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BenPanced
06-13-2017, 11:21 PM
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.

Link here. (https://www.weldda.com/news_room/news_releases/erotica_publisher__author_charged_after_manipulati/)

cmhbob
06-13-2017, 11:52 PM
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
(https://www.weldda.com/news_room/news_releases/erotica_publisher__author_charged_after_manipulati/)


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.

frimble3
06-14-2017, 04:20 AM
Hah! They do get caught and stopped!

Sage
06-14-2017, 05:16 AM
I mean, the company is practically called Just Kidding Publishing....

veinglory
06-14-2017, 06:03 PM
Weirdly, if the theft of royalties claimed is accurate, they were actually selling in good volume.

akaria
06-14-2017, 07:37 PM
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.

aliceshortcake
06-14-2017, 11:14 PM
I have nothing to contribute to this topic, but I'd like to express my admiration for Sage's avatar. At last I know exactly the right word to describe my terpsichorean cavortings.

frimble3
06-15-2017, 03:31 PM
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.

PostScript
07-11-2017, 03:03 PM
This kind of person makes me sick. Who would defraud authors like that?
Can't they just earn an honest living.

BenPanced
07-11-2017, 04:09 PM
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.

Dawn Reynolds
07-26-2017, 11:14 AM
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?

veinglory
07-26-2017, 06:47 PM
It is also possibly the author is self-publishing and for whatever reason did not update the covers.

CaoPaux
04-12-2018, 10:18 PM
McRide is another of Koretko's pen names.

An URL: https://jkpublishingbooks.wordpress.com/

Past sites incl. jkpublishingauthors.com and jkpublishingbooks.com.