The most vital obligation a publisher has is to provide timely and accurate statements, and to pay royalties without delay. The Watchdog Desk has received multiple complaints about late or missing statements from Adelaide Books. In several instances, authors stated that no payment was ever received.
Waldorf Publishing's worrying decline is compounded by its attempts to extract money and dubious legal concessions from its authors.
A devious and prolific impostor is targeting indie authors with cookie cutter businesses. Meet Octa Group and its endless aliases.
The owners of Dog Ear Publishing are apparently attempting to evade angry authors by assuming a new identity: Bookplate Press.
ALLi's Watchdog Desk has received over twenty complaints of Blasty failing to respond to customer service inquiries, failing to honor cancellation requests, and continuing to charge customer credit cards and bank accounts after cancellation. Some complainants felt they had no other recourse than to cancel their credit cards, or file fraud claims with their banks.
Dog Ear Publishing's failure to pay royalties and refusal to respond to inquiries warrants our most severe level of caution, the Watchdog Advisory.