I’ve sat on this news for several months while things got hashed out–legal contracts take some time to negotiate and get sorted out–but I can finally announce my exciting news to the world!
But Publisher’s Marketplace failed to mention the most important part: This is a PRINT ONLY DEAL.
So what does this mean? It means that bookstores will now be more willing to stock my Rose Gardner Mystery series on their bookshelves! Less than a handful of bookstores will carry my self-published books because of return policies, discoverability, and the high wholesale price for POD books. But now Crooked Lane’s sales staff will actively promote Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes, Twenty-Nine and a Half Reasons, and Thirty and a Half Excuses to bookstores. Twenty-Eight will be available in August, Twenty-Nine in September, and Thirty in October.
What else does this mean for the future of my Rose Gardner series? Nothing changes.