It seems there are even more problems at WCP. The Womacks have sold it and they're telling authors they have to sign another contract with the new publisher. This, of course, is a lie. Why am I not surprised?
TO SIGN OR NOT TO SIGN... In the WCP contract it states: “If the Publisher sells its assets to another publisher who does or plans to market and promote books of the type and genre of the Work, the successor publisher will be bound, as a minimum, to the same terms delineated in this agreement.”
Start is not offering the same terms, therefore, the contract signed with WCP is null and void, and all rights automatically return to the author.
“By signing this letter, you agree that your agreement(s) with Whiskey Creek Press shall be assigned to Start Publishing, LLC (“Start Publishing” and/or “Publisher”), or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, for the term of copyright...”
The term of copyright lasts for 70 years after the death of the author. I’ve never seen such a clause in a publishing contract before and it raises a dozen red flags. Anyone who signs this contract, is signing away all rights to his book.
Here are a couple of other things that stand out. Re Start, Womack states: “They are highly skilled in e-book marketing, as evidenced by their swiftly accelerating e-book sales over the last year.”