Oh look, a print publisher runs out of money, stiffs its writers, and no one is certain the outcome. Inkwell Publishing Solutions was a book assembler hired by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and others to put textbooks together. Inkwell would hire freelance writers to provide content.
Inkwell has owes about 50 freelance writers, editors, page designers, and others. Some are owed $3100 and some are owed $10,000 or more. Inkwell blames HMH for non payment.
When asked for a comment, the president of Inkwell had this to say:
Ms. Cooke, who also is the company’s president, did not think the unpaid people from her factory warranted any attention.
"What business is this of yours?" she asked. "I’m not going to say anything about any of our clients."