Friday, September 13, 2019
Dreamspinner Press: A Sad Situation
I wasn't going to say anything about the situation I find myself in with my publisher, Dreamspinner Press, but felt the need to clarify my position because things are getting divisive and emotional regarding the problems Dreamspinner is currently experiencing, especially on social media.
Just so my readers know, I've requested back rights to most of my books.
That reversion of rights is in process. I already have plans in place for all of the books. They may disappear from the market for a bit, but each title will return in a relatively short period of time.
If you want to know what's been going on with Dreamspinner, author Rj Scott gives an excellent summary of events here.
There is NO blaming from me toward other authors (no matter what your decision is regarding whether to stay with Dreamspinner--I support you in making the best career decision for YOU) and certainly not toward readers.
This is a heartbreaking situation. The one thing I tell myself: none of this is my fault. I was a faithful, loyal author with them for almost a decade and planned on continuing to be the same for many more years and books. I say that only to remind you, whoever you are, that you are NOT to blame for the current crisis, no matter what you might hear.
Real Men. True Love. Rick R. Reed draws inspiration from the lives of gay men to craft stories that quicken the heartbeat, engage emotions, and keep the pages turning. Although he dabbles in horror, dark suspense, and comedy, his attention always returns to the power of love. He’s the award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifty works of published fiction and is forever at work on yet another book. Lambda Literary has called him: “A writer that doesn’t disappoint…” You can find him at www.rickrreed.com or www.rickrreedreality.blogspot.com. Rick lives in Palm Springs, CA with his beloved husband and their fierce Chihuahua/Shiba Inu mix.