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Complaint Review: Raider Publishing International

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  • Submitted: Mon, July 09, 2012
  • Updated: Wed, March 06, 2013

  • Reported By: Vanessa — Cape Town Nationwide United States of America
Raider Publishing International
New York, New York United States of America

Raider Publishing International Purehaven Press Raider Publishing's Adam Salviani is a thief New York, New York

*Author of original report: Yet more empty promises from Raider Publishing

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Raider Publishing has stolen my royalties. Adam Salviani informed me (not asked me) that he would be breaching our publishing contract and not paying my royalties for yet another year. I'm sure that at the end of that year, he'll have another rubbish excuse.

It's bad enough I had to wait an entire year to discover that they hadn't bothered advertising my book much, and had put no effort whatsoever into marketing (other than marketing it wrong - as a drama when it's actually an erotic thriller), but now they're refusing to pay my royalties? Not on!

I informed Adam that it was a breach of contract and that I was NOT willing to wait another year and wanted my royalties as per our contract. He's completely IGNORED me - very professional - not! To make matters worse, I actually worked for him at the time, which means he's totally ruined my income by simply ditching me as a proofreader without as much as word, and all because I insisted that he upholds our contract! The things people do to steal from others!

I want my royalties, but I think I'll be dead of old age before that happens.

Authors, do NOT make the same mistake I did by trusting a bunch of wannabes like Raider Publishing with your hard work - our books are our babies; how dare he spit on them the way he does? It's actually VERY easy (and often cost-free) to self-publishing, and guess what else? That's exactly what you're doing anyway with Raider Publishing, since they are NOT a traditional publishing company like they try to make themselves out to be, but are a SELF-PUBLISHING company. So rather than WASTE your money paying thieves, do it yourself like I did the second time around.

I wish I'd never met Adam Salviani or his so-called publishing company. All he did was destroy the first book I ever published with his unprofessionalism and thieving.

I'm available to attorneys and media for further comment - I'd be happy to help expose a bunch of thieves who rape authors' hard work - and 'rape' is the only word that can even begin to describe what Raider did to my book.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/09/2012 11:54 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Raider-Publishing-International/New-York-New-York-/Raider-Publishing-International-Purehaven-Press-Raider-Publishings-Adam-Salviani-is-a-thi-909277. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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Yet more empty promises from Raider Publishing

AUTHOR: Vanessa - (United States of America)

My last complaint was that Raider was not paying my royalties and had not honoured my contract with them. Now, Adam Salviani has paid those royalties outstanding at the time, and promised to remove my book from all his distribution partners.

Yet again, I was lied to, and Raider now continues to sell my books illegaly to its distribution partners, even though he is well aware that he has no legal right to do this. Some remove it at my request, and others refuse to remove it without Raider's request. He's stealing from me, both my intellectual property and the money he's earning from it, since he has no rights to sell it anymore. He's pocketed every last scent of the royalties made since the last payment, and I will never see a scent of it.

However, Mr. Salviani, let me give you a friendly warning - if my book is not removed from all your distribution sites by the end of March 2013, I will report you to your ISP for using your site to perform illegal business practices, and a report will go to your local law enforcement too, for the same. Good luck proving those reports false when the internet is crawling with so many others like me who you have cheated and sabotaged.

I will not tolerate you stealing and abusing my hard work that way. The book is my property and the law protects that, and if you want to tramp all over my rights, you have only yourself to blame for the legal consequences. I am also not interested in more false promises or more obnoxious and accusing emails from you - just do it! (Or face the consequences, if you don't value your business.)

I will no longer put up with your illegal sales of my books. This will end, soon, one way or another.
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