First I like to say, that as of a couple of days, I have been live with the website on the right sidebar; where the Official Website title is – just click. And if you want to return to here just go to the News Blog on my website and below the menu and next to picture there is a button where you can click and opens in a new window tab and you can read the rest of my blog. Meanwhile reading my blog here, the website is for you to read as well and visit at your leisure. I hope you enjoy it.
Updates from 28/01/2013
Pill Hill Press Announces that they are closing down the press.
As of now, I have the sad duty to announce that my stories in Daily Frights 2013 – 365 days of Frights Flash Fiction, my accepted story – Lord Captain Victorus at about 500 words and Daily Flash 2013 – 365 days of Flash Fiction, also the accepted Brewed Coffee at about 500 words will be stored until I am ready to send them out again.
It’s not a good start to the year where a free marketing submissions service company decided to become a paid subscription. Earlier this month this company which I looked up to has now given limited use – very limited; well, haven’t seen an email since the first week of January. And now, one of my favorite and first press decides to close permanently. Well as some of you might will say the year has the dreaded 13 number but I’m not as suspicious as that. Not at all. I considered 13 a very lucky number. (I consider 666 as the worst number…) Seriously, only one thing, I hope not another problem comes then I’ll not going to say it here.
So why would a Small Press Close? Well, I gathered that there is a few factors. First I must say that I know next to nothing about the publishing world(a little bit) but I do know how a business is run. Well slightly, that is the ending of a business – even though the paper side I had not touch. The stock of the business, it was my duty to sell as many as I can, and packing up the remainder of the stock and other assets that the business had. I’m not saying which business it was but it was the hardest thing I had to do. That was the moment, I burnt the wick on both ends – physical and emotional.
However, let me get back to the question. There is many reasons for going into a business but stopping a business is entirely a different kettle of fish. Let me explain, one reason why I thought a lot about starting a business and with what I had done was to experience some sense of it. The outcome is very good but the jobs were less. Factors of the job tasks in my experience of working and looking for jobs to do was not an option. Lucky I had found a job which could help me until health.
Health is the most important part of any business that is for the person who owns the business and the business itself. Also considering the world we live in the almighty dollar – money in short dictates the running of the business. As I said there are many other factors but ultimately the two I have mention is the main reasons for closer. I hate the word money but I’ll not explain why here, but to suffice to say it is a need to survive.
I know that the owner of Pill Hill Press has become a mother last year to twins, and yes it would become a job where one can burn at both ends. May be closing down is a bit drastic but with a three times the normal job load; I would want to say there is a point we can go. I would like to applaud the owner in her case to close the press. Even though I’m sadden I must say I hope it is for the best.
Now that I have almost finished, there is one thing that I must say, my writing career is a business that has started with Pill Hill Press who first accepted my first flash fiction in 2010 for the Daily Flash Fiction 2011. Ever since 2010 I have been accepted as you can click in the published and upcoming works in the above menu.