|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on February 9, 2012 at 10:20 AM|
I jumped at a chance to be published by a new ePublisher, Trestle Press. The idea was that I would support them and they would support me. The owner of this young site is Giovanni Gelati. And he may be the ONLY person at Trestle Press - I never heard anyone else's names mentioned, from editing to artwork to distribution, to marketing.
His one page contract states that we should work together with the common goals of teamwork, understanding, and respect.
By signing the contract i avowed that my work was original and free from any infringements or claims by others.
It is strongly alleged that Giovanni Gelati thought that was a one way street. He is being accused of plagerizing other's artwork for covers. There are many blog entries and statements by authors and publishers who decry his actions.
The Red Notebook is no longer available from Amazon.com because of my decision to pull it from Trestle Press.
I do not want my stories, novels, and poems to be plagerized. I do not want artists to have their work plagerized either. I hope that we can all stand together on this issue and move forward to put a bandaid on ePublishing. May the wound heal and the scar fade.