The publisher Ellora’s Cave has been having problems for the last couple of years. They’ve had massive layoffs, late and missed payments to authors and contractors, then, when they sued a blogger for defamation, all hell broke loose. There was mudslinging and accusations and a boycott of Ellora’s Cave books led by some pretty powerful people in the field of romance. EC authors themselves begged their fans not to buy their EC books so they could request reversion of rights based on low sales.
I want to go beyond the negativity, the “don’t”-ness of a boycott, and instead explore positive actions to support authors still trapped in the EC quagmire. Let’s get some love for your favorite EC author!
— Buy non-EC books by your favorite EC author!
— Write a review for a non-EC book by your favorite EC author!
— Blog or post on social media about non-EC books by your favorite EC author!
— Recommend non-EC books by your favorite EC author to all your reader friends!
Several of us have had rights reverted on our ex-EC books — titles previously published by Ellora’s Cave. I want readers to know about these ex-EC titles, that they can buy them and recommend them without remorse. Below is Part One of what I hope is a continuing series of ex-EC titles and re-released by the authors after rights reversion. This list includes a mix of romance sub-genres. Note: if a title has changed or an author name has changed upon re-release, the original Ellora’s Cave title and author name are included for reference.
Jane Leopold Quinn
UPDATE: Amazon finally approved my membership in the Amazon Associates Program. This means all of the above Amazon links are affiliate links and I receive a small commission if a purchase is made.