In essence they took possession of my work saying it wasn’t mine calling into question not only my work but my integrity and honor. I will not let this go. The image of Emma on the front of that book is my daughter. That is my work and my daughter.
As indie writers we have to deal with a lot of crap from distributors and others because we don’t have the backing or the money as big name authors so we often are used, mistreated, and ignored. Well I’m fighting back. Now if they really want this sixty three year old grandmother standing in front of a news camera I can make sure they get just that.
If they had sent me something that had said, hey there’s a bit of an issue and we’re going to hold off selling your book until we clear this up it would have been one thing but they flat stated that they didn’t think it was mine and I didn’t have the rights to it and suppressed it to where I didn’t have access to it. If I had wanted to pull it from their company I wasn’t even able to do that. Someone actually went looking for that book and they contacted me and asked if I had deleted it.
So no I’m not letting it go. Will I win? We’ll see. It won’t be the first time I’ve gone head to head with a big company and I’ve yet to lose. Maybe I will this time but it won’t be because I rolled over and played dead. That’s not me and I’m not going to start now. Createspace you messed with the wrong old lady this time and I have every intention of following this through to whatever end there might be. At least you’ll know you’ve been in a fight.