12 days until the new year. 2009 has been a mixed bag of good and bad. I suppose all years are, but 09 seemed even more so. I anticipate even more major changes in 2010 too.
So what’s happening? It was a year ago that Samhain Publishing announced the purchase of Linden Bay Romance. That meant many changes for all of us, the biggest being Samhain’s decision to close Linden Bay’s virtual doors at the end of 09, which as I’ve mentioned, is upon us. What does this mean for me and my books? I am slowly working on getting the biggest sellers re-rereleased. Both Rough Stock and Unridden have found a new home at Samhain and at least some of my military books will end up there also beginning with Trey, the first story from Red Hot & Blue, releasing there in an expanded form in April ’10.
The rest of my backlist is up in the air. I am deciding whether to just let those books go out of print (both in eBook and print) next week, or if I will seek new homes for them. With my time and energy limited right now, it seems more logical to spend that time working on new books for the cowboy series, and making sure the military books are rewritten for re-release with Samhain. What does that mean for all of you? If you’ve had your eye on any of my trilogies, the more romantic comedy stuff featuring firemen or hot computer geeks, it may be now or never to get them. They’ve already been pulled from Fictionwise, Books on Board and ARe. They are still for sale at Linden Bay Romance .com though I am not sure for how much longer. If you search hard enough on Amazon they are still up in Kindle format for now, and some of the paperbacks are still around until they sell out. They are all still up at My Bookstore and More for now.
It’s a bittersweet time. I’ve had months to reconcile saying goodbye to my babies and the fact that I’ll go from an author with over 2 dozen published works to one with just a handful overnight. But to be perfectly honest, the time did help, and so did the absolutely phenomenal sales even my re-releases have been getting, that makes me realize my writing career is by no means over, but just taking off.
No tough sell here, just a heads up. I have no idea when the books will disappear from sale completely and I couldn’t let it happen without some sort of explanation. I’m still here, I’m still writing. No worries, just changes.
I bid happily goodbye to 2009 and welcome all that 2010 brings and wish you and yours all you could want. Here is what the first half of 2010 will bring from me to you…
BUCKED (STUDS IN SPURS BOOK 2-Samhain Publishing)
BLISS (Love’s Immortal Pantheon Vol 3-Tease Publishing))
PRIVATE LIES (28 Days of Heart Charity Campaign to benefit the American Heart Association-All Romance eBooks)
TREY (RED HOT & BLUE BOOK 1-Samhain Publishing)