Wednesday, July 11, 2012

1Placeforromance.com Closed to New Sales...

After the post I just wrote about small e-presses staying in business if large publishers start to compete, this e-mail from 1placeforromance.com set me on edge a little. I didn't expect it.

I have books there for sale with loveyoudivine.com. I've shopped for books there before. I've enjoyed going there to read about other books that aren't mine. In fact, while I was writing the previous post Tony was setting "Chase of a Lifetime" up on ARe, as we continue to distribute it to more retail web sites where e-books are sold. My next venue would have been 1placeforromance.com.

I've also enjoyed their newsletter.

Here's part of the mass e-mail I received:

Thank you very much for being a customer of 1PlaceForRomance, 1RomanceEbooks and/or 1EroticaEbooks .

We have closed our sites to new sales as of today. The sites will remain up until August 15, 2012 for you to download your previous purchases. On or about August 15, you will no longer have access.

4 comments:

Fabian Black said...

I think it's so sad that 1Place has closed its doors. It was one of the first ebook sites to give indie authors a decent platform for selling their work.

ryan field said...

I felt the same way. I'd just recently published a few of my own books and was looking forward to getting them up on 1place.

maria said...

I didnt get that email and I had lots of books I had brought. I emailed them and they were really great and re-opened the site for 42 hours so I could get all my books. So sad they have gone.

ryan field said...

Me, too. I used to like the way it was so easy to navigate the site.