A good friend of mine published through Freedom of Speech Publishing, two books within the last two years, and based on reviews, they're doing quite well. However, my friend has not received a single penny in those two years, nor any sales records. His contract states that he gets 30% of net profits AFTER expenses, which sounds like a scam to me, but I'm not well educated with regards to contract language.
Has anyone else had experience with this company or this set of circumstances? What's the best course of action for an author who belatedly realizes they've been taken advantage of?