Thank you for writing this. From the beginning, Booktrope had been unprepared professionally and intellectually to create a solid publishing platform for authors. The unscrupulous and arrogant braintrust in its collapse, which they clearly foresaw, did nothing to intelligently prepare their authors, editors, book and project managers, cover designers, and proofreaders for what comes next. They simply told everyone that they are “done”, blocked access to existing author materials, and cannot answer any questions regarding “what’s next”. I certainly hope the current State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, investigates the shady people at the top.