Quite a few of my followers have asked recently why The Prodigal’s Foole has disappeared from Amazon, B&N and other sites. I assure you nothing nefarious is going on!
I signed with the wonderful folks over at Pfoxchase on April 14th 2011. This was a one year contract that expires as of today. My wonderful publisher, Diane Nelson and I agreed a few months ago that we’d be going our separate ways. This was purely a business decision on both of our parts and we remain friends (and if I can pry Diane away from all her work and writing for a few hours, and upcoming Word Count Podcast will be featuring her and her latest release—it will be a great show so look out for it).
Above everything else, publishing is a business. Diane and I began as friends and remain so. But that’s because we made sure to handle the business portion of our relationship in a highly professional manor.
This is so important for writers to understand…while the work we do is creative in nature, writing for public consumption is supposed to be a money-making enterprise. I have a bit of an edge here as I’m about to start my 30th year in the business world. As Tom Hagen said in The Godfather: “This is business, not personal.”
Pfoxchase and I leave our relationship on the best of terms.
So hopefully this puts to bed the speculation.
Now, with Diane and her team’s help, The Prodigal’s Foole will be re-released on APRIL 20th as an independent title…something I’m totally psyched about!
I found a WONDERFUL cover artist by the name of Kip Ayers, and he and I worked on a completely new cover for the book. In fact, he and I will be working together again for book 2 of The Arcana Chronicles in the next month or so.
Next week, TPF will be back out at Amazon for Kindle and Paperback. The second edition will be FREE on Kindle for a few days, and I’ll shout to the heavens when it’s ready for download.
With all that said, I thought I’d debut the new cover for you today so you too can enjoy Kip’s work. Oh, and the stunningly AWESOME and beautiful Pat Tallman of Babylon 5 fame gave me permission to use her quote on the cover. How cool is that?