Tina Anderson released an official statement this morning over at her blog:
I’ve discussed this with R.W., who was the first to ask fans not to support Iris Print. I sat on the fence about doing what she did, until yesterday– some things were shown to me that really pissed me off. One of those things was that Yaoi Jamoboree seems willing to allow Iris Print to continue selling our books, when it’s public knowledge Iris Print hasn’t paid us for books sold for the last two sales quarters. By “US”, I mean Myself, Caroline Monaco, Chrissy Delk, Mia Paluzzi, and R.W. Day. I can’t speak for anyone involved with ‘Queer Magic’.
So… I’m asking everyone - please do not support Iris Print by purchasing Only Words. Caroline Monaco and I aren’t making any money off this book, nor have we been contacted about the state of the books current sales figures. -Tina Anderson
C.B. Potts raises a good question about the ethics of the Yaoi Jamboree convention, and the fact that Kellie Lynch is scheduled to be there and will be selling Iris Print works in her journal:
WTF, Yaoi Jamboree? What are the con organizers thinking, allowing Kellie Lynch to sell Tina’s books (not to mention RW Day’s works!) as if she was a legitimate, viable publisher? In my opinion, by allowing this to happen, they are complicit in the defrauding of all of Iris’ authors. -C.B. Potts
If Iris Print hadn’t had this history of asshattery, we would be pleased to support them at every juncture. If they had communicated with their authors, let them know about the situation with their works and the money owed to them, then there wouldn’t be this boycott and this anger directed at Lynch.
At this point, we hope that the authors affected, and those buyers who are waiting for their refund for pre-ordering Queer Magic, will take it upon themselves to spread the word. This kind of thing should not be happening.
In happier news, we have some icons by Cynthia for your enjoyment…
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