March 31, 2008 in Blog
An update on the Amazon/BookSurge/POD publisher situation:
Monday, March 31, 2008, 5:10 PM: Angela Hoy tried to reach Bob Young at Lulu this morning. His secretary said he would call at 4:00 PM. She called Angela after 4:00, and said he wasn’t available, but agreed to put me through to Gale Jordan, Lulu’s Director of Public Relations. Gale Jordan said she would try to have the Vice President contact me. She called back a few minutes later to say he was not available (that he was on a plane). She then basically said they wouldn’t be able to give us a statement before our deadline. I asked if anyone could talk to me tomorrow morning. She said no, that they were all out of town at a remote location. I asked if they really couldn’t talk to me or if Lulu just didn’t want to comment. She said, “A little of both. We’re just not going to comment.”
Angela left a message on John Feldcamp’s (Xlibris) voicemail today. He has not returned her call.
Angela left a message on Kevin Weiss’s (AuthorHouse/iUniverse) assistant’s voicemail today. He has not yet returned her call.
An AuthorHouse author contacted Angela today and said he was told by his AuthorHouse representative that AuthorHouse was in “intensive negotations with Amazon.” I can’t, of course, confirm that is true, but the silence from these big three POD publishers speaks volumes.