By now you’ve probably heard about the mess with Ridan Publishing. If you haven’t, click on the links in this post to get the full story.
I’m a bit biased when it comes to Ridan. A long time ago, I was approached by Robin Sullivan and offered a chance to join Ridan. I was flattered and saw this as a great opportunity. Ridan was everything I wanted in a publisher. They knew how to sell books and had a winning business model. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out. I never heard back from Robin after I emailed her last year.
When I heard about the recent problems several of their writers were having, my first instinct was to start yelling and screaming. I refrained from doing so because this isn’t about me. My experiences with the company pale in comparrison to those of Ann Crispin, Nathan Lowell, and others.
You can read Ann Crispin’s Facebook post, Nathan Lowell’s blog post, and an article from Jim Hines that details things far better than I could. As I was writing this, there was a bit of Good News on the Ridan Front. I’m glad Robin is stepping up to fix this. Hopefully everything will work out so I’m not going to fan the flames but I will support Ann, Nathan, and the other Ridan authors.