Whispers and Warnings For 05/21/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 05/21/2016

A pretty scathing complaint about Lulu.com. This person emailed us as well.
Author accuses Lulu of “wiping out volume discount, not disclosing all the conditions, luring customers into buying more, making the purchase more expensive…”

New complaint about Xlibris
Author claims she paid Xlibris $6,000 (why-oh-why do authors pay so much when they can get published for just a few hundred dollars?!?!) and that Xlibris keeps “giving me different people to service me.” Also claims she signed up for programs “which seemed legitimate,” but she says she has no proof Xlibris fulfilled them.

It’ll be interesting to see how this one plays out.
Florida court allows Google to be sued by publisher delisted as “pure spam”
“Courts in the US have consistently held that search engines have almost total discretion over the content on their pages and ranking algorithms under the First Amendment of the US Constitution. This is a legal defense against companies bringing claims about the economic impact of ranking changes or Google’s SEO-related policies.”

This lawsuit might cost Woman’s Day a pretty penny
Rebel Wilson sues magazine publisher for claiming she lied about her age
“The actress is suing for special damages as she believes her reputation has been damaged, with contracts being terminated after the articles appeared, as well as her missing out on other potential roles because of the lies.”

Ronda Rousey, ex-manager avoid defamation lawsuit with book settlement
“Ronda Rousey has agreed to make what her attorney describes as ‘extremely minor’ changes to the paperback, ebook and audiobook versions of her autobiography as part of an agreement with her ex-manager to avoid a defamation lawsuit.”


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