ED Magedson – Founder
JP Maroney Speaker FormulaTyler, Texas United States of America
DO NOT USE JP MARONEY OR MAROCOM LLC AS YOUR PUBLISHER!!!
I believed JP Maroney when he said he had several years of experience as a publisher. From my experience it certainly appears to me that was a gross overstatement. I have two very successful books published and one has been and is still in print after more than 15 years entitled Longing for Dad. I state that so you will know I am not a novice at this process.
I quite naively believed JP Maroney who I thought was a friend when he said he could publish my book for me and do a bang up job of it. I decided to use JP Maroney and MACROCOM to self publish and sent him a check for $5000.
$5000 Invested, My Book is in Limbo and what should have been a success is now a Greek Tragedy.
November 2008 JP Maroney and MAROCOM are responsible for a failed Amazon Best Seller Campaign.
This company failed to have the book ready for printing on time. My book, Marriage Isnt For Sissies (MIFS), had been fully edited and was ready for printing in September 2008. We selected early November 2008 as the date to kick off an Amazon Best Seller campaign. That came and went and the book had not been published. The excuse JP gave me was he hired someone in Canada to finish preparing the book for publication and he went missing for two weeks.
What I think really happened was JP had never actually published and listed a book on Amazon before and he failed to adequately supervise an associate that had been delegated the task of getting Marriage Isnt for Sissies listed on Amazon and we had to reschedule the release.
That initial release date had been publicized on several associates email lists involving more than 50,000 people and not one of those people could purchase the book on the day we promised. That single error caused me to lose a great deal of credibility. Several friends and associates refused to participate further in my efforts to publicize my book.
That entire process was flubbed by JP Maroney from the very beginning. I trusted JP to be my partner in this book. Instead I was left to fend for myself as time after time he failed to deliver on his promises and I was left to apologize for failing to deliver on my promises.
We did finally release the book in December 2008 but it was weeks later than the date promised.
I still do not know even today, April 18, 2010, how many of my book MIFS books have been sold at what price and what money has been sent to MAROCOM by Amazon.
I have demanded MACROCOM provide an accounting with audited statements for the number of books sold, cash payments received from Amazon and any other sales that have been made of MIFS and all revenues received. Some of that money is mine but as far as I know JP Maroney has misappropriated all of it.
ONE WOULD THINK THE PUBLISHER STANDING TO MAKE SOME MONEY ON EVERY BOOK SOLD WOULD DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO HELP MAKE SALES NOT THIS PUBLISHER.
When I asked JP Maroney personally to provide me with 50 copies of MIFS so I would have them available for a book signing by placing an order for Authors copies he indicated I will see what I can do but that is a short time line.
My book is printable on demand and all that was necessary was an order which could have been printed and sent priority mail or UPS next day service. There was plenty of time to have had those books in my hand in time for the book signing but again JP Maroney and MAROCOM failed to deliver and the signing had to be cancelled. That was three months ago and had JP Maroney ordered them from his own business most certainly I should have them in hand by now.
My assumption is that there was never an order placed, none on order now to allow me to have sufficient copies to provide them to media outlets when requested and there is certainly no way to try to schedule a book signing appearance.
Silly me for thinking that as the publisher and individual standing to make a profit as each book is sold that JP Maroney would have had in place a marketing program which he professes to be an expert, that marketing program would have been launched by you and sufficient resources would have been made available for me to effectively market a book you publish. NOT SO, NOT YET AND THE WAY THINGS ARE GOING IT WILL NEVER BE.
I regret allowing my heart rather than my head to be involved in making the decisions I have made during my involvement with JP Maroney. I truly believed he was my friend and he would not take advantage of this friendship but it certainly appears that trust was misplaced.
We had a business relationship and although I have delivered on each and every promise I have made to JP Maroney as of now he has not delivered a single one to me. He did help me on the most recent Amazon best seller campaign on December 10, 2009. Too bad it was a year later than when he promised.
HOW DO YOU PUBLICIZE A BOOK WHEN YOUR PUBLISHER WILL NOT ORDER AUTHOR COPIES FOR YOU FROM AMAZON? PAY FULL RETAIL PRICE THATS HOW!!
As an author you are trapped. You must order authors copies from AMAZON through your publisher but if your publisher refuses to order them for you there is no way short of ordering them at full retail price and paying shipping and handling to have a copy of your book sent to media hosts that wish to review your book before you appear on their show. That is what I must do now. JP Maroney and his company MAROCOM will not order me author copies of my book and will not even grant me the courtesy of answering my emails or returning my calls.
I have a book in print and cannot get my publisher to even answer my calls.
THAT IS WHAT YOU WILL GET IF YOU ARE FOOLISH ENOUGH TO USE JP MARONEY OR MAROCOM, LLC. For warned is for armed. If you find yourself thinking even remotely about using this individual or his company to publish you are doomed to fail.
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