Thursday, 31 August 2017

What will happen to my DarkFuse titles?

I've thought about this for a while, and have been fairly sure which way the wind was blowing before DarkFuse, publisher for several of my novels and novellas, declared bankruptcy. I was leaning toward putting them out myself, rather than trying to place them with another independent publisher. I'm still leaning toward this.

I do this anyway - any novel with an indie press which reverts to me I've put out on my own. It suits me fine, and trying to sell reprints is, frankly, kind of a pain in the butt. When rights revert, or if a press closes, I still have a novel I wrote, whose rights I own, edited. All I have to do is make a cover and reformat. It's not a difficult process, and a novel will make me just as much through Amazon as it did through DF.

I like being a hybrid author, though. I like having a publisher alongside my indie works, so that's what's been concerning me, rather than the future of a few books. That's my focus at the moment.

So, Highwayman, Hangman, Masters of Blood and Bone, and Left to Darkness are all coming out from me, issued on my own. I'm kind of busy, so I'll get to them when I get to them. I'm busy because of the other thing, and I figure readers (love you) have plenty to be going on with and ain't overly worried about the absence of a few novels from me.

The only other novel of interest is 'Ghost Voices', which I sold to DF but is unpublished. This, I will be submitting here and there.

As for how I feel about the demise of DF? I've said my thanks and goodbyes elsewhere to those concerned. On here, though, my blog? I'm sad to see one of the larger independent presses fall. I'm sad readers and authors are left out in the cold, financially. Personally, I've been publishing independently and with small presses for nearly ten years. Presses come and go. Big publishers come and go. It's not my first rodeo. I'm over it, and it's time to move on.

Love you, back with more news when I get it.


R.I.P. DarkFuse.

Highwayman will be the first I issue for Kindle and Paperback, as I already have the artwork. ;)