PictureNoble wants authors to KEEP QUIET
Yesterday, Friday, I called and emailed both Heather Sharp, the attorney for Noble Romance Publishing and Mr. Jean Gombart, the CEO of Noble Romance Publishing. Neither would take my call or email me back about returning my author rights of my novels. In an effort to provide proof I'm using a public forum for all my fellow authors and those curious about what goes on behind the curtain in publishing. So I am providing proof number one today.

PROOF #1  See my comments below after these two emails from Jill Noble, Editor and professed owner of Noble Romance Publishing.

"Jill N. Noble jill@nobleromance.com
 Cherie, after sharing some of your earlier emails with our CEO, it was decided I would filter your email into a file where I no longer have to read it. Your contracts do not require me to subject myself to your rude diatribes. If you feel NRP is in breach of your contracts, feel free to take the appropriate steps, as listed in said contracts.

This will be the last communication you will receive from me, directly."
It's a business doing pleasure with you!

Jill N. Noble
Senior Editor
Noble Romance Publishing, LLC
"Dare to Be Different."

"Jill N. Noble jill@nobleromance.com

Dear Ms. De Sues,

Per the terms of your publishing contracts for Dangerous Curves, Triage, and South of the Border, Noble Romance has submitted an order to Lightning Source for 5 author copies of each book. These author copies are provided to you free of charge as listed in section XI of said contracts. Noble Romance has no control over when these books are shipped, but Lightning Source normally ships orders within 2-3 business days of order placement. They have indicated Triage will be shipped separately, so there may be a delay in the shipping of that title."

When my three novels, Dangerous Curves, Triage and South of the Border finally arrived after months of waiting, they were incorrectly formatted, double-spaced. That means the cost of the book is doubled because of how many pages or weight of the book. In fact, no one would buy Dangerous Curves for $25.00 because Noble Romance Publishing didn't format correctly and never adjusted the title so the cost would be $12.50. That cut into my royalties terribly and is a breach of my contract.

After many complaints from me, many months later Dangerous Curves was pulled from all bookstores without notifying me instead of fixing the problem. That is a breach of my contract. I was never paid my full royalties for Dangerous Curves when it hit the bestseller list at ARE (All Romance Ebooks). That is a breach of my contract. In fact, the rest of my ebooks were not put into print as promised by Jill Noble by way multiple emails to me that I have saved. That is a breach of my contract.

After these two emails below Jill would no longer communicate with me or answer my emails about concerns or breaches of my contracts. I sent emails to corporate and a letter to Heather Sharp the attorney to return my rights because of breaches in my contract and they were never answered. That is a breach of my contract.


08/17/2013 2:49pm

I'm so sorry. Companies like this give the small presses a bad name and it makes me angry! Wonder how their submissions are these days? ;o)


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