Ring of Fire Press, the publishing company founded by the late Eric Flint, is closing. Flint’s widow Lucille Robbins posted:
Our Fellow Members of the Ring of Fire Press Family,
It has taken the staff and the family to both assess and absorb the sad passing of our friend and mentor, Eric Flint. In the wake of his passing, we have looked at the financial realities of the publisher 1632, Inc. as a company and its future without Eric as the visionary and driving force behind the press.
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the publisher 1632, Inc. must cease all operations and release all staff and consultants. This is not what we wanted or expected to happen but, unfortunately the publisher 1632, Inc. is not sustainable.
Eric Flint’s Ring of Fire Press will be working with each of their authors to revert their creative rights. A caretaker volunteer will be reaching out to authors in order to help facilitate the transfer and answer any questions you have.
We here at 1632, Inc. are so very sorry things have come to this.
Ring of Fire Press was founded in 2013 to publish online magazine Grantville Gazette, with stories and serialized novels set in Flint’s 1632 series. In 2018, the press began releasing full novels set in that world as well. Flint later expanded the range of the press and began to publish works unrelated to the series, producing over 100 titles by authors including Virginia DeMarce, Paula Goodlett & Gorg Huff, Garrett W. Vance, and many more.
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