So, this coming September will mark the four-year anniversary of my first book, The Space Between Houses. I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of this book, and like having it available in my back catalogue…but, it is currently out of print.
Now, here’s the dilemma. I can get more made under my own press (Adventure Worlds Press), but since I don’t have any of the final files (the original publisher does), I would have to go through the book and literally retype it. This is not a completely bad thing, as there are a few minor things I’d like to change (mostly all grammatical), and this would allow me the chance to do so. The down side is, I’d have to retype the whole fucking thing.
I’m leaning towards doing it, if for no other reason then my next solo book (the long in development novel) will probably not be out for quite some time. I still have No Light Tomorrow and All These Crooked Streets but neither of those are horror, and they are both co-authored.
I guess I need to think about it some more. I’ll give an update in a week or two once I’ve made up my mind. I just really don’t want to retype the damn thing.
3 thoughts on “Four Years of The Space Between Houses”
As someone who sits at a lot of convention tables with you, having that horror book available really helps get more people to stop and listen to the pitch. As someone who didn’t have a solo book until this year. I know how it can be a drag. I hope you do it! Especially since I won’t be the one retyping it.
Your original publisher has no rights to your book – as the author, you have an automatic copyright to the contents and can request and obtain your files. Before you start typing call or write them.
You know what, Christine? It turns out you’re absolutely right! For some reason I thought I was told that I couldn’t get those files, but when I asked today (I guess for the first time lol), I was given them lickety split.