Posted in: Azteclady Speaks, e-book publishers behaving badly?, E-publishers Behaving Very Badly
Tags:Dear Author, Elloras Cave, lawsuit, Red Rose Publishing
A long, long time ago (September 2010) I wrote this very short post:
Over at Dear Author there is some noise over Red Rose Publishing and the alleged issues the company has with authors, editors, etc. The fun started here, followed by this tidbit, and it’s currently going strong here.
The quick and dirty summary: Dear Author reported some shenanigans; anonymous authors came out; sockpuppets followed; RRP’s owner wants all blog content related to the company taken down; Dear Author pretty much ignores the noise; lawyer-like threats follow; Dear Author pretty much still ignoring them.
The moral of the story: be careful who the fuck you threaten with legal action over the internetz–they may just be real lawyers who not only won’t be cowed by your barely coherent threats but who will actually know the law. (In simpler terms: be careful you don’t bite more than you can chew.)
The links work, if you have some time, but the upshot?
EC did bite a lot more than TE/JB is gonna be able to chew, let alone digest.
Also, for some fun reading, Jane’s series on defamation: