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New verification that the libelous book, Forbidden Family, by Joan Wheeler, shall NEVER BE REPRINTED.

by on January 10, 2013

It will be recalled that we birth siblings were able to get the publisher to see the libelous contents of the book; they pulled it in May 2011. The original ‘print’ date of the book was 21 Dec 2009. It was our understanding from the publisher, that the print-shops that Amazon uses, worldwide, would NOT print any more copies and that all orders from other book sellers would not/could not be filled…period…end of story.

NOTE SEE END OF THIS POST FOR NEW INFORMATION

In early Nov 2012 I happened to see a NEW review of the book on AmazonUK. I blogged about it and purchased the book. I wanted to see for myself what print date was on the copy; it was 21 Dec 2009. I needed another copy anyway, cause my copy is falling apart with wear from my researching it; contrary to Joan’s friends, we sibling have actually READ the garbage.

As will be seen in the following email-exchanges, any copy of the book with that print date on it, obvious comes DIRECTLY from Joan Wheeler and NOT from anywhere else. Internet book sellers DO NOT have a warehouse for print-on-demand books. No seller, anywhere, will be able to get a physical copy of that garbage because the publisher PULLED IT.

Joan Wheeler has physical copies of the book. She had asked her friend HeatherUK to write another review so that the book would LOOK like its available and she could get money. Her plan failed, for I was the one who purchased the book!

See my post here:

Update on the status of Joan Wheeler’s libelous book Forbidden Family; reviews and availability on November 18, 2012

 

I received the copy in the mail, then the holiday seasons were upon us and I didn’t follow up on this until this week. I wanted to make sure, with the printer in England, that there will be no printing of this book. The following is self-explanatory.

 

From: Gert McQueen [
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 4:57 PM
To: Inquiry LSI
Cc: Gert McQueen
Subject: a title that has been pulled by publisher

Hello to Lightning Source UK Ltd.

My name is Gert McQueen

I recently, Nov 13, 2012, purchased a book, found on AmazonUK.com, and your company is the printer.

I wish to inform you that the book I purchased has been pulled, by the publisher, from being reprinted. I wish to inquire whether your offices are aware of this status of this book. I wish to inquire if there are any additional copies of this book, in your offices or warehouses, that I may purchase so as NOT to have the available anywhere else.

I fully understand that, as printer, you are not responsible for what Amazon lists. But, if you do get an ‘order’ to print a copy of a book, on ‘print on demand’ status, then you MUST be made aware of the status of this particular book.

Title: Forbidden Family, a half orphan’s account of her adoption, reunion and social activism, by Joan M Wheeler, Published by Trafford Publishing   ISBN# 978-1-4120-6154-4

Your company, as the printer, has on the bottom of the back page, an address of Milton Keynes UK, with a print date of 21 December 2009 and an id # 147811UK00002 B/107/P

2009 was the publishing date of this book. It was pulled from publication and printing by the publisher Trafford Publishing in May of 2011. Their contact information is on the inside cover page. I believe that they are now called Trafford and Author Solutions Publishing.

In November 2012 I saw that this book was available from AmazonUK.com and a review had been written for it, AFTER, the date of May 2011, when it was pulled from the printer’s shops. I was curious, of course, wrote my own review, on Amazon, and purchased the book. The reviewer took off her ‘review’ after realizing that the book was indeed pulled from publication; others have not.

When I received the book, I was pleased to see a print date of Dec 2009. But I am writing to make sure that this book, purchased in November 2012, was NOT PRINTED in 2012, with a date of 2009 on it.

My interest in this is because I am only one member of a family that has been maligned and libeled in this book. We, the family, want to make sure that this book is NEVER printed and we have assurances from the publisher, Trafford, that that is so.

Please contact me as to your understanding about the printing status of this and if you have any copies of this book as this is a serious matter.

Thank you

Gert McQueen

Thu, Jan 10, 2012 at 11:19 AM

From Mansell, Andrea to you

FW: a title that has been pulled by publisher

Dear Ms McQueen

Thank you for your communication and I can confirm our understanding of the print status of this title (Forbidden Family: A Half-Orphan’s Account of Her Adoption, Reunion and Social Activism [Paperback] # 978-1-4120-6154-4).

This title was most certainly cancelled from print with us, by Trafford Publishing in May 2011 and we have not printed or supplied any copies since.

As Lightning Source are a Print on Demand printer, we do not hold stock of any titles and would have only printed what was ordered prior to the cancellation date.

When a title is “live” with Lightning Source, its’ data is available in our data-feed and is supplied to wholesale and retail channels, UK and US, for them to facilitate orders.  When a title is cancelled, this “metadata” is withdrawn so that a title can no longer be ordered by anyone, including the publisher and the global wholesale, retail and distribution channels.  If it is showing as available via Amazon for example it is certainly not being provided by Lightning Source; if Amazon were to try and order the title through us, we would immediately reject the order.

Kind regards

Andrea Mansell
Client Services Manager, Ingram Content Group
Lightning Source UK Ltd
Chapter House
Pitfield, Kiln Farm
Milton Keynes
MK11 3LW, UK
p: +44 (0) 845-1214573 | f: +44 (0) 845-1214594
andrea.mansell@ingramcontent.com
www.ingramcontent.com

Registered Office: 5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3TW, United Kingdom
Company Registration Number: 4042196 VAT Number: GB 770743225

From: Inquiry LSI
Sent: 10 January 2013 15:46
To: Enquiries
Subject: FW: a title that has been pulled by publisher

End of post

Ruth

ALSO – in the summer of 2011 Gert and I bought several copies of that trash book via Amazon’s American site. The first set of copies still had their original November 2009 print date, but the second set that was ordered had a print date of June 2011 from Lexington KY. A phone call to Trafford Publications cleared things up – when a book that is advertised on Amazon is ordered and is out of stock, Amazon will order new prints to fill the order. When Trafford heard about that, they put a stop to it. NO COPIES OF THIS BOOK CAN BE PRINTED – EVER!  Amazon has been instructed by Trafford to CEASE any print-on-demand to fill orders of this book. Joan may have a “few” physical copies to sell. I don’t know. Unless we know with 100% certainty that no physical copies of this book remains out there for some stranger to read LIES about me and my family – this blog and my blog will remain in existence and Gert and I will continue to TELL OUR SIDE OF THE LYING STORY THAT JOAN TOLD IN THAT TRASH BOOK. WE HAVE THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH TO DO THIS – no matter how much whining and dirty retaliation tricks that Joan and her puppet Brian Maloney do.

UPDATE OCTOBER 2016; as older posts are being seen I’m updating with links to my second blog and a Facebook page wherein I expose AGAIN the lies, fabrications and hate that Joan M Wheeler (Doris Michol Sippel) says about me and family. The first book ‘Forbidden Family, A Half Orphan’s Account of Her Adoption, Reunion and Social Activism‘ was published in 2009 but then was pulled from publication by the publisher in May 2011, for libelous material within the book. Then in 2015, she ‘self-published’ a ‘revised’ version calling it ‘Forbidden Family, an adoptee duped by adoption’. This woman has no shame no sense of family honor! Then in 2016 Joan changed her name back to her birth name and rewrote and republished the SAME crap in another book; a Third edition! CALLED ‘Forbidden Family: An Adopted Woman’s Struggle for Identity’! Talk about conning people!

https://gertmcqueen2.wordpress.com/

this blog’s title/sub title is… DUPED BY ADOPTION & AN WOMAN’S STRUGGLE FOR IDENTITY, A BOOK STUDY an in-depth analyzes of the books called Forbidden Family; My Life as an Adoptee Duped by adoption & An Adopted Woman’s Struggle for Identity by Joan M Wheeler/Doris M Sippel.

https://www.facebook.com/dupedbyadoptionStruggleforIdentity1/

 

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  1. ALSO – in the summer of 2011 Gert and I bought several copies of that trash book via Amazon’s American site. The first set of copies still had their original November 2009 print date, but the second set that was ordered had a print date of June 2011 from Lexington KY. A phone call to Trafford Publications cleared things up – when a book that is advertised on Amazon is ordered and is out of stock, Amazon will order new prints to fill the order. When Trafford heard about that, they put a stop to it. NO COPIES OF THIS BOOK CAN BE PRINTED – EVER! Amazon has been instructed by Trafford to CEASE any print-on-demand to fill orders of this book.
    Joan may have a “few” physical copies to sell. I don’t know. Unless we know with 100% certainty that no physical copies of this book remains out there for some stranger to read LIES about me and my family – this blog and my blog will remain in existence and Gert and I will continue to TELL OUR SIDE OF THE LYING STORY THAT JOAN TOLD IN THAT TRASH BOOK.
    WE HAVE THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH TO DO THIS – no matter how much whining and dirty retaliation tricks that Joan and her puppet Brian Maloney do.

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