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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

OMP - Outright Defiance

Hello my Lovelies,
I come again with dramas from Ocean's Mist Press. I am sending a note to you from some authors that are not pleased with them at the moment and here is the note:

Hello everyone,
I can't stress enough how wrong this is and so unfair. I checked Ocean's Mist Press' website and they refuse to take my books down. I have asked them time and time again and they still refuse to pay me for the ones that sell off the site. I got a really nice review for one of my stories but it was posted this past January.

Please DO NOT buy any of my books from Ocean's Mist Press!!!

I will not see a penny of the proceeds. They are just taking advantage of me because they know my readers think my books are available through them. Not true!! They have grossly broken our contract and I have my rights back and will not be returning to OMP. So not only are they playing me, the author, by not paying me for what selld from the site, but they are playing you, the reader because you think you're helping me by buying my books!

Let's put an end to all their games and shut them down! DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM OCEAN"S MIST PRESS! They are nothing more than common theives!
I do want to thank you all for buying my work, all who have supported me in the past and now, but please check my website to see where the book is officially located in the future. Thank you and hugs to you all.

See what I mean? I have emailed them through all the emails I could find for them, through their groups and no responce. So here's what I think. I think that they are making money from their authors and they have NO intention of paying the authors for their works. They are player the authors and the READERS like suckers. Readers buy an author's work to support said author. If said author does not get a penny from said work then said Reader is a sucker. They don't give a damn about the readers or the authors and they are still seeking submissions from new authors. OMP is trying to trap their authors into their contracts by not removing them from their site.

That is disgusting what they are doing and by not responding to my emails they are cowards. Yes, that's right I said it. If I'm wrong, then prove it. Give the authors back their works and stop tying the author's hands by keeping their work when they all wished you to go to hell..

I cannot stress this enough. New author, DO YOUR RESEARCH! Research the publisher before you send your work to them! Make sure they have a good reputation. Do not buy from a publisher that hasn't had new releases in MONTHS...a good publisher should have releases at least once or twice a month. Please please please check the author's websites before you purchase their work. You want to make sure that the author you are trying to support is actually getting your support.

Will update soon


Jolie said...

THANK YOU FOR YOUR POST! I have been LOUDLY complaining about Ocean's Mist Press at Epic Yahoo group as often as I can. I reported OMP to Preditors and Editors and thankfully they are listed as NOT RECOMMENDED. The people over at OMP are criminals. I let everyone know as often as I can that they are criminals. LIKE YOU SAID - PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM OMP!!

Jolie du Pre

Brett Slocum said...

Has anyone looked into whether OMP hosts their own website or if they are hosted by a third party. If you want help in finding out who hosts them, I can do a little research and find out.

If a third party is hosting them, they can be contacted and perhaps the site can be shut down.

Brett Slocum

Brett Slocum said...

Being a rather impatient sort, I looked into this.

OMP is hosted by HOSTGATOR.COM.

The domain registrant for OMP is:

Elba Martinez
605 E Street
Clearwater, Florida 33756

The administrative contact for OMP is:

Rivera, Noemi
605 E Street
Clearwater, Florida 33756

11251 Northwest Freeway, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77092

I suggest filing a DMCA complaint with This will at least work for individual works, and if enough authors complain to, maybe they'll get shut down. They'll at least have to find a new host, and then we can do it again.

Brett Slocum

C. A. Salo said...

I can't believe they're still doing this and getting away with it.
*Snort* Well I can, the SCAMMERS!!

I do believe the big boys from the tax department are going to be crawling up OMP's behind and giving it a firm smack!
Don't ask how I know, just believe!
Reason being...I don't want the big boys crawling up mine, because OMP claims they paid so much $, when they DIDN'T. Protect your selves authors, I DID.

Go with what the post says people. I was one of those authors from OMP who got canoodled. It toughened this newbie up a bit.

Good luck OMP Authors still being scammed out there!!!!

C. A. Salo