Recently, the rights to Winging It, book #2 of my paranormal YA trilogy, The Dragon Diaries, reverted to me. This means that the publisher can still sell their existing print stock of the book but not reprint more. It also means that their digital edition has been removed from sale.
In the case of this particular trilogy, the reversion of the books is based upon the number of units sold: when sales drop below a certain threshold, the books are eligible for reversion. Because I’d like to have the rights to other two books in the trilogy revert to me as well, I’ve removed the buy links here on my site to both Flying Blind and Blazing the Trail. You can still buy them, but I’d prefer you didn’t. Once I have the rights back to all three books–whenever that happens, and it might take a while–I’ll republish them in new editions.
The interesting wrinkle in this situation is that my publisher had sold subsidiary rights for both Flying Blind and Winging It to a second publisher based in the UK. That UK publisher never did acquire the rights to book #3, Blazing the Trail. Their edition of Winging It is the one on the left. It will remain available in some territories in both print and digital formats because that contract remains in effect. If you think this is a bit strange and confusing, you’re not alone! I’m sure things will be sorted into some kind of coherence eventually, so please stay tuned.
I’m so pleased to see authors take back the reins and reap the rewards of their talent.
I enjoyed the Dragon Diaries stories, as well as the Dragonfire novels. D you plan to write any more in the Diaries series?
Hi Marsha – Glad you enjoyed Zoe’s story! I’d really like to write more about those characters – they’ll be romances, though, not YA books, as I think the new generation need their HEA’s as well. Those books aren’t on my schedule just yet, but stay tuned. 🙂 Thanks for reading my books!