Well, this is going to piss off a few people but now I am affected by the bitterness and unprofessional actions of others we have considered members of our community.
I can’t believe that this is what I get for trying to help a member of the indie world that was desperate enough to reach out after a blog post that I wrote. It’s sad that I’m having to deal with the backlash from the negative views of others and the angry friends that they share. Rumors are wrong only because my comments were deleted and I was blocked. I’m sharing them because it’s not my fault that I was asked to help.
I am going to start with the facts in this matter,
A review was left for my book Vindicate. Coincidentally on the same day I chose to speak up against a few individuals – Karen Jurgenson and Kate Stone. *pics from comments on their walls*
1) Look at my “Yawn” review. Happens to be posted by a person with a chip on their shoulder. As you can see, the same reviewer posted on the same day that an Author, J.J. Melvin, had an altercation with a PA, Karen Jurgenson PA. I will go in to more detail on this as we go. I did some research and found that I may not know the person that posted it, because they are a coward and uses ‘Kindle Customer’ as a review name, but…. There are more reviews posted by the same person. One in which directly mentions the lack of support they were willing to give (same day as mine) because the indie community “knows why.” Do you know why? I do… I will get to that.
This one was left for JJ Melvins book.
Later in the review leaving, I stumbled upon a review for another book. The author, Luke, had no problem calling out his reviewer by name, Lucy Sparks. *see pics*
Same reviewer, no purchase, same bullshit review for a non-book related reason.
2) Last week I was approached by an author, JJ Melvin, that was concerned with the support she was receiving from a PAID marketing and promoting PA, Karen Jurgeson PA. She expressed her concern for the lack of work that she had paid for. For those of you that know me, I am incapable of denying a person in need of help. So, I asked for the background and the agreement. I have received what I needed between the Author and the PA. My suggestions were to reevaluate her PA decisions following the 9 day term set between the Author and the PAID PA. I even found her someone that has been successful with other authors in the indie community.
This is where it gets fun!!
The PA refused to contact the Author in regards to the marketing strategy nor could she provide receipts or supporting documentation for the services she claimed to have rendered resulting in the Author taking other actions against the PA. As you can imagine the PA chose to blast the author on social media rather than talking like adults and coming to a resolution. This had a negative reaction from PA’s, authors and bloggers. This is where Kate Stone and Lucy Sparks are involved, only helping to prove Luke’s comment on the review just might be more accurate than I thought.
Bloggers posted on social media their outrage against This author and directly allowed posting about ‘blacklist’ group. My name had already been mentioned in these comments. *see pics*
Did I mention there was a NDA in place? Oh… yeah. There is and now the PA is trying to cover her ass by deleting all of the negative posts and slandering comments made against the Author. But, this is Facebook and I have learned that there is always a screenshot.
3) Did you know there is an Indie Black List? Apparently you can be nominated in to this list and be smeared within this particular group of select individuals. There is enough info for this one in the screenshots. Go crazy trying to figure that out. Some are against it and some support the hell out of it. I guess I made that list when Vindicate got slapped with a “honest” review.
I will apologize for not blacking names, but I wanted make sure there no question as to who and where these comments were taking place. Entire stories important.
I shouldn’t need to do this because at the time it didn’t have anything to do with me. THEY DID THIS, NOT ME. I didn’t ask for this, I only did what anyone else should have done… Helped.