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  1. #301
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    I can tell you exactly what this means for their authors. No more bookshelves. No more in-store deals. Almost every single bookstore (except an "indie" bookstore, which is hard to find) requires that books be marked RETURNABLE, or else they will not carry it. I know one of their authors who told me she had to back out of lots of book store/festival/conference deals this week because of this new policy. I was seriously considering submitting to them until I learned this. From what my friend tells me, she's published a ton of books with them but never will again because of this. While what Jennifer said makes sense for monetary reasons, it sounds like it's really screwing the authors over big time. I bet they lose a lot of great authors because of this decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadedauthor View Post
    While what Jennifer said makes sense for monetary reasons, it sounds like it's really screwing the authors over big time.
    Here's the problem. It makes sense for HER monetarily. What's stopping Jennifer from ordering a bunch of hardcopies of authors who aren't selling so well and returning them? Seems like a good way to make some money back on sunk costs.

    The thing that bothers me the most is that people are thanking her on the thread. Thanks for what? I honestly think Limitless is headed toward going out of business. Most authors have had their releases pushed back or had their series cancelled midway through. They've been closed to submissions for months, even though previous posts from Limitless on this very thread refer to new releases as the cornerstone of their enterprise.

    The company appears to be run by Lori Whitwam, who has no power and has no idea what she's doing and Elise Balt, another one of Jennifer's relatives who has no background in publishing. They should just release all authors who want out and stop jerking us all around. This company is such a disaster it's hard to even put it into writing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaDuck View Post

    In my experience with all of this probably the best bit of advice I've picked up is asking yourself, "what can this publisher do for me that I can't do for myself?"
    IMO, when it comes to publishers this size this is the first question you need to ask. Companies like Limitless do not deserve their 60% cut for providing a nice cover and doing spell check. Companies like Limitless are not going to help authors get their book out there because they have an abysmal distribution plan and no real marketing or promotion. Reading AW, you probably know more about publishing than the people running Limitless. Respect yourself and your work. You deserve better than anything this company says they can do for you.
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    What new is going on with these guys?

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    Jennifer granted a lot of us releases from our contracts. I'm waiting to here back from somebody to see if I'll be released as well. Elise is gone as is half of their "marketing department" as C.A. Harms is now self-publishing. I heard something about authors wanting to press charges over Jennifer's Johnny Andrews scam, but I don't think anyone followed through.

    They've put out a bunch of box sets, but the Limitless philosophy remains the same. No effort put into marketing or editing. No new success stories. I'm not sure what they could possibly be doing for J.L. Drake and Apryl Baker that they're still publishing with them.

    We got an e-mail last week from "marketing" that was pretty shady. Jennifer is clearly back to her old Jonny Andrews tricks, trying to con her own authors into paid services.

    "Happy Tuesday #TeamLimitless!


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    So to answer your question, nothing is new. Limitless is still a very shady operation. Why would a publisher push cover services on their own authors?

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