The future of the Heven and Hell series…
|July 30, 2012||Posted by Cambria under Heven and Hell series|
Today I am bringing some news about the Heven and Hell series. There have been/are going to be a lot of behind the scene changes in with the series and up until now I have been fairly quiet about it all.
I haven’t been quiet because it’s bad news – it’s not! Mainly I just wanted to be sure everything would go the way I thought… basically I was waiting to see if things would fall into place. I don’t like to make announcements to my fans and then change things again. When I tell you all something I want you all to be able to count on that as the final word. Lol.
Unfortunately in publishing sometimes things change – some things are out of my hands. (like how long it takes a book to get through the printer and show up for sale online – lol)
So, with that being said here is the news flash:
Back in June I got word from my publisher, Otherworld Publications that they were going to be closing their doors. Of course, I was bummed because I enjoyed working with them but then immediately I thought, where does that leave Heven and Sam? Where does that leave my books and the fans that are waiting for Tirade (book 3)?
I began thinking about what I wanted to do. Basically, I had two options:
1) Find another publisher or agent
2) Publish the books on my own
I have been down this road before and obviously, I went with a publisher. But that publisher took a very long time to find. I went through a heinous (I love that word) amount of rejections to get to a yes. How many you ask? Well between Masquerade and my other unpublished series (a werewolf series) I have about 100 rejections (mostly from agents). It took 6 months to hear back from my current publisher with a yes. Maybe I could find another publisher faster this time around because I had some sales numbers to back me up but to be honest the idea of searching made me exhausted, LOL.
I started looking back into self publishing (I looked into it before I found my publisher – I was getting tired of hearing NO – lol) and that made me tired too. LOL. Hey, just keeping in real peeps.
Then, I got an offer from a publishing house that I knew – Actually I got 3 contracts from them. One for Masquerade, one for Charade and one for Tirade. I was excited and got to reading the contracts and while they were great contracts I just decided that it would be better for me to go my own way.
This is where I start singing “Go my own way…” excuse me while I dance….
Whew! I’m back. That was fun. Where was I… oh yeah, publishing.
So that’s what I decided. I have decided to republish the series under my name. As of TODAY Before, Masquerade, Between and Charade will not be on sale… they are taken down from Amazon, etc. (It makes me sad a little, lol).
BUT the books WILL be coming back up as soon as I can get them pushed through Amazon. It will only take me a few days. Then ALL the ebooks will be available again. The print versions of Charade and Masquerade will take a little longer for me to get through the printer but they will be coming back as well. J
This changes nothing with Tirade and Bewtiched my upcoming releases. They will still be out as planned, in paperback and ebook. I will be announcing the release dates later this week.
So if you would all please bear with me while I go through this transition I would very much appreciate it. I will update everyone when the books are back up and ready to buy once more!
Thank you all!