One of Hallmark’s main divisions simply shut down, and other people on social media cannot cease speaking concerning the sudden change.
Hallmark Publishing Has Closed Down
Hallmark Publishing, which was identified for releasing books that had been typically made into Hallmark motion pictures, has closed its doorways.
Publishers Lunch reported on October 14 that Hallmark Publishing had confirmed it was closing.
A spokesperson informed Publishers Lunch: “We are exiting the Hallmark Publishing enterprise to focus our sources on different areas of the corporate that we imagine will drive our future progress.”
Hallmark Publishing’s Twitter account has not made any updates concerning the closure.
This adopted a report two days earlier from Publishers Lunch, noting that the corporate had informed a variety of authors about what was taking place in an e-mail.
Former government editor of Hallmark Publishing, Stacey Donovan, shared the complete story on Twitter concerning the e-mail that was despatched out.
According to the Publishers Lunch story, a variety of authors acquired an e-mail telling them: “The choice relies on the most effective pursuits of Hallmark Media. This means we won’t tackle any new titles. We perceive this may occasionally come as irritating information, however our enterprise focus dictated this choice.”
According to the story, some authors had been informed by way of Facebook quite than e-mail, and it wasn’t sure what would occur to books presently pending publication.
Author Lacey Baker tweeted her emotions concerning the information.
She wrote, “I used to be wanting ahead to sharing WISH UPON A CHRISTMAS STAR in Fall ’23. But I’m optimistic I’ll discover a residence for this touching vacation story…”
Romance writer Cassidy Carter additionally shared her ideas on Twitter. She wrote, partly, “the chance to publish my titles with Hallmark was a blessing, and I’m grateful and pleased with the work I did there.”
She wrote that she hoped to discover a new residence for 2 of her books “within the close to future.”
Author Tracy Gardner wrote that Hallmark had agreed to publish her debut novel, proper after she had determined to stop writing, so she is going to at all times be grateful to Hallmark.
The Executive Editor Has Started a Private Book Coaching Agency
The closure got here after government editor Stacey Donovan (who additionally goes by Bryn Donovan on Twitter) left Hallmark Publishing in September, Publishers Lunch reported. Donovan had initially pitched the thought for a publishing division to Hallmark, and it was launched 5 years in the past.
In a tweet on September 29, Donovan shared, “I’m very pleased with all I’ve achieved within the exec editor/inventive director position at Hallmark Publishing, but it surely’s been a horrible pressure. I’m beginning a brand new chapter.”
She’s beginning a brand new personal e-book teaching and content material technique company that features e-book enhancing and proofreading, she announced. The company known as “Lucky Author.”
Donovan shared extra particulars on her web site, sharing that Hallmark Publishing had hit a variety of bestseller lists whereas she helmed the division.
She wrote, “I’ve cherished working with authors and designers, and there are a number of individuals at Hallmark Channel that I hope to be mates with without end. However, we had such a tiny crew (till final February, I used to be the one full-time worker on the enterprise) that it was an actual pressure. I’ve numerous posts about particular chapters of my publishing expertise sitting in drafts, and who is aware of…perhaps they will keep there without end.”
She added that she and her husband launched her new firm, Lucky Author, collectively.