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Friday, December 20, 2013

Cold Blooded

I have the digital rights back for my novel COLD BLOODED, first published by Wild Child Publishing. I am very happy to have it back in my control. My partner, RJ Parker and I already have it up on Amazon under the RJ Parker Publishing banner. I will write a sequel for it sometime next year. My partner has already managed to drop the novel down into terrific rankings for the first time ever. When I signed the contract for COLD BLOODED with Wild Child Publishing, I had this newbie's perspective they actually did something to earn the 60 percent cut they took. That nonsense was quickly resolved when I received a list of things I was supposed to do to market the novel. While I didn't mind doing my part, I found out quickly WCP did absolutely nothing. I look forward to writing the sequel, and possibly another series to add on to my others: HARD CASE and RICK CANTELLI, P.I. 

I learned a lot about the publishing world from WCP, and I'm grateful for it. The experience convinced me I would never ever seek representation from an agent or a mainstream publisher. What RJ Parker and I have done over the past year has been the most exciting time of my writing career. RJ is without doubt the most gifted marketer I have ever encountered. He also writes chilling True Crime, and is the winner of the World Book Awards 2012 for True Crime. He has just published a Serial Killer Anthology with big name authors. I think we're going to have a very interesting year ahead on the Amazon marketplace. COLD BLOODED first brought RJ and I together. He reviewed COLD BLOODED for me, and loved it. It is still his favorite book of mine. Now, we own it, a great exclamation point on an exciting venture.  :)


Charles Gramlich said...

Still my favorite of your works.

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

Thanks, Charles. It's still RJ's favorite too. I'm going to try to finish sequels to HARD CASE, RICK CANTELLI, and COLD BLOODED by mid summer.

Vesper said...

This is great news, Bernard! I love "Cold Blooded". Now you can sell it properly.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! My very best wishes to you and your family.

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

I remember you were one of a very small group to first read Cold Blooded, V. You were always afraid I'd hurt Deke the dog. :) I hope you have a great New Year, my friend.