Friday, February 20, 2015
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: MY FIRST NOVEL WILL BE OUT OF PRINT AT THE END OF THE MONTH
I just got the news this morning: Musa, the publisher of my first novel, is going out of business. There is no scandal, they're not in debt, there is nothing to see here. It's just that it's no longer financially feasible for them to continue doing business. This is effective at the end of the day on February 28, 2015. As a result, they will be taking all of their titles off of Amazon, Barnes & Noble and all the other places they sell ebooks from. STRIP will no longer be in print when they do this.
Right now, it's only available as an ebook, and that will only last until the end of the month. After that, it will be out of print, so if you want to read it, now's the time. Hell, it's even for sale at Musa's website. 80% off! How can you turn away from an ebook for $1.20? Get it here, while you still can.
If you're still on the fence about it, here's my favorite review. Take a look at Amazon for some customer reviews. There are even a few at Goodreads. If ultra-violent, hyper-sexed neo-noir is your thing, then you should really check it out and fast. You only have one week left.
It's not all bad news. To be fair, I was unhappy with the contract I signed. It's my fault, I know, but getting a physical print run would have required higher sales than I got. I overestimated the book's ability to get out there. This will free me up from the contract, and I think I'm going to bring it to Createspace for a physical run. It won't have the same awesome cover, since the name of Musa's imprint is on it, but I do have plans to re-release it. It's just going to be a while.
Nothing against Musa. They gave me a chance when others wouldn't, and I appreciate it. I wish everyone involved the best of luck in the future.