As you may or may not have heard, Amber Quill has decided to close it’s doors. As of midnight on March 31, 2016, they will no longer be in business.
I’m sad to hear the news. They have been a staple in this genre for a long time. More than that, I’ve truly enjoyed working with them for the last eight months or so. It’s been a great experience, and I was looking forward to working with them in the future. It’s a blow, but I respect that they’ve gone about this in a considerate and professional manner. We’ve all seen publishers stop paying royalties to their authors, and then make false promises, before disappearing and/or declaring bankruptcy. Amber Quill is being proactive and professional, doing this responsibly and with respect to everyone involved.
Amber Allure is the publisher of my Something Like series. As an author who has worked with them, it means that my books will no longer be available after March 30th. The books will, however, continue to be available for sale throughout the next three months. After that time, the rights will revert to me and I can rerelease them in any manner of ways. As I’m still reeling from the announcement, I’ve made no decisions about what I’m personally going to do with my work. I have a lot of options to wade through, and time to make those choices and decisions.
What does this mean for you as a reader? Well, if you have an account with Amber Quill, make sure you hop over and download anything on your bookshelf. Use any credits or promos you have. On March 31st, the website will no longer be accessible. Any books they have up through third party sellers will continue to be there for purchase until that date, if you prefer Amazon or ARe or similar. However, anything by Amber Quill and it’s house lines will be removed on that date as well.
It’s sad news, and I’m certain we will feel their loss greatly. But also I can do nothing more than wish them all well and thank them for an amazing experience.