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BORROWING ALEX Large Print Sale!

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Yoo-hoo! Large Print English-language rights to BORROWING ALEX have been sold to F.A. Thorpe in England for their Linford Romance line! These are the same folks who just published HEAD OVER HEELS in large print (scroll down the blog to catch a glimpse at the cover).

The Large Print edition of BORROWING ALEX will release in the next 18 months. The Large Print edition of HEAD OVER HEELS is now available from Amazon, if you’re so inclined.

Head Over Heels Large Print Sale!

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Woot! HEAD OVER HEELS is coming out in large print! I’ve accepted an offer from Ulverscroft in England for large print softcover world rights in the English language. So if you’re a German publisher and you want to buy large print German rights, no problem, those and other languages remain available.

Not that I think publishers are peeking at my website, but you never know. That’s how I sold BORROWING ALEX to Greece and HEAD OVER HEELS to Japan, after all. Those publishers came looking.

In the case of Ulverscroft, I queried like normal. So I went looking for them, and I was surprised to hear after only four months, which is very short in trad publishing land. šŸ™‚

I am excited that HEAD OVER HEELS will be my first book out in large print, so people with vision problems who still prefer paper books can read and enjoy it.

The book will be published in the next 18 months and placed in libraries in England and also some in North America,Ā plus in other institutions for visually challenged readers.

Go, HOH!

Two New Audiobooks!

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Deceiving Derek and Catching Claire are now available as audiobooks from One Acre Audio! I found out quite by accident, as the publisher uploads to Audible and then Audible determines the release date. We expected the short stories to release on audio maybe next week. However, a reader alerted me over the weekend that she had already purchased her copies from iTunes. So I checked, and yep, the audiobooks are up!

Here are some quick and easy links:

Deceiving Derek – Audible
Deceiving Derek – iTunes

Catching Claire – Audible
Catching Claire – iTunes

Both shorts are narrated by Ariana Westfield.

By the way, pop by on Wednesday. I’ll have a little surprise. šŸ˜‰

AudioLark Taking Questions at Romance University

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Today my audio publisher, Jennifer Fedderson of AudioLark, is talking about Listen Up! Romance Audio Books Increase Author Profits over at Romance University. She asked both myself, as the author of Where She Belongs (which she is giving away on her blog post at RU), and Renee Chambliss, the narrator of two of my three books on audio,Ā to pop in and also contribute descriptions of our parts in the process.

If you’re at all interested in getting your books into audio, or if you love reading audiobooks and want a look inside the process, please pop over.

Audio News

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

I am thrilled to announce that I’ve sold the audio rights to WHERE SHE BELONGS to AudioLark, which published the audiobooks of HEAD OVER HEELS and BORROWING ALEX.

Renee Chambliss, who narrated BORROWING ALEX, is also the narrator for WHERE SHE BELONGS. The audiobook should be available from AudioLark and third party sites like Audible, iTunes and Overdrive in mid-March. That’s the tentative release date. I’ll let you know if things change.

Meanwhile, the BORROWING ALEX audiobook has hitherto only been available from the AudioLark website, but now isĀ in the queue to upload to Audible, iTunes and Overdrive.

I am very excited about getting both BORROWING ALEX and WHERE SHE BELONGSĀ onto Audible. HEAD OVER HEELS has done very well there for sales, and hopefully my other two books will measure up.

Meantime, I’m finishing up the second of five shortĀ stories in an romantic comedy series I intend to self-publish. I’ll take a break between stories 2 and 3 to write a short for Penny. At least, that’s the plan for now. We’ll see how Elle Muse cooperates.

How are things going in your corner of the world?

I’m Big in Japan!

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Well, maybe not “big.” But I’m in Japan! Rather, my books are. Rather, HEAD OVER HEELS is.

Last week, I received a pleasant surprise. A registered letter containing a royalty check for the first Manga (Japanese comic book) print run of HEAD OVER HEELS. This was on top of the advance I received nearly two years ago. Which means the first print run earned out the advanceā€”and then some. You could have knocked me over with a toothpick.

A day later, I received a registered package containing my author copies. And I love them! I only have a handful, and they’re going to immediate family and moi. I must keep track of myself for posterity, you know. People have been asking me where they can buy the Manga version of HEAD OVER HEELS. The only place I know of is Amazon Japan. Yep, check it out, I’m there all official-like. And, well, I’m pretty sure the comic is also available in bookstores in Japan.

If I ever find out the Manga version of my first book is available in North America, have no fear, I shall scream it from my blog. In the meantime, enjoy these photos (if you look real close, you can see my name on the back coverā€”the second photo).

 

It was such a rush “reading” my book back to front, seeing the Japanese characters and the wonderful illustrations. If I had more than 3 copies left to my name (after giving away the others to aforesaid family members), I’d crack the spine of one and scan a couple of inside pages. But I don’t have more than 3 copies left to my name, so I’m not going to destroy ANY of them for the sake of the blog. You’ll just have to take my word that the illustrations match up to the story. I have no idea if the text does, though, because I can’t read Japanese.

This is such a thrill for me, because this sale to Ozhora is another testament that HEAD OVER HEELS is The Little Book that Could.