I would like to alert members of the Forum to an ongoing problem I have had with the WriteABookNow.com program.
In February 2001, I took a free course on book writing, and joined the affiliate program. I began promoting the course, and in early March 2001, two sales appeared in my account- both with the same name. I immediately wrote to the owner, Steve Manning, suggesting that the sale may have been 'doubled up'. Except for standard emails he sent out to affiliates, I heard nothing back.
After a number of months, the commission shown on my affiliate report hadn't been paid. I wrote again. I heard nothing back.
I've now written a total of 6-7 times, pursuing my commission, each with nil response.
I recently noticed one of the most respected Marketers on the web promoting the course. No, not Allan Gardyne- he's ANOTHER 'most respected marketer'! I sent a detailed cataloging of the problem, and the emails involved- which have always been respectful, and assumed inefficiency, not dishonesty. The thoughtful and sympathetic response I received included "I'm convinced Steve is honest-- but he has had some real problems."
I then sent a copy of the my email to the Marketer and their response, to Mr. Manning. It was sent to his personal email address, and copied to three other address. Above the correspondence I wrote...
There are about 6 balls in your court.
No response since July 18.
Two and a half years on, and after 6-7 emails sent and copied to about 5 email addresses, the problem remains unresolved. The amounts still show on my affiliate report, but have never been paid.
Any suggestions about how to get an apparently honest businessperson, with an excellent product, to just 'do the right thing', and pay up?
P.S. The fact that Allan Gardyne has promoted the product also leads me to believe that honesty is not the issue- just inefficiency. It's not just the money. It's an affront to good business practice, and the affiliate marketing industry which relies so much on credibility.
P.P.S. Allan. Get well!