Welcome to another week in Writerly Wednesday. Unfortunately, today is a very sad day in the publishing world. I received an email this afternoon from my publisher, Lynn from Otherworld. The letter said that Otherworld Publications will be closing as of December 31 this year. I, and all of her other authors are deeply saddened by this because Lynn is absolutely AWESOME!
So, what does this mean for my titles? Well, it means that as of June 25, they will be taken off the market. However, this won’t be such a bad thing. Why? Because it will give me the time that I need to re-vamp all my current titles and edit them. Also, I may already have someone else who I think is interested in re-publishing them. I have a contact over at Hydra Publications that I’ve “known” for quite a while. Frank is wonderful, and I’ve heard nothing but great things about him. In fact, he was the first person I emailed when I heard that OWP was going out of business. He was just as shocked as I was about it. I found out that not only is he one of the co-owners of Hydra Publications, but he also owns a used book store down in Indiana, and carries all of OWP’s titles so he already has access to my novel.
When I emailed Frank, he told me that he would be honored to re-publish my books. So, they may not be out of print for a long time. No, I haven’t been offered a contract yet, but between my connection with Hydra Publications, and the awesome recommendation that Lynn gave on my behalf, I’m hoping to be in 🙂
Otherworld wasn’t just my publisher…we were like a family, and I hope that the authors and I will continue to stay that way.