Good news -- my medieval crime novel, Relics, will be re-released by Thomas Nelson Publishers this summer!
This title first came out in 1993 and a few years later was declared 'out of stock' but not 'out of print,' with the result that Nelson retained the rights. So I sent another request to them last month asking that they either revert the rights to me or consider re-issuing the book.
They replied today, thusly:
I apologize for the delay on getting back to you. We are in the process of setting your book up to print on a short-run basis. The price of your book will now be $14.99; your author discount will remain the same as outlined in your original contract. Please contact Sandy Bradley (she is cc’d in this email) to purchases copies of your book. Keep in mind, however, that it will be approximately 3-4 weeks before the book will be print/order ready again.
Allen Arnold (also cc’d) is the Publisher for our Fiction department. You may contact him for further inquiries.
Thank you for your patience while we make your book available again.
Wow! So at last, this title will be available again. C'mon by my web site, http://www.johndesjarlais.com, for a story summary, reviews and such. It will be available through Amazon.com and other venues, and I'l post the release date when I know it.
For now, raise a glass and celebrate with me.