RWA was notified today that All Romance eBooks (ARe) is closing effective 12/31/2016. The notice states:
- All Romance eBooks is unable to remit Q4 2016 commissions and is proposing a settlement of 10 cents on the dollar for sales through 12/27/2016.
- By accepting, authors consider the settlement as “paid in full” and they agree not to take legal action against All Romance eBooks.
- There is no offer to pay commissions on sales after 12/27, even though the site will remain open through midnight on 12/31/2016.
- Companies or individuals wishing to deactivate their accounts before 12/31 can do so by logging into the publisher portal.
RWA finds it unconscionable for the owner of ARe to withhold information so long and to continue selling books through the end of the month when the company cannot pay commissions. RWA contacted ARe but has not yet received a response.