The Riptide Affair

March 16, 2018

Dear readers of this blog,

Like so many others already have done, I am aware of all that has been going on lately in the world of Romance, and specifically around Riptide Publishing. I have been working with Riptide promoting their books for years now and they have never treated me wrong in any way.

I really do sympathise with everyone who feels they have been wronged, but the discussion needs to be somewhere else. My blog is not the place for this and therefore I will not allow any comments or posts smearing Riptide or any author, reader, blogger or whatever else. I have already deleted several comments in this matter and I will continue to do so. Normal comments will of course still be allowed.

I have spoken with Riptide and they assured me everything is being taken care of. I will continue working with them on blog tours in the future, and trust in the fact they will do whatever is necessary to get things right again. I do not condone discrimination in any way and the people responsible should be dealt with. But, as a gay man myself, I have never felt Riptide Publishing thought less of me or treated me badly.

So please do not discuss these matters here, do it where it is supposed to happen, directly with Riptide and their people.

Sincerely,

Martijn

 

2 Comments

  • H.B. March 16, 2018 at 19:48

    Nicely said Marijin. I’ve been seeing the same posts and issues on other review blogs and while I understand the issue with Riptide it does not excuse spreading more discord in the community. I am upset for those who have been effected by Riptide and how they handled issues. But Riptide is not unlike any other business/corporation (big or small). They’ve owned their mistake and have made statements along with many review blogs and author blog stating where they will go from here.

    • Martijn March 16, 2018 at 19:49

      Thank you, I felt it necessary to make a point and I am glad you understand my point.

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