171 Responses to “#WW I Lost My Publisher”

  1. koehlerjoni January 7, 2015 at 5:09 pm #

    I’m sorry you’ve had these losses. I know there is great writing ahead of you. Don’t give up.

  2. mbarkersimpson January 7, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

    I’m so sorry to hear you’re going through a hard time. I’m thinking of you and wishing you well.

  3. Phoenix Rainez January 7, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    My heart goes out to you in your difficult time ♥
    Sending you all the positive vibes the universe has to offer
    May the door that’s closed be the opening to a new beginning.
    Stay strong, let hope be your guide and faith be your light
    When you turn around you’ll see a bright new shiny door
    That offers you a new direction with more success
    Than the one you left behind.

    • Shannon A Thompson January 7, 2015 at 6:02 pm #

      Thank you for your heartfelt message. ❤ I will keep my eyes open for that bright new shiny door, and I will thank you when I find it!

      • Phoenix Rainez January 8, 2015 at 4:07 am #

        I know you will find that shiny new door. You’re an inspiration to so many new young writers and always willing to help others. I believe in Karma – what goes around comes around – and you my dear will reap your rewards 10 fold.

  4. Phoenix Rainez January 7, 2015 at 5:53 pm #

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  5. theowllady January 7, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

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  6. Jeb Kinnison January 7, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

    Terrible news, and the blow of losing support must hurt. But you’ve got a big fan base and a platform, and you are primed to self-publish pending a better arrangement. I hope you can get the rights to your books and make them available somehow.

    Will write more privately… Working out as usual!

    • Shannon A Thompson January 7, 2015 at 11:51 pm #

      It definitely hurts! But I’ve already begun to feel the healing, especially after today. I will check my email soon! Thank you for your help.

  7. tbfire January 7, 2015 at 7:35 pm #

    I just started following you yesturday. I believe things happen for a reason. I don’t know if this will help you or even make you feel better, but here it goes. I spent 20 years in the military in a career that physically and mentally beat me up and didn’t think I would make it the first year let alone 20. I was a teen mom and a few people told me I’d never make it in life or the military. The bad things that happen to us make the best stories because we feel them so acutely and we remember there vividness like technicolor. I wish you the best, hope it becomes a great journey.

    • Shannon A Thompson January 7, 2015 at 11:53 pm #

      Thank you for sharing your story! It definitely helps! This isn’t the toughest thing to happen to me, but the reminder of how we get through these times is always a priceless one. I appreciate you taking the time to remind me!

  8. Jay Dee January 7, 2015 at 8:19 pm #

    Good luck, Shannon. I know you can find what you need. I hope you find something even greater than you’ve had.

    • Shannon A Thompson January 8, 2015 at 12:50 am #

      Thank you, Jay Dee! I will keep looking and trying until I find where I need to be.

  9. photosfromtheloonybin January 7, 2015 at 8:29 pm #

    I’m so sorry for all the hardships you have suffered recently Shannon. Keep your chin up though – things can only go up from here. Remember, you will never lose the gift of writing!

    • Shannon A Thompson January 8, 2015 at 12:50 am #

      No one can take writing away. :] You are right. Thank you for your sweet reminder.

  10. honya January 7, 2015 at 9:07 pm #

    That’s incredibly rough on top of everything else that you’ve had going on! But you’ve got some amazing talent as well as the ingenuity and determination to use it. Keep pressing on, knowing that so many of your readers appreciate you and are supporting you–whatever direction life may take you from here.

    • Shannon A Thompson January 8, 2015 at 12:52 am #

      Thank you, Honya! I know I have you all, and having you all behind me has been my biggest strength over the past two weeks. I promise to move forward and bring good news once again!

  11. markbialczak January 7, 2015 at 9:22 pm #

    Keep your head high, your eyes bright, your mind focused and your hopes eternal, Shannon. It’s a tough time, yes. Please do not give in to the initial waves of despair and even panic. I got excised in the great newspaper industry contraction, laid off in January 2013 after just shy of 30 years in the same newsroom. Through reinvention with freelancing and blogging and perseverance, I’m working through it daily. The result is a changed life, a different man, but still a writer with curiosity and enthusiasm and the vehicles to share those talents with others.

    • Shannon A Thompson January 8, 2015 at 12:54 am #

      Thank you for sharing how you’ve kept your head held high! Knowing how others have done so helps me believe in this journey even more. Writers have to stick together, right? It’s also nice to know we enjoy sticking together. :]

      • markbialczak January 8, 2015 at 8:09 am #

        That’s what we must do, Shannon. And it is fun. Last night author/blogger Kitt Crescendo and I went to dinner because we discovered she was visiting my city on other business. I’m blogging about how we got a kick out of talking writing and life tomorrow. My email is markbialczak@gmail.com. Feel free to reach out at any point as you put the pieces together.

  12. Darrick Dean January 7, 2015 at 9:27 pm #

    Did your contract say anything about the rights to publish reverting to you if publisher closes doors? If you can figure out the status of those rights and make sure they are in your hands, you could have the books available again relatively quickly on your own. You are established as an author, don’t overlook the indie route (publishing yourself), especially now.

    • Shannon A Thompson January 8, 2015 at 12:57 am #

      I’ve been told the rights will revert back to us on January 31, but I haven’t received anything in writing yet, and I’m not sure what day I can expect to receive anything in writing. I believe they will do it, but I am using this time to manage everything I can and concentrate on a new business plan (route) for the future. I am definitely considering self-publishing to keep them available, and I’ve even received a wonderful email from someone willing to help me through the process, so I’ll keep everyone updated when things settle down and solidify. For now, it’s all up in the air.

  13. aej January 7, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

    Do you still retain the rights to your books and kindle books to continue to produce them elsewhere one day? I’m curious how that works. I am so sorry! Just bought “take me tomorrow”…it looks interesting. 🙂 Keep your imagination and fingers moving across the pages.

    • Shannon A Thompson January 8, 2015 at 12:58 am #

      I get my rights back on January 31, but I haven’t received the contract in writing yet, nor do I know when I will, but I trust AEC will close out everything properly. I will have to wait for that before I can move onto a new plan, so I’m using this limbo time to adjust my business plan and goals for the future. I will keep trying though! I hope you enjoy Take Me Tomorrow as well. :]

  14. thesarahdoughty January 7, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

    Don’t give up hope. I’m sure you’ll find another publisher that will be just as great, if not better than your previous publisher. Keep your head up, and do what you love the most. And you’ll have friends, family, and most importantly, fans cheering you on the entire way.

    • Shannon A Thompson January 8, 2015 at 12:59 am #

      I could not give up hope with all of the love and support shown to me today. I am blown away, and I appreciated you for commenting such uplifting words. Support is a powerful thing. I am tremendously grateful.

  15. filmscorehunter January 7, 2015 at 10:49 pm #

    Sorry to hear about what happened. I’m sure you’ll have your next book (and future ones) published (even if you go the indie route). Stay strong. 🙂

    • Shannon A Thompson January 8, 2015 at 1:00 am #

      Thank you! I hope so! No matter what, I’ll stay strong and keep going. :]

  16. atothewr January 8, 2015 at 4:44 am #

    Sorry to hear about your troubles. Good luck with everything. If you need me to help you out my blog is always open. Just send me an email and let me know what you need. atothewr@gmail.com.

  17. Alexis Allinson January 8, 2015 at 6:30 am #

    I may be able to help you and your fellow authors. Please…if interested, contact me below.

  18. Anthony Dobranski January 8, 2015 at 7:26 am #

    Hi Shannon! Your blog inspires me. I know things look down at the moment, but this writer at least still envies you (I hope constructively!). I look forward to having a publisher that then fails or otherwise disappoints me! The Universe is a mean brutal place built (even thermodynamically) by the lowest bidder. It will kick you when you are both down and up. This is its way of testing your worth. Go be even more worthy than you have been already.

    • Shannon A Thompson January 8, 2015 at 3:22 pm #

      Thank you for a reminder! It reminds me of something my father has said to me recently. He told me to think about how I would feel if I went and told my 16-year-old self where I went the past few years and what I have done. I am very happy that I got the chance to do the things I got to do. Now, I’ve got to find a way to do it again. :]

  19. eclecticalli January 8, 2015 at 10:13 am #

    Oh no! I’ll have to stock up on your books (that I’ve had on my “need to read” list) now, to tide me over. Because you will come through this, and quickly. I have no doubt that we’ll be hearing some great news from you.
    A rough start to the year, I am sending good thoughts your way, and wishes for some wonderful surprises this year.
    Hang in there.

    • Shannon A Thompson January 8, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

      You’re so very kind. Thank you for your support. I will be sure to announce if anything good happens. I’ll hang in until something does.

  20. thedailyopine January 8, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

    So sorry to hear 😦 Definitely been a bad few months for you. Here’s to hoping the new year brings better things. I wish you the best.

    • Shannon A Thompson January 8, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

      Thank you! I’m hoping 2015 turns around for the better, and since I got the news in December, I’m trying to count this as 2014 vibes.

  21. JK January 8, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

    Shannon, I’m so sorry to hear this. I’m fairly new to your blog but have enjoyed your work.

    I’ve no idea if you and they would be a fit or not, but you may wish to check out http://www.cleanteenpublishing.com/. They’re a small publishing company that is very author-oriented. I haven’t published anything with them (need to get off my rear end and finish my novel), but I know two of the owners and they’re good people.

    Good luck!

    • Shannon A Thompson January 8, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

      I really like them actually! I’ve heard many great things about their company, but I don’t think they accept already published work. On their page it states they will only publish the next book in the series that wasn’t published before, and I’m not sure that would make sense to have the third book out and nothing else out. Maybe I’ll try speaking to them anyway? Do you have an email I can talk to you about it?

  22. Jen January 9, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

    I am so sorry, Shannon. I will be thinking lots of positive thoughts that outstanding, amazing things are coming your way!

  23. vevacha January 10, 2015 at 6:06 am #

    Shannon, I am so sorry to hear this. I’ve just picked up Seconds before Sunrise and Take me Tomorrow; you put so much work into writing and promoting these stories and I feel I would be missing out if I didn’t get to read them. It has been inspiring to follow your journey thus far, and while I can’t imagine how you must feel right now, I know you will find a way to move forward onto even better things. You have such incredible grit and passion, and I wish you all the best.

    • Shannon A Thompson January 10, 2015 at 3:05 pm #

      Thank you for your kind support! I truly appreciate your words of encouragement. I will keep trying to move forward! I don’t want to let anyone down, and I don’t want to let myself down on following my dreams. I will keep you updated! :] Thank you for the well wishes. They will help.

  24. judithbarrow1 January 13, 2015 at 2:43 am #

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  25. Nicholas C. Rossis January 13, 2015 at 3:19 am #

    I was complaining that 2014 was a very difficult year for me. I’m sorry it was so tough for you. I’m trying to teach myself that every problem or failure will probably lead to something better. I wish you the same!

  26. Michael Patrick Hicks January 13, 2015 at 10:34 am #

    I’m really sorry to read this news, Shannon. I wish you the best of luck in whatever path you choose to pursue next. Hopefully 2015 will be a strong year for you.

  27. Y.I. Washington January 13, 2015 at 11:19 am #

    Shannon, I am so very sorry to hear this has happened. I ditto Nicholas C. Rossis.

  28. Elle January 13, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

    Somehow, someway everything will work out. You are a talented author and a beautiful person.

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