The topsy-turvy world continues…

I’m now allowed to announce some stuff, as legal restrictions have been taken off.

I received a rather impersonal and rude e-mail a few weeks ago, claiming that I needed to stop using the name Morrígan Books or I would be taken to court, as there was already a Morrigan Books in Ireland and had been since 1979.

As my plan was to use Morrígan Books as the imprint, I hadn’t done a full company check and had a brief panic, seeing the business ready to go out of business before I began (that was before wiser souls than I assured me there wouldn’t be a problem).

And what did I find when I searched through the records? Not only was the company not officially registered as Morrígan Books but they were listed as Morrigan and Morrigan Booksellers in two different listings. They also had been forced out of business in 1999 and re-established under a new name.

To save from this happening again I have patented the name Morrígan Books and guess who will be getting an e-mail shortly?

Unfortunately the direction went the other way with Gilgamesh Press, as there had been a mix up in documents and they had ‘misplaced’ paperwork over at the authority I have dealt with and it appears an English company have protected the name Gilgamesh and so i can’t legally have it as my company. However, I can have it as the imprint, as the other company don’t do books.

Confused yet?

Nevermind Gary McMahon‘s book How to Make Monsters has a new cover, and rather fine we think it is too!

Oh and I have been doing the tax return for one year in business and just so you know:

Eneit Press/Morrigan Books/Gilgamesh Press finished the tax year 19,000 kr in debt (that’s $4,000 AUD, $3,900 USD and £1,900 Sterling) Cool huh? *gulps* (that’s before the SFX ad by the way!)


About Mark S. Deniz

English teacher, writer, editor, publisher, reviewer and blogger. Founder of publishing company, Morrigan Books and imprint, Gilgamesh Press and editor-in-chief for review site, Beyond Fiction. Also cycles, plays floorball, listens to lots and lots of music, reads a ton of books and tries to fit in some TV, film and writing too. View all posts by Mark S. Deniz

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