Monday, January 8, 2018

Charlatans & Thieves

I was ecstatic when I was offered a publishing contract by Dailey Swan Publishing, effective 09/01/2008. What I didn't know was that Casey Swanson and his wife, Jessica Theresa Dailey, had filed Chapter 13 on 02/09/2008.

I knew there was something amiss, because the date on the contract was wrong, and despite my objections, he never fixed the date, claiming it didn't really matter.


Agreement between author James Weil and publisher Dailey Swan Publishing, Inc. Sept 1, 2008 Page 1 of 9

This agreement is made on April 20, 2007, between Dailey Swan Publishing, a California corporation ("Publisher"), and James Weil ("Author"), represented by the Canton Smith Agency.


Nobody knew that Casey Swanson filed for Chapter 13 because he made a motion not to make it public. It also explains why he tried to backdate the contract, in case of legal ramifications. Casey Swanson is a compulsive liar. He lied about everything! He even lied about stuff that he didn't need to lie about. It drove me nuts! His unprofessional and unsavory business ethics made it almost impossible to deal with him. And my agent just didn't have the balls to back him down. I was on my own. 

Swiss Chocolate was delayed publication by almost two years. It eventually came out on January 28, 2011. The first print run was 3,000 copies, but I never saw any royalties. The most I made was less than $25.00. Strangely, when Dailey Swan Publishing finally did go belly up, Casey offered to send me what was left of my inventory if I paid him the shipping cost of $35.00.

I received two boxes filled with 211 books! That was the last of my inventory? What happened to the remaining 2,789 copies? As you can guess, the first thing I did was fire my agent. But I am still being screwed! Swiss Chocolate was never transferred to my account on all major bookstore websites, meaning he is still collecting my royalties.

I am not going to take this sitting down any longer. I have a good lawyer working on this. At least I will get control over my intellectual property and be reimbursed all the royalties he stole from me.

I don't trust anybody involved in the publishing industry. Too many charlatans and thieves.

Love to all!

James M. Weil

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