Next Chapter (https://www.nextchapter.pub) informed its authors that ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange) has closed NC’s account—with no warning.
Moments later, ACX advised the publisher that there’d been a copyright infringement of one of their titles, yet provided no proof of said infringement. Moreover, outstanding royalties won’t be paid; as Next Chapter authors, we’re now cut off from our books while ACX continues to make money from us.
ACX, for those not in the know, is a publishing platform, that allows professionals to connect and create audiobooks; there are thousands of titles in a sundry of genres (https://www.audible.com/ep/ACX).
NC will be investigating legal options. Hopefully, all will work out in everyone’s favor.
I'm primarily a writer of fiction and blog posts, and a sometimes editor and proofreader of books, manuals, and film/television scripts. Fact-checking and researching, organizing and coordinating are skills and joys (I enjoy playing detective and developing structure). My fiction audience: lovers of female-sleuth mysteries. My genres of preference: mysteries (needless to say), women’s fiction, informative and helpful “affirmative” non-fiction.
So-o, here I am, staring up a new blog for aspiring and established e-Book writers. The plan: to share the (long) journey of getting to this stage, and share "learnings" and "teachings". There's a lot I hope to accomplish with this blog, but it may be a while before that happens as there's a lot on the ol' plate - taking care of Mom, working full-time, and attempting to get another book in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series written (never mind blog postings and other writing projects).
It's very challenging and it's all good. As I like to say: teeny focused baby steps are just as effective as long forceful strides. It may take a little longer, but we will get there.
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