I'm very disappointed right now. Why can't people do the right thing? Especially when you follow the rules and do what they request of you? I don't like bashing people or businesses but if this situation continues much longer I will be forced to take legal action.
I'm talking about getting the book rights back to two of my novels where the contracts have expired. In my mind they're my books and I can do what I want with them. But until the publisher acknowledges in writing and in a public notice that the rights revert back to me, I can't do anything with my books.
Three months I've been waiting patiently for that acknowledgement. I sent them a certified letter, which was required of me, in advance of my contract ending. I know they received the letter because they had to sign for it. So when the time came and I emailed them a reminder I was met with nothing but silence and finally excuses. Their last excuse? It was tax time and the 4th quarter of paying royalties and they were too busy.
Okay, that seemed like a valid reason why they hadn't updated their public notice section so I was willing to give them a little more time. But do you know they didn't waste any time in removing my books from their website? Now you tell me, was that right?
Tonight I sent them my last request. I was proud of myself for being professional but I'm telling you my friends, if they don't revert the rights back to me by the end of March the next letter they receive will be from my lawyer. I don't want to go that route but enough is enough.
Am I wrong?