I wrote a book titled: "Defensive Documentation and More/Documentacion Prevntiva". I signed a contract with Page Free Publishing in September 2004. My Book was published in November 2004.
I paid $354.00 for publishing. $299.00 for the actual publishing. $55.00 for a Press Release that never materialized.
Page Free Publishing was already notified about the Non Existent Press Release. Page Free Publishing was notified that I wrote my own press release.
Page Free Publishing promised a quarterly royalty. My royalties were due on March 2005. I sent many E Mails on March 2005 with regards to my royalties.
At the end of March 2005, I wrote another E Mail concerning my royalties. Their response was that "each payment is carried to the next period and that I would be paid in July 2005." The response on the E Mail seemed angry.
I was willing to wait for July 2005. I asked for a statement concerning my book sales. Page Free Publishing sent the statement by E Mail.
According to the statement, I had book sales from January 2005 to May 2005 totalling 45 Books. My books sell for $10.00 each.
I would also like to add that [at least] 5 people bought my book from the Page Free Publishing Website [the Great American Bookstore] for $16.00 [plus shipping and handling].
I also asked to be included in the Author's Page so that my sales could be tracked. I told Page Free Publishing [via E Mail] that it would help the author and the publisher. Their response was that "the computer had viruses that need to be fixed, the computer will be ready by May 15, 2005".
I wrote again on May 31, 2005 concerning the Author's Page and there was no reply. How long does it take to fix a computer?
This has caused me mental anguish. I know that my book is being sold. It has received positive feedback from those who have bought it.
While I am thankful for Page Free Publishing [for giving me the chance to publish and promote my book], I think I am owed royalties and 5 sample books. I also have problems with my family who think that I should get out of Book Writing all together. [I still want to continue being an author and I want to resolve this problems of the royalties and the Author's Personal Page].
I would like to add that Page Free Publishing operates as RKD Press Inc. and the Great American Bookstore. The people who I have had contact with were Kim Blagg and Gary Blagg.