“Vantage Press relocated to Great Barrington, Massachusetts in July while retaining editorial staff in new sublet Manhattan office space, both in an effort to reduce costs. But in November, I am sorry to report, Vantage Press was forced to suspend operations pending a reorganization, sale, or liquidation. There will be more notification in the near future.”
Since our first report on Friday, the company’s Facebook page, available then, has also been removed.
The Facebook Vantage Press Authors – Together Group has been launced.
Vantage Press, formed in 1949, was one of the oldest running self-publishing services, and following new ownership in 2009 under David Lamb, it launched two trade publishing imprints. It is unclear what part Vantage Point and Andover Press will play in any sale or liquidation. Both imprints ‘ websites are still visible on the Internet.
What is clear is that the sudden closure of Vantage Press has left many of its authors high and dry and a further sign that the hayday of self-publishing providers with a paper-centric model is dead and buried.