So, yeah, the chapbook thing hasn't worked out, but then, we all sort of expected that didn't we? It's just a damn shame that she used this point in my life as an opportune time to try and save face and appear as though she was living up to our contract.
I was promised 50 books, I received 16. (Apparently she believes that she isn't obligated to honor the original quote because "her printer" charges more than the other one did.) The binding is of a different style, the books aren't properly/adequately folded, the colors and fonts have totally changed, the paper quality went down a few notches, and the card stock used for the cover cracked when it was folded. However, she says she got a proof, and OK'd it, guess it looks good to her.
I can only assume that she expected me to be too preoccupied with Nova to notice, or too emotionally exhausted to fight the fight.
Want to hear a good one?
Personally, I am done with your unappreciative attitude.How's that for rich? I'm supposed to appreciate having it slammed to me. What WAS I thinking?!?!
She says I'm nasty, lol. She says I'm bitter. I've been thinking about my unappreciative attitude, and maybe she's right... So here it goes:
Thank you Shaela and Chapbook Enterprises for fucking me up the ass, not just once, but TWO TIMES! I'll forever be grateful, seriously...How's that for nasty, and bitter?
I'm not bitter, I'm pissed off, and with good reason. That isn't the same thing as bitter, but then, whatever. It isn't as though I'm surprised. I just hope that her future authors get a better experience than I did. As for me, I'm done with the whole thing. I've honored my end of the contract by reordering and now I can put it all behind me. Hell, I can even take my manuscript to Kinko's all by myself now!
I'd be embarrassed to even attempt to sell these, but as she said, I can always give them away. I'm keeping one copy, as a reminder to myself, and proof of the sorry ass quality - but if you want a free copy of Poetic Acceptance, I've got 15 copies to rid myself of.