Mundania Press

From: Karen Knows Best ~ “I have a complaint and wish to let others know not to submit to Mundania Press.”

I do not feel too badly about staying away from these guys for as long as I have. They just never seemed to participate or seek out reviews of their eBooks or do anything for their authors beyond just being a group of eBook publishers that did not do much of anything for their authors. Mundania LLC was started basically by two guys to sell a Piers Anthony POD book “Pornucopia” online from what I have read about them so they never struck me as “gay friendly” or “romance oriented” just sorta pervy. Not that there is anything really wrong with pervy in a Boogie Nights way but I am trying to be honest here.

So let’s take a moment and think about this… no surprise they are doing even less these days since changing owners and payment plans and merging together in a big mess and their authors seem to be the only ones that know about it because as a group each of these ePubs never really put their name out there to begin with or added any value to their products. So I guess that means as a group you can never count on being one of “the quiet ones” to be a good sign for an ePublisher either.

Before Mundania bought Awe-Struck, I notified the original publisher 90 days ahead of the end of my first contract that I didn’t want the contract automatically renewed. Without notifying me, they immediately pulled down all advertising on my novel. I posted an angry note on the authors Yahoo group so others would know, but I felt for me it was good riddance. They obviously felt the same about me.

I hope I have the right email for Karen Knows Best. I have a complaint and wish to let others know not to submit to Mundania Press. I was an author with Hard Shell Word Factory who Mundaia Press bought out in the fall of 2009. To date, I have seen only the 4th quarter 2009, 3rd and 4th quarter 2010 royalty reports. Nothing for the 1st and 2nd quarter 2010 or 1st quarter 2011.

I bet any REAL issues here will not show up on Piers Anthony though. Just a bet I have with myself for no reason in particular.

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"Reader Beware: Mundania Press, Phaze, Hard Shell, Awe-Struck, Red Rose Publishing" by TeddyPig was published on April 20th, 2011 and is listed in ePublisher.

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Comments on "Reader Beware: Mundania Press, Phaze, Hard Shell, Awe-Struck, Red Rose Publishing": 6 Comments

  1. Patti Shenberger wrote,

    The second letter above is what I sent to Karen Knows Best. And I did contact Piers Anothy and received a reply from him that he will note my concerns in his May 2011 update to his site. He wanted me to know he has a vested interest in Mundania, which I already knew based on his web page comments. My own reversion of rights letter went off to Mundania on Monday of this week. At this point, all I want is what’s due me and my rights back. And I think that is more than fair after all this time!

  2. TeddyPig wrote,

    Hope it all works out for you.

  3. Angel Maritnez wrote,

    Hi Teddy – Just want to clarify that Red Rose is not associated with Mundania/Awestruck, though they are cast from the same mold.

  4. TeddyPig wrote,

    Well that is interesting after reading this I was sure it was the same group oh well still does not change the basic idea or warning…

    http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2010/09/red-rose-publishing-alert.html

  5. Angel Maritnez wrote,

    Right – amazingly we have two separate epub meltdowns going on simultaneously.

  6. Debra Dawn Thomas wrote,

    Same thing happened to me. I sold around 1997 to Hardshell. I am trying to find out why I wasn’t paid for royalities on a sales I know for a fact were made…like friends downloading to their Kindles and ME buying trade size. I am writing an article of my own. I’d like more info and a damn phone number to this group.

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