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    practical experience, FTW gingerwoman's Avatar
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    One important point people need to understand is that Samhain is not closing yet. They are not bankrupt. They are doing all this in order to be able to keep paying royalties.

    If you like or love buying books from Samhain please keep doing so, because they are still paying authors (at least I believe so I haven't talked to anyone who hasn't been paid.) They are still selling books.

    They are NOT contracting new books or authors. They are not releasing the books of authors still under contract.

    They ARE releasing the books of authors whose contracts are done, but they emphasized that one person is doing this by herself in the order they come in and she's been sent some very harsh emails.

    They are still releasing new books that were already contracted and edited, but are returning the rights to books that were contracted but not edited before they decided to slowly wind down.

    Basically if you enjoy the books keep buying them as you normally would, don't stop buying Samhain books because you think they are over and done with. They aren't yet. Its a slow process of winding down which means the authors still get paid by Samhain and can't get out of contracts that are still current. People who have had a book with Samhain for more than 7 years can get rights back. Those of us whose books are still under the 7 year contract can't. The books are still for sale at all previous locations and authors are being paid for sales.

    Especially if you are a Samhain fan, check the site for the new books coming out because those poor authors shouldn't have their titles ignored because of this slow wind down.

    Also they are going to do random deep discount sales on the Samhain website so you could pick up some amazing books really cheaply.

    I mean I'm not staff I'm just repeating what has been sent in emails to me as an author, so if anything I've said isn't true in your opinion as another author who has issues with the company that I'm unaware of please don't get mad at me, I'm just repeating what I've been told, and what I currently believe to be true from my own personal experience.

    My concern is that I've heard/read some people talking as if Samhain has already closed and as if there are/will be no more books for sale, and this is not true and could be damaging to authors whose books could be unnecessarily ignored.
    Last edited by gingerwoman; 04-28-2016 at 07:31 AM.
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