Heather Hawkins, on again, off again publicist for Search4e released a statement on behalf of [truecrimepress.com True Crime Press] formally severing their relationship with S4e.
What is puzzling if whether this spells the official end of the game or merely acknowledges the loss of funding that became very evident late last year. TCP is the game related website affiliated with Bizincu, the New York business that provided much of the early support for Search4e.
Contact: Heather Hawkins
For Immediate Release
New York (March 22, 2003) — It is with deep regret that True Crime Books announces that it is ending all formal ties with the Ed Sobian case. Effective immediately True Crime Books will cease to have any further financial or legal arrangements with the website [www.search4e.org search4e.org], which was established to create public interest in the investigation. The partnership with its principals, first announced in September 2002, is dissolved. This decision was not taken lightly. However, because of current developments, a sponsorship of this kind no longer fits in with the company’s long-term business strategy. We believe that we should focus exclusively on publishing high quality books in keeping with the original vision of our late publisher, Owen G. McCleary.
All of us at True Crime Books value our relationship with our authors and so this decision should not be construed as reflecting any change in our association with James Pitt. We will continue to proudly publish his books just as we have done in the past and wish him every success in the future.