Sunday, June 15, 2014
AuthorHouse, who had my first five novels for sale became a Penguin/Random House subsidiary. I received a call from our Amazon rep, AH removed all of my books from Amazon in digital form. That was a shock, because they were selling pretty well as backlist books. I owned the rights to all of them, so I finally did what I had been postponing. I cancelled AH, warning them they were no longer allowed to sell anything of mine.
The bad news was I had to quit writing my new novel while making new covers, formatting, and line editing my backlist books. So far I have four finished and back on the market: PEACE, SOTELLO, CASSERINE, and AMERICAN MUTANT. I’m working on AMERICAN SURVIVAL now, and I’ll be able to work on Rick Cantelli P.I. Book III: Into the Darkness again. I had 40,000 words done in the new novel already, and it was a pain to leave it in order to republish my backlist under the RJ Parker Publishing, Inc. banner. I know RJ and I will do much better with them, but it was an endeavor I had not planned on doing right away. I’m nearly having to rewrite American Survival, but it’s great getting this monumental task behind me. Amazon is happy, because they’re all in the Prime program now. Anyway, that’s news this Fathers Day. :)