Dead Markets

The following publishers are no longer operating (66)

For a list of erotic/romance presses and imprints still in operation please see the publishers page.


Accomplice Press
Genres: romance, other genres
Notes
[24 July 2010] added to list.
[22 Jan 2011] Moved to Dead Markets
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Amira (?--2015)
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Aphrodite's Apples
Notes
[Feb 12, 07] reported closed
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Aphrodite Unlaced

Alinar (?--2012)
Genres: romance, general fiction


Allure
Genres: erotic romance
Notes:
[12 August 2007] Open since 2000, an epublisher focusing on erotica with female submission.
[12 March, 2015] Seems to be closed?
[6 Oct 2018] Moved to dead markets



Amber Quill (?--2016)
  • Including the imprints Amber Heat and Amber Allure--new authors acquired
  • by invitation only
  • Genres: erotic romance, GLBT
  • website
  • at ERECblog
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Aspen Mountain Press [Not Recommended]
Genres: romance, erotic romance, M/M, horror, western, mystery, multi-cultural/interracial
Notes
[28 August 2011] Payment delays, communication problems.
[22 Dec, 2011] Suspened operations (closed).
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Asylett Press
Genres: Most fiction genres including romance
Notes
[5 February 2007] website partially down. Reported as somewhat unresponsive. Approach with caution.
[16 March 2007] Seems it was just web problems, all is well.
[23 Jan, 2011] Brenda Hiatt reports an average earn out of $100.
[22 Dec, 2011] Closed
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Beautiful Trouble Publishing

  • Genres: erotic romance
  • website
  • at ERECblog
  • Notes:  [20 February 2010] Added to PLIST. Newly opened.
  •  [10 Oct 2018] Moved to dead markets
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Blade Publishing (2008-2016)
10/18
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Breathless Press (2009--2015)
Notes: 
[12 September 2013] added to PLIST.
10/18
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Cacoethes
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Captive Unicorn (2012--2015
Notes:  [12 August 2012] Added to PLIST.
 10/18
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Carnal Desires (Subsidiary of Double Dragon) (2007-2013)
Notes
[2 September 2007] An imprint of Double Dragon. 
10/18
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Carnal Passions
Notes
[28 November 2008] An imprint of Champagne Books. 
10/18
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Coffee and Cream Publishing (2011-2014)
Genres: Interracial, Multicultural
Notes
[6 Oct, 2011] Recently opened, added to list.
10/18
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Come Hither Press
  • website
    [May 14, 07] Opening mid-July
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    Crescent Moon Press (--2015)
    10/18
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    Dark Eden Press
Notes
[14 May 07] Due to open June 15, 07
[24 May 08] Closing
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Dark Roast Press (--2013?)
10/18
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Diabolic (--2013?)
10/18
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Discipline and Desire
10/18
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Draumr (--2013)
Notes
[11 Jun 07] Focussing in BBW m/f romance. Tradepaperback and ebook formats.
10/18
 
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 Eirelander Heat
Notes
[29 Feb, 2009] Added. Planned opening in October 2009.
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Ellora's Cave (--2016)
Notes
[29 Feb, 2009] Brenda Hiatt reports an average earn out of $3050.
Highly Recommended at Preditors and Editors.
[23 Jan, 2011] Brenda Hiatt reports an average earn out of $3200.
[30 Mar, 2011] Average earn-out: $3100
10/18
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Erotic Dreams
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Erotique
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Forbidden Passion Press (2009-2009)
Notes
[29 Feb, 2009] added
10/18
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Forbidden Publications
Notes
[5 Mar, 2009] closing on Mar 30.
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Freya's Bower (2005-2016)
10/18
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Intrepid Epress


Lady Aibell

Notes
[6 Jun 07] Significant delays in accounting and royalty payments
[July 07] All payments up to date: [August 28] Or not.
[30 Nov 07] closed.
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LA Media [Not Recommended]
Notes
[11 December 2007] Opened by the previous owner of Mardis Gras 
10/18
L and L Dreamspell (?--2013)
Notes
[14 August 2008] "Romance - Make us wish we were part of the story, with interesting, intelligent characters. All varieties accepted including red-hot erotica"
10/18
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Loose Id
Notes [29 Feb, 2009] Brenda Hiatt reports an average earn out of $1550.
[30 Mar, 2011] Average earn-out: $1950
[2018] Closed 
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Mardi Gras
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Midnight Showcase

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Moongypsy Press (?--2011)
Genres: romance, other fiction genres
Notes
[20 February 2010] Added to PLIST
10/18
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Moonlit Garden Books


Moxie Press



Mystic Moon

Notes
[2 September 2007] Opening 15 September 2007
[1 September 2010] Closed


Noble Romance Publishing [Not Recommended] 

Notes
[July 29, 2012] reported of delayed royalties.  Jill Noble leaves company.,br. [August 25, 2013] closed

Ocean's Mist Press

Notes
[24 Jan 07] It seems that this publisher will soon be closing.
[26 Jan 07] closing Jan 31st
[31 Jan 07] Apparently staying open under the management of the
original owners daughter. Remains on the 'not recommended' list for now.
[24 Jan 08] website down, reportedly closed
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Pink Petal Books (2007-2012)
10/18
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Ravenous Romance (2008-2016)
Notes
[1 December 2008] Planned opening
[30 Mar, 2011] Average earn-out: $530
10/18
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Red Rose Publishing (--2013)
Notes
[28 November 2008] Not recommended at Preditors and Editors due in part to a report of non-payment
[30 November 2008] Reports of communication difficulties from more recently signed authors.
[15 December 2008] I have received many positive reports from authors, but also a few mixed reports. However there seem to be no serious issues and it seems some communications glitches that had been occuring are now no longer a problem.
[23 Sept 2009] Reports of a termination fee and other problems.
[17 Sept 2010] Listed as 'not recommended' based in part sending baseless lawyer's letters to dearauthor
[2 Feb 2011] Reports of termination fee and sales of book on an expired contract continue [see AW]
10/18
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Reflections Press
Seeking stories which involve transsexualism, transvestitism and crossdressing.
[11 Nov, 2009] Launch planned for Spring 2010.
[2 Feb, 2011] Apparently this press never opened.
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Renaissance Romance  (2011-2013)
NOT RECOMMENDED
Notes:
[5/21/2016] reports of delayed royalty payments. 
10/18 
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Resplendence Publishing (2007-2018)
10/18
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Romance at Heart
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Romance Divine
Notes:
[2 September 2007]Apparently founded in 2006, named staff with no apparent publishing experienced (e.g. Published with PublishAmerica)
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Samhain Publishing

Notes
[Jan 23, 2009] Linden Bay now an imprint of Samhain
[29 Feb, 2009] Brenda Hiatt reports an average earn out of $750.
[26 Jan 2011] Brenda Hiatt now reports $2750
[30 Mar, 2011] Average earn-out: $3100
 
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Shadowfire Press (2008--2010?)
Notes
[25th May, 2008] Opening 1st August, 2008
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Shadowrose
website
[27 Sep 07] Listed
[21 March 08] Resported non-responsive to emails.
[24 March 2008] I'm going to count them as closed.
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Silk's Vault
website
[26 Aug 2007] Not recommended/non-payment.
[21 March 08] Reported closed
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Silver Publishing (--2012)
[Not Recommended]

Notes
[13 Nov 2012] Reported delays in royalty payments due to insufficient publisher funds.
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Stardust Press
website
[16 Sep 2007] This press is reported to be closing at the end of the
month. This has not been confirmed by the publisher.


Sugar and Spice Press (2010-2011)

 

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Tantalizing Tales
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Tease Publishing (2007-2011)
Notes
[5 June 2007] Submissions by invitation only. Opening Oct 2007
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Torquere (2003-2016)
[Not Recommended]
[21 March 2008] Some blog discussion about communications and editing.
[24 Sep 2009] More reports from disgruntled authors suggesting uneven treatment and delays.
[9 Mar 2014] Reports of non-payment--added to NR list
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Tree Press
website
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Triskelion
website
Earning estimate: From 'Show me the Money": $270
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Twilight Fantasies
website
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Venus
website
[jan 24th, 2007] Reported unresponsive, possible irregularities and
non-payment. Many authors have recently left them. For more info see: here
and here.
[apr 2nd, 2007] Website down
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Whispers
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Notes
[Feb 06, 2009] Added
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