Long ago, Viking Press published my novel Midheaven. But the editor who bought it gave up the business, and even when it became a finalist for the Ernest Hemingway Award for best first novel, no paperback edition came out.

Last year, just for the heck of it, I read it over and, discovering the years had made me a far better writer, I revised and sent it to a couple publishers. The response didn’t surprise me.

The mainstream publisher didn’t approve of the Christian content. The Christian publisher suspected the drug and sex stuff wouldn’t go over too well with his audience.

That’s okay. I don’t like most the books from either of those publishers anyway. So, for now, since no copies of this revised version are available on paper, I’ll give it away a chunk at a time.

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Comment by Ken Kuhlken on January 13, 2010 at 2:37am
I.J. and J.E., Thanks for the suggestions. I'll get around do pursuing one of the options. For now I'm pleased just to be making the serial available. Ken
Comment by I. J. Parker on January 13, 2010 at 1:00am
Sounds like good advice. Besides, you may have given up too soon. Send the query out to absolutely everybody.
Comment by J. E. Seymour on January 13, 2010 at 12:39am
When Archer Mayor's copyrights revert back to him, he self-publishes his old books. It's not as if they are really self-published, they are simply being re-released. You might look into releasing your book as a trade paperback through something like Lulu.

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