Another small chapter in the Dorchester saga: New York Times bestselling Dorchester author Angie Fox has received her rights back to her book The Last of the Demon Slayers and has released it earlier than originally scheduled as a Kindle book. The book will also be available through print-on-demand for those who want a paper copy.
Dorchester’s financial problems, according to Fox’s 6 November blog entry, had resulted in canceled orders, so she decided to get the rights back and release it herself as a self-published book. Fans had been asking for the next installment in her series – and she was able to get the book out early as a digital release.
Fox also hired an artist to create the cover for the book, and it looks very similar to her other Demon Slayer books: “It was important to me to keep the look of the series consistent. In fact, many of my readers haven’t even noticed the change in cover on this last book.”
I asked Fox about her decision to self publish, and it was mainly motivated by reader response: “I’m especially interested in getting the print books out there again. Since Dorchester’s issues in September, my print books have been stashed in a warehouse, unavailable. I get a lot of email from readers who keep going from store to store, trying to find one or several of the books. It’s not right. While I may not be able to get the self-pubbed versions on the shelves at all stores, my readers should be able to walk into a store and order a print book.”
Her book will be available for Kobo and Nook readers “in the next week or so” according to her website.
Savvy. I hope it works out very well for her.
Any other authors from Dorchester taking their rights and releasing their books on their own?