It rather saddens me to leave this post, but it has to be done. Books Unbound E-Publishing is or rather was my publisher. After contacting Victoria Strauss, she suggested I place a post here. So, I'm following her advice in hopes that another writer will be spared. My journey with BU began in 2004 and appeared to be promising. Then it took nearly 2 years after the signing of the contract to the actual release of my book. Communication with the owners was slow and has become nonexistent since December 2006. I've only received two statements on royalties and was told about another number of books that were sold in the 4th quarter of 2006. No royalty checks have been sent to me and now the publishers won't even respond to e-mail inquiries. After nearly three and a half months of complete inactivity in the forum provided by the publisher, someone surfaced today and asked if anyone from the company was still alive.
There are 11 authors waiting to have their books released. Some of them have been waiting 2 years. Nothing has been released this year, and it's half over.
Although their submissions are closed, I believe there are still writers waiting to hear about whether or not their work was accepted. Anyone in that position--this post is for you. If you don't mind waiting years for the release and if you don't mind not being paid royalties for your work being sold, then this publisher is for you. However, if you're a writer who wants contact with your publisher, wants to know when your book will be released, and wants to be paid for the books sold, then steer clear of this publisher, because they don't deliver on the promises made in their contract.