So, I found out this morning, through various emails, that Jill Noble, the head of Noble Romance Publishing has quit the company. Why? Depends who you talk to. The cut and pasted emails from the Noble Romance authors loop – sent to me via email by ‘Anon’ – I’m not allowed on the loop as I’m naughty and have a habit of asking hard questions - indicated that Jill jumped ship because the owner, who I call the Smoking Man, who Jill mentions in the emails - is the reason for her quitting. Yes, we all thought she was in charge. Hmmm…Now, I tend to think this all sounds like a bad plot for a romance book. It’s not me. It’s him. This is the same woman who promised to pay me and others a gazillion times. Hmmm again.
Now, many authors have tried to get sense or some notification from those who are left at Noble Romance Publishing but whoever is left is not answering and also not making any effort to pay authors. What this tells me is if you are thinking subbing there give it a miss. If NRP cannot have the professionalism to answer their authors then that indicates big trouble.
It also indicates a possible class action by authors.
Me? I emailed the Smoking Man and advised I would be taking back what’s mine if no answer or money by Friday.