It is with deepest regret that I must announce my departure from traditional publishing. Attentive individuals have already noticed the disappearance of the Fuzzy Hedgehog Press website (the term for the web property ended a few weeks ago and I declined to renew it). As of January 1, 2017, Fuzzy Hedgehog Press will cease all business operations. All Fuzzy Hedgehog Press works have been removed from Amazon and other online vendors.
If you are a writer who had a story published with us, full publishing and distribution rights revert to you on January 1. Copyright has always remained with you. If you were to have a story published with us in the new year, I must extend my sincerest apologies. I regret that I am unable to help bring your stories into the world.
What happened is quite simple–in this new world we now find ourselves in after November 8, I am no longer able to support the economic risk represented by my publishing company. In the past, I was able to anticipate an economic upside to my endeavors. That is no longer a future I can envision.
I deeply appreciate all the individuals and organizations who have supported me in my efforts as a publisher. The individuals are too many to enumerate. So many people have been supportive of my publishing endeavors. You know who you are, and I am eternally grateful for all you have done. As far as organizations, both Queen Anne Book Company and Tanstaafl Press deserve special mention. Queen Anne Book Company is easily the best bookstore in Seattle. Their staff is attentive, competent, and have gone out of their way for me both as a publisher and book buyer. Tanstaafl Press made the difficult job of working a convention fun and educational. I have learned much from the owner.
While I am retracting from publishing, I will not (and probably cannot) stop writing. I will make all my writing available from this website in PDF and ePub form. Print editions will no longer be publicly available (though you may print the PDFs for personal use, if you would like). I will continue to publish reviews of science fiction novels and my thoughts on writing, art, and society to this blog.
A final thank you to everyone who has been part of my publishing journey for the last three years. No matter what the next four or eight years bring, let us continue to endeavor for a fairer, more just, more equitable world for all of us, where art can truly thrive.