Why, what does this mean?!
Douchester has had declining sales for the past two years and (most probably) in their greed to squeeze every ounce of profit out of a dying publishing house, they began to
cheat rob screw their authors out of royalties and advances. Already delisted by the Mystery Writers of America and boycotted by several authors, Douchester was placed on probation last year by SFWA.
Claiming that they would “review the publisher’s royalty process”, Douchester did nothing of the sort, continuing to not pay their authors; therefore, SFWA delisted them as a reputable publisher.
Delisting is the best that a group like SFWA can do, as word of mouth among readers and writers should certainly help in the further collapse of Douchester.
Yet if this were 1655 and SFWA stood for the Sword, Flame, and Whoop-Ass Assocation, we would collectively march to the homes of the dirty old men who run the company and dissemble their bodies with torches and cutlasses.