So, if you didn’t know, there was an upheaval at Riptide Publishing due to their former editor in chief making sexual statements and racist statements to authors.
Their statement about the resignation is here: http://riptidepublishing.com/SL-statement
As a result, Riptide allowed authors to authors to ask for their rights back.
Their pledge going forward is here: https://www.riptidepublishing.com/reform
What does this mean for me? Well, my agent and I canceled the contracts I’d signed to write in a new multi-author series with Riptide. I may take one of the characters (a non-binary high-tech worker) and write another book with them, since I was really looking forward to developing a character close to who I am.
I’ve received the rights back to my story CTRL Me, which had been in the anthology Rules to Live By. I plan to add on to that story and republish it later this year.
I’ve left my book Outside the Lines at Riptide, since it’s part of a house series I can’t republish it, so if I were to pull it, it would go out of print. It’s only been in print a couple of months.
It’s a book I feel strongly about, and fought to have published as a polyam romance between a married m/f couple and a gay man (rather than as an m/m/m romance, which is what I was asked to change the book to at one point). I wanted to show that HEAs are possible for everyone, even people in non-standard relationships, and that you can have a committed relationship with someone without sexual attraction, too. These types of relationships are the reality for a bunch of folks.
So it’s staying at Riptide for the time being. This was a hard decision for me, but I think it’s the right one for this book.