Spreading love

Spreading love

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A bouquet of Black Roses

I apologize for my absence during most of the summer. It's been one of the toughest summers I've endured in years.
For the second straight year, I've managed to lose a publishing company.
First, it was Rebel Ink Press releasing my book rights back to me. The relationship lasted two years and they were professional enough to give me my book backs.
I'm sure all of you know about the horrific collapse by Red Rose Publishing. I'm not going into any more details, but the betrayal was harsh and still stings to this day. I was with RRP since 2008 until the bankruptcy.
The loophole states that our book rights are reverted back to us in the event of a website going down. But us RRP authors would love to see it in writing, because another publisher wants that as well.
If there's a bright spot, my unpublished stuff at Red Rose is good to go.
I've sent a few books out to different publishers, and been rejected by all three. Guess the only thing I can do is keep trying.


Sandy said...

Yes, K.T., keep trying. What happens next will be better than before.

Joanne C. Berroa said...

I know the feeling. Hope you find a good publisher soon. Above all else, keep trying.
How's your screenplay coming along?

K.T. Bishop said...

I just want these six unpublished ones released. I've re-written them to fit standards of other publishers, Sandy!

K.T. Bishop said...

The rough draft is finished, Joanne. In the immediate future, I'll work on second draft and hopefully submit it in a Alabama Film Festival contest next year.

Mark Terence Chapman said...

K.T. You might look into Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) at Amazon. (B&N has something similar for Nook, I believe.) It allows you to self-publish for free, with 35% or 70% royalties (depending on your choices). You set your own price, you can update the file as needed, hold sales, etc. It's all up to you. I've done much better with KDP than I ever did with RRP or my first print publisher. (8600+ books sold so far.) Good luck!