It has been brought to my attention that HPCi Media is advertising the 2014 edition of Cosmetic Science Technology Reference Book on the Cosmetic Business website, along with three articles published in the 2014 edition.
HPCi Media has no right to display Cosmetic Science Technology on the Cosmetic Business website, as the negotiations between T4 International Ltd and HPCi Media to purchase Cosmetic Science Technology hardback reference book did not work out, as it was apparent that HPCi Media were not capable of producing a quality hardback reference book. HPCi Media was in breach of contract; they did not publish a hardback edition of Cosmetic Science Technology 2014 but a magazine and not what was defined in the Asset Agreement: which is breach of the agreement and also in breach of Cosmetic Science Technology book copyrights and website copyrights.
1. "Sale and Purchase and Assignment" Drawn up by HPCi Media
T4 shall sell and transfer (which expression shall where appropriate include an assignment or novation) and HPCi shall purchase for £1 with effect from the Transfer Date such right, title and interest as the T4 owns in the Business and Assets free from encumbrances including any mortgage, charge, pledge, lien, option, right of pre-emption or other similar right."
2. "HPCi Media will at its own cost publish in hardback bound form the 2014 print edition of the Publications."
In addition to all the above issues, Colin Bailey-Wood of HPCi Media instructed his assistant editor to take scientists' articles that were written purely for the 2014 edition of Cosmetic Science Technology hardback reference book and published them in SPC Magazine without my or my customers' permission, which in my opinion is totally dishonest.
I would like to point out that no money was received from HPCi Media for Cosmetic Science Technology hardback reference book, nor any monies for 720 hours that my-self and my proof-reader Phillippa Wray spent correcting mistakes from HPCi's production department and then a so called professional agency Alpha Index which Mike Harrington, the Chairman, engaged at the 11th Hour to try and typeset the book and get it on the press. We then spent the next five weeks correcting Alpha Index's typesetting mistakes, which was clearly not our job; neither HPCi Media nor Alpha Index were capable of typesetting Cosmetic Science Technology hardback reference book.
The 720 hours = 19.5 weeks at 37.5 hours per week that I spent correcting typesetting mistakes on behalf of HPCi Media or Alpha Index, which should have been spent on sourcing articles and advertisements for the 2014 edition of Cosmetic Science Technology hardback reference as it was over 100 pages less than previous years. This means that the lost revenue in Cosmetic Science Technology 2014 hardback reference book was in excess of £50,000, not to mention the costs of the stand in Hamburg, flights and hotel for which again I have not received any money.
Only 400 copies of the 2014 edition of Cosmetic Science Technology were published, of which only 100 copies were shipped to In-Cosmetics Hamburg Germany and not 300 normally shipped each year. As an end result of not shipping enough books, I ran out of books by lunchtime on the second day of the show, which was embarrassing to say the least and is something that has never happened before.
Colin Bailey-Wood Managing Director of HPCi Media thinks he can obtain Cosmetic Science Technology hardback reference book without paying for it or, should I say, for just the cost of printing 400 magazines.
Not at any time have I "decided to cease representing Cosmetic Science Technology", as Colin Bailey-Wood stated in his email 26th January 2015 to my customers. In my letter to him 19th January 2015, I clearly stated that:
"I clearly could not work with HPCi Media" and my letter contains my reasons for this decision, which included in my opinion them being totally unprofessional, incompetent, unethical and disloyal.
However, it became very apparent that the only thing that motivates Colin Bailey-Wood of HPCi Media is purely profit with no pride or passion for what he did.