Publisher sues “Dear Author” blog and its owner, Jane Litte

27Sep14

Well it’s no surprise, I suppose, that publishing has its share of loons, scammers and reprobates, but the increasingly bizarre case of Ellora’s Cave deserves its own chapter.

Last week, avid reader, book blogger, and lawyer Jane Litte published The Curious Case of Ellora’s Cave, in which she discussed the growing turbulence inside the publisher of erotic romance (the company and the person), where authors, editors and tax collectors remain unpaid as owner Tina Engler brags about “her Rodeo Drive shopping trips and her new property purchase in West Hollywood.” It’s a jaw dropping article, worth a trip over there to see.

Now news comes that, in response to Jane’s post, Ms. Engler and her company have sued Jane Litte personally for defamation. Of all the blogs in the book community that have reported on the Ellora’s Cave debacle, Engler sues the lawyer.

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Well, it must have been her security detail that recommended this course of action. They’re on the case!

When Jane establishes a legal fund, I’ll be helping out.

UPDATE: The Complaint can be read here.

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4 Responses to “Publisher sues “Dear Author” blog and its owner, Jane Litte”


  1. 1 Ellora’s Cave, Dear Author, the Streisand Effect and freedom of speech. | Her Hands, My Hands
  2. 2 Today in disturbing publishing news | angelahighland.com
  3. 3 Echoing the Streisand Effect |
  4. 4 The WTFckery Report: Ellora’s Cave Suing Dear Author Blog for Defamation. Why Book Bloggers Should Be Worried | Babbling About Books, and More!

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