Runs In The Family Out of Print on September 30th
Strigidae Publishing announced this week that they will be closing their doors effective at the end of September. I am devastated. Strigidae’s owners, Hank and Hollie Snider, are my friends and as much as I hate this situation I know that they are equally devastated. But, this is the right move for them to make. As Hank recovers from an emergency double-bypass surgery, the need to minimize stress and focus on their family is completely understandable.
RUNS IN THE FAMILY was the first science fiction book the house published and its success has been incredible. Since January of this year, RUNS IN THE FAMILY has been purchased more than 3,000 times worldwide. Effective at the end of the month, the Strigidae versions in ebook and print will be taken down on Amazon and all other ebook retailers. As of right now, the audio version will remain live and available for purchase through Amazon’s ACX program and through iTunes. After September 30th, these particular versions will never be available again.
I am in the process of finding RUNS IN THE FAMILY a new home. Thankfully, there is considerable interest from several publishing houses and editors. I hope to have something to announce very soon and get the print and ebook versions back up for sale worldwide, but this may take a considerable amount time, so I’m asking a favor.
If you haven’t picked up the book (in any format), please do. Strigidae Publishing will receive their portion of the royalties, and I want to help them out as much as possible. I am ordering a last batch of print copies that I will sell at upcoming conventions (Fencon and MileHiCon) and I plan to hold a few copies back on my own shelves. Who knows? Maybe these will be first edition collector’s editions one day?
Anyway, thank you Hank and Hollie. Strigidae Publishing will be missed but not forgotten. When I have more information on a home for RUNS IN THE FAMILY, I will make sure all of you know.
PS: And I’m not done with Mairin Shields or her friends. I’m working on something called CHASING THE GREYS right now. – K