practical experience, FTW
- Jul 16, 2006
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I also noticed the cover issue in that line.
I just find their horror covers to be not as well made. It's not only a question of not knowing the language/imagery, they simply don't have the same polish or quality.
Which was/is an issue I intended to talk to them about should they make an offer. But I may be waiting for a while before I hear anything.
This is unrelated to the horror line and only marginally related to cover art... but those of you who are published with Samhain, who wouldn't mind sharing a bit of your experience confidentially, could you PM me? Author to author, much appreciated. Thanks <3
From the email send out by the head of publishing I think it may be wrong for people to be using the term "fired" It seems he was let go, because they couldn't afford to pay him what he was worth any more, when the sales of horror hadn't been what they needed to be.He had just accepted a book of mine before he was fired. I was really looking forward to working with him.
Forgive my ignorant take on this publisher, but I did not see any line for SF or fantasy. I couldn't find it on their website. I'm asking why they decided to take on a horror line, when SF and fantasy notoriously outsell horror. Horror is a truly tough genre to write and even sell. I mean, I always thought horror and westerns just didn't do that well (no negative declarations about those genres and writers). Romance has kept their sails full and their massive ship speeding along. I can't understand why they went 180 degrees and burst open a horror line. I mean, if you're a horror reader and fan you go to DarkFuse or the others that specialize in it.
So, I just finished my first novella from Samhain's Horror line.
Honestly, I'm not impressed in the least. If that's a good example of the work they published on a regular basis, I can understand why they might have considered putting someone else in charge and editing.