Quote Originally Posted by jennybhatt View Post
In both cases, it was due to personal reasons as the founders/publishers had family illnesses. Tough for the writers and the publishers.
Which is why really small publishers are watched warily. If it's essentially one person making all the decisions, if something happens to them, the whole enterprise may fall apart. (Ditto, publishers who talk a lot about their families and pets, or their own writing or side-gigs - handling other people's books is not a part-time job.)

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