Phaze Books Closes

It’s the third week in May, and my last “weekly update” was fourteen weeks ago.

I did say my renewed commitment to a blog post at least every week wouldn’t last, didn’t I? You should know better than to trust me on these matters by now.

What’s my excuse – oh, you know, the usual. Work, blah, family, blah, etc, etc.

So what’s happened in the three and a half months since I last sat down to write something? Well, in terms on Marc Nobbs getting on and finishing a bloody novel (or even a short story), absolutely sod all.

But on the family side of things, we’ve had a puppy. She’s s a little chihuahua (why couldn’t we by a Labrador – or some other breed that’s easy to spell), she’s mostly black with a big white patch around her neck and she’s adorable.

And she has really sharp little baby needle teeth that don’t half hurt.

She eats like something ten times her size too.

The other major thing that’s happened is that I found out the publisher of three of my titles—Kissed by a Rose, Lost & Found, and Eternally & Evermore—has ceased operations, returning the rights to all three books back to me.

I’m a bit miffed that I didn’t get any communication from the company about this—I found out when the URL for the royalty statements stopped working—but I’m not that upset from a personal point of view.

I suspect I was owed a small amount of royalties, but not much. I’m sure there were authors who were owed more. And It’s always sad when a small publisher goes out of business. But from a personal point of view, I’d been thinking about requesting the rights back to all three books for some time and now I have those rights back by default.

Since all three titles have disappeared from Amazon I will need to format and publish them through my KDP account pretty sharpish, but now they are back in my control I think I can do so much more with them.

So, I guess I’ll have news for you on some new (or old) (re)releases real soon.

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