Sunday, January 1, 2017
New Year Greetings and News
A New Day. A New Year!
Thank you all so much for being a part of my life in 2016 and for sticking with me in 2017. I hope you have a happy and healthy New Year, and find peace, love and prosperity in the days to come.
In other not so nice news, I'm sure many of you know about All Romance eBooks, LLC.
If not, here's what's been going on. Basically, ARe sent out a mass email to publishers and self published authors stating they were closing down and were unable to remit fourth quarter 2016 commissions in full and proposed a settlement of 10 cents on the dollar for payment and asked us to accept this ridiculous settlement. Authors who were published by All Romance as a publisher were to receive their rights back and won't receive any monetary compensation. Mind you, this email was sent out on December 28th with a shut down date of December 31st, giving authors 3 days notice of the closure. This came as a HUGE shock to us, especially since only a few days before we received emails from them about purchasing 2017 advertising and their Boxing Day sale.
Shady, shady dealings! But I digress.
ARe also sent out an email to readers on the same day stating they would no longer have access or be able to make purchases and to finalize any transactions, download their purchases, and back up their library. Many readers were unable to download the books they purchased during this very short time frame, were unable to use their ebook bucks, get their pre-ordered books, etc... and their library was lost.
If you are a reader who purchased any of my titles on the ARe site and lost access to the books in your library, were not able to download your purchases, etc... please email me at London@londonsaintjames.com with a receipt or confirmation of the sale(s) and I will make sure to get a copy of the ebook(s) purchased sent to you.
All the best,