Although it’s not from “Jim Noble” (if he exists) it’s from Faith Fredin, the person who deals with the royalties – and usually gets mine wrong.
Dear Noble Romance Authors,
As some of you may know, yesterday, with only a few hours notice Jill Shearer resigned her duties and then proceeded to post a "farewell" message on a NRP author web site.
Although she directed authors in this message to contact Sara@NobleRomance.com she did not copy Sara nor anyone else nor did she perhaps realize that Sara is on vacation this week.
Understandably, this has caused some alarm and concern.
The most urgent concern seems to be that Jill's departure will somehow mean that authors will not continue to be paid their royalties due on their book sales.
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
The royalty payments which usually are sent out around the 20th to 25th of the month have not yet been sent out this month ONLY due to the fact that Jill did not provide the necessary royalty reports prior to her resignation.
This will mean that these royalty reports, unfortunately, will have to be compiled by others who do not have the same experience doing them and it will take until possibly the end of next week to have them completed properly, particularly with Sara's vacation schedule.
We can assure you that promptly upon their completion, the royalty checks and PayPal payments will be sent and future payments will be sent in a timely manner.
I know that many of you have worked with Jill for many years and many of you still may have a personal relationship with her.
We are sad to see her go and we wish her the best success in whatever she decides to do.
We also know that at times some of you have not been pleased with your business relationship with Jill and for those of you we will seek to repair those relationships and proceed forward in a more positive manner.
By early next week we will have a new management structure in place and will send another email update to keep you informed.
In the meantime, if you have specific questions or issues, please email me directly and I will try to respond in a prompt and professional manner.
Noble Romance Publishing