Publisher Loose Id is Closing

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Publisher Loose Id is Closing

An announcement came out yesterday on Facebook from Loose Id that after 13 years, they are closing up.  It seems that like Samhain Publishing, Wilde City Press, and others before it, the cost of competition and doing business is just too high.  Such a shame to lose such another class act in our world of LGBT stories.  They will be missed.

If you have any books or want any books from authors there, make sure you get them before the May deadline.  And you might want to stop by their Facebook page and drop them a note if you feel so inclined.

This is Loose ID’s notice:

All things, it’s said, must come to an end. For Loose Id, that time has come. Rather than risk the reputation and goodwill that we have worked very hard to build, on May 7, 2018, we’ll be closing our doors for good. We want to thank all of our authors, artists, editors, employees, customers and friends for your help making this company a success.

This is not a decision made in haste, panic or financial distress. The market has changed over the past few years, and a four-person company can no longer compete effectively with the Amazon mega-store. As of this message, we are closed for submissions.

We want to assure you, our customers and friends, that authors and staff are being paid, purchases will be honored, and we will remain in constant communication throughout the closing process. We will do our best to monitor social media during this busy time, but if you have questions, email through our satisfaction@loose-id.com email will be the best channel. We will be compiling questions from that account to repost for everyone’s convenience.

Thirteen years, more than three thousand titles and four hundred authors, and uncountable smiles–it’s been a hell of a ride. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for sharing this journey.

 

5 thoughts on “Publisher Loose Id is Closing

  1. Thanks for sharing this. Sad news but at least they are doing this the right way. I hope their authors find new publishing homes.

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  2. I just found this out today. How disappointing. Loose Id has been wonderful to work with. I’ve had two great editors while I have worked for LI, Christy Lockhart and Judith David. Loose Id has been honest and up front at all times. I’m been happy to to have been associated with them.

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  3. I can’t say I’m surprised or disappointed. It’s an absolute nonsense to say all authors are being paid – maybe they are nowadays, but I left Loose Id because of their persistently “forgetting” to put my cheques in the mail. Not only that but Treva Harte ignored all of my emails until I went public with the fact she was ignoring me! Her reply in the end was “Well I don’t deal with payment issues; that’s not my job.”

    Doreen DeSalvo, the Chief Financial Officer, had the cheek to email me to ask me to say publicly it had all been a misunderstanding – in short, they wanted me to lie to make them look good. So I went public with the fact they’d asked me to lie.

    And I know for a fact I’m not the only author who’s had issues there. There have been problems with them not pulling books from third party retailers once contracts have ended and rights have reverted to the author and their communication “system” was an absolute joke.

    Good riddance to them.

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  4. I’m sad for the authors who have had a bad experience with Loose Id. Both myself and my co-author had amazing experiences with them. We had great editors, were always treated fairly, never had an issue with payment and they were the only publisher with reasonable contracts that you could actual leave if you wanted and they didn’t blacklist you to Kingdom Come. In fact they still continued to contract new work. So, I’m very sad to see them go.

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