Bundoran Press Publishing House regrets to announce that it will cease operations by October 30th of this year. All of our contracted books have been published and no new contracts will be signed although we will continue to sell books on our website (www.bundoranpress.ca) and various e-book and audio platforms until that date.
All rights will revert to authors and editors at the end of October. However, authors have been given the option of requesting rights reversion at an earlier date. All requests will be implemented as rapidly as possible. Final royalty payments, if any, will be made at that time.
It’s been a great run. Since January 2013, when the current partnership took over the Press, we have published 4 anthologies and twenty novels and put tens of thousands of dollars in the hands of writers, artists, designers and other industry professionals. Over the years, Bundoran Press has garnered eleven Aurora nominations with two wins and had two Sunburst Award finalists as well.
Speaking on behalf of the publishers, Hayden Trenholm said: “Bundoran Press has always been a labour of love for all those involved in running it, both for my current partners, Mike Rimar and Elizabeth Westbrook-Trenholm, but also for the founders, Virginia O’Dine and Dominic Maguire. While we still love the press and our artists, we no longer have the emotional or financial resources to continue the struggle. Selling books as a small press has always been challenging but the last year has seen those challenges grow. The current pandemic was only the final blow.
“Science fiction is our conversation with the future but Bundoran Press can no longer be part of that dialogue. The field is strong in Canada and I know that others will step up to see it continue to grow and prosper.”