This is regarding book publishing contracts that I have signed with Redlead Press it's an Imprint of Dorrance Publishing Company. I have published eight books with Redlead Press in the amount of $295.00 last years and each book were an contract; now on the contact they stated that they could cancel out the contract after 6 months prior to the completion of the work and which I thought why would they want to cancel an author book publishing contract after 6 months, but as usual when you are new author with self-publishing book companies there could be some other things that we don't know about the publisher unto now when reality hits me. Just to say I was excited about publishing my books with them because I found them to be the cheapest way for authors that want to pubish their books. In the year of 2012 I have published a total of 8 books; keep in mind this is only just a year worth of paying for books the total amount I spent on publishing books was $2,360.00 and that's alot of money. All of the suddenly in past November 2012 I have received from Redlead Press/Dorrance Publishing that five of my book contracts were going to be terminated on December 29, 2012 and I felt like an fool because my books were barely on there bookstore for a year; I felt like I have been ripoff by this publisher and it came to mind that I believe that they have done this to alot of new Authors; by having them thinking that they have accomplished something by paying $295.00 out my pocket and then all of the suddenly they terminated and cancelled five of my books without a cause and no reason. I believe that Dorrance Publishing and their imprints are taking advantage of authors that published their books through them; and take authors for a ride for their money and a few months later cancel the contracts; that sounds like garbage. And, then the terminated contracts it says that my books would be removed from their bookstore website; and guess what I checked their bookstore website and my books are still available for purchasing and amazon as well, and I would no longer receive royalties from sales of the terminated books through Redlead Press; so what comes to mind who would be receiving the royalties of those book sales if I'm no longer making the royalties and then top it off Dorrance Publishing take 70% of author royalties; if this makes sense authors won't barely make a penny; and especially if the books are selling less than 100 copies. I'm really upset and lost out on money with this Publisher; never again would I signed contracts with book publishers; I don't trust book publishers; there are too many publishers ripping off authors. Every author want to see their work in print and receive fair royalties and sales of their books; this is like a dream come true for most authors and for book publishers to mess up the author's accomplishment of the book they created; this is a shame. This is a long story about Dorrance Publishing and I want to tell other authors don't invest your money with this particular publisher and be careful about contracts with book publishers; take a deeper investigative look into these book publishers because believe or not they don't care about your dreams coming true; they just really want your money. I hope that my story get the attention of other authors and help them so that they won't be disappointed. I thought that Dorrance Publishing was a good and honest publisher, but just because they been around for 80 years or more doesn't make them an honest book publishing company.
Thankyou Very Much,