Thursday, March 03, 2011

I'm closing The Genre Mall

With the new baby, a new job, and new responsibilities at Sam's Dot Publishing, I'm finding less and less time to write. Since I've always considered myself a writer, first and foremost, this is not a good thing.

After a lot of thought, I've decided that I'm going to close The Genre Mall. I've had a good time doing it, and we've sold a lot of magazines and books over the many years I've done it, but it just takes up too much of my time.

The official last day to make purchases at The Genre Mall will be March 31, 2011.

The Genre Mall


Anonymous said...

quick question - will links to the currently posted entries still be valid - will they still be active?

Penny Ehrenkranz said...

While I understand your commitments and time restraints, will our books be available through any other venues?

J Erwine said...

Gerry-The whole site will be coming down, so no, links will no longer work.

Penny-The Sam's Dot titles will be available at a new Sam's Dot bookstore. As far as other titles, they should still be available through their publishers.

Rachel V. Olivier said...

So, when does the new site go up for the Sams Dot bookstore and when can we start replacing the old link to Genre Mall with the new link at SDP?

J Erwine said...

The new Sam's Dot Bookstore should go live at roughly the same time that The Genre Mall closes.

giggsy said...

Genre Mall was nice for one-stop shopping of small press. I'm familiar with some of the publishers, but could you post a list of the major publishers that were on Genre Mall to refresh our memories, and we can track down their individual sites to check out. I'm afraid I don't remember the names of all of them.

And good luck on turning out more material. I enjoy your writing

J Erwine said...

This isn't a complete list, but this is quite a few of them...

Obviously Sam's Dot

Hadrosaur Productions
Dark Regions Press
Not One of Us
GUD Magazine
Apex Publications
Nomadic Delirium Press
Perplexed Puffin Press
Skullvines Press
Bruce Boston
Dreams & Nightmares Magazine
Gothic Press
Morpheus Tales
Shimmer Magazine