Dreamspinner Press, a small publisher of LGBTQ romance founded in 2006, has reportedly failed to pay many authors their royalties; by some reports, hundreds of writers have been affected. The press has more than 3,000 titles in its inventory – some genre-related – and authors say that as early as 2017, royalties began to arrive late, or not at all, or, at least once, in the form of a postdated check that failed to clear. Some authors report being owed five figures in past-due royalties. In 2019, the press began to send weekly emails explaining their plans to make up the late payments. The company hired law firm Berger Singerman LLP in December 2019 to restructure the company, though CEO Elizabeth North says they “remain open, viable, and operating” and don’t intend to file bankruptcy.
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