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 email@example.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.