Dear fellow artists, Nobody knows more than us the struggle of surviving doing what we love. We are sometimes not taken seriously nor is our profession as "real" as any other on the eyes of those who ignore what we do. However it is up to us to make our voices be heard. Please help me be heard!
Two years ago i signed a contract with a children's book company. It was all physically signed (and i still have the originals) without a problem. Everything was legal. I signed for three books. I delivered three books. As time passed I was contracted for more work and I accepted. I was contracted for a game application. As before, I delivered what I was contracted for. Even extra work. However I wasn't fully paid(at least not the amount contract dictated). I tried to contact my contractor without success. At some point I even thought I was being ignored. Last time I was able to contact with her was last summer, by phone message. Still no answer.
I did all I could to find a way to fix things as politely as possible, this however was not possible. I also contacted my lawyer on the matter whom let me know that indeed that was a breach in the contract.
Contract mentions; aside from payments per work, I would receive a percentage on royalties from sales from EVERYTHING IVE WORKED ON (books, applications, etc) I would also be informed on sales each 90 days. Since the day the books and app were on sale i haven't heard a word yet...
I was also given more work (also still unpaid)...
I am now posting some links to make it public:
I am not sure If they are active anymore. However that doesn't change the fact that what they did to me is surely illegal(and very disrespectful) and I will at least wont stop without a rightful fight.
Please help a fellow artist be heard.Share if possible.Thank you.