The Ferocious Night: undelivered

The Tales From The River Vol 2 horror anthology should have been published today on Kindle. ‘Definitely’. But Dark River Press has suddenly closed, as
I found from looking at their website a few days ago. My email to the editor, asking for an explanation, came back as ‘delivery failed’. Not only has the publisher closed their doors, but they’ve shut down their own email address. I can only assume this is to avoid quite justifiable queries from authors, hopeful buyers and anyone else with an interest. It’s not the first time a publication I’ve
been involved in has folded: money runs out, personal lives take a turn for the
worst. Things happen. But the courtesy of a heads-up and an apology should be the least contributors should receive. And in the case of DRP – where I even
had a contract – there had been two previous publishing dates that were not
honoured. Several months of my life have been wasted on this. The one comfort I have is that my instincts were right: I smelt a whiff of bullshit when the first publication date came and went. I hung on because the first volume contained some good stories and I wanted to support, and be included, in another UK based publisher. A good editor is almost priceless, a bad one is simply a millstone. Onwards – the trawl for a new publisher for The Ferocious Night will continue. Happy Samhain!