As I type this, I’m gearing up for TCAF on May 7th and 8th. I’m excited as hell. TCAF is my favourite show of the year. Hands down.
Jason and I will be there in person, shaking hands and selling books. In addition to the full New Reliable catalog, Jason will have copies of his 40 year project and I’ll have copies of my own series, Murder Book.
The floor map hasn’t been released yet, but should be on the site soon. So, please do keep an eye out.
TCAF will be the last show for New Reliable Press. After May, I’m officially hanging up my publisher gloves and New Reliable Press will cease to publish any new material. The NRP catalog will still be available for purchase online, although by the end of May I will be closing down the New Reliable shop and Poseur Ink will become the primary online source for NRP books. Jason has also started selling True Loves through his own online shop.
There are a myriad of reasons as to why I’m shutting things down. Part of it is that sales aren’t what they were when I started up in 2004. Part of is that I want to pursue my own creative work in comics (such as Murder Book). My own freelance work has also taken over and leaves me little time to devote to publishing. I don’t want to continue on without being able to focus my full attention to the books I publish — it’s not fair to the creators. So, instead, I’m closing up shop.
I want to thank everyone I’ve worked with over the past 6 years and everyone who’s supported New Reliable. I’m proud of the books that we’ve put out and am thrilled to have had the chance to work with so many talented people.
Please, be cool and continue to support small press. Check the publishers linked under “Other Publishers” in the sidebar. They all deserve your business.