For a couple of months, several people, editors and authors alike, were approaching me privately and asking if I’d heard anything troubling about Silver Publishing. Then they would proceed to report their experiences, including slow/under/no payments and poor communication.
EDIT (12/17/2012): Apparently, the few people brave enough to speak out against Silver Publishing have been facing an unusual opponent…their fellow Silver authors whom the publisher has bamboozled into staying quiet by promises to pay them if they don’t speak out about what’s been going on (ie SERIOUSLY HEINOUS breaches of contract regarding payment). This Svengali publisher is turning author against author there. So people who ARE speaking out are basically getting victimized a second time by people who are also being victimized by this douchenozzle.
Folks, SERIOUSLY??? The guy is in BREACH OF CONTRACT. If you went to work and your boss told you nope, sorry, no pay today, but stay quiet about it and I’ll try to pay you next week, would you tolerate it? And seriously, would you go after fellow coworkers who said f*ck this noise and went to the media to report them? NO, you’d stand together.
Listen, the more victims suckered into this guy’s Ponzi or Pyramid or whatever it’s called scheme are the people he’s “paying” you off of. He’s admitted in emails to malfeasance and mismanagement of funds. Do you HONESTLY think you’re going to get a full and honest accounting of your sales???
BAIL OUT. NOW. Get your rights back and run fast and far and chalk it up to experience. And if you’re afraid of coming out in an identifiable way, go over to Absolute Write and create an anonymous account and post in the Silver thread there. Or post in the comments here anonymously.
Why am I so pissed off? I’ve got friends screwed over by this guy. And they’re afraid to speak out because of getting harassed like others have. People who know me know there are three things (besides my coffee) that you do NOT mess with: you don’t f*ck with my family, you don’t f*ck with my furbabies, and you don’t f*ck with my friends.