It’s done! All of my historical romances and paranormal romances destined to be enrolled in KDP Select are there!
I’m very happy to share the news that all of the rights to the Dragon Diaries have reverted to me. Phew! That took a while. Three years ago, most of the rights to this YA trilogy reverted to me, but English Commonwealth rights for the first two books had been licensed to another publisher and that deal was still in place. Those rights have now reverted, so all the rights are mine again. (Yay!)
You might remember that I licensed the original cover art from the artist, so that my editions would look similar to the original editions – and people wouldn’t think they were new books. Here’s a blog post on the Dragonfire site about that.
Secondly, I’ve made those books available via all my usual portals and distributors—some of them allow less control over geographic territories, so I couldn’t publish my editions there in case they infringed on the subrights deal. There are more links on the landing pages now.
Thirdly, I asked Amazon to link my ebook editions with the print editions from the other publishers. They retain the right to sell their existing print stock, which is standard and customary, so the books might as well be linked. There are also reviews on the print editions from their ebook editions, so my Amazon product pages look a little better with more reviews.
There seems to be a lot of print stock available so I’m not going to rush in to make print editions of these books myself. I’m thinking that next year, I may do a series bundle and make that available in trade paperback. If you have feelings either way about this, please let me know.
Finally, it means I can think about revisiting those characters and adding to their stories. I never add to works to which I don’t hold all of the rights – I learned my lesson about that – so having these books back means I can think about Jared and Zoë again. This gives me joy.
And please join me in a happy dance today!
There’s a wonderful new review for Dragon’s Mate posted at The Reading Cafe! Here’s a taste: “The detailed premise is heart breaking, engrossing, dramatic and intense; the characters are numerous, energetic, and impassioned; the romance is seductive and edgy.”
Read the entire review HERE.
Learn more about Dragon’s Mate HERE.
KOBO has a buy-one-get-one-free sale on science fiction and fantasy titles for the entire month of January, including paranormal romance and urban fantasy. You’ll find my entire Prometheus Project series included in the sale (Fallen, Guardian, Rebel and Abyss) as well as four Dragonfire Novels (Kiss of Fury, Kiss of Fate, Winter Kiss and Whisper Kiss) and two Dragons of Incendium books (Wyvern’s Prince and Wyvern’s Warrior.) The sale is supported in the major English language geos – US, UK, CA, AU and NZ – and there are separate landing page links for each geo.
Shop the KOBO BOGO Sale!
This year, I’m determined to get ahead of my publication schedule, so that books are done and loaded well in advance of publication. This will make it easier for me to plan and also to promote those books. This means I need to delay publication on some things. In future, I won’t tell you what I’m working on until it’s loaded for pre-order (and done). So, we’re in a little transition phase.
First up, the publication date for Bad Case of Loving You moved to April 16.
Next, One Knight’s Return‘s publication date moved to May 21.
What goes in the gaps?
Under the Mistletoe will be a September release. It makes more sense to publish a Christmas book in the fall than in the spring, after all. I’ll give you the links once it’s loaded at the portals. Chynna’s story will be the last Secret Heart Ink book
Here Be Dragons will be a July release, one way or the other. Again, I’ll give you the links once it’s loaded at the portals.
What comes after that? I’ll tell you once the links are live! I have so many covers that I’ve already commissioned, but might do something entirely new.