Written by E Lee jensen.
The Hidden Truth About Bookbaby.com
Many weeks ago now I first took my journey into author writing land. One I had been proud of. I invested weeks and hours into writing the perfect book. With the help of a friend a fantastic author, we proof read it many times, edited it many times. We had changes that were made and finally the Green light was a gasser. Well that was the plan. I had the company called Bookbaby.com make my paperback cover of my book. It looked pretty sharp. I was happy with it. I downloaded my manuscript the finished proofed version to them and they stated congrats we will be in touch.
After everything was said to be great and was a go for designing the cover to printing the manuscript, just days prior to their actual acceptance, they sent me and email. It stated we will not be supporting your book, that they would not be printing the story based on the Covid-19 pandemic. I informed them the book covered a lot more than just Covid-19.They stated that the allegedly I am using allegedly so they can not turn around and sue me. Had said that the Center for disease control and Google was supporting each other during covid-19 times. He said they would not publish my book, that Google and or Amazon would pull it. Their representative was either blowing smoke up my ass, or had swindled me and my book project, or the C.D.C had something to do with it. So what was it? influenced by the actual CDC, or something completely different. Either way I am out 400 bucks and they are smiling down saying looks like you had been had.
I had decided to use the book cover they made, even though wasn’t the happiest about it, but after speaking to a representative named Ramona I discovered that no matter what since they were not going to publish this book. I would not be using any type of work from Bookbaby.com Ever.
From our initial conversations today, they attempted to bring the C.D.C and some great conspiracy into the said production of my book. One I was not buying into. Regardless of if they had declined to print my book, they had entered into and agreement, as to how much money would be taken for royalties and how much money I would net of the said book sales individually. It was interesting to see or to learn for better words, that as they stated they had the right to do such. I thought to myself, do they have the right to steal others money and not deliver what they agreed to provide?
There are many things you need to know about Bookbaby.com.(1) if you chose them and they take your money, they are based in the Philippines and there is no true recourse on what you can do, other than to pay by credit or debit card and file charges of theft, as I had to do today.#2.Trust no company, who uses stall tactics and deception to gain your trust.
As A direct result from me speaking to representative Ramona and one of their so called managers today, when confronted and questioned I was ordered to not email them to not call them or to never associate with them today. Keep in mind they had my transcript and my book cover as a shield to even demand more money and that they had done just a week ago.
To make this article short as we continue to investigate self publishing Bookbaby.com, we will be responding with greater detail and more articles showing the dirty deeds of these so called rats.
The book will be published soon by another publishing company and in this message I hope no self publishing auth9or will ever be conned again by using bookbaby.com.
TO BE CONTINUED!