It is with sadness that I am announcing the closing of Swimming with Elephants Publications. As many of our authors are already aware, the last year has been very difficult for us. Along with various printing problems diminishing the quality of our products, we have lost many of our resources and the price has increased for others. The press has always been a labor of love and a personal expense and, unfortunately, it has become no longer sustainable.
We want to be sure both our authors and our supporters know what they can expect regarding the press in the aftermath of this announcement. We will start a slow phase out process until our doors close for good in 2023. The process will begin with the disabling of the Swimming with Elephants Website in October of 2021, followed by the phase out of our social media presence, including our email. Inactive accounts will also be completely phased out by the end of 2021. Active accounts will begin being phased out in 2022, with the arrival of the annual (now final) statement.
Authors may review their contracts regarding the rights to their work and the ability to republish elsewhere. Authors may also contact me with specific questions regarding their work. Author orders will be honored until the discontinuation of a publication which will begin in January 2022.
On a personal note, I would like to thank all of those who have supported Swimming with Elephants Publications over the years. We have had the ability to work with some wonderful people over the years and to be part of some amazing events and productions. The running of this press has been rewarding, challenging, and very educational. It is an experience I do not regret.
I wish our authors the best in their future pursuits and thank you for the love and support you have given Swimming with Elephants over the years.