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PostSubject: A note from Stella and Audra Price (S.A. Price)   Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:33 pm

Just needed to stop by and mention something.

Please do not buy our book The Soft Edge of Midnight from any retailers or from the publisher site, Siren/ Bookstrand. We have a year left on the contract and apparently they feel that 129 copies of the book sold in 4 years is average, and wont be giving us our rights back. Hell you couldnt even FIND the book on their site all of 2009 without doing some creative naming (and no, when you put our name in on there, it didnt come up, nor was it listed under paranormal.) We made 8$ last quarter, and really, it would be more beneficial to everyone, especially them, to let the book go, as it would save them time if they didnt have to send us a statement.

But I guess they dont see it that way, which is their prerogative. And its mine to tell my readers to forget it even exists. Thanks so much everyone, hopefully when the contract is up it will be new and fresh to everyone!
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PostSubject: Re: A note from Stella and Audra Price (S.A. Price)   Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:37 am

What the hell?? Why won't they give the rights back? What does your contract say??

Please make sure you report this to Preditors & Editors and in the Bewares & Background Check part of the Absolute Write forum so other authors are aware of anything nefarious going on with regards to this publisher.
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PostSubject: Re: A note from Stella and Audra Price (S.A. Price)   Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:10 pm

Well apparently they make it a "practice to no give authors their rights back" and feel that 129 sales in 4 years is quite average for an author that has one m/F book with a publisher and no other releases... Which I think is totally bullshit.

The Bitch of it is that a huge portion of their authors are making a minimum of 5k and UP a quarter, yet apparently the 8$ is enough to KEEP my book there where its languishing?

Whats sad is that the book got a 4 star at RT, and has over 15 4 and 5 star reviews, and won several reader awards... We didnt even have ONE SALE in 2009 on their website... because the only way you could find it was typing in The_Soft_Edge_of_Midnight. It wasnt under our name, under paranormal or under the actual title without the underscores...

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PostSubject: Re: A note from Stella and Audra Price (S.A. Price)   Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:50 am

That is fantastically weird. Isn't there some kind of formal letter you can write demanding your rights back? They don't have a contract to hold your rights in perpetuity, do they?
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PostSubject: Re: A note from Stella and Audra Price (S.A. Price)   Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:07 am

Nope. I had my agent contact them, And they told my agent exactly what I have told everyone... Which is bullshit. Every other publisher has an out clause, especially when your not selling...

So I have till November next year, then the contract is over and I can it back, and something tells me its going to take an arm and a leg to get it back when Im supposed to have it. So thats why Im telling everyone NOT to buy it. If I have anything to say about it, they wont get another intentional dime outta us.

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PostSubject: Re: A note from Stella and Audra Price (S.A. Price)   Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:17 pm

Icky. Crying or Very sad Good luck with that, hun. *hugs*
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PostSubject: Re: A note from Stella and Audra Price (S.A. Price)   Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:22 pm

thanks hun...

its off my website now and off all my places online... so...
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