I just sent this to Books of the Dead Press via email and will be sending it to their last-known mailing address via registered mail. I have also decided to post this here to ensure that the message is recieved.
I’m writing to you to express my sheer frustration and bewilderment at the lack of communication over the last few months. I’ve tried contacting you several times and have not received any response to my attempts at contact since October 1.
In addition to the failure of Suspended in Dusk 2, each royalty payment I’ve received from Books of the Dead for Suspended in Dusk has been progressively closer to the “no later than 160 days from the end of the period” stipulated in my contract. It has now been 168 days since the end of Q2 and I still have not received payment, as per the aforementioned paragraph of the contract.
I have lost faith in Books of the Dead Press to adhere to and fulfil the contract for Suspended in Dusk 1 and the contract for Suspended in Dusk 2 has been made completely redundant by the lack of communication and action from yourself which has resulted in the lapse of all the author contracts and the sale of their fiction to other markets. The virtual disappearance of your presence in social media, the disappearance of your website and the disappearance of royalty payments within the contractually agreed time period leaves me no choice as to my actions. I regret to say that I am—without delay and on the basis of there being no “notice of default and right to cure” clause in the contract requiring me to grant you time to correct this—reclaiming my rights to both Suspended in Dusk 1 and 2. I will be requesting that Amazon remove Suspended in Dusk from their site and I will send you this as a letter via registered mail to the one address that ANY of the books of the dead authors have for you:
Books of the Dead
c/o James Roy Daley
742 Pascoe Crt.,
Canada, L1K 1S9
I will also put the contents of this letter of this letter on my blog, in the hope that you have received this message.
I don’t know why you’ve disappeared. Maybe you’ve had some life or health problem that you needed to take care of. It happens to all of us and I genuinely hope you’re well—but I can’t do business with you and I need to take my work to someone who is visible, communicative, is paying as per my contract and who actually has their hand on the tiller.
Sorry it had to be this way,