Monday, June 17, 2019

What Happens When Your Publisher Closes Shop and Book Tours Looking for Hosts

What do you do when your book is about to be released and your publisher closes their doors?

Sadly, it happens often. Sometimes a publisher will run out of money and has no choice but to throw in the towel. Sometimes small publishers are gobbled up by larger publishers who decide to dump some of their books. Either way, it’s heartbreaking for the authors.

But when it happened to Tara Tyler, she found a way to bring her book into the world. And it’s available now.


WINDY HOLLOW
Beast World MG Fantasy Series, book #3
by Tara Tyler

In BROKEN BRANCH FALLS, Gabe and his friends go on a quest to save their school, blowing up all the rules, and discover their origins.

Then they go to CRADLE ROCK and meet some real live humans, scaring them into attack mode. The Beasts realize they have to spread the truth ASAP.

Now, school's out, and Gabe is ready for a break from all the drama...

Gabe and his friends fly over the Great Sea for the wedding of the century: a dragon prince and a beautiful harpy. But Gabe can't relax on this vacation. Besides competing in rigorous wedding events, he overhears the nearby human village WINDY HOLLOW is in danger from an evil human scientist and a vengeful were-ogre experimenting on beasts. Gabe and his friends risk crossing the mountains to help, despite several warnings.

Maybe he's going too far this time, but he's in too deep to quit. It's do or die, hopefully not die!

Pick up Windy Hollow in eBook and paperback on Amazon

Tara Tyler has had a hand in everything from waitressing to rocket engineering. After moving all over the US, she now writes and teaches math in Ohio with her husband and one boy left in the nest. She has two novel series, Pop Travel (sci-fi detective thrillers) and Beast World (fantasy adventures), plus her UnPrincess novella series where the maidens save themselves. She's a commended blogger, contributed to several anthologies, and to fit in all these projects, she economizes her time, aka the Lazy Housewife—someday she might write a book on that... Make every day an adventure!
Find Tara here : website / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / newsletter




Book Tours Looking for Hosts

Silver Dagger Tours loves to promote book series.

They are setting up a book tour for author Alex J. Cavanaugh’s Cassa book series – CassaStar, CassaFire, and CassaStorm.

Sign up to participate in the CassaSeries book tour taking place this fall - Silver Dagger Tours

See why this is an award-winning and best-selling series.



Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C. is also setting up a book tour for its October 8 release, Stone Man: And the Trail of Tears by Charles Suddeth.

Contact Dancing Lemur Press if you are interested in hosting this middle grade title – inquiries AT dancinglemurpressllc DOT com.






Have you ever experienced a publisher going under and taking your book(s) with it? Do you participate in book tours?

Friday, June 21st Elizabeth S. Craig is letting me post at her incredible site on the Importance of Images in Social Media.

42 comments:

  1. Actually, Midnight Ink (somewhat) recently said that they're closing shop. But I had already gotten all of my rights back, fortunately.

    Looking forward to running your post on Friday!

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    1. That's good you did. You beat the rush of other authors asking for their rights back.

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  2. I started reading Tara's book yesterday - loving it! I admire her tenacity in sticking with it and getting it published.

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  3. Yes, it's sad when a publisher has to close. Glad Tara found a way to overcome that and publish her book.

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  4. Hi Diane - sadly businesses are going to go away - but good to know that Elizabeth got her rights back (looking forward to Friday's post). Well done to Tara for getting her book out there ... lots going on in her life. Good luck to Tara ... and congratulations to you both for all the work you do - cheers Hilary

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  5. Congrats to Tara and wild to see my books on tour again.

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  6. Yay for Tara! I love her Beast World series so much. :)

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  7. I am so happy that Tara has brought Windy Hollows into the publishing world. Congrats, Tara!

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  8. Thanks so much, Diane and all you guys for supporting and helping me. I'd never be able to do it without you--and there's more work ahead! but i'm not afraid of a little sweat! And love to see Alex's books out again! will check out your post on Friday, Diane--you've always got great advice to share!

    Tara Tyler Talks

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  9. Congrats Tara. You are awesome, brave and inspiring. You Go!

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  10. I'm glad she was able to find a solution. That does not sound fun to deal with.

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  11. Virtual book tours are fantastic. I always recommend our authors go that route rather than paying for reviews or wasting time trying to get their book reviewed by major publications. And requesting reviews on the tour is so helpful, since book bloggers and other authors can be very astute reviewers.

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  12. Great she kept going along. Congrats, Tara. One awesome cover too.

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  13. It's so awesome that Tara pulled through and found her way! I've had it happen to 2 anthologies I was a part of, but both found even better homes in the end.
    And yay to Alex! So good to see his books back in the spotlight :)

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  14. Oh wow, scary. I'm glad she was able to get her book out anyway.

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  15. Congrats, to Tara!

    Good to know, thanks Diane~

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  16. I like Tara's unyielding nature ... and finally her work book was published.

    Inspire us all

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  17. Good on Tara. Authors need to be tenacious in these uncertain times, but there's always a way.

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  18. Lots happening in the book world. Good luck to Tara with the release and Alex and Charles with the tours.

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  19. Congratulations, Tara. I'm glad you found a way to get your book published. Best wishes to you. Looking forward to the book tours for Alex and Charles. Sound like fun.

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  20. Congrats to Tara! I am sure it was a challenge figuring out a way to get her book published- but she did it. Yay! Wishing her all the best. :)
    ~Jess

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  21. Isaac Asimov wrote 500 books and only 1 was made into a movie, Alistair McClean wrote several blockbusters novels which became movies, both were never rich during their life times.

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  22. First,Tara--way to hang in and find a way to get your work out there. Congrats.

    Second, I too lost not one, but three publishers. One was weeks after my book release. And gladly participate in book tours (if you need me don't be shy).

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  23. Woot for Tara! I'm glad she still found a way to get her book out!

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  24. Congrats to Tara. I've had four different small presses close their doors when my books were under contract. Frustrating and more.

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  25. I'd be happy to host Charles.

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  26. I'm so happy Tara found a way to publish her book. It's a great series!

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  27. I'm so glad Tara was able to find a way to move forward with Windy Hollow.

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  28. I signed up for Alex's tour and I have the info for Stoneman, or at least I'm pretty sure...I've been a bit scattered.

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  29. It shows how determined Tara is, good for her!

    I can help for Alex. He's the man!! Let me know what I can do.

    Elsie

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    1. Hi Elsie! Just click the link to Silver Dagger Tours and sign up.

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  30. I've heard a number of horror stories about publishers going out of business and leaving writers holding the proverbial bag, so I'm really glad to hear that Tara came out on top. Way to go, girl!

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  31. Just went over to Elizabeth's. Great post.

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  32. I have been with publishers that flourished then had to close their doors.

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  33. That has to be awful when a publisher goes under and takes your book. Glad Tara found a way to get her book published!

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  34. It's scary to think about finally landing a publisher only for them to vanish. Another upside to self-publishing.

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