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    Default Loose Id Closing May 7th ~/~/~ Riptide Going Down :hbg:

    Hello, peeps!

    First off,
    Happy New Year!






    And now back to the topic: Loose Id is closing down by May 7. So those of you who need to make a back up or spend your GCs, do so before then.

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    Default re: Loose Id Closing May 7th ~/~/~ Riptide Going Down :hbg:

    Hello again, peeps.

    I'm sorry to bring more bad news...

    In case you don't know, Riptide Publishing is kinda... 'going down'.

    Short story: one of their editors was accused of sexual harassment and racism. You can read about it here:



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    https://www.good reads.com/author_blog_posts/16517597


    Riptide's statement:


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    https://www.riptidepublishing.com/reform
    


    Many authors are asking for their rights back (old titles and upcoming ones) and plan to self-pub or look for another publisher(s). In any case, and as many are saying, Riptide lost face and credibility and even if they want to, it's very possible they won't be able to come out of this mess.

    For those of you who have credits there, I suggest to find out if you should spend them now, before half of their books disappear.



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     There's a lot more to it than that, legodu. Their statement was a load of crap and "Santino" certainly wasn't dumped by two publishers just for using an alias. Check out some of the reviews for their books at G_______s and you'll find links to more of the story. It's horrifying how low these people sank.

    06:13, 18th Mar 2018

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     ^ What kahma said! It has nothing to do with having a pen name.

    10:01, 18th Mar 2018

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     @kahmma and SexyCow -thank you for referring me to more information on the issue. I just read the G_______s thread and followed the links to other summaries and comments. What a mess! You are right - the author statement understates the problem. Still baffled though - the author seems to have been very talented and skilled ( judging by the reviews still standing; never read them myself). Why mess all that good writing with unethical actions? Urgh!

    11:58, 18th Mar 2018

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     They are shutting down because of one editor

    03:42, 20th Mar 2018

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     From what I understand Riptide is not closing, but they are certainly losing authors (who are taking back their rights for free and then publish elsewhere) and credibility. I don't know if there are new authors who want to sign up with them after the whole debacle; it is safer for those authors to avoid any relationship with publisher that is deemed problematic. So if it continues, they CAN close down, IMHO.

    06:26, 23rd Mar 2018


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