Just when I think I have my ducks in a row and have a good publishing plan for the next six months, someone shakes the snow globe of the publishing world, and I’m floating aimlessly around with hundreds of other snowflakes of authors—all of us unique, yet the same, on our seemingly random publishing trajectory.
I learned today that Musa Publishing will be closing its doors in one week (on February 28, 2015). All books will be pulled down from vendors, and all rights will revert to authors. Musa has been nothing but aboveboard with its authors from the beginning. All royalties have been paid on time and with wonderful financial transparency.
Today feels like a funeral for a friend who has unexpectedly passed away. I didn’t see this coming. Musa was not only my first digital publisher but also the home of my most recent releases. I had a new release in the Wiccan Haus series on January 2nd (Loving the Amnesia Bride), and I had pulled a self-published book (Haley’s Man) to bring it under Musa’s erotica imprint, where it just released on January 30th and is still on a new release blog tour. I even completely rewrote and revised my very first Musa book, and I was so excited to sign a contract to re-release it this coming August.
Despite the sadness, frustration and uncertainty, Musa’s closing presents opportunities for my books to find new homes where they will be well-loved and reach new readers. I am confident A Man Worth Fighting For, Psychic Lies, and Loving the Amnesia Bride will find a new home soon. If you want to read Mr. Forever, Zane’s Art, Wyatt’s Guilt, or Haley’s Man, get them this week or be prepared to wait for a while I corral those darn ducks back into a row!
By the way, if you want a great deal, you can find all my Musa titles and all other Musa Publishing books for 80% off through the Musa Publishing website.