ALERT: Five Star Publishing to Close

ALERT: Five Star Publishing to Close

I was notified last week by an author who wants to publish his future books with BookLocker. His previous books were published by Five Star Publishing. He said he’d heard they were closing.

I did some digging and, sure enough, they are. This article was published by Thorndike Press. Five Star appears to be one of Thorndike Press’ imprints. They tout the fact that Five Star published “award winning original Western literature” but that clearly didn’t keep them in business. Thorndike says they’ll be focusing on large print publishing…which I guess is making them more money than Westerns.

This is just another example of how things are rapidly changing in the traditional publishing world. Five Star Publishing was in business for 27 years. What a shame.

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Angela Hoy is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, the author of 19 books, and the co-owner of BookLocker.com (one of the original POD publishers that still gets books to market in less than a month), PubPreppers.com (print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish), and Abuzz Press (the publishing co-op that charges no setup fees).

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2 Responses to "ALERT: Five Star Publishing to Close"

  1. KAYSWELL  September 23, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Awsome article and straight to the point. I don’t know if this is truly the best place to ask but do you folks have any thoughts on where to employ some professional writers? Thanks in advance 🙂

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