It is with great sadness I learned LT3 will be closing its doors. I will miss working with them. It has been a privilege and I have learned so much over the last eight years. They have made me a better writer and have taught me so much about the publishing business. They helped create Mell Eight--my stories and my penname--and now I am sitting here wondering whether it is possible for Mell Eight to go on without them.
So, what does that mean for Mell Eight? The simple truth is I can't self publish. I do not have the time or energy to find an editor, cover artist, etc. That's why I went with a company in the first place. I also don't know if it's possible to transfer my old stories to a new publisher (or whether a new publisher will even take them). I will start reaching out to see if anyone is interested and I will let everyone know the second I have news. I am hoping there will be someone interested in selling enough of my back list that I can then begin submitting the sequels I know everyone is still waiting for.
I'm sorry I don't have a firm answer as to what will happen to Mell Eight and to my stories. If anyone has any advice on what I can do, I would be more than happy to hear it. If anyone knows of a publishing company willing to speak with me, I would very much like to reach out to them too.
Mell Eight will continue on, but I don't know what form I'll take as I make this step into an unknown world. Please bear with me as I slowly figure it all out.
Thanks to everyone that has loved my stories and my characters as much as I have.
March 1, 2021
Mell Eight is an author writing with NSP. For more information about Mell and her writing, please visit her website: http://melleightfiction.