Monday, March 23, 2015

set to expire at the end of May 2015, what's happening with the assets of Resurgence Publishing, Inc?

In the aftermath of Sutton Turner's resignation last year, Wenatchee The Hatchet posted a question as to who was going to manage Resurgence Publishing, Inc.

http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/09/repeating-earlier-question-as.html

and a little overview/review of the company
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2013/11/resurgence-publishing-for-profit-branch.html
... with some older coverage by Throckmorton about it being up for sale last year
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmorton/2014/12/23/have-100000-you-could-own-theresurgence-com/
and some brief acknowledgment of that coverage here ...
http://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2014/12/in-not-surprising-move-resurgence.html

and so, let's get to the details of when the corporation is set to expire.

http://www.sos.wa.gov/corps/search_detail.aspx?ubi=603207560
RESURGENCE PUBLISHING, INC.
UBI Number                  603207560
Category                        REG
Profit/Nonprofit             Profit    
Active/Inactive               Active
State Of Incorporation   WA
WA Filing Date             05/17/2012
Expiration Date             05/31/2015
Inactive Date 
Duration Perpetual


Registered Agent Information
Agent Name CT CORPORATION SYSTEM
Address
505 UNION AVE SE STE120
OLYMPIA WA 98501 


Governing Persons
President,Secretary,Treasurer,Chairman
TURNER, JOHN
1411 NW 50TH ST
SEATTLE, WA 98107


The corporation is going to expire at the end of May this year and it's a for-profit corporation that specialized in publishing material.  In the wake of the plagiarism scandal that cross 2013 and 2014 it remains to be seen how well Driscoll's books will sell and in many cases the copyrights were owned by the individual pastors as authors rather than by Resurgence Publishing Inc.

So if that was "generally" the case, what on earth would be an asset Resurgence could sell?

Customer and donor lists.  It might be one of the few things they have that would be worth selling for all we do and don't know.  But that ministries and publishers could benefit from data-mining whatever lists Resurgence had hardly seems like a controversial proposal.  If renting or buying lists of donors (actual donors for other organizations or prospective donors based on carpet bombing every living taxpayer in a ZIP code) is common practice in higher end non-profits it would certainly be something that happens in the for-profit sector.

Selling the list is probably just a matter of time, might have even happened already.  But the only way to know for sure would be if you suddenly started getting spammed by ministries or publishers you've never been contacted by before. 

So there's some follow-up questions.  If Resurgence Publishing, Inc. was up for sale did someone buy it?  If so that data would have to have been mined by now for some kind of solicitation, or so it seems to Wenatchee The Hatchet.  But let's step back a bit and ask if anyone knows whether or not the company has even been purchased yet if it was put on sale.

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