Hey all, it's been a crazy week already. That's because I'm doing something completely different from the usual "sit down and think of ways for my characters to vanquish imps, demons and other supernatural nasties." Instead of writing, I'm tackling the other end of the process - publishing.
As many of you may know, my publisher for the Accidental Demon Slayer books has been having trouble distributing books and paying authors. Dorchester wasn't meeting its contractual obligations, so after thinking long and hard on it, I decided to take back the rights to my December release, The Last of the Demon Slayers.
I have to tell you, it's the strangest feeling to be back in control of my December book. As I was telling my agent, there are days when I can barely find my car keys. But I owed it to the book and my readers.
The Last of the Demon Slayers is a great addition to the series. I'm so stinking proud of how all of the elements came together on this one - Lizzie, the biker witches, Pirate, Flappy the dragon.
And I've gotten a mountain of email from readers wondering what is happening. Will the book come out? The answer is yes. The book needs to be out there. And since I have the files, we don't even have to wait until December.
I've turned everything over to Amazon and they are going to release The Last of the Demon Slayers on Friday, October 15. It will start as an ebook, and then go to paperback a few weeks later. We're still working on a date for that paperback release. But even if you don't have an e-reader, you can still get the book on Kindle for PC (what I use) or Kindle for Mac.
It's not posted yet, but it should be up there any time. I also have a new cover, since the publisher owns the old cover. It was done by Kim at Hot Damn Designs. That's her own medieval sword in the picture. I so want a sword like that. My old publisher has promised to take down the old listing from Amazon, and I hope it doesn't cause any confusion in the mean time.
Come Friday, Lizzie and the gang will be on their way to readers, full speed ahead on a new adventure. And that's what it's all about.