This should suffice to explain my rather cryptic post the other day. Marcher Lord Press has been sold:
Steve Laube has officially purchased Marcher Lord Press from Jeff Gerke. There will be a question and answer post on Monday, January 6th on Steve’s own site that we will link when the post is up.The official press is as follows:
STEVE LAUBE BUYS MARCHER LORD PRESS
(Phoenix, AZ) Steve Laube, president of The Steve Laube Agency, has agreed to purchase Marcher Lord Press, the premier publisher of Science Fiction and Fantasy for the Christian market. The sale was finalized on January 1, 2014. Laube has long been a champion of the genre, going back to his days as an acquisition editor at Bethany House Publishers. Jeff Gerke, the founder of Marcher Lord Press, said “I could not have found a better person to buy the company I started in 2008.”
Marcher Lord Press has a backlist of about 40 titles with many of them nominated or winning both Christy and Carol awards for being the best in their genre.
I certainly wish Mr. Laube great success with Marcher Lord. That being said, I will not be a part of it. I have reacquired all the publishing rights to the Selenoth and Quantum Mortis books and will be re-releasing them through the publishing arm of Alpenwolf.
Alpenwolf will continue to release hardcovers as well as ebooks and the books will continue to feature covers from the two artists who provided the six existing covers, JartStar and Kirk DuPounce.