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A reader who’ll try anything once, including bad books in search of good ones. Eclectic as her tastes are, she tends to gravitate to historical romances, realistic contemporaries, and some fantasy novels.

Currently reading

The Complete Sherlock Holmes (The Heirloom Collection)
Arthur Conan Doyle, Simon Vance
Progress: 13 %
Koraani
Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila

Samhain Publishing

In February this year (see Publishers Weekly link), Samhain Publishing announced a "wind-down", but that they wouldn't shut down "immediately": http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/69517-samhain-publishing-to-shut-down-operations.html
 
In the past 24 hours, authors have reported receiving an email from the boss at Samhain...saying there must have been a "misunderstanding" because Samhain didn't plan to shut down at all. Start at this Absolute Write link, and read on through the thread: http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?26307-Samhain-Publishing&p=9880866&viewfull=1#post9880866
 
An open letter from an author to Samhain Publishing emphasises the key quote in the original email from Samhain: http://gallagherwitt.blogspot.com/2016/07/an-open-letter-to-samhain-publishing.html
 
So now the Samhain boss claims that "begin the wind-down to close" didn't actually mean the publisher would close at any stage. WTF?!
 
This is a PUBLISHER, let's remember. They publish words for a living. You'd think they'd know what words mean, and which words to use to get their message across effectively. So when there's a "misunderstanding"...to me this says that the Samhain boss DID NOT COMMUNICATE THEIR INTENTIONS EFFECTIVELY.
 
They deal with words for a living, yet don't communicate as well as they should, and they blame everyone else for "misunderstanding" their words.
 
Yeah, no one's buying that gaslighting bollocks.