TIPSY Today™ with Rogena — Home of Anything GRAMMAR™ — A Footprint of RMJ Manuscript Service LLC
A sad day for many indie authors.
According to their webpage today, Friday, April 29, 2016, all books published by Booktrope will be removed from publication by May 31, 2016.
Booktrope was an organization where they would provide publishing and all services including editing, cover design, formatting, marketing, etc. to independent authors. Editors and designers were assigned as team members for authors. They wouldn't be paid in advance. The team members would earn a percentage of the sales of each book they worked on along with the author receiving a percentage, too.
This is the message found today on Booktrope.com:
I know many authors who joined forces with Booktrope when they first launched. I even had several clients who asked me to join Booktrope so I could continue to be their editor. However, my business was doing well (and continues to grow) so I chose not to follow. I just couldn't work without receiving money up front while hoping the books I worked on sold enough for me to make money down the road. I had to do what was best for my business, my family...and me.
With that said, I would like to offer a discount on editing services to authors who are now left in the cold with this announcement. Just as I offer discounts when an author has been taken advantage of by editors who provide subpar edits, I'll now do the same for Booktrope authors.
There are other editors and service providers who are doing the same. Let me know what you are looking for and I'll put you in touch with those who are willing to help. We all need to stand together and help each other however we can. I'm sorry for those who have been affected by this announcement. It's always sad when authors are hurt in the process of trying to publish their books.
et's work together. I'm ready as are others.
Editing, proofreading, formatting are the services we provide. Check out my site for more information. We are starting a list of other service providers who are offering discounts. Let's get your books back out there so you don't lose your reviews.
We will update this blog as we learn more so watch this space.
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