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Disappeared Book and where did my royalties go?
this is a bit of a confusing issue, so please hear me out, and perhaps you can give me some info on where to start to retrieve my property:
In 2008, I was still married to my then manager. He had set up an account here on LULU and published several books, amongst which was a book that I wrote and illustrated. It was published under my company's name. There were two ISBN numbers (one for hardback, one for paperback).
Since I've left him, and the copyright for the book entirely went to me - the book has completely disappeared from my account (or perhaps it was his account at the time? I do not know - again: I was not the business manager and only had hand in writing and illustrating the book. It was a coffeetable type book about my artwork).
In online searches, there are hundreds of my book out there available for purchase, apparently. But if it is not published on Lulu.com anymore - where are these places and online vendors getting that book from? It still shows my name, and my company name as author/publisher - but I do not have any access to information regarding who is printing those books, where teh money from sales is going, nor anything of that nature.
Does anyone know how to track down that information? It seems to me that there is a bit of a fraud event going on, but of course, I cannot say for sure. If people out there are deriving money from my copyrighted work, I sure would like to know about it, and possibly buy myself a cup of coffee or somesuch from the proceeds LOL
Is there a way for LULU to retrieve information about what was happening with all that, by looking at former accounts, for example? Surely they have to retain some information about their users/publishers/payouts, etc, right?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me on this - I'm stumped!