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Hi, I wrote a book with a co author, Im based in the UK and

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I wrote a book with a co author, I'm based in the UK and he is in the USA, however we never received any payments form the US publisher, when he did try to pay his payments bounced, he later claimed bankruptcy and yet out book is still selling and we have no idea how to find out who is pocketing these funds. Do you have a suggestion for a course of action. We want to release this book again with some changes but would like to close this issue of the original copy.
You would have to file a claim as a creditor in bankruptcy for past payments and as far as future payments you would have to file suit against the current publisher since the current sales are not included in the bankruptcy. You are going to need a local attorney to investigate who took over in bankruptcy and who the trustee was to determine who the proper person is to collect from and to get a cease and desist order against them to prevent them from selling any more copies.

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