Okay, the title is a rip off from Star Wars ;-) but it's so appropriate for the release of my book, Altered Destiny.
Altered Destiny had a shelf life of about 14 days before the publisher it was at went belly up. Did they know they were going to go belly up when they bought the book? I think they did. But a little known fact is that regardless of the Bankruptcy clauses in your contract, bankruptcy laws take precedence. Those laws dictate that the intellectual property the publisher has contract to is an asset in a bankruptcy case and, as such, can be used to offset any debts the publisher has. The publisher had plenty of debt.
In other words, I and the other authors with 'intellectual property' at the publisher were at the mercy of the courts. But we banded together, just like the rebels in Star Wars, and fought for our rights. In the end, we did get the rights to our 'intellectual property' back.
That was only half the battle. It's really hard to find a publisher who'll take an already published novel, particularly one that's cross genre. You see, Altered Destiny is a futuristic, but it's not. It's a time travel, but, well, not really. It's a fantasy, but not so much. Publishers like to be able to peg just where a story would go in their line up. Can't blame them for that.
What is Altered Destiny? Altered Destiny is a romance. It's a story of despair, hope, courage and love and the two main characters find their way to a well deserved Happy Ever After.
But lately I've been watching a lot of authors publishing their back lists with success. So I've decided to go that route for Altered Destiny. I'm delighted to announce that it's currently available as an ebook on the Amazon Kindle and on the B/N Nook.