Back on January 9th, Tracy Weber was my guest for Cozy Wednesday. She shared with us how the closing of her publisher Midnight Ink was affecting her and that the future of her Downward Dog Series was uncertain. Yesterday she shared exciting news in her newsletter and with her permission, I am sharing it with you today.
Some of you already know this, but my publisher, Midnight Ink, is going to stop publishing new mysteries effective this summer. This has left me in limbo-ville about what would happen with my Downward Dog Mystery Series. This week, I got at least a partial answer.
Midnight Ink has agreed to give me back the rights for the first four books in the series. Books five and six will remain with them, at least for now. I’m optimistic that they will release those rights as well in a year or so.
What Does That Mean?
Basically, I can continue to write and self-publish the series. I could also try to sell it to a new publisher, but that is unlikely until I own the entire backlist. I’ve decided to start by self-publishing the first couple of books to gauge interest in the series. I have also started a novella (book 6.5) and I will likely self-publish it. This novella will tie together this series and a spinoff series I’m planning to write starring Rainbow, a new character in Murder Likes It Hot.
This is all essentially good news, but there’s a downside.
Within the next couple of weeks, Midnight Ink will declare books 1 – 4 “out of print,” meaning that until I self-publish them, they will be unavailable. There are still print copies at retailers, but the e-versions will disappear. I do plan to republish them with new covers and some editorial changes, but doing so will take time.
And the Good News?
The e-books are on sale, so you can get them mega cheap, if you buy soon. I also plan to purchase some paper copies to have in stock personally. You can purchase an autographed copy of any of my books from me directly at this link. Don’t wait, though, because when these copies are gone, they’re gone!
E-book readers and Amazon lovers, follow these links to get books 1 – 4 while you can!
Murder Strikes a Pose: $0.99 Kindle,
$13.89 paperback https://amzn.to/2D8mZCO
A Killer Retreat: $1.99 Kindle, $8.24 paperback https://amzn.to/2D4v7UN
Karma’s a Killer: $2.99 Kindle, $14.74 paperback https://amzn.to/2SjTibw
A Fatal Twist: $2.99 Kindle, $13.22 paperback https://amzn.to/2t2IEr9
And of course, the most recent two books are still available.
Pre-Meditated Murder: $9.59 Kindle, $10.99 paperback https://amzn.to/2D2atEP
Murder Likes it Hot: $9.59 Kindle, $12.84 paperback https://amzn.to/2DPBvk6
That’s All for Today!
As always, Ana and I appreciate your support! THANK YOU!
I am so happy this series can continue and you can see that if you are new to this series this is the perfect time to jump in and join the fun with Kate and Bella. Don’t wait! Just click on the links or book covers to order your copies today!