Where can you begin? My experiences with Raider Publishing and Adam Salviani have already been highlighted many times over by all the reports about them. They are the purveyors of Author misery, in a multitude of ways. My personal dealings were with Raider and Adam Salviani who is without doubt the most devious and dishonest individual on the planet!
I have the misfortune to have entrusted them with two books, I must have been insane. I suppose we all should've known better just based on the company name, 'Raider', it speaks for itself doesn't it? And now the new arm of Raider, again the clues are in the name, 'The Purehaven Press', A haven for whom I wonder, certainly not the authors who sign up to them! I have no doubt that The Purehaven Press has been set up for when Raider is completely Blown for Salviani.
They have breached nearly all the conditions of our contracts, they have made no payments of royalties that are owed based on their ridiculously low sales figures, they have not supplied all the contracted Author copies of my books, they have failed to answer e-mails consistently, they are never available for
telephone calls ect, ect. When you do get an e-mail response it is never specific, always short and any promises made are never kept! The man behind these two companies, Adam Salviani, is a slick con-artist and is nothing short of an outright and blatant thief.
After three years suffering at his hands I developed very poor health due to the stress and have recently been treated for cancer of the bowel, I believe there is a connection. I have tried many official bodies in the UK and USA to get resolution of the problems with little result, but was then directed to the FBI's IC3 Internet Crime Division and have recently reported Raider to them. Along with many other victims I do not live in the USA, but I urge everybody that has suffered at the hands of Salviani to come together and make their complaints to the FBI IC3 and they will find enough evidence and in great numbers to investigate and build their case against him. This man belongs in Jail.
Somehow Raider and Mr Salviani maintain a triple 'A' rating with the New York better business bureaux, I also suggest that every victim lodges a complaint with them, we must all stick together as there is strength in numbers. I don't know if we will ever get the monies owed, or any refund of fees, but I do know that this Thief must be stopped for the sake of others if not for ourselves. The cost to me in cash terms is an outlay of 4000 Sterling, but the hidden costs are greater, three years of valuable time, incredible stress and health issues, and hundreds of hours of my time on e-mails.
As Raider were told of their breach of contract in August 2012 and decided not to resolve the issues, nor argue against my claims, nor respond to any form of mail I have now had to re-publish my two books at a cost of another 2000. They are under new titles and a nom-de-plume to make sure that Raider cannot benefit from the new exposure in any way. I chose Author House who did me a two for one deal as my wife has a book with them and they have been fantastic! Admittedly their royalty rate is not very high, but the service is second to none, speedy responses to e-mail, regular phone contact and this has resulted in two books re-published in a little over two months. The new titles are: Soul Brigade: The
Mission of Light and Soul brigade 2: The Ultimatum of Light. My pen name is Guy Dance.
Any Author looking for a partnership publishing deal should heed all of the above and all of the reports on this site and not touch Raider or The Purehaven Press, it will not end well! Again I urge everybody that's been victimised by Mr Salviani to spare some time to act and complain to the FBI IC3 and the New
York better business bureaux, both are easy to find on any search engine. I wish us all good luck and hope we are successful in bringing an end to Salviani's Villainous activities.