August 19 Update

August 19, 2019 Author Updates

THE LATEST NEWS:

August 20, 2019
Tuesday Update from Elizabeth, Anne, and Lynn.

Hi there. Today’s email contains an update on 2Q royalties as well as information on current and upcoming activities. We’ve included contact information for individual topics.

2Q Royalties

We realize that this is the key concern for all authors. It is our key concern as well. Every dollar that is coming in is being sent out to cover royalties until the SBA Funding is deposited. Our biggest deposits from vendors are at the end of the month and on the 10th of the month, so the largest number of payments will be made then. Partial payments are being made on larger amounts. I encourage all authors to continue to communicate with me. Questions about reports or payments should come to elizabeth@dreamspinnerpress.com.

Dreamspinner Publications

Dreamspinner started 12 years ago to bring stories to a wider audience. Stories that needed to be told, needed to be available, and needed to be read. In our current cultural and political climate, that purpose has become even more important than it was 12 years ago. All of Dreamspinner’s staff is committed to continuing to provide those books far into the future. The decisions we are making are all with the goal of a stronger Dreamspinner with an even wider reach.

Dreamspinner Weekend – Orlando September

Our original plan was to cancel the Dreamspinner Weekend, but we were lucky to have three of our printing and distribution partners step forward to sponsor the event. The speakers and schedule will be sent to registered authors soon. If you need information about rooms or your registration, please contact Anne. If you have questions about the program or classes being offered, please contact Lynn.

GayRomLit – Albuquerque October

We want everyone to be supported and comfortable with their choices – authors and readers. To that end, we have come up with the following options.

  1. Authors can order their own books at cost before Sept. 9. Sell them at GRL and receive the money directly from the readers. Contact Amanda at office@dreamspinnerpress.com.
  2. Any author that is attending GRL will have their books on sale on the Dreamspinner site and available for preorder and delivery at GRL as we have done to support our authors in all previous years. If you would like your attendance at GRL promoted through the Dreamspinner Social Media channels, please contact Naomi at naomi@dreamspinnerpress.com
  3. We realize that GRL is a short turn around time for authors who have reverted their rights. If we have produced a paperback of a title that is out of print, but you would like a specific number ordered to sell at GRL, you can order them at cost through Amanda. It won’t affect the out of print status of the title.

We are here and willing to discuss the current situation as well as future plans with authors. Our email addresses are below. Until this situation has been completely resolved, we will issue an update every Tuesday.

We have started an archive of updates for authors having trouble receiving the emails. We will also share questions from authors and readers we feel would be helpful. You can even put your address in to receive emails when it updates.

Sincerely,
Elizabeth, Anne, and Lynn

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