I feel like I want to say something, but there are just no words. I've been watching this unfold and I'm so heartbroken for the authors. I've seen some people on Twitter say they're owed $10 000 or more.
This definitely looks like an Ellora's Cave situation, but I hope everyone manages to recover the royalties that've been held back.
Just keep it all aimed at the exploiters, m'kay? Whiffs of victim-blaming help no one.
I doubt that will happen. From what DSP authors are saying in different groups, there is no money.
An author has posted about DSP on his blog.
That's the worst one I've heard of so far.
He posted on his Twitter how DSP owed him over 37k just for one quarter (IIRC Q3) which means they made over 80k on his books the past year. It's also worth noting he had his lawyer threaten them and only then did they send him money - albeit not all of it. I wonder what happens to all the authors who don't have money / connections for a good lawyer?
Her blog. (Charlie is a woman)
Of interest also is this post by Bob Appavu, who is both an author and an artist. Dreamspinner isn't paying contractors (cover artists, etc.) either:
The fair is actually in Leipzig, Germany.
Here's a Twitter post on the topic: https://twitter.com/DecentFellows/status/1228742118845435906
And I want every author paid in full, their rights returned.