I saw that on Nancy Grace today and Nancy threw one woman off the panel. That was quite funny.
I saw the show and it was hilarious. She said that her book sold in Japan. Nancy didn't know that just because you see a book displayed online does not mean it was sold. Lightning Source is POD. Now when you see it, you will see a different view than what Loyalty or CaoPaux said. By the way, she was the one who got kicked off the panel.
It's video news, so I don't know how long the link will be active.
The headline: the guy in charge of this vanity outfit was not paying royalties, so the writers sued. He lost. His on camera panic attack is kind of entertaining.
The ASA offices in Detroit were closed. The landlord said rent was unpaid. They have a Michigan office on the website.
Probably NOT a good idea to go with this one!
I wonder who crafted this strange description of the humble ISBN:
Just in our Basic Package we provide that minimum level of publishing, including an ISBN that pushes even the simplest doorway of distribution outlets like having a positive distribution database system working with and through several available worldwide connected distributors like Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and/or Partners, etc. ...read more in the brochure.
Um, no, I'll pass. I need eye bleach.
Ha, that woman's cover is waaaay better than any at PA. But that must have been a pretty low budget outfit if $271.50 drove them out of business. Funny...
He claims that there weren't any royalties (because there weren't any sales). The suit was over failure to deliver printed books. He was ordered to repay the cost of printing that the author had paid.
Had those folks looked at Preditors & Editors they would have read, "ASA Publishing Company: Not recommended. A vanity publisher."
We are not part of this situation. We have no connection to any of the principals involved. This forum is not the place for your personal disputes. Please don't try to use us as a stick with which to beat someone with whom you have a problem.
Walter E. Mark from Tate Publishing will be one our guest on the show along with another author, June 7th, 2011. Details soon.
I'm going to do better than that...That lady said that she never got her books (who is Loyalty or CaoPaux by the way, on this site) but a picture was taken of her with her books http://yfrog.com/h0m6xrlj . So she lied on ASA and the pictures surfaced up a month after she was on Channel 4 Detroit saying that they kept her books from her. Here is that motion http://yfrog.com/h0m6xrlj . Here is the court date for that motion http://yfrog.com/h0m6xrlj . And here is the judment for that motion being satisfied http://yfrog.com/h0m6xrlj . What I like to know is why did she leave all her books at that store on consignment and then cried wolf. According to the evidence that publishing house should sue her for constantly interfering with the business after court was over, which is the right and legal thing to do. That publisher needs a pair of dangling twins and stop letting people run over him.Authorsview, welcome to AW. There's a lot here for writers and publishers to enjoy and learn from. Meanwhile, let me draw your attention to a previous post in this discussion, made by an AW moderator, Stacia Kane. She made a very important point and we should all remember it:
As for your posts here: I could claim that you are an inflatable pink elephant who eats nothing but bananas. I could write a very convincing argument in favour of this, but no matter how convincing an argument I wrote, it would not be true.
Please provide citations or references for the judgements you claim have been made in favour of ASA Publishing, or stop making those claims. Because without any citations or references, I am going to assume that they are your equivalent of my inflatable, banana-eating pink elephant.
I am the woman Authorsview is speaking of,
Authorsview read this before u flap yo grill next time. You on here bashing me, for an issue that had nothing to do with you, but yet you talking.
I think someone needs to take a deep breath and step away from this conversation. I feel a time out in the air...