Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Samhain thing

Okay, so if you follow the publishing news in erotica, romance or horror, you'll have spotted that Samhain Publishing have announced that they are closing down.

I have one book out with them - Heart of Flame - and a bloody good read it is too. A thrilling Arabian Nights adventure-quest with ghouls, sorcery, djinn ... and not just one but two steaming hot romance plotlines.The cover is great as well, so this news has made me very sad.

Now Samhain are doing their absolute best to keep the business going as they wind it down, so that authors can be paid off and rights reverted properly. Books are still being published and sold as normal for the foreseeable future. They are also exploring other income streams, and keeping us informed as much as they can, so kudos to them. What NONE of us want to see is the company having to declare bankruptcy. Because at that point we all lose.

There is of course a contract clause saying that in the case of publisher bankruptcy, all rights revert to the writers. Sadly, under law, this isn't worth the paper it is written on, as it is the duty of the bankruptcy court to pay off debtors first. Our rights would get sold to the highest bidder. This is potentially a very bad thing indeed.

If you want to help authors at Samhain, including me, KEEP BUYING THEIR BOOKS. If you think you'd like a copy of Heart of Flame, buy it now! - don't risk the chance it'll disappear forever into Publishing Hades!

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Artemis55 said...

I'm sorry to hear this. I love that book. I'll buy a couple copies to give away. Love your new one, too, and couldn't put it down last night.

Janine Ashbless said...

Thank you so much!