What Naughtiness Has Venus Press Been Involved In This Time...?
Venus Press rumors
Venus Press going out of business
Venus Press in trouble
With so many Venus Press searches in one week, I knew there must have been something funky going on, and there is. Again.
Apparently the Vice President stepped down, and a further four of their authors have withdrawn their books.
They seem to have a hard time keeping their authors, in fact, I would say they excelled at losing them.
The following statement was posted on Carol Mckenzie’s Xanga site:
I'm sadly announcing today to my readership that I am leaving Venus Press. I'm afraid something is going on there that I cannot explain.
I wish I could give you readers more information. Many, if not most of Venus Press's authors are leaving. I enjoyed my stay there immensely but I guess it is time to move on.
In a previous post she wrote:
It is my sad duty today to tell all my readers that due to unforseen circumstances, I have left Venus Press. I am not alone unfortunately. Many authors from VP have taken leave. I don't want to discuss problems in public regarding this publisher.
I read a blog that hinted that the problem may be a communication issue, as in authors not hearing from editors and senior staff for long periods. I’d be nervous too if I kept hearing rumours about the firm I worked for, rumours that weren’t dispelled by editors or senior management. You know that saying about smoke and fire? It’s usually right on.
If anybody knows what’s really going on, please feel free to e-mail me with the gossip.
This e-mail was has just been forwarded to me:
I wanted to let you know that Dominic's Tempation and A Christmas Threesome are no longer available to purchase at Venus Press.
These two books will make a re-appearence in 2007 or 2008. If you noticed, I wasn't the only one from Venus Press who decided to pull the books. I bear no ill will towards Venus Press and I do wish them the best in the future.
Thanks to all the readers who have been there for me.
The e-mail was preceded by this explanation from the source:
My understanding is that the person who basically ran the business stopped answering emails from everyone—including the owner—back in the fall.
Rumors have been flying since the beginning of the month, but it seems as though she had all that was needed for the operation of the business, since the owner was non-involved in running the company.
No one’s been paid or offered an accounting of sales so authors are claiming breech of contract and pulling their books. Their editors were job hunting
Curiouser and curiouser…