Jun 23 2007
Triskelion Publishing has announced on its website that it is closing its doors on July 2.
RWA contacted its attorneys on behalf of authors who are under contract with Triskelion. After reviewing a sample contract that Triskelion submitted with its application for RWA recognition, the attorney advised that the best options with respect to the Triskelion contract are:
i) Authors whose books have not been published should send a notice that the contract is being terminated based on Article III, section L that voids the Agreement if Triskelion has not published and made available for sale the manuscript within sixty (60) days of the agreed-upon release date, which is in Article III, Section A;
ii) Authors who have not received advances that are set out on the contract should send notice as specified in Article VI, Section B that addresses breaches of contract. Authors should state that the Contract will be terminated in 30 days unless the breach is cured;
iii) Other authors should send notice to request Triskelion to release them in writing from the Agreement.
Correspondence should be sent immediately by certified mail or other receipted delivery service. Authors need to be aware that even if Triskelion grants the termination of the Agreement, such action may be voided by a court-appointed trustee if the publisher files for bankruptcy.
RWA Board of Directors