I love to write trilogies and look forward to sharing my upcoming Taylor Sisters trilogy for Harlequin Special Edition line in 2020, but that’s a blog for another day.
Today, I’m making a point about hanging around with the same publisher (Harlequin) for over thirteen years. After so long, one of the perks is a long backlist.
The beauty of a backlist is, the books have expiration dates when the author can ask to get them back. Which leads me to why I’m blogging.
Any author will tell you that of all their books there are always one or two that they hold a little closer to their heart. That’s how I feel about an entire trilogy I wrote for the Medical Romance line in 2009, which was published in 2010. It was set in Santa Barbara on the California coast, in a beautiful Victorian house turned medical clinic. Of course, that trilogy was never branded or promoted as a trilogy by the publisher, and it sold accordingly. >clears throat<
That’s where the backlist is such a blessing for any enterprising author. I asked (begged) for my rights back for each book in that trilogy as the contract expiration drew near, and surprisingly was able to get the North American Rights returned for all three. Yippee! But North America meant I could only sell the books is US and Canada. Which is actually a good thing, since there is a huge digital untapped audience here who has never heard of me or my books.
For those in the UK and Europe (Maybe even Australia) I’m here to tell you that all three books are still available in original digital format. In fact, the book I’m specifically talking about today is also getting republished in France in September as Un Bébé, Tout Simplement.
HERE ARE THE ORIGINAL COVERS
Which covers do you like better?July 17th will be the release of book #2 – MORE THAN HE BARGAINED FOR – (formerly The Heart Doctor and the Baby) in North America. It is available for preorder and is already for sale in print. I hope you’ll check out the digital book wherever you’re located. It’s one of my all-time favorites, and the very first book the wonderful and lovely Flo Nicoll edited for me. For that alone, I will always cherish the book.
The contract was straight forward – no obligations. But there was something he hadn’t planned on…
Jon Becker, divorced father of teenage daughters, is dedicated to his job and looking forward to a sabbatical.
René Munro longs for a baby. Thirty-five and single, her options are limited. Except…her colleague and trusted friend, Jon, seems ideal genetic material! Dare she ask him to help make her baby dream come true?
Until next time, make it a great one!