• Report: #1064521

Complaint Review: RAIDER PUBLISHING INTERNATIONAL

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  • Submitted: Fri, July 05, 2013
  • Updated: Fri, July 05, 2013

  • Reported By: Noelle — Houtbay - CAPE TOWN - SOUTH AFRICA Vermont
RAIDER PUBLISHING INTERNATIONAL
Internet, New York USA

RAIDER PUBLISHING INTERNATIONAL PRI PUBLISHING SCAM - CONTRACTUAL PROMISES MADE AND NEVER DELIVERED Internet New York

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I am a first time author based in Cape Town South Africa.

When I first approached Raider Publishing International with the prospect of publishing my script, Adam Salviani was more than eager to accommodate and not even a week after sending PRI a draft of my script I wsa presented with a contract which I had to sign and return to them. Within the contract, promised of them looking after their authors like no other publishing house does were made and that they would take it uopn themselves to ensure that my book gets published and promoted fiercely.

I was informed as it is a self publishing company it was required that I pay the amount of R6000.00 upfront for administrative fees. I was given a personal contact to liaise with me and keep me updated of the printing, publishing and promotional process.

NON of the promises made prior to paying were upheld. I found myself begging for information on updated via phone calls and emails and spent a fortune trying to get any form of feedback from them. I was constantly met with excuses of staff reshuffling or the person in question being away on business. This went on for nearly 18 months even though their publishing turn-over time stipulated 3 months max. I requested that they refund my money in order for me to source alternate publishing houses. Only then did I get a mail telling me these things take time and htat i needed to be patient.. The book was finally published.

I was told I would get my 5 free copies after the initial distribution to the various suppliers such as Amazon.com, Kalahiri.com and their internal bookshop raiderbooks.com.

Time passed and ance again I found myself begging for information or updates. This went on for yet another 8 months with noone relpying to my concerns which left me no choice but to threatened to expose them. I was then emailed by one for the Raide Publishing staff informing me that they are doing their best and HOW DARE I THREATEN THEM when all they've ever done was be nice to me and keep me updated.

It is now nearly 3 years later and to date I have not received any money, my free copies or any replies to any of my hundreds of emails sent.

Going online to Amazon.com's website it showed that my book were nearly sold out and that they were waiting on new stock to arrive so RAIDER PUBLISHING can't say the book didn't sell. I did however receive what I now believe to be a falsified report of the sales made and also informed that it ws NOT worth them sending me so little money as the transfer didn't benifit them.

I took a picture of the Amazon.com webpage at the time as proof that the book was selling. So also proof of it having been sold on Kalahari.com as near ALL my contacts bought a copy of hte book in support of me.

I would formally like to lay a charge or FRAUD agains RAIDER PUBLISHING INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK and ADAM SALVIANI for defrauding me out of not only the money paid upfront but also the profits made with the sales of my novel.

I hope with all my heart I can be helps as I spent my hard earned savings to realise a lifelong dream which RAIDER PUBLISHING INTERNALLIONAL have now robbed me of.


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AUTHOR: Lola - ()

 Hello, thank you very much for sharing your story with us!

I've been writing a book like you lately and i decided to send my three chapters to Raider Publishing. I was shocked when i received a reply from them three days later along with a contract. This drew questions to my head and made me wonder if these people are a scam. Adam "The Owner" of the company even sent me emails to check up on me.

I have read most complaints and this has totally caught my attention as i am also based in South Africa.

I am glad i did not jump into signing the contract. thank you for warning us about these scammers!!!!

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