Publishing Fraud; How a bunch of hopeful authors got screwed by Publishers.
There has been a lot of people being robbed of their hopes and dreams of getting published, specifically by an Indiana publisher, Airleaf Books and Sales. Bonnie Kaye, Doctor of Psychology and crusading activist, has launched a website, airleafvictims.com, and a class action suit against the publisher, Carl Lau. The fraudulence commited has gotten so bad that it has grabbed the attention of senator Lugar of Indiana, governor Mitch Daniels, and renowned talk show host, Oprah Winfrey.
These are the basic statements of Ms. Kaye, speaking on behalf of hundreds of defrauded Airleaf clients.
¨My name is Bonnie Kaye. I am the organizer of a group of authors who, like me, are victims of a publishing scam through Airleaf Publishing, formerly Bookman Publishing, owned by Carl Lau and located in Martinsville, Indiana. We are seeking other victims who have been robbed of their hopes and dreams through investments of money and time.
As of December 19, 2007, Airleaf Publishing is OUT OF BUSINESS. We have over 275 authors in our group who have been defrauded by Airleaf Publishing for over $1,000,000.00. We are taking aggressive action with the Martinsville, Indiana police, the Indiana Attorney General''s office, the Indiana Governor''s office, and the Indiana Senator''s office to bring criminal action against Airleaf. We have made great strides in our efforts, which resulted in the close of Airleaf and which will hopefully find us the justice we are seeking. If you are an author victim, we welcome you to join our group in our efforts to retrieving our stolen money and property, pressing criminal charges against the guilty parties, and stopping the owner of Airleaf, Carl Lau, from ever opening up a business again.
The fraudulence of Airleaf is unforgiveable. We have uncovered some of it through our own author investigations and by candid confessions by former employees who in good conscience could no longer participate in the fraud. ¨
For more information, consult www.airleafvictims.com
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