The Big Bad News
So you may or may not have heard, but my publisher, Strange Chemistry, is no more, effective immediately. This means they won’t be publishing Crushed after all. It’s a shock; I literally found out yesterday. It’s seven weeks before Crushed was to be released and I have no publisher and no plan, and very little information from the Angry Robot/Osprey folks to go on. But I will tell you this: I don’t know how, and I don’t exactly when, but watch for it, because Meda is coming. Crushed will be released if I have to self-pub it.
If you want to help:
(1) Assuming I end up self-pubbing, I’ll need to put together my own blog tour—so if you have a book blog, I’d love to be on it. Email me: elizacrewe at gmail
(2) Spread the word—like Cracked, like Crushed? Tell people.
(3) Buy my books
And one last thing, please keep an eye out for the other SC refugees. They are some good folks with some good books, and man, my heart is breaking for the debut authors especially. At least I’ve gotten to see my book, hold it in my hands, and read all your hilarious gif- and profanity-laden reviews. They were SO CLOSE to having their dreams come true. It’s tough guys. Tough.
It was a great experience, publishing with Strange Chemistry. Amanda Rutter was a fantastic editor to work with, and if any of you have had the pleasure of interacting with Caroline Lamb, PR-person extraordinaire, you’ll understand why this is so especially sad, not just on a professional level, but a personal one, too.
As for my Indian fans, as far as I know (I’ll now be adding that caveat to any publishing plan!), Penguin is still planning to release the whole trilogy on the Indian sub-continent, so it’s business as usual in your part of the world (woot!).
Thanks for all the support guys, it means the world to me.
6/20/2014 04:19:31 am
I'm so sorry to hear about this, Eliza. You were so lovely about offering to send me a CRACKED review copy way back when, and it came at such a busy time that I wasn't able to take you up on it. I heard SUCH great feedback from my friends that I was really pleased when a Strange Chem publicist contacted me a few weeks ago saying she'd send both CRACKED and CRUSHED to be reviewed together. I'm sorrier than I can say that your publishing plan for the sequel is now in flux, but I wish you all the best and will make an effort to at least read the first book when I can.
6/20/2014 04:29:32 am
Thanks for the kind words, Wendy. I love your reviews, and it would be an honor to hear what you think about Cracked, whenever it happens :).
6/20/2014 05:40:42 am
I'm so sorry to hear this news! A friend told me about SC and I had to run over here to find out about Crushed. I just downloaded the ARC and am so excited to read it, but I'll be buying a copy whenever you publish it, however that happens! Any way I can spread the news and push Cracked, I will. And I'd love to help with any blog tours. I hope everything works out because Meda really is one of my favorite characters!
6/21/2014 11:43:06 am
So sorry to hear this. We've had some wonderful experiences with the Strange Chemistry team. It's so sad to hear that they are closing.
So sad to hear about this! I had pre-ordered Crushed on amazon and just received an email notification from them saying that the "new expected release date" is "January 1, 2035"... I thought it was a system glitch, but now I understand... :(
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