Whispers and Warnings

Whispers and Warnings For July 28th

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Whispers and Warnings for March 17th

  • editfast.com - Responds to allegations and complaints.
  • Deveraux and Deloitte - Person claiming to work for them as a "lecturer" threatens to send WritersWeekly a subpoena.
  • Cats and Kittens - Writer claims pub bought 1st rights; hasn't published article in a year; writer can't sell reprint rights until the article is published.
  • Janet Kay & Associates - Authors offended they used the word "Christian" in their marketing.
  • Indigo Custom Publishing - Writer claims she received partial payment and a request to remove her posting from WritersWeekly. Posted an update, but the remainder of her payment has still not been paid.
  • CitySmart Magazine - Writer claims she's owed money.

Whispers and Warnings for March 3rd

Janet Kay & Associates / authorswanted.com / JanGeo Ink - finally served with search warrant and abandon their offices! Debates rage about two firms that sell term papers to students - http://www.writersweekly.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1253 and http://www.writersweekly.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1431 BBW magazine - readers offer advice for determining if a mag has gone bust Stonesong - Writers discuss their work for hire contract …

Whispers and Warnings for February 25th

Gannett Contract (Iowa Parent/ 50+ Lifestyles) - Writer doesn't like their contract, so cancels her subscription! Yeah! Stonesong - Complaint about their contract Mysterious Press - Guidelines say they won't show you their contract until after you enter their contest? Ridiculous! And editor is rude in response to writer. SNReview - Writer seeking feedback Janet Kay & Associates / authorswanted.com / JanGeo Ink - another complaint …

Whispers and Warnings for February 4th

Notice: Next week, we'll be running a special update concerning a previously published warning. We received a call from the detective in charge of the case yesterday and we're waiting for his nod to publish the announcement. I was so happy about this bad apple being brought down that I couldn't sleep last night! Can't wait to share it with you! ~~~~~ This Week's Whispers & Warnings: Does Heritage Media / Imprint Publications owe you money? We have a new address for them! Reader says a West Palm literary agent charges $500 up front. Ouch! Torsten Jacobi of Creative Weblogging from Hamburg, Germany - reminiscent of Themestream? Ug! Cherubic Press in Johnstown, PA - Anyone know if they're still around? Editfast.com - Two complaints by readers. …

Whispers and Warnings for January 7th

Creative Arts Books - First charged authors outrageous prices, and is now filing for bankruptcy Thanks so Judith Laura for alerting us to this one! Compass - Another writer claims to have been stiffed by this deadbeat. Asks for advice from others. The Paper Experts / ThePaperExperts.com - Writer alleges they sent her a bad check, and more. Indigo Custom Publishing - Writer claims she hasn't been paid for 3 months. Asks if others are in the same situation. Law & Order magazine - Reader reports they've not responding, asks if anyone else has history with them? …

Whispers and Warnings for December 10th

Post your own experiences, inquiries or complaints about editors and publishers RIGHT HERE. Bookman Publishing / Bookman Marketing - continues illegal spamming activity - no ethics! Moonstone Magazine - They want YOU to pay THEM! …

Whispers And Warnings For 12/03/03

Post your own experiences, inquiries or complaints about editors and publishers RIGHT HERE. THIS WEEK: SNR (Student Network Resources) - Unethical business (sells papers to cheating students) and writer investigating allegations of non-payment; University of Michigan Press - Writer accuses them of selling out; Publish America - many more complaints …

Whispers And Warnings For November 25th

THIS WEEK: 982Press is at it again; Lake Street Publishers / Compass International; The University of Michigan Press; Brentwood magazine; And, literary agent who allegedly faked her own death after bilking many, has been arrested in Canada …

Whispers And Warnings For November 19th

Bari Nessel (may be selling ads in Texas or N. California); Heritage Media / Imprint Publications / heritagemedia.com / imprintpublications.com (writer claims it took her more than a year to get payment out of this firm); 982Press (journalist challenges them to an interview) …

Whispers And Warnings For November 12th

This Week: 982Press, 1stBooks and Bookman Publishing/Marketing; Queries for experiences working with Kalan and P S Greetings and Adams Media Corp. …

Whispers and Warnings for November 5th

This week: Rural Heritage Magazine, Heritage Railway, "Give me your photos for free", Peter Stewart / GM Media Corp, Turtle Trading …