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Thursday, February 16, 2012

TRESTLE PRESS USING COPYRIGHTED ARTWORK FOR THEIR COVERS

I am sooooo glad I got out of their contract. I was getting bad vibes from the get-go they are a shady publisher to work for and if you know any writer who deals with them or wishes to deal with them tell them NO and give them this link.


http://litreactor.com/news/digital-publisher-trestle-press-dinged-for-stealing-cover-art

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  1. NOT GOOD! Sorry you had a bad experience with them.

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  2. It's all spilled milk...I cleaned it up right away! LOL I'm just sorry for the unsuspecting authors who are still with them and don't know!

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  3. All the writers that are still with Trestle- and there aren't many, over 40 quit in the first week of February- know about this situation but are sticking with Trestle, for whatever weird reason.

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  4. Gio to me is a sneak,will go to great lengths to avoid questions that make him answer truthfully. The man avoided my questions to the point where I treated him like a 4th grader. In that I wanted yes or no answers to my questions. Then, and only then did I get what I asked and he retorted that he doesn't answer yes or no questions. The man is sly and I, nor anyone else should trust him. Those who stay with him are blind.

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  5. Have you seen this interview that Elaine didn't publish at the time? http://ashedit.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/trestle-press-alleged-stealing-art-for-e-book-covers/#comments

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    1. I read that and thought, "yup that's Gio for ya." Elaine wasn't asking anything cyptic or something shouldn't have been asked. The guy is hiding things that normally are brought out publically. I mean, that's how you get your authors!

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  6. Someone had sent my husband a link to Trestle Press and suggetsted he enter their anthology. He asked me about them and after I checked them out, I told him they sounded fishy. They had something on their website that said to send them whatever you had, whether it was full of errors or not, that you never know, you could be the next Steven King, Lee Childs, etc etc. That set off alarms, but then they didn't list how much they were paying or a word count and when I asked them how much they paid, they said to send them an email with any questions. If they can't list publicly, for everyone to see what they pay, then I have to wonder. Jeff will be glad to know he dodged a bullet.

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    1. Authors get 70% he receives 30%. The thing he is getting paid for the editing, marketing and promotional side and the book cover. I want to laugh right now. The man does NOTHING! He is using copyrighted images, all the authors are doing ALL the promoting and marketing and if he does the editing, it's not all that good, he should receive zip because he does not a thing. You are lucky your husband did not sign up with him.

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