PROVO, UT—It is with deep sadness that we are announcing the closing of Jolly Fish Press (JFP). For nearly five years, JFP has been a beacon of inspiration to many in the publishing industry; we’ve opened up doors to authors, editors, designers, publicists, and illustrators alike, providing them with a platform on which their dreams of establishing themselves in the industry could be realized.
Date: October 17, 2016
Subject: Jolly Fish Press to close its doors after 5 years
JFP has accomplished much. We’ve helped our authors get copies of their books into the hands of readers. We are extremely proud and grateful for the immense contributions and efforts our employees and interns have put in through these five amazing years—we could not have done it without them. The hard work and commitment of our creative and publicity teams, and the talents of our editors, interns, and designers are what allowed us to continue publishing quality and beautiful books thus far. But even with a collection of note-worthy and great books in our catalog and future lineup, we have not generated sufficient revenues to make the business viable.
After a long process of seeking investors who believe in our company and what we aim to achieve, we have, unfortunately, failed to secure the funds necessary to grow and move the company forward. While JFP has great propensity to becoming a serious competitor in the industry, the lack of financial investment prohibits us from reaching our potential. We have approached the point where we can no longer sustain our business.
JFP is ceasing business effective October 31, 2016. All rights to our titles will be reverted by October 31, 2016. Book production will stop effective immediately.