I'm to the point of filling up my bathtub with Jello and soaking in it. Just kidding, I don't have a bathtub.
What I do have is a big, crazy, mess. A jello bath would totally be relaxing then this headache of a mistake. I guess it's time to give up the theatrics and get down to the nitty-gritty of things.
Okay. Here it is. There are a few things going on and it’s going to affect my books.
Let me give a very brief explanation.
I made some changes on where I publish my books.
At the beginning of March my new publishing platform sent me an email asking for some information concerning my old publishing platform. They only gave me a certain time frame to respond back.
And... here lies where mistakes were made.
We all know how crazy March has been with the virus. On top of that, I was dealing with some other important health things that held my attention.
Because I didn’t see the email, the new publisher blocked one of my books. Then... after a few more days, ALL my books were blocked.
I didn't know I had an issue until a reader contacted me about it.
At this time it was the middle of March.
After talking to both publishing platforms separately over the phone on Thursday, both agreed that I wasn't at fault but need confirmation from the other platform. My new platform refused to contact them (this is non-negotiable for them) and the old platform told me to come back to them and they'll publish me. (Which I Don't Want To Do.) Grr.
Yes, some links are still up, but it’s only a matter of time before they’re taken down.
So, what does this mean for me and publishing?
I don’t know.
I'm hoping to call back on Monday and see what I CAN do.
Let me reassure all of you, what I am being "punished" for is not responding to an email in a timely manner.
So, mistakes were made and until I can figure out what I can do, I've decided to take this time to update all my books and hope I can stay sane.
For those of you worried about writing being my sole income, please don't worry. We are seriously fine.
Plus, being stuck at home because of social distancing has taught me that I really DO know how to cook and drive-thru's can live without me for awhile. Lol
If you have any questions, feel free to email me. I will update as soon as I have any information.
Stay safe out there and happy reading!
~ Nikki Bolvair
PS: I'm not mentioning any publisher names because, if you're an author, you probably know which ones I'm talking about. (Rolls Eyes) And who knows what kind of hate I'd get for name dropping, right?
Pray for me. ♥
Welcome to my nonsense!