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A few weeks ago, I gave a rather downtrodden blog update about quite a few things, not the least of which was the status of my book. As I shared then, there hadn’t been a lot of progress as to the status of my book moving towards being published really since the beginning of February. I finally have an update, thought it’s not the type of update I was hoping to share with all of you.
On Saturday evening, I found out that the publisher I’ve been working with since early last year on my book will cease publishing efforts effective immediately. What that means specifically for my book is that — at least in the short term — it doesn’t look like it’s going to be professionally published.
While I’m disappointed and a bit frustrated at this news, I had a hunch something was amiss with the lack of progress I shared in my last update with all of you. Generally speaking, when it comes to customer service and business, no news does not mean good news. I don’t hold any hard feelings against the contact at my former publishing company, my former publisher, or anyone else involved in the process. Things happen. While a small publishing company chose to take a risk and publish me, I was also taking a risk by working with a smaller company.
I’m going to actively be pursuing self-publishing for my book in the immediate future, though that’s not to say I wouldn’t look to professionally publish if the opportunity arose. Since I’ll be self-publishing (more than likely at least), I’ll do my best to keep all of you updated as that process takes shape. I’ve still got a list of those of you who have been promised book copies, so rest assured I’ve not forgotten about you.
Thank you all for sticking with me through this process. I may end up needing all of you more than ever as a result of this news. We’ll see how it goes.