As I stood here poised for my next big adventure in life, I realized that I needed to tie up a few loose ends.
With Emerald Tales and Crystal Codices, I achieved what I set out to achieve. I published stories and poetry that I thought should be published, and I gave a boost to a few writers who had never been published before. Making money was never my goal for those publications.
Then Amazon launched its Kindle Direct Publishing which is a much better way to publish those longer short stories than I was doing. If you can't find a market for your short stories then I highly recommend that you consider Kindle Direct Publishing.
Being a publisher is not something that I always had a burning ambition to do. It was an idea that I had about five years ago, and I made that idea a reality. Mission accomplished, but do I want to continue? The answer to that question was no. There are aspects of publishing that I really don't enjoy. And I suck at marketing.
So with the contracts almost all expired, I've decided to permanently close to all submissions. I'm not closing the company, yet. I still have Mette Pesonen's The Annals of Hypnosia in print until next April. And maybe I'll take it off in a different direction down the road.
As for this blog, I'll still post random musings about writing and funny videos when I find them.
I was going to post a youtube video of two dogs dining, but I got an error message. I'm wondering if the drunk monkeys in the previous video are involved as I got the following error message:
500 Internal Server Error
Sorry, something went wrong.
A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation.
If you see them, show them this information:
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