"Egmont Publishing, which put its U.S. division up for sale in October, has announced plans to close the unit. The move, the Danish publisher said in a release, comes after the division failed to establish a "market leading position" in the States, and attempts to sell the unit failed."
Egmont USA is throwing in the towel. For real. They are fleeing the states because it seems they aren't doing good enough to justify staying. They aren't a big enough name in the states so they say fuck it. If they are not making enough money to justify staying I understand but... This sucks, majorly, for all the employees currently working for Egmont but specially for the authors who had titles being released under Egmont. Now everybody is going to be hunting for a new job... and a new publisher.
So I've compiled below a list of Egmont's top hits, misses, and the titles I really want to get before they close up shop. Every title is linked to either a review or its Goodreads page. I seriously encourage every reader out there to go on an Egmont shopping spree because they had some really good titles that shouldn't be missed.
HOURGLASS! It is one of my favorite Egmont reads, as well as Shadow Prince (the SEQUEL!! Can't wait) and White Space (I am still thinking about how weird this title was months after reading it --in a good way-- horror-licious). The Dark Divine has lots of supporters (werewolves, religion!) and Siren is a really good mermaid read (better than many many others I have read).
The so so's:
Pretty good read, if not a bit forgettable.
The Titles I Will Buy Soon before they go out of print (maybe? Better not take chances...):
Spring 2015 Releases:
Every other title that had a release date for after spring has been (reportedly) scratched. I really hope that every author under Egmont USA finds a new home in a different publishing company. I wish them the best of luck (seriously, I need to read their sequels).