author by the name of Kristina Chartrand.
I am offended that I have not had one query to the matter of the real identity of Magickal Media is to myself or Kristina, there is no fact to base this on other then that Kristi “Magickal Media” is a cover artist for me and my company. At this point without knowing the truth I will stand behind my employee, but if I do find out that I have been decieved then I will take the appropriate actions.
It saddens me that things in the E-publishing business have gotten a bad name. Mystic Moon Press, was a dream of my dear friend and one that I want to continue to share. We are small, new and family like. We endevour to treat our authors fairly and I will go to bat for any of them.
Thank you for your time.
CEO of Mystic Moon Press, LLC
Remember now? No? Never mind, I’ll just get to the point shall I?
Anyway from out of the blue, Michelle Marquis, Mystic Moon Press author, and former MMP Loyalist, left this comment on the second thread:
Well Karen I hate to say you were right but you were…right that is. Looks like JR Mitchell has ripped off her authors, taken the money and run. We are all really pissed.
Spread the word not to buy from Mystic Moon Press
Have a better weekend than I’m having
If Michelle is to be believed, then it would seem that that bastion of goodness, Jennifer Mitchell, has shafted the Mystic Moon Press authors royally again.
Anybody know the story behind this?
Anyway, if there’s any truth to Michelle Marquis’ allegations, then I have no problem saying I told you so. Especially to this MMP author (Shiloh Darke), Jim Richards, another MMP author, Ana Star, MMP author, this commenter, and this arsehole.
In case anybody is interested, the original blog was posted on April 10th 2008. I’m sure you can all do the maths.
Before I go, let me leave you with this quote from the first thread, from MMP loyalist, KSeriphyn:
Not sure where you’ve gleamed this information from, but rest assure that MMP is uniquely run by Jen and a few others, and is doing very well as an ebook publisher.