P&E is being sued by Barbara Bauer and by Victor E. Cretella, III, Esq. in two separate courts.
Ms. Bauer is a literary agent who alleges I/P&E called her a scam and a scammer and is suing for libel.
Mr. Cretella is an attorney for PublishAmerica. He alleges I/P&E harmed his reputation by reporting him to the Maryland State Bar Association and his former employer for his actions against a member of Absolute Write and is suing for libel.
Writers find P&E to be invaluable in helping them to steer clear of scam artists. It seems that the basis of the complaint is on behalf of PublishAmerica (remember them? Worst Vanity Publisher in the World (TM) ) and P&E’s lengthy chronicling of their abuses, which reads like a Fellini movie. Or a Jerry Lewis screwball comedy.
P&E needs help with their legal defense fund. Please visit HERE (scroll down a bit) and donate what you can.
Writers engaged in the agent hunt will recognize Barbara Bauer’s name. She’s listed on SFWA/Writer Beware’s list of the 20 worst agents or agencies. Does PublishAmerica and Bauer really want to air their dirty linen in court?
We’ll keep an eye on this story for you.