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Last year I released two Halloween stories, Toy Soldier (Cauldron of Tales Anthology) and To Die Tonight. Those books were being written, contracted, and/or edited about this time a year. With Toy Soldier it was a fun and happy experience as a few of my fellow authors and friends came together and decided to self publish this little collection of stories. I enjoyed every minute of working with my girls on producing this little project. We all pitched in with edits, and promo, and although the anthology didn't make us a ton of money, the warm memories will always remain.
After a year, I'm saddened to say that our joint project has been pulled and our rights returned back to all of us. Yup, Toy Soldier, my little short story of a toy come to life, is no longer available for purchase. I recently read over Toy Soldier as I considered publishing it elsewhere, but I feel the story needs to be extended and improved, and I don't have enough time to do so in time for this Halloween.
And then, Noble announced they are exiting the industry and returning rights back to author. Needless to day, I'm happy as a clam to have my little book back. I don't know what I'll do with it, and I don't know if it will come out this Halloween or will I have to wait for next year, but I'm also out of a contract that I had regretted signing.
It's kinda strange how two different stories, one with a happy experience, the other not so much, both came back to me in search of a new home.
At least you got your rights back. That's half the battle right there. I'm waiting for the day when I get my rights back. I've been holding back sequels. I think I can do better on my own than with the publishers.ReplyDelete
PS You know your blog feed is not coming through on my reader. You're the second person (that I know of) whose feed didn't transfer. Makes me wonder who else I'm missing.
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