Azure Jane Lunatic (azurelunatic) wrote,
Azure Jane Lunatic

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*clears throat* Um, y'all know outofambit's writing, right? Little books like Spock's World, So You Want to be a Wizard, The Door into Shadow, Dark Mirror, The Wounded Sky, To Visit the Queen...

And it's that last one that's of particular interest now.

Book of Night With Moon and To Visit the Queen are a companion series to the Young Wizards books, about cat-wizards and their issues and Assignments. These are not overly-cute cats. These are catty cats who cat about on wizardly motivations with a very feline spin.

The story was plotted as a trilogy, and The Big Meow's outline was completed in 1998. But since the first two didn't sell particularly well, the third one was filed away neatly with a sign of regret.

In outofambit's words: The obvious solution to this problem is publication on demand (POD). I don't mind doing that. But you have to understand that it ain't cheap at the reader's end. Without dragging you all through the math -- which would take me a while, and I have enough trouble with math after the caffeine hits, let alone before it -- let's just say that a "trade paperback" perfect-bound copy of The Big Meow is going to cost you hardcover prices, not paperback. If I'm to make any money at all on the deal (by which I mean, at least recoup my publishing and labor expenses), you're going to be paying $20-25 for a copy of this book.

Would you?

If you would, drop me an email at this address:

I'd also ask those of you who read this blog and frequent LiveJournal or other communities where there might be interested parties to please forward the contents of this message to them in whatever ways seem most appropriate.

I'm there. I'm very there. I'm not rich enough to create the Books-I-Want-to-Read Press, but there's always room in the budget for the very short list of buy-on-sight authors. There's a reason I tracked down some of the more obscure books, and while in some cases they were justifiably obscure (the X-Com game tie-in is a readable yarn and a perfectly decent book, but without her usual sparkle), I'll usually want to re-read her books at least once every few years. (I believe I turned around and started reading Stealing the Elf-King's Roses again the second I finished it, just because it needed a second run through to settle completely.)

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