Tuesday, February 11, 2014

If only I'd had money

Looking back to late 2012, early 2013, I can honestly say that I wish I'd had money at the time.  If I'd had money, I think I would have tried to talk Tyree Campbell into letting me take over Sam's Dot Publishing.  It was an amazing small press publisher, and when I see what's happened to it after Tyree left, I'm truly sad.
When I first started working for James Baker at ProMart, Tyree was an unpublished author, and then I picked up his first story, and the rest was history for him.  When Jim was sick in the hospital and dying of cancer, he'd really wanted me to take over ProMart, but I wasn't able to because of finances, but luckily Tyree stepped in and took the company to the next level and beyond.
Now, I wish I could have taken over and continued the things that Jim and Tyree started.  There would have been a lot of authors and editors who wouldn't have been left hanging.
Still, even if I can't save Sam's Dot (which I still wish I could), I'm going to do the best I can to keep Jim's dream alive at Nomadic Delirium Press.


Keith said...

I miss SamsDot and Tyree. You and Tyree bought my first stories and I will always be grateful that you kept on buying more.

I used to read Tyree's Tuppence, and I checked the forum for gossip almost every day. It is strange that all of those people who came together are now scattered, and in a way homeless.

J Erwine said...

Nomadic Delirium Press and Alban Lake Publishing are both trying to keep things going, and you'll find quite a few familiar faces at both places as well.