Put ‘Em On Blast: Farrah Gray Publishing

If you’re an aspiring writer and you are considering writing a book in hopes of obtaining riches, be careful what you ask for. There are many hidden fees buried deep within book contracts that you may not be aware of if you (or your attorney) don’t go over that contract with a fine tooth comb.

The emergence and growth of social networking websites such as Twitter.com and Facebook has given book publishers new sources of revenue by fleecing unsuspecting authors.

Shanae Hall, who authored the book “Why Do I Have To Think Like A Man?”, writes:

Good Morning Sandra,

My name is Shanae Hall, I am the author of the book “Why Do I Have To Think Like A Man?” This was the book that gave Mary Harvey the courage to speak up. I’m sure you remember. Anyways I am writing you because I need your help putting our publisher (Farrah Gray publishing, who has also published Don Lemons, flavor flav and a few others books) on BLAST!! He has refused to pay us a dime or give us our rights back to our book, prior to the law suit we requested that he sign back our rights to us and that he could keep the money that he stole. Initially he agreed to do so, but later backed out of the release agreement. The primary reason for this law suit is because he billed us $92,000 for tweets and facebook fans that he said we acquired because of the book. When proof of expenses paid were requested of course nothing was sent over to back these extraordinary charges. And second because our royalty statements were grossly inaccurate and incomplete. We currently have a law suit pending in Los Angeles that he doesn’t want to be served the paper work for (I have attached the law suit paper work as well as the fee sheet proving the bill for tweets and Facebook fans, and [?]) . As my mother/co-author Rhonda Frost explained to him. “You are stealing from two single mothers we are not going to let this go away w/o a fight.” Thank you for helping me/us put his lying, want to be a celebrity, fraudulent ass on blast.

Shanae

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37 Responses to “Put ‘Em On Blast: Farrah Gray Publishing”

  1. 1
    caligirl says:

    This is just terrible, why do people try and take advantage of people in this way.

  2. 2
    Jay Bee says:

    wow..i folow this joker too , he always has inspirational tweets.. i wonder if their his.. shame on u Farrah dude

  3. 3
    GAGIRL87 says:

    Well it’s not just with book contracts you have to be careful when signing “any” contract… I always wondered was Vickie Stringer of Triple Crown Publications involved in any chit like this.. B/c some of my favorite authors have left her company… Keisha Ervin, Kwan, T sytles, Shannon Holmes…. :thinking: but it’s money in the book game though you can’t bootleg books :shrugs:

  4. 4
    Tatted Diva says:

    I hate when people take advantage of others. People really need to be careful. A lot of people do not believe “What Comes Around Goes Around” so they do what the hell they please. I live by that saying! It may not be today, but he’ll get his if this is true!

  5. 5

    i’m actually in the middle of writingmy first novel. I dont have anyone backing me up but this is good to know when I do start searching for pub deals. I’m a virgin to the book writing…for now I just write

  6. 6

    @French
    I feel ya Im now editing the novel I wrote and I plan on self publishing after I get it copywritten – this is really good to know thanks Sandra :thumbups:

    :waves: Happy Monday Fam!

  7. 7
    jazzyiest says:

    I thought I’d heard it all when I read the story about the chick stealing 56MM from ING. Now a ninja is charging for tweets?!? :hahaha:

    Some stuff is just amazing to me.

  8. 8
    pointhimout says:

    farrah gray is the young black man who became a millionaire at 14-15. yeah, you have to know the specifics of your contract. I no longer pat people on their backs. If you’re reached a milestone in your career or accomplished a set goal, I commend you. We really never know the back stories of these “greats,” and who they’re phuckin around in a bad way, taking ideas from, etc.

    I know a guy who says chuck D did him the same way with his deal; had him locked in so tight, chuck d did nothing with his material, yet dude couldn’t pitch it to anyone else. and of course, he made nothing off the deal.

    Apparently I’m the only honest criminal amongst the bunch.

  9. 9
    prynsexxx says:

    Isn’t Farrah Gray that lil dude from back in the day that became a millionaire at like the age of 8 (or a very very young age) or something?

  10. 10
    SunRiseBlossom says:

    Just when you think you have heard it ALL!!! :no:

  11. 11
    CFREE says:

    :no: DANG SHAME

  12. 12

    hey choco nice! It’s a work in progress i’m not in a rush.
    I can’t wait to read your book! Self Publishing is not a bad idea either!

  13. 13
    ELove says:

    So, So… So I’m the ONLY ONE that wonders WHY A MALE is named FARRAH :blink:

  14. 14
    Dawn Sheen says:

    This is why you can’t trust a dude w/ a girls name.. never trust a dude named Farrah, Leslie, Sandy, Dana, Kim

    OAN: “You are stealing from two single mothers we are not going to let this go away w/o a fight.”

    Had you and your mama had a attorney before attempting to take the red eye to fame you wouldn’t be in this mess. perhaps you should do a revision, “Keep Your Pen in Your Pocket Until You’ve Read The Fine Print.” Or be emailing Sandra hoping to squezze blood out of a turnip.

    This why so many our our one hit wonders, video nixons, etc are broke becasue they think green before reading the black and white.

  15. 15
    FoxE says:

    @Elove

    Nope…

    But he’s only 26 :shocked: He looks waayyy older.

  16. 16
    YSoSerious says:

    @JAZZIEST

    I’m loving your Gravi right now. :thumbsup:

    @DAWN

    :cosign:

  17. 17

    :hugs: @ French and thanks Im looking forward to your finishd product as well and I know exactly what you mean by work in progress it took me 11 years from start to finish

  18. 18
    Sandra Rose says:

    Dawn Sheen says:

    Had you and your mama had a attorney before attempting to take the red eye to fame you wouldn’t be in this mess. perhaps you should do a revision, “Keep Your Pen in Your Pocket Until You’ve Read The Fine Print.” Or be emailing Sandra hoping to squezze blood out of a turnip.
    —————-

    Please stop stating the obvious :coffee:

  19. 19
    Sandra Rose says:

    jazzyiest says:

    Now a ninja is charging for tweets?!? :hahaha:
    __________________

    Basically :lol:

  20. 20

    @choch yes i started in 06 and i’m no where near done! i hope that i can get a whole month to dedicate myself to it

  21. 21
    Carrington says:

    This is EXACTLY why I’m going through the painstaking process of self-publishing as we speak. I’m going to make ALL the ends from my $hit. I’ll be damned if you sell mine for $19.95 and pay me $1.22 of that.

    PS: Sandra, did you notice that Patti Labelle thanked Patti Webster last night? I was so happy for Pat because nobody ever gives her her props.

  22. 22
    Sandra Rose says:

    Carrington says:

    PS: Sandra, did you notice that Patti Labelle thanked Patti Webster last night? I was so happy for Pat because nobody ever gives her her props.
    ______________

    Wow. No I missed that. Good for her! Everyone should be thanking Patti Webster for her contributions to their careers :yes:

  23. 23
    Carrington says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    Wow. No I missed that. Good for her! Everyone should be thanking Patti Webster for her contributions to their careers
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Exactly, and such a HUMBLE person – she sends me those daily words every morning. She told me that she’s going to add a story I gave her in her next book.

  24. 24
    pointhimout says:

    who’s patti webster?

  25. 25
    Carrington says:

    She’s a celeb publicist whose client list is, or has been, la creme de la creme of black A listers.

  26. 26
    Sandra Rose says:

    pointhimout says:

    who’s patti webster?
    _________________

    She used to be the publicist for Usher and Janet Jackson, among other notables.

  27. 27
    Sandra Rose says:

    I still can’t get over the nerve of this kid: charging $93,000 to send out tweets. :no:

  28. 28
    Carrington says:

    Sandra Rose says:

    I still can’t get over the nerve of this kid: charging $93,000 to send out tweets.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    That’s some good work if you can get it. I’m going to community college to become a Tweetologist my damn self gat damn it!

  29. 29
    LADYWOODS says:

    Darn shame. Farrah Gray , I think he wrote the book “Reallionare” I can’t believe he would engage in this type of behavior. I thought he was an honest business man if there is such a thing.

  30. 30
    Bird says:

    I have a friend who makes a full time living maintaining the FB and Twitter pages of businesses. This young lady may have skipped over the fine print in the contract. If not, she’s just been robbed and when the court orders ole boy to give her the money after years of fighting in court, he probably won’t have the money to give. It pretty much sounds like she’s screwed. She’s lucky Steve didn’t ask her for a piece of the action since his book is the inspiration for her book and she pimped his cray ex to sell it.

  31. 31
    Bird says:

    GAGIRL87 says:

    but it’s money in the book game though you can’t bootleg books
    *****************************************

    Tell that to the bootleggers all over NYC. I’m sure they are all over the country, but everywhere I go in New York bootleg books are being sold.

  32. 32
    Bird says:

    Carrington says:

    This is EXACTLY why I’m going through the painstaking process of self-publishing as we speak. I’m going to make ALL the ends from my $hit. I’ll be damned if you sell mine for $19.95 and pay me $1.22 of that.
    *****************************************

    Self publishing is no walk in the park either. I had a friend try to do it and they charge so much per copy that you have to sell your book for at least $30 to get a little tiny piece of the action. I told her there is no way I would pay $30 for a self published book and I know her. A stranger dang sure ain’t gonna do it.

  33. 33
    LadeeA says:

    I self published my book in January 2010 and it’s doing just fine. You don’t need these scam artists.

  34. 34
    Carrington says:

    Bird says:

    Self publishing is no walk in the park either. I had a friend try to do it and they charge so much per copy that you have to sell your book for at least $30 to get a little tiny piece of the action. I told her there is no way I would pay $30 for a self published book and I know her. A stranger dang sure ain’t gonna do it.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Actually, self publishing is much easier than you think. Self-publishing is hard for people who don’t know better – these are the people who go to those print on demand companies.

    Secret of self-publishing – to DIRECTLY to a printer, and eliminate the middle man.

    Printing directly from a printer: Paying $3.00 per book to print.

  35. 35
    iscream says:

    Good luck to all those writing.

    I self published my book “I gotta make it to Heaven for going thru Hell” and it’s available on amazon and barnes and noble. I think the biggest struggle with self publishing is promotion. Best of luck to you all.

  36. 36
    Bird says:

    Carrington says:

    Actually, self publishing is much easier than you think. Self-publishing is hard for people who don’t know better – these are the people who go to those print on demand companies.

    Secret of self-publishing – to DIRECTLY to a printer, and eliminate the middle man.

    Printing directly from a printer: Paying $3.00 per book to print.
    *******************************************

    That’s what I’m talking about. Great minds think alike. My friend is too lazy for such and endeavor. Good luck with yours. No matter how you slice it at least all the dough would be yours.

  37. 37
    free says:

    Dawn Sheen says: Had you and your mama had a attorney before attempting to take the red eye to fame you wouldn’t be in this mess. perhaps you should do a revision, “Keep Your Pen in Your Pocket Until You’ve Read The Fine Print.” Or be emailing Sandra hoping to squezze blood out of a turnip.

    This why so many our our one hit wonders, video nixons, etc are broke becasue they think green before reading the black and white.

    **********************************************************

    lol. this “dude” still needs to be put on blast though.

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