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    Erotica publisher, author charged for manipulating book sales

    According to the arrest affidavit, (Jana) Koretko owns JK Publishing, primarily exclusive to romance and Erotica authors, and is accused of stealing more than $125,000 from multiple clients over a two-year period.
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    JK Publishing

    I don't think there's a thread for this romance/erotica publisher, and I doubt there will be now. But just in case...

    Erotica publisher, author charged for manipulating book sales


    GREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – A Johnstown woman who publishes and writes romance novels is facing nearly two dozen charges after altering her clients’ book sales and pocketing the stolen royalties.

    Jana Koretko was arrested and charged Monday with five counts of money laundering, four counts of felony theft, nine counts of computer crime and three counts of tax evasion.
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    Hah! They do get caught and stopped!

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    I mean, the company is practically called Just Kidding Publishing....
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    Weirdly, if the theft of royalties claimed is accurate, they were actually selling in good volume.
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    I saw the mugshot, read the headline and was happy that the thief from EC finally got busted. Then had a sad because it wasn't her, but another publishing scammer.
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    It would look good on a t-shirt wouldn't it? And, if anyone missed the definition and asked what it meant, you say "Watch this!" and go for it. It's nice to know there's a word for it.

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    This kind of person makes me sick. Who would defraud authors like that?
    Can't they just earn an honest living.

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    It happened with my first publisher. The owner decided that it was her personal bank account and stopped paying us, bragging on her personal Facebook page about the remodel she was doing on her son's bedroom or the great concerts she was going to that month.
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    I'm just a reader, but it seems as if several of the books (which I admittedly loved!) written by Harley McRide and published by JK Publishing are now being published by another publishing company but with the same covers and same JK Publishing logo on the covers? So has the company simply changed its name?

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    It is also possibly the author is self-publishing and for whatever reason did not update the covers.
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