"My work may be garbage but it's good garbage." Mickey Spillane
According to both “Martha” and Tabetha herself, the authors are still paying for their own covers. The difference is that Tabetha now has them going directly to the artist. But I am forced to ask what else are they paying for?
Tabetha Jones claims that she is running Phoenix Fire Publishing differently from how she ran Mystic Press. She also claims to be a traditional publisher.
What I want to know is “What are you charging for in addition to the covers?”
Good publishers do not charge their writers for anything. They eat the cost of editing, covers, and promotions. Good publishers gamble on their authors making money. The author gets their money off the top.