I’ve been chronicalling the transfer of my creative writing textbook A Writers’ Craft between publishers. When I signed the contract, it was with Palgrave, and by the time the book came out, they were officially part of Macmillan International Higher Ed, and it was soon shifted over to their imprint Red Globe Press. This summer, I got the news that Red Globe Press had been acquired by Bloomsbury, so I’ve been following the book’s journey to its new home, from Macmillan, to a separate Red Globe Press site, and now to its new home at Bloomsbury.
Mind you, I didn’t have to do anything other than watch it happen, keep up with the occasional email from the press, and update my links on this site and social media to reflect the changing reality. Now I need to scour the web for old links and try to get them updated where I can — my Amazon author page, Goodreads, my page at The W, etc. And I have to get used to being with what feels like a bigger press. Bloomsbury is certainly bigger than Red Globe, and probably bigger than Macmillan International Higher Ed, though I doubt they’re bigger than the parent company, Macmillan.
In looking around the Creative Writing pages at Bloomsbury, I saw that A Writer’s Craft is on the fifth page, out of 12, of creative writing books, and that I’m in good company with friends like Stephanie Vanderslice’s The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life, Trent Hergenrader’s Collaborative Worldbuilding for Writers and Gamers, and Graeme Harper’s The Desire to Write. And I just learned I can get an author discount on any of their books, so I may explore some titles I don’t already own! I also found that I’m on page 51 out of 56 on their list of authors whose names start with D.
I do have a few other things I’ll need to do, like update my author photo and maybe update the author bio if they let me. But for the most part, I’ve been able to sit back and watch the process happen, and look forward to whatever changes this brings in the life of my book. Anyone who teaches and is interested in an exam copy should go to Bloomsbury for that now. Other than that, the book is available through all the usual sources.