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Transgressions News

July 11th, 2013 (11:43 am)

I was contracted with Running Press for LIFE for Transgressions. Worse than life, because it was the life of the copyright which meant 75 years after my death!  However, the book didn’t do as well as RP hoped, due mainly I suspect from the recession hitting at exactly the wrong point—staff were let go and we lost the team who had originally been so enthusiatic about the m/m range—and the book fairs that we were told the books would be showcased at, including RT/RWA and London, these weren’t attended in the main.

So after a few years I started pushing for the return of rights, although I didn’t think I’d get them – but I recently got the confirmation that they were happy to do it!

so, long story short, Transgressions will be reworked (not in relation to plot) and reissued with LETHE PRESS probably sometime next year!

I’m very happy about this and would like to thank Steve Berman of Lethe for putting up with me and for having such faith in my work.

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Posted by: Mary Dumas (Mary Dumas)
Posted at: July 11th, 2013 11:45 am (UTC)

Wonderful news! Yay for you and Lethe.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: July 12th, 2013 04:47 pm (UTC)
erastes

thank you!

Posted by: charliecochrane (charliecochrane)
Posted at: July 11th, 2013 12:03 pm (UTC)
promises made

Here's hoping it has a longer and happier life elsewhere!

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: July 12th, 2013 04:47 pm (UTC)
erastes

me too - thank you!

Posted by: Elin Gregory (elin_gregory)
Posted at: July 11th, 2013 01:47 pm (UTC)
Green Man

Oh thank goodness! I'm so glad it'll get the attention it deserves.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: July 12th, 2013 04:47 pm (UTC)
erastes

Here's hoping - it does need a stiff polish though! thank you!

Posted by: Rikibeth (rikibeth)
Posted at: July 11th, 2013 03:03 pm (UTC)
b/w profile

Hooray! Glad to hear it.

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: July 12th, 2013 04:46 pm (UTC)
erastes

thank you!

Posted by: Becky Black (becky_black)
Posted at: July 11th, 2013 06:01 pm (UTC)
Hail

Hey, that's great. Shows that it's always worth asking. As we say in this part of the world "Shy bairns get nowt."

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: July 12th, 2013 04:46 pm (UTC)
erastes

exactly - as my mother used to say "don't ask don't get"! thank you!

Posted by: Mairi Nathaira (테라-찬 / テラちゃん) (aigooism)
Posted at: July 11th, 2013 09:00 pm (UTC)
Cranky Me

Woot! I'm glad that worked out. Huzzah for the new contract with Lethe! :D

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: July 12th, 2013 04:46 pm (UTC)
erastes

they are good eggs, so at least i'm not taking another risk - thank you!

Posted by: Steve (mroctober)
Posted at: July 27th, 2013 02:29 am (UTC)

:) Most kind. Our cover artist is eager to work on the proper cover.

Posted by: sandra_lindsey (sandra_lindsey)
Posted at: July 11th, 2013 09:04 pm (UTC)
reading

Yay! Congratulations!

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: July 12th, 2013 04:45 pm (UTC)
erastes

thank you!

Posted by: Jennifer K. Oliver (jenniferkoliver)
Posted at: July 12th, 2013 09:32 am (UTC)
True Blood | Eric

That's fab news! Congrats. It must be a relief to have control again. :)

Posted by: Erastes (erastes)
Posted at: July 12th, 2013 04:45 pm (UTC)
erastes

It is - it's a disappointment because I had such hopes that this would have been the breakthrough novel, going to mainstream etc but it just didn't happen!

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Posted by: lee_rowan (lee_rowan)
Posted at: July 14th, 2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
Tangled Web

That is GREAT news, and if you can send me a few 'how-to' details, I'd like to start untangling my own commitment there..

Posted by: Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll)
Posted at: July 16th, 2013 08:42 pm (UTC)
Brig -- Good Show by sallymn

Congratulations!

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