If you haven’t already heard, All Romance eBooks has just announced that they are going out of business on 31 December 2016 and giving readers a very small window of opportunity to download their books. That’s right, you only have three more days to download the books in your libraries.
If this seems unfair and like thievery, well you’re not alone in feeling so. Not everyone will have time to download all the books they purchased. Plus, ARe is only paying authors 10 cents on the dollar for the books they sold in the last four months.
Advice for Authors: Inactivate your books to avoid any additional sales ,but do not remove the files since this will remove the book from people’s libraries.
Advice for Everyone: Spread the word about ARe’s closure so that as many people as possible can gather their books off the site. If you are loosing money from purchases or advertising, do not go quietly. ARe was actively selling advertisement spots for 2017 up to five days before their announced closure, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a lawsuit. However, in the meantime U.S. residents can file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau.