From this month's update on Piers Anthony's gossip and stuff page about epublishers, about Ellora's Cave, specifically. To put in context, he reported around December that Ellora's Cave was yanking off historical romances from its catalog. Lots of refutation follows, and this is what he has to say about his initial report:
February 2008 update: A refutation from the publisher; they are still publishing historicals. They have yanked some when unsatisfied with their standards. Okay, here is my problem: I have evidence this is not the whole truth, but can't run it because of the threat of retaliation against the authors. At such time as this changes, I will have more to say; I do not like seeing authors get pushed around. I have another report of phenomenal sales. In sum: this is a top publisher, but it plays hardball against those it wrongs.
I wonder what evidence can that be, hmm.