Sunday, March 18, 2018

The End Of The Road

It saddens me to say this, but Crimson Romance is no more. 


I had great hopes for the line when it was bought by Simon & Schuster. And S&S did some nice promotion for my Cotillion series during the year Crimson was under their control.

But alas, on Monday a tweet came out announcing Crimson was being shuttered, effective immediately. The editors had no advance warning, nor did we authors. I guess S&S figured if Donald Trump can fire people via Twitter, so can they.

We're all just kind of spinning in circles right now, trying to figure out what our rights are and where to go from here. I had a book due April 15, which they no longer want, and I don't know quite what to do with it now.

This really took my breath away, as I'm sure it did for quite a few people. Crimson was my first publisher. They took a chance on me when I was green and we grew together. The editors were fabulous to work with, and the professionalism they showed was phenomenal. I hope our paths cross again.

In the meantime, I have a house to put together, which is fortunate, since the move is occupying my mind now instead of putting the finishing touches on my book. When one house opens, another closes. C├ęst la vie.

RIP, Crimson Romance.


6 comments:

  1. As a reader, I am sad to see Crimson Romance close it's doors. I can only imagine how devastating that must be for an author. I'm glad that the Cotillion Ball series was complete and sorry that they won't be publishing the rest of the Flower Girls series. Hopefully you will find a new home (perhaps with an old editor) for these books. My sympathy goes out to the Crimson Romance family. I know that you will stay in touch with the friends that you made there. Because romance writers stick together.

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    1. I agree, Linda, that the Crimson sisters will remain a great networking resource as we each go our separate ways. Very sad to see the end of this great publishing house, but eager to see what door opens next.

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  2. I was so sorry to hear about this, Becky. I know you had hopes of doing great things with S&S in the coming years.

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    1. S&S provided a great opportunity for me. Their ability to get BookBub ads helped me immensely. I hope to find another publisher as accommodating.

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  3. This is so disappointing and I have a hard time understanding why they ended the way they did. I know that you books are great and you’ll find a new home.

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    1. Thanks, Amanda. It's a good thing I've got other things to focus on right now and can take the time to plot my next course of action.

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