In every society there are good and bad people. It exists also in the publishing industry. There is crime and fraud everywhere, because the lazy wants to be rich equally like the hard worker.
There are some bad publishers which have built modern websites in pursuit of new writers, who aren't aware of their criminal activities and background to prey on. Two of such publishers are 'Dorrance and RoseDog.'
They say "Birds of the same feathers flock together." There is ample truth in this saying, since 'Dorrance and RoseDog publishers are under one management. As amateur writer, I failed to do my research and the criminal history of Dorrance Publishing eluded me.
I paid a whole sum of $3,225 for the publication of two books and they failed to publish even one book, after the six months they agreed on the contract. At the same time they were forcing me to finish up the payment of the second book.
I disagreed, because they failed to publish the first book within the six months they promised. My failure to yield to their demand provoked them to the extent that, they held my books hostage and denied me every communication.
After six weeks without any communication, I had no choice than to look for another publisher to publish my books on print on demand package. When Dorrance and RoseDog publishers saw that the books they held hostage had successfully come out through a new publisher, they wrote to me of broken the contract and forfeited my money.
Is these publishers highly recommended? Certainly not. They are simple criminals. Mr. Andrew R. Rouce is under Dorrance Publishing, while Ashley Augsten is under RoseDog Publishing. The crime these two publishers have committed with impunity would haunt them for the rest of their lives.
The only thing I can do to help other upcoming authors is to use this medium to warn anyone not to fall into their traps. The negative comments on the internet over Dorrance Publishing, are too numerous to count, including non-payment of royalties.
Please let's all of us come together to fight such crimes in the publishing industry, to create a better world for upcoming authors.