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From:
Subject:
Date:
To:

Naomi Sarega nsarega@higbeeassociates.com
Fwd: Project ID 279154 _ Journey to Conciousness _ Great news! Your initial proofs are ready for your review and/or approval!
March 30, 2016 at 4:58 PM
Steven Lavallee slavallee@higbeeassociates.com

Begin forwarded message:
From: Antara Shaddod <amurdock65@gmail.com>
Subject: Fwd: Project ID 279154 _ Journey to Conciousness _ Great news! Your initial proofs are ready for your review and/or
approval!
Date: March 30, 2016 at 4:55:31 PM PDT
To: Naomi Sarega <nsarega@higbeeassociates.com>
Naomi, this email dated early in 2014 is when the discussion re; my book cover discrepancy began. The image you see,
is my design. It represents what the cover in its entirety should have looked like.
I would not have insisted for a whole year that the correct changes be made, only to then acquiesce in early Jan 2015.
The electronic signature for the cover on Exhibit A is fraudulent and was never sent by me.

---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Soul Sayer <artist1210@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 5:47 PM
Subject: Re: Project ID 279154 _ Journey to Conciousness _ Great news! Your initial proofs are ready for your review and/or approval!
To: Vanessa Green <vagreen@authorhouse.com>

Hello Vanessa, I must say that it was a pleasure to receive the 1st proof of my book. Looks like this dream of mine is finally coming to
fruition. I have read all of the required information that you included with the proof and I am aware of the process we are in and its legalities.
A couple of things though; I forwarded changes to my cover and my manuscript to members of your team that were not sent to you
obviously. One is an addition to the galley sent to Yanie, which should be in your email inbox, and the other was my revised book cover
image which I have attached. Please note that the image that I have sent you IS the front cover. (Full bleed, top to bottom, right to left, as
much as possible.) Any remaining space is to be against a black background. These instructions were initially given to my check-in
coordinator Jewel Olsen but unfortunately not delivered to you. Should you have any questions please feel free to call me. Thanks!
A.S Murdock (312) 369-0312
Project ID# 279154
Book Title: Journey to Consciousness

On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 7:37 AM, Vanessa Green <vagreen@authorhouse.com> wrote:
Hello Mr. Antara Murdock,

Our designers have completed the first proofs of the cover and galley (the book interior) for your book, Journey to Conciousness, and I
have attached a copy of those files to this e-mail for you to review. You can also download a copy through your Author Center at
http://www.authorhouse.com/AuthorCenter. Make sure to check both the text and formatting on the attached files. Once approved, the
finished book will look just like what you see in these files.

To review the files, you will need the latest version of the free Adobe Reader. You can download a copy of this software at
http://get.adobe.com/reader/. I have attached a copy of our proofing FAQs to this e-mail to help answer other questions you may have.

Approving Your Book
Please review these files carefully to make sure you are satisfied with the contents of each. If you are satisfied with either the cover,
galley, or both, you can let me know by replying to this e-mail stating that you approve the file(s). You will need to provide written approval
of both pieces before your book will be sent to print.

Making Changes
If you find anything that you would like to change, either in the text of the files or the design, please fill out and return the appropriate
modification form attached to this e-mail. To save both time and money, you should make sure that you list all required changes now.

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For the interior of the book, you can request up to 25 text (author) changes to this first proof only at no cost. If you need more than 25
changes, or if you request changes to future proofs, you can purchase additional modifications at a rate of $100 per block of 25 changes.
If formatting changes such as font choice/size are also needed, indicate these changes on the modification form as well, and they will be
completed at no charge.

For the book cover, you may make any number of changes to this first proof only at no cost. If you need to make changes to future proofs,
you can purchase additional text modifications for $25 per round or design changes for $70 per round.

Book Pricing
Now that we have determined your book’s page count, you can set your book’s pricing using our pricing calculator on the Author Center.
The price of your book is based on the print type, page count, and trim size of your book. You have a black & white book with a trim size
of 6x9 and a page count of 212.

The calculator is accessed by logging into your Author Center and clicking the “Set Pricing” link that appears on your dashboard. When
you reach the calculator, you will see our standard pricing for your book’s page count pre-populated. You will set two prices for each
format of your book: a retail channel price for third-party sellers such as Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble and a website price for sales
directly through the AuthorHouse website. Press the “Set Prices” link beside each format to type in either your desired retail price or the
royalty you would like to receive. The minimum price available is one that will earn you no royalties and the maximum price is double the
default price that appeared when you first loaded the calculator.

Your royalty for printed formats is calculated by subtracting the various costs involved with printing and distributing your book from the
retail price you select. Those costs include the discount provided to retailers, the actual print cost of your book, and internal costs that we
incur while making your book available for sale. Because we do not need to provide a retail discount for sales through the
AuthorHouse.com website, you can earn more at a given price per copy than you can from sales through third parties. If you select a
website price that is different from the retail price, buyers on the AuthorHouse.com website will see the retail price with a strikethrough
and then the website price beneath it.

For e-book sales, you will earn a royalty equal to 50% of the net revenue we receive. Each of the vendors selling your book withhold a
certain percentage (which varies by seller) of the selling price, and we split what is left with you. For sales through the AuthorHouse.com
website, you will receive a full 50% of the selling price.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Green
Design Consultant

1663 Liberty Drive
Suite 200
Bloomington, IN 47403
Vagreen@authorhouse.com
o: 888.728.8467 ext. 5741
f: 812.339.6554

Please include your Project ID number and book title in your email subject line.

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We’d love to hear from you! We invite you to share feedback and suggestions of your publishing
experience with us. Simply call or email us. Don’t forget to include your Project ID number and book title
so that we can respond.

Tim Mendoza
Production Supervisor
AuthorHouse
1663 Liberty Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
tmendoza@authorhouse.com
o: 888.728.8467 extension 5923
f::812.339.6554

**Please Note: I always do my best to respond to e-mails and attend to your concerns as soon as
possible. However, because of the volume of e-mails that comes in each day it may take 24-48
hours for a response. I appreciate your patience and understanding!

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From:
Subject:
Date:
To:

Soul Sayer artist1210@gmail.com
Fwd: Project ID# 279154
May 25, 2016 at 3:20 PM
slavallee@higbeeassociates.com

---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Jay Bradshaw <JBradshaw@authorhouse.com>
Date: Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 8:14 AM
Subject: Project ID# 279154
To: artist1210@gmail.com
Cc: artist1210@gmail.com

Hallo Antara,
Good Day, I do understand that you are having some problems with the design of
the book specifically with the design of the cover. I would be willing to help you
concern. I was trying to reach you over the phone for the past few days but it
seems that your very busy and I typically understand that, Im sending you this
email to propose you this option I know that you want o have a new design of the
cover and the things you want to be implemented on the cover itself. I would be
willing to that for you. This is what we are going to do.
• Please send me the new Cover of the book.
- As soon as I received it the new cover I will be calling you to confirm that I
already received the new design of the cover
- Please make sure the design is 6x9 in size for me to give you the full bleeds of
the cover
- Please make sure that this would be last thing that we are going to do with the
cover.
• Ill send you the approval forms for the cover.
-

This is for me to have the $25 charge waived off for your cover
Ø No worries ill make sure you will get a copy of your cover of the book.

• In regards with the Interior of the book, It shows here that you already used the
free round of corrections for the interior.
- If you do have some Issue with the interior design please shoot me an email or
a call will do.
- If an instance that you do have some Issue with the Interior of the book, Please
send me the set of corrections with the interior, Please make sure that it will be
last set of correction for the interior.
• Ill Send you the Interior approval forms.
-

This is for me to have the $100 charge waived off for your Interior

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-

This is for me to have the $100 charge waived off for your Interior
Ø No worries ill make sure you will get a copy of your cover of the book.

Hope I can get in touch with you very soon, the proposal is valid only until
January 15 2015. Please shoot me an email or a call as soon as possible.

Thanks,

Jay Bradshaw
Publishing service associate
AuthorHouse, LLC
1663 Liberty Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
o: 888.728.8467 extension 5636
f: 812.339.6554
jbradshaw@authorhouse.com


We’d love to hear from you! We invite you to share feedback and suggestions of your publishing experience with us. Simply call or email us. Don’t
forget to include your Project ID number and book title so that we can respond.

Tim Mendoza
Production Supervisor
AuthorHouse, LLC
1663 Liberty Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
tmendoza@authorhouse.com
o: 888.728.8467 extension 5923
f::812.339.6554
or email: authorsupport@authorhouse.com

Please include your Project ID number and book title in your email subject line.
**Please Note: I always do my best to respond to e-mails and attend to your concerns as soon as possible. However, because of the volume of e-mail
that comes in each day it may take 24-48 hours for a response. I appreciate your patience and understanding!

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EXHIBIT D

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From:
Subject:
Date:
To:

Soul Sayer artist1210@gmail.com
Fwd: Project ID# 279154
May 25, 2016 at 3:27 PM
slavallee@higbeeassociates.com

---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Jay Bradshaw <JBradshaw@authorhouse.com>
Date: Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 6:59 PM
Subject: Project ID# 279154
To: artist1210@gmail.com
Cc: artist1210@gmail.com

Dear Antara,

Thanks for taking my call earlier, I would just like to inform you that your book is undergoing 2nd content evaluation It means that we are
evaluating the content of the book. I do understand that you are very busy as of the moment. We proceed with the call this coming Monday
January 12 2015. ( 5PM ). Hope Everything is okay with you.

Have great evening.

Sincerly,

Jay Bradshaw
Publishing service associate
AuthorHouse, LLC
1663 Liberty Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
o: 888.728.8467 extension 5636
f: 812.339.6554
jbradshaw@authorhouse.com


We’d love to hear from you! We invite you to share feedback and suggestions of your publishing experience with us. Simply call or email us. Don’t
forget to include your Project ID number and book title so that we can respond.

Tim Mendoza
Production Supervisor
AuthorHouse, LLC
1663 Liberty Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
tmendoza@authorhouse.com
o: 888.728.8467 extension 5923
f::812.339.6554
or email: authorsupport@authorhouse.com

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or email: authorsupport@authorhouse.com

Please include your Project ID number and book title in your email subject line.
**Please Note: I always do my best to respond to e-mails and attend to your concerns as soon as possible. However, because of the volume of e-mail
that comes in each day it may take 24-48 hours for a response. I appreciate your patience and understanding!

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---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Jenny Addison <Jenny.Addison@authorsolutions.com>
To: Antara Shaddod <amurdock65@gmail.com>
Cc:
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2015 13:03:57 -0500
Subject: FW: Project ID# 279154

Hello Antara,

May we please have a copy of your e-mail to Jay informing him that you did not agree to the cover he submitted?

We have reviewed the e-mails Jay sent to you. He was able to inform you that we could not have the cover in full
bleed because the size you submitted was not 6x9. Please see below.

ü December 26, 2014
Dear Antara,
Good day thank you so much for answering my call earlier. This is the cover that I am
looking right now. It shows here at my end that we cant have the design you send to us
to be in a full bleeds because the size of the design you send is not 6*9, What I can do
for you today is that I can have this corrected and have your name on the bottom part
erased so that we can used your design exactly as you want us to used. Please give
me an immediate reply so that I can have this issue for fixed for immediately.
Hoping for your response & just always start your day with smile Antara.
Cheers,
Jay Bradshaw
Publishing service associate
AuthorHouse, LLC
1663 Liberty Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
o: 888.728.8467 extension 5636
f: 812.339.6554
jbradshaw@authorhouse.com

ü January 7, 2015
Hallo Antara,
Good Day, I do understand that you are having some problems with the design of the
book specifically with the design of the cover. I would be willing to help you concern. I
was trying to reach you over the phone for the past few days but it seems that your very
busy and I typically understand that, Im sending you this email to propose you this
option I know that you want o have a new design of the cover and the things you want
to be implemented on the cover itself. I would be willing to that for you. This is what we
are going to do.
• Please send me the new Cover of the book.

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- As soon as I received it the new cover I will be calling you to confirm that I already
received the new design of the cover
- Please make sure the design is 6x9 in size for me to give you the full bleeds of the
cover
- Please make sure that this would be last thing that we are going to do with the cover.
• Ill send you the approval forms for the cover.
- This is for me to have the $25 charge waived off for your cover
Ø No worries ill make sure you will get a copy of your cover of the book.
• In regards with the Interior of the book, It shows here that you already used the free
round of corrections for the interior.
- If you do have some Issue with the interior design please shoot me an email or a call
will do.
- If an instance that you do have some Issue with the Interior of the book, Please send
me the set of corrections with the interior, Please make sure that it will be last set of
correction for the interior.
• Ill Send you the Interior approval forms.
- This is for me to have the $100 charge waived off for your Interior
Ø No worries ill make sure you will get a copy of your cover of the book.
Hope I can get in touch with you very soon, the proposal is valid only until January 15
2015. Please shoot me an email or a call as soon as possible.

ü January 8, 2015
and fourth attachments.

Jay received your INTERIOR AND COVER APPROVAL FORMS. Please see third

ü January 9, 2015
Dear Antara,
Thanks for taking my call earlier, I would just like to inform you that your book is
undergoing 2nd content evaluation It means that we are evaluating the content of the
book. I do understand that you are very busy as of the moment. We proceed with the
call this coming Monday January 12 2015. ( 5PM ). Hope Everything is okay with you.
Have great evening.

ü January 12, 2015
Dear Antara,
I would like to let you know that we have completed the preparation of your files and are
sending them on to our printer today. The printer will set up these approved files and
push your book into the marketplace. This process takes approximately 10–15 business
days to complete in its entirety. Once this process is complete, your book will be “live” or
available in the marketplace for purchase. When working with print-on-demand printers,
it is not possible to receive a bound printer copy before the book is available for sale.
You can expect to receive one printer copy of your book after 1–2 weeks of your book
being accepted by the printer. Once you receive this copy, you may contact your Book
Consultant to order any copies that were included in your publishing package.
As a benefit of working with our company, your book will be available through many
online retailers often referred to as “channels.” Each submission channel operates in a
slightly different way, and the timelines involved can vary significantly. It generally takes
about 6–10 weeks from the time a title is activated at AuthorHouse to be listed on other
retailers' websites.
AuthorHouse does retain the right to withhold royalties until a minimum threshold is met
if a check must be mailed. Currently that amount is $75. If you would like to receive
royalties earned each quarter regardless of amount, then please contact an author
support representative to set up direct deposit.
From this point forward, you will be working with these specialists:
Author Support: will assist with submission issues, post-production issues, and any
other general inquiries at authorsupport@authorhouse.com or 1- 888-728-8467 ext
5040
Book Consultants: specialize in the ordering and shipping of finished books at
bkorders@authorhouse.com or 1-888-728-8467 ext 5021.
Congratulations on getting your book published.

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Per above e-mails, Jay was able to inform you that the latest files he forwarded to you have been approved and will
be pushed into the marketplace. May we know why you have not responded to his e-mail to let him know that you
still find the latest files unacceptable?

We look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

Jenny Addison

AUTHOR SATISFACTION SPECIALIST

Author Solutions
A PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE COMPANY

From: Antara Shaddod [mailto:amurdock65@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2015 5:52 PM
To: Jenny Addison
Subject: Fwd: Project ID# 279154
I never approved this image. If anyone doesn't agree, then show me in writing where I did.
---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Antara Murdock <artist1210@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 3:46 PM
Subject: Fwd: Project ID# 279154
To: amurdock65@gmail.com

Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Jay Bradshaw" <JBradshaw@authorhouse.com>
Date: January 9, 2015 at 4:19:04 PM EST
To: <artist1210@gmail.com>
Cc: <artist1210@gmail.com>
Subject: Project ID# 279154
Dear Antara,

This are the corrected PROOFS , I am now ready to send your files to the printer

Sincerly,

Jay Bradshaw
Publishing service associate
AuthorHouse, LLC

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EXHIBIT G

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From:
Subject:
Date:
To:

Naomi Sarega nsarega@higbeeassociates.com
Fwd: AuthorHouse Cover Approval Required
March 31, 2016 at 10:09 AM
Steven Lavallee slavallee@higbeeassociates.com

Begin forwarded message:
From: Antara Shaddod <amurdock65@gmail.com>
Subject: Fwd: AuthorHouse Cover Approval Required
Date: March 30, 2016 at 7:13:50 PM PDT
To: Naomi Sarega <nsarega@higbeeassociates.com>

Forwarded conversation
Subject: RE: AuthorHouse Cover Approval Required
-----------------------From: Jenny Addison <Jenny.Addison@authorsolutions.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 10:23 AM
To: Soul Sayer <artist1210@gmail.com>, Rachel Caramba <Rachel.Caramba@authorsolutions.com>
Cc: Antara Shaddod <amurdock65@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Antara Murdock,

Your e-mail was forwarded to me.

I have sent you copies of the approval forms you signed dated January 8, 2015.

I have also sent you the details in my e-mail dated December 4, 2015. I have not received a response to that e-mail.

Please be informed that if you need to discuss further on the issue of having your book live without your approval,
kindly continue to communicate with our department. Rachel Caramba is your Marketing Services Representative
who is in-charge only of the fulfillment of your marketing services. Any complaint has to be coursed through our
department.

I look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

Jenny Addison

AUTHOR SATISFACTION SPECIALIST

Author Solutions
A PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE COMPANY

From: Soul Sayer [mailto:artist1210@gmail.com]

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From: Soul Sayer [mailto:artist1210@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 4:20 AM
To: Rachel Caramba
Subject: Fwd: AuthorHouse Cover Approval Required

I never sigined this.
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Subject: AuthorHouse Cover Approval Required
To: Antara Murdock <artist1210@gmail.com>

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From:

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Dear Antara Murdock,
To review and approve:
1. Click on the View Document button/link below to access your approval form(s).
2. Once you have thoroughly reviewed the file, you will need to electronically sign and submit the form(s) to
provide formal approval.
If you have any questions about how to electronically sign the approval form(s):
Contact us by calling 1.888.728.8467 ext. 5040 or by emailing authorsupport@authorhouse.com.
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---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Jenny Addison <Jenny.Addison@authorsolutions.com>
To: Antara Shaddod <amurdock65@gmail.com>
Cc:
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2015 13:03:57 -0500
Subject: FW: Project ID# 279154

Hello Antara,

May we please have a copy of your e-mail to Jay informing him that you did not agree to the cover he submitted?

We have reviewed the e-mails Jay sent to you. He was able to inform you that we could not have the cover in full
bleed because the size you submitted was not 6x9. Please see below.

ü December 26, 2014
Dear Antara,
Good day thank you so much for answering my call earlier. This is the cover that I am
looking right now. It shows here at my end that we cant have the design you send to us
to be in a full bleeds because the size of the design you send is not 6*9, What I can do
for you today is that I can have this corrected and have your name on the bottom part
erased so that we can used your design exactly as you want us to used. Please give
me an immediate reply so that I can have this issue for fixed for immediately.
Hoping for your response & just always start your day with smile Antara.
Cheers,
Jay Bradshaw
Publishing service associate
AuthorHouse, LLC
1663 Liberty Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
o: 888.728.8467 extension 5636
f: 812.339.6554
jbradshaw@authorhouse.com

ü January 7, 2015
Hallo Antara,
Good Day, I do understand that you are having some problems with the design of the
book specifically with the design of the cover. I would be willing to help you concern. I
was trying to reach you over the phone for the past few days but it seems that your very
busy and I typically understand that, Im sending you this email to propose you this
option I know that you want o have a new design of the cover and the things you want
to be implemented on the cover itself. I would be willing to that for you. This is what we
are going to do.
• Please send me the new Cover of the book.

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- As soon as I received it the new cover I will be calling you to confirm that I already
received the new design of the cover
- Please make sure the design is 6x9 in size for me to give you the full bleeds of the
cover
- Please make sure that this would be last thing that we are going to do with the cover.
• Ill send you the approval forms for the cover.
- This is for me to have the $25 charge waived off for your cover
Ø No worries ill make sure you will get a copy of your cover of the book.
• In regards with the Interior of the book, It shows here that you already used the free
round of corrections for the interior.
- If you do have some Issue with the interior design please shoot me an email or a call
will do.
- If an instance that you do have some Issue with the Interior of the book, Please send
me the set of corrections with the interior, Please make sure that it will be last set of
correction for the interior.
• Ill Send you the Interior approval forms.
- This is for me to have the $100 charge waived off for your Interior
Ø No worries ill make sure you will get a copy of your cover of the book.
Hope I can get in touch with you very soon, the proposal is valid only until January 15
2015. Please shoot me an email or a call as soon as possible.

ü January 8, 2015
and fourth attachments.

Jay received your INTERIOR AND COVER APPROVAL FORMS. Please see third

ü January 9, 2015
Dear Antara,
Thanks for taking my call earlier, I would just like to inform you that your book is
undergoing 2nd content evaluation It means that we are evaluating the content of the
book. I do understand that you are very busy as of the moment. We proceed with the
call this coming Monday January 12 2015. ( 5PM ). Hope Everything is okay with you.
Have great evening.

ü January 12, 2015
Dear Antara,
I would like to let you know that we have completed the preparation of your files and are
sending them on to our printer today. The printer will set up these approved files and
push your book into the marketplace. This process takes approximately 10–15 business
days to complete in its entirety. Once this process is complete, your book will be “live” or
available in the marketplace for purchase. When working with print-on-demand printers,
it is not possible to receive a bound printer copy before the book is available for sale.
You can expect to receive one printer copy of your book after 1–2 weeks of your book
being accepted by the printer. Once you receive this copy, you may contact your Book
Consultant to order any copies that were included in your publishing package.
As a benefit of working with our company, your book will be available through many
online retailers often referred to as “channels.” Each submission channel operates in a
slightly different way, and the timelines involved can vary significantly. It generally takes
about 6–10 weeks from the time a title is activated at AuthorHouse to be listed on other
retailers' websites.
AuthorHouse does retain the right to withhold royalties until a minimum threshold is met
if a check must be mailed. Currently that amount is $75. If you would like to receive
royalties earned each quarter regardless of amount, then please contact an author
support representative to set up direct deposit.
From this point forward, you will be working with these specialists:
Author Support: will assist with submission issues, post-production issues, and any
other general inquiries at authorsupport@authorhouse.com or 1- 888-728-8467 ext
5040
Book Consultants: specialize in the ordering and shipping of finished books at
bkorders@authorhouse.com or 1-888-728-8467 ext 5021.
Congratulations on getting your book published.

Case 1:16-cv-01398-SEB-DML Document 1-1 Filed 06/07/16 Page 26 of 36 PageID #: 36

Per above e-mails, Jay was able to inform you that the latest files he forwarded to you have been approved and will
be pushed into the marketplace. May we know why you have not responded to his e-mail to let him know that you
still find the latest files unacceptable?

We look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

Jenny Addison

AUTHOR SATISFACTION SPECIALIST

Author Solutions
A PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE COMPANY

From: Antara Shaddod [mailto:amurdock65@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2015 5:52 PM
To: Jenny Addison
Subject: Fwd: Project ID# 279154
I never approved this image. If anyone doesn't agree, then show me in writing where I did.
---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Antara Murdock <artist1210@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 3:46 PM
Subject: Fwd: Project ID# 279154
To: amurdock65@gmail.com

Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Jay Bradshaw" <JBradshaw@authorhouse.com>
Date: January 9, 2015 at 4:19:04 PM EST
To: <artist1210@gmail.com>
Cc: <artist1210@gmail.com>
Subject: Project ID# 279154
Dear Antara,

This are the corrected PROOFS , I am now ready to send your files to the printer

Sincerly,

Jay Bradshaw
Publishing service associate
AuthorHouse, LLC

Case 1:16-cv-01398-SEB-DML Document 1-1 Filed 06/07/16 Page 27 of 36 PageID #: 37
AuthorHouse, LLC
1663 Liberty Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
o: 888.728.8467 extension 5636
f: 812.339.6554
jbradshaw@authorhouse.com


We’d love to hear from you! We invite you to share feedback and suggestions of your publishing experience with us. Simply call
or email us. Don’t forget to include your Project ID number and book title so that we can respond.

Tim Mendoza
Production Supervisor
AuthorHouse, LLC
1663 Liberty Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
tmendoza@authorhouse.com
o: 888.728.8467 extension 5923
f::812.339.6554
or email: authorsupport@authorhouse.com

Please include your Project ID number and book title in your email subject line.
**Please Note: I always do my best to respond to e-mails and attend to your concerns as soon as possible. However, because of
the volume of e-mail that comes in each day it may take 24-48 hours for a response. I appreciate your patience and understanding!

---------From: Antara Shaddod <amurdock65@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 4:59 PM
To: Jenny Addison <Jenny.Addison@authorsolutions.com>
The cover then and now still looks ridiculous and was never approved by me, period. There is no record of a sent
outgoing transmission from my email with regards to that e-signature. If by just opening the email means I signed it, that
is not a legal approval. I was clear and adamant about not using that cover and I have the transmissions to prove it.
Obviously I was ignored. At your request, this is will be my last communication with you.
From: Jenny Addison <Jenny.Addison@authorsolutions.com>
To: Antara Shaddod <amurdock65@gmail.com>

Case 1:16-cv-01398-SEB-DML Document 1-1 Filed 06/07/16 Page 28 of 36 PageID #: 38
To: Antara Shaddod <amurdock65@gmail.com>
Cc:
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2015 13:03:57 -0500
Subject: FW: Project ID# 279154

Hello Antara,

May we please have a copy of your e-mail to Jay informing him that you did not agree to the cover he submitted?

We have reviewed the e-mails Jay sent to you. He was able to inform you that we could not have the cover in full
bleed because the size you submitted was not 6x9. Please see below.

ü December 26, 2014
Dear Antara,
Good day thank you so much for answering my call earlier. This is the cover that I am
looking right now. It shows here at my end that we cant have the design you send to
us to be in a full bleeds because the size of the design you send is not 6*9, What I
can do for you today is that I can have this corrected and have your name on the
bottom part erased so that we can used your design exactly as you want us to used.
Please give me an immediate reply so that I can have this issue for fixed for
immediately.
Hoping for your response & just always start your day with smile Antara.
Cheers,
Jay Bradshaw
Publishing service associate
AuthorHouse, LLC
1663 Liberty Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
o: 888.728.8467 extension 5636
f: 812.339.6554
jbradshaw@authorhouse.com

ü January 7, 2015
Hallo Antara,
Good Day, I do understand that you are having some problems with the design of the
book specifically with the design of the cover. I would be willing to help you concern. I
was trying to reach you over the phone for the past few days but it seems that your
very busy and I typically understand that, Im sending you this email to propose you
this option I know that you want o have a new design of the cover and the things you
want to be implemented on the cover itself. I would be willing to that for you. This is
what we are going to do.
• Please send me the new Cover of the book.
- As soon as I received it the new cover I will be calling you to confirm that I already
received the new design of the cover
- Please make sure the design is 6x9 in size for me to give you the full bleeds of the
cover
- Please make sure that this would be last thing that we are going to do with the
cover.
• Ill send you the approval forms for the cover.
- This is for me to have the $25 charge waived off for your cover
Ø No worries ill make sure you will get a copy of your cover of the book.
• In regards with the Interior of the book, It shows here that you already used the free
round of corrections for the interior.
- If you do have some Issue with the interior design please shoot me an email or a
call will do.
- If an instance that you do have some Issue with the Interior of the book, Please

Case 1:16-cv-01398-SEB-DML Document 1-1 Filed 06/07/16 Page 29 of 36 PageID #: 39
- If an instance that you do have some Issue with the Interior of the book, Please
send me the set of corrections with the interior, Please make sure that it will be last
set of correction for the interior.
• Ill Send you the Interior approval forms.
- This is for me to have the $100 charge waived off for your Interior
Ø No worries ill make sure you will get a copy of your cover of the book.
Hope I can get in touch with you very soon, the proposal is valid only until January 15
2015. Please shoot me an email or a call as soon as possible.

ü January 8, 2015
and fourth attachments.

Jay received your INTERIOR AND COVER APPROVAL FORMS. Please see third

ü January 9, 2015
Dear Antara,
Thanks for taking my call earlier, I would just like to inform you that your book is
undergoing 2nd content evaluation It means that we are evaluating the content of the
book. I do understand that you are very busy as of the moment. We proceed with the
call this coming Monday January 12 2015. ( 5PM ). Hope Everything is okay with you.
Have great evening.

ü January 12, 2015
Dear Antara,
I would like to let you know that we have completed the preparation of your files and
are sending them on to our printer today. The printer will set up these approved files
and push your book into the marketplace. This process takes approximately 10–15
business days to complete in its entirety. Once this process is complete, your book
will be “live” or available in the marketplace for purchase. When working with print-ondemand printers, it is not possible to receive a bound printer copy before the book is
available for sale.
You can expect to receive one printer copy of your book after 1–2 weeks of your book
being accepted by the printer. Once you receive this copy, you may contact your Book
Consultant to order any copies that were included in your publishing package.
As a benefit of working with our company, your book will be available through many
online retailers often referred to as “channels.” Each submission channel operates in
a slightly different way, and the timelines involved can vary significantly. It generally
takes about 6–10 weeks from the time a title is activated at AuthorHouse to be listed
on other retailers' websites.
AuthorHouse does retain the right to withhold royalties until a minimum threshold is
met if a check must be mailed. Currently that amount is $75. If you would like to
receive royalties earned each quarter regardless of amount, then please contact an
author support representative to set up direct deposit.
From this point forward, you will be working with these specialists:
Author Support: will assist with submission issues, post-production issues, and any
other general inquiries at authorsupport@authorhouse.com or 1- 888-728-8467 ext
5040
Book Consultants: specialize in the ordering and shipping of finished books at
bkorders@authorhouse.com or 1-888-728-8467 ext 5021.
Congratulations on getting your book published.

Per above e-mails, Jay was able to inform you that the latest files he forwarded to you have been approved and
will be pushed into the marketplace. May we know why you have not responded to his e-mail to let him know that
you still find the latest files unacceptable?

We look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

Case 1:16-cv-01398-SEB-DML Document 1-1 Filed 06/07/16 Page 30 of 36 PageID #: 40
Sincerely,

Jenny Addison

AUTHOR SATISFACTION SPECIALIST

Author Solutions
A PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE COMPANY

From: Antara Shaddod [mailto:amurdock65@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2015 5:52 PM
To: Jenny Addison
Subject: Fwd: Project ID# 279154
I never approved this image. If anyone doesn't agree, then show me in writing where I did.
---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Antara Murdock <artist1210@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 3:46 PM
Subject: Fwd: Project ID# 279154
To: amurdock65@gmail.com

Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Jay Bradshaw" <JBradshaw@authorhouse.com>
Date: January 9, 2015 at 4:19:04 PM EST
To: <artist1210@gmail.com>
Cc: <artist1210@gmail.com>
Subject: Project ID# 279154
Dear Antara,

This are the corrected PROOFS , I am now ready to send your files to the printer

Sincerly,

Jay Bradshaw
Publishing service associate
AuthorHouse, LLC
1663 Liberty Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
o: 888.728.8467 extension 5636
f: 812.339.6554
jbradshaw@authorhouse.com

Case 1:16-cv-01398-SEB-DML Document 1-1 Filed 06/07/16 Page 31 of 36 PageID #: 41

We’d love to hear from you! We invite you to share feedback and suggestions of your publishing experience with us. Simply
call or email us. Don’t forget to include your Project ID number and book title so that we can respond.

Tim Mendoza
Production Supervisor
AuthorHouse, LLC
1663 Liberty Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
tmendoza@authorhouse.com
o: 888.728.8467 extension 5923
f::812.339.6554
or email: authorsupport@authorhouse.com

Please include your Project ID number and book title in your email subject line.
**Please Note: I always do my best to respond to e-mails and attend to your concerns as soon as possible. However, because of
the volume of e-mail that comes in each day it may take 24-48 hours for a response. I appreciate your patience and
understanding!

---------From: Jenny Addison <Jenny.Addison@authorsolutions.com>
Date: Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 10:20 AM
To: Antara Shaddod <amurdock65@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Murdock,

Good morning! I hope this e-mail finds you well.

Jay Bradshaw’s Superior will waive the resubmission fee so they can redo the cover without having you pay
anything. Kindly advise if you are going to accept the offer.

I look forward to your response.

Case 1:16-cv-01398-SEB-DML Document 1-1 Filed 06/07/16 Page 32 of 36 PageID #: 42

Sincerely,

Jenny Addison

AUTHOR SATISFACTION SPECIALIST

Author Solutions
A PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE COMPANY

From: Antara Shaddod [mailto:amurdock65@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 5:00 PM
To: Jenny Addison
Subject: Re: AuthorHouse Cover Approval Required
---------From: Jenny Addison <Jenny.Addison@authorsolutions.com>
Date: Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 4:46 PM
To: Antara Shaddod <amurdock65@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Murdock,

We would like to add that aside from the waived resubmission fee, we are also offering 10 complimentary copies
and marketing services namely SIAs and Press Release.

Kindly contact us if you are interested with these offers.

Sincerely,

Jenny Addison

AUTHOR SATISFACTION SPECIALIST

Author Solutions
A PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE COMPANY

From: Jenny Addison
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 10:21 AM
To: 'Antara Shaddod'
Subject: RE: AuthorHouse Cover Approval Required
---------From: Jenny Addison <Jenny.Addison@authorsolutions.com>
Date: Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM
To: Antara Shaddod <amurdock65@gmail.com>

Case 1:16-cv-01398-SEB-DML Document 1-1 Filed 06/07/16 Page 33 of 36 PageID #: 43

Dear Mr. Murdock,

We hope this e-mail finds you well.

We would like to follow-up on your response to my e-mail dated December 9th. We look forward to your response.
Thank you.

I will be out of the office from December 19th through December 27th for the Christmas Holiday. I will be returning on
December 28th.

Respectfully yours,

Jenny Addison

AUTHOR SATISFACTION SPECIALIST

Author Solutions
A PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE COMPANY

From: Jenny Addison
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 4:46 PM

---------From: Jenny Addison <Jenny.Addison@authorsolutions.com>
Date: Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 4:02 PM
To: Antara Shaddod <amurdock65@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Murdock,

Happy New Year!

This e-mail is to let you know that since we do not find any documented approval for your book cover, we have
temporarily placed your title on hold.

We would like to reiterate our offers as specified in my e-mail dated December 9, 2015. Kindly let me know if you are
interested so we can start working on your book.

We look forward to your response.

Case 1:16-cv-01398-SEB-DML Document 1-1 Filed 06/07/16 Page 34 of 36 PageID #: 44

Sincerely,

Jenny Addison

AUTHOR SATISFACTION SPECIALIST

Author Solutions
A PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE COMPANY

From: Jenny Addison
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 2:01 PM

---------From: Antara Shaddod <amurdock65@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 11:18 PM
To: Soul Sayer <artist1210@gmail.com>

Forwarded conversation
Subject: RE: AuthorHouse Cover Approval Required
-----------------------From: Jenny Addison <Jenny.Addison@authorsolutions.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 10:23 AM
To: Soul Sayer <artist1210@gmail.com>, Rachel Caramba <Rachel.Caramba@authorsolutions.com>
Cc: Antara Shaddod <amurdock65@gmail.com>
---------From: Antara Shaddod <amurdock65@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 4:59 PM
To: Jenny Addison <Jenny.Addison@authorsolutions.com>
The cover then and now still looks ridiculous and was never approved by me, period. There is no record of a sent
outgoing transmission from my email with regards to that e-signature. If by just opening the email means I signed it, that
is not a legal approval. I was clear and adamant about not using that cover and I have the transmissions to prove it.
Obviously I was ignored. At your request, this is will be my last communication with you.

---------From: Jenny Addison <Jenny.Addison@authorsolutions.com>
Date: Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 10:20 AM
To: Antara Shaddod <amurdock65@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Murdock,

Good morning! I hope this e-mail finds you well.

Jay Bradshaw’s Superior will waive the resubmission fee so they can redo the cover without having you pay
anything. Kindly advise if you are going to accept the offer.

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EXHIBIT H

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From:
Subject:
Date:
To:

Antara Shaddod amurdock65@gmail.com
Authorhouse Admission / Antara Murdock
January 7, 2016 at 11:49 AM
rduke@higbeeassociates.com

Jenny Addison

4:02 PM (22 hours ago)

to me
Dear Mr. Murdock,

Happy New Year!

This e-mail is to let you know that since we do not find any documented approval for your book cover, we have temporarily
placed your title on hold.

We would like to reiterate our offers as specified in my e-mail dated December 9, 2015. Kindly let me know if you are interested
so we can start working on your book.

We look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

Jenny Addison

AUTHOR SATISFACTION SPECIALIST

Author Solutions
A PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE COMPANY