So back in 2016, I had three book published with a small press that is now closed (Torquere, not that it matters).
For a lot of reasons, I chose to self publish those books once the rights were returned, rather than querying and trying for a traditional publisher. All those books are either out now, or will be out by the end of the month.
How should I address this in my query? Right now it says something along the lines of, "My previous works include X, Y, and Z, published by Torquere." Should I say they are now self published? Should I just leave it and assume they know Torquere closed, since they were a fairly big name in indie/LGBTQ publishing? I feel like it reflects badly if I just say they are self published, to the point I'd be better leaving them off completely, but I also want them to know that while my publisher folded, I do still have books out in the world.