At least some of you are aware by now that All Romance eBooks has announced they are closing their doors as of December 31st. And while none of my recent books were for sale at ARe, I know some of you originally purchased the Heroes and Villains series through them.
All Romance eBooks has decided to close it’s doors without honoring sales or royalties for books purchased one or after December 27th (a day before the announcement was made – I am hoping this is a typo, but no one has confirmed that belief yet). Because of that, I discourage you from purchasing anything else for ARe in the coming days, but do encourage you to download all your purchases and save them off site.
It’s always discouraging to see another indie site closed.
Like the small presses, indie sites like ARe have been hit hard by changes in the tax laws in the UK, and by the exponential growth of Amazon and the Kindle Unlimited program. Casual readers stick to the big sites, the big presses, and the big authors.
ARe was a wonderful place to find new romance authors that were often overlooked in the bigger stores, and despite their unhappy ending, they will be missed.
If any of you lose your copies of the Heroes & Villains series as ARe closes down, please use the link on my website (www.lianabrooks.com) to contact me. I’m more than happy to send you a replacement.
If you’re looking for a way to stop the wave of small press and small business closures, I recommend you check out your local bookstore and make it a goal in 2017 to order new books through them.
Check out IndieBound.com to find a local bookstore near you.
My pre-signed books can be ordered from Fireside Books in Palmer (goodbooksbadcoffee.com).
Supporting Indie bookstores puts money back in your community and allows unique and diverse voices to thrive.
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