So, as you all know, my former publisher, Otherworld Publications, is closing on December 31 of this year. Last week, I was absolutely devistated by the news, and have since then made a very important choice. I was given the option to stay with OWP until the end of the year, or opt out now. It was difficult because I like and respect Lynn, but I asked myself the important question; will it pay off in the long run?
After thinking about it myself, discussing it with my publicist, and my family and friends, I realized the answer is no, it won’t pay off. I wasn’t making a lot of money from them to begin with. So, I opted to get out at the end of the month. The 25th of June is my last day with OWP.
HOWEVER, I do have some really good news. I have been speaking with Frank over at Hydra Publications, who is also located in Kentucky and not too far from Lynn. I have done some extensive research on him and his company, and have found all good things. Yes, Hydra Publications is another young, and fairly new company, but they have a much bigger following than OWP, and after speaking to their authors, I am overall very impressed with them.
I asked Frank for a sample contract and looked it over. He sent it to me right away, and at a first glance, I don’t see anything legally wrong with it. Granted, I am not an attorney or paralegal, but it seems legit to me so far. I do plan to have one of my attorney friends take a look at it just to be safe before I sign my life away hehe.
So, Frank and I exchanged a few more emails. He’s definitely pro-author, and is very easy to work with. He seems to know what he’s doing business-wise, and we just clicked. Before I knew it, I was telling him that I would send him Prince of Darkness as well as my other titles. He then proceeded to ask me if I wanted him to send me a filled out contract with my name, address etc. I told him YES to send it over 🙂
I haven’t received it yet, but I am sure I will very, very soon!
And when I do, you guys will be the first to hear about it!