As an author, I've experienced the dubious pleasure of watching the fall of a publishing house. My royalties dwindled, the statements in limbo, as emails from the owners got less frequent and then stopped. I witnessed first hand the sheer horror of an author who was no longer sure if their books even still belonged to them. It was devastating. It was me.
When I finally got my rights back, after another press fell, my husband and I had a talk. Yes, ebook sales are down. Yes, it's a tough market for lgbt romance and speculative fiction. The easy money has left, now all that's left is passion and hard work. But that market is still there.
People still want their heroes to find love. People still want lgbt stories.
Some writers will self-publish. Some will seek safety in the largest or oldest press they can find. Purple Horn Press seeks to be a home for those who want a small press where the writers and editors and publishers become a community. Help us bring a little love to the world.
We publish LGBT stories of love, fantasy, romance—stories to thrill the emotions, tear the heart out and to make it sing in triumph and joy and ecstasy.