On December 28, 2016 AllRomanceEbooks.com and its all-genre counterpart OmniLit sent out a sudden notice that they were shutting down, effective December 31, 2016. Two days before, they ran a "Boxing Day" promotion, which World Weaver Press participated in and promoted. If we had known they were about to shut down, and that royalties would not be paid to authors and publishers for the books sold during that sale, we would never have participated. All of our books have now been removed from their website, but if you already bought one, it is still available for download.
If you purchased World Weaver Press books through AllRomanceEbooks.com or OmniLit, please make sure you download the books before December 31, 2016. The ARe "Reader Library" will be disappearing, but that does not mean the books you purchased disappear. Save the ebooks to your computer, and transfer them to your device (see the linked article for advice about how to do that).
If you pre-ordered COVALENT BONDS through AllRomanceEbooks.com, please email us with a proof of purchase and we will provide a replacement copy.
AllRomanceEbooks has never been a major sales channel for us, but some of our romance books have done quite well there--SKYE FALLING by Anna Kyle was even an ARe Bestseller. We will be sorry to see them go, and express our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this closure, including ARe employees, the authors and publishers who sold books there, and the readers who bought books there (many of whom lost substantial store credit).
The terms they have offered authors and publishers for royalty settlement are unacceptable. The suddenness with which they have ceased operations is disturbing, and mirrors a recent trend in the small press or "indie" publishing industry to shut down with no warning. This is a hard and unpredictable business, and there are many factors at play, including the fact that creative people are not always the best business people. That doesn't mean that authors and readers should pay for a publisher's or retailer's mistakes.
World Weaver Press
Publishing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction.