I’ve been holding back on a bit of good news for a while. Back in July I got all the rights back for my first novel, The Third! Because I was neck deep in rewrites and edits for The Time Seller I didn’t have time to really celebrate or do anything with my newly acquired publishing rights but now I’m working full bore on getting the second edition of the book out before the end of the year. (And, yes, I’m writing the sequel to the The Time Seller. More on that in a later post.)
The only down side, if there really is a down side to getting my rights back, is that I got several hundred copies of unsold inventory for The Third. I gave some copies away to friends and family who hadn’t read it and sold some copies on my online store for $1 but in the end I ended up dumping the copies the publisher gave me.
Because I’m getting a new cover done as well as making some minor tweaks and edits to the text. The new cover will fit the dark feel of the book better. Besides three-quarters of my book sales nowadays are of the ebook variety—the exact opposite of when The Third came out seven years(!) ago. It pains me to throw away books but there was simply no way I could have gotten rid of that many copies on my own.
I’m excited to move forward with this new edition and its sequel. (Yes, I’m writing a sequel!)
Details with an exact release date of the second edition of The Third will be coming soon.
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More updates to come.