On Thursday I was informed by my publishers, Forward Press, who own the Need2Know imprint, that they had gone bust. They published Bullying – A Parent’s Guide in 2005 and were due to publish Caring for Your Dog: The Essential Guide on December 1st. This will not be happening.
Now I have to wait to see if someone will buy the imprint and if they don’t I have the option of never seeing my dog book published or trying to get another publisher. Sadly, it means I can probably kiss goodbye to any royalties for my bullying book, including the cheque I was due to get. I also won’t get my small advance that was due on publication of the book.
Unfortunately, this is going to happen more and more these days.
Although I am very upset about the situation with my books - its hard enough to get published and a tremmendous amount of work has gone into them - I really feel for all those who have lost their jobs. What a time to lose your job, before Christmas.