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Friday, February 27, 2015

Setting the record straight

Dear Curious:

Turtlehat Creatives is a self-publishing venture for BA Tortuga, Julia Talbot, and some of our other writing names, like BA's horror/gen pseudo Dallas Coleman and my kinky one, Minerva Howe. Mostly we intend to do reprints that need some new life or just never fit in with the publisher we put them out with, a la the menage stuff.

This is where I set the record straight, people. I am no longer a publisher. Why? Not because I can't be one, but because I DON"T WANT TO ANYMORE. I don't like spending hours hunched over royalty reports. I don't like being responsible for 200 other people's typos. I became a publisher because no one else was publishing what I wrote. That was 2003, people. In case no one has noticed, Harlequin is now doing menage and M/M. I would much rather give someone half the profits and let them do my editing and promoting.

I've been very clear about Turtlehat being a self-publishing concern. Turtle for Tortuga. Hat for me, whose logo used to be a big pink sun hat. Soon we intend to use that name to sell art on Etsy, too. Just in case anyone was even more curious about how we want to spend our time post publishing retirement.

Life is strange, y'all. Do we have to make it stranger by tilting at windmills that don't exist?




1 comment:

Katherine Halle said...

I say good on you for doing what makes you happy <3333