Publish Your Purpose Offers Assistance To Authors Affected By Publisher Closures

By: Publish Your Purpose
HARTFORD, Conn. - Sept. 13, 2023 - PRLog -- Publishing a book is a significant accomplishment for any author, requiring time, dedication, and trust in the publishing process. However, unforeseen challenges can arise, leaving authors in difficult situations. The recent closure of Scribe Media has left many authors stranded, but Publish Your Purpose is here to offer guidance and support during these trying times.

The Downfall of Scribe Media

As of June 2023, Scribe Media, an established publishing company, has ceased operations. The closure has shocked the publishing industry, raising concerns about the fate of authors who were in the process of publishing with the company or have already published their works.

"Scribe Media was a powerhouse in the publishing space, and it has shocked us all that seemingly overnight they are out of business. It saddens me to think about how many authors' works are caught in limbo as a result of their closure," says Jenn T. Grace, Founder of Publish Your Purpose.

For Authors Yet to Publish

If you were in the process of having your book published with Scribe Media or a publisher that has recently gone out of business, Publish Your Purpose offers a comprehensive guide to navigating this unfortunate situation:
  1. Review Your Publishing Contract: Thoroughly examine your publishing contract to understand your rights, termination provisions, and potential compensation options.
  2. Secure Your Rights: Ensure that you retain the rights to your manuscript and completed work. If unsure, consult with a publishing law attorney for expert guidance.
  3. Request Return of Materials: Contact the defunct publisher and request the return of all materials associated with your book project to explore alternative publishing avenues.
  4. Research New Publishers: Identify reputable hybrid publishers like Publish Your Purpose that align with your goals and values.
  5. Consider Publish Your Purpose: A dedicated hybrid publisher with a team of professionals offering editing, design, marketing, and distribution services, while allowing authors to retain control over their work.

For Published Authors

If you have already published your book with Scribe Media or a publisher that is no longer operational, Publish Your Purpose recommends the following steps:
  1. Assess the Impact: Understand the publisher's closure's implications on your book's availability, marketing efforts, and expected royalties.
  2. Retrieve Your Files: Contact the defunct publisher and secure copies of all book files to ensure continued availability.
  3. Consider Republishing: Explore republishing your book with a new publisher, potentially opening doors to renewed visibility and marketing opportunities.

"Don't give up hope! Connect with us if you need a friendly ear and a new publisher. Remember, you're not in this alone," reassures Jenn T. Grace.

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