Happy New Year.
I am sure by now most have heard about the debacle that was All Romance eBooks. I don’t know a single publisher willing to take her ten cents deal. I self-published a few free titles on there, but as a self-publisher, I am not owed any money. Through various publishers, I am though. I am, understandably, not optimistic.
I think Ellora’s Cave is officially gone now. They no longer have books listed on their site. Mine are gone too. Unfortunately they appear, at present, to be still available at Amazon. Maybe others. I haven’t checked. For your reference the titles there are Perfect Man, Trust, Another Chance, Stone of Wrath, and Wanting Sam.
Please don’t buy them on Amazon. I haven’t actually gotten paid any money from EC for over a year. They probably owe me a few hundred at this point, not too much, since the books were released years ago, but even still. I anticipate them coming down from there at some point also.
Supposedly I have the rights now, though I never got anything “official” from EC and I know I am not the only one. I am very proud of those books, especially Perfect Man, Trust and Another Chance. But in all honesty, I doubt they will ever see the light of day again. Hopefully you have a copy of those stories somewhere
I’m not really much into self-publishing to begin with. I still have some titles I got the rights back for with Amber Quill, and I have done exactly squat with a lot of them. I’m not sure I ever will. But I know for sure my old EC titles are dead and buried. Done.
As for all the rest, I can honestly say I have no idea if I will continue writing in 2017. I really loved my last release with Loose Id, California Dreaming, and thought it was a great story, but it didn’t sell very well, to be honest and I can’t deny I am extremely disappointed by that.
While I am still re-releasing some work with JMS Books and my experience there has been really positive, with all the unstableness in the industry and the stress it’s caused in me, I really am not sure where that leaves me. We shall see.