As many of you know, I have had a uniquely fantastic experience with my Canadian publishers, Fierce Ink Press. Based out of Halifax and run by wonderful people who cared about me and my characters, I was determined that any Portia Adams book I ever wrote would be published first, here in Canada, by Fierce.
Sadly, the indie publishing industry is a harsh climate, and after a mere four years, Fierce Ink is closing up shop.
This means that starting very soon, this edition of the first three Portia books with their magnificent Emma Dolan covers will not be available at all while I seek a new publisher.
If you want to buy this (now Limited) edition, I am supplying some local Toronto indie bookstores with copies or you can order them directly from me.
Even then, I’m sure the new publisher will want to edit the books, and will get new covers designed. My hope is that we can coordinate a new edition launch with book 4’s publication, but who knows what will happen.
I’m very sad for myself and for the Canadian publishing industry because Fierce produced some great books, and like I’ve always said, set a standard for how to treat authors that I’m not sure I will find anywhere else (at least according to every other author I’ve spoken to).
Hopefully the humans who worked at Fierce will be able to employ those skills I loved them for somewhere in the publishing network, but regardless, I wish them the very best, and thank them so much for bringing Portia into the world.