Big News about Standish

As you may know, I’ve been trying to get Standish into ebook form for some time, and I’ve been having discussions about PD Publishing regarding this. We’ve decided—on a purely mutual agreement—that the rights will now revert to me, for all formats.

I’m really excited because Lethe Press have made me an offer for it, which I’ve accepted and I’ll be able to rework the book completely, give it a much-needed overhaul (particularly in relation to the POV switches *grin*) and take out the major mistake that must not be named. Then I’ll get a spiffy new cover, a relaunch and it’ll finally be available not only as a pretty paperback, but also as an ebook. There was an illustrator interested at some point, but she never followed through. *sadness*

I know that SOME PEOPLE have probably already got an e-version of Standish on their readers and smack wrist if you have, as it wasn’t ever available in that form!

Just a word about PD Publishing, in case people think I left them for any acrimonious reasons, I absolutely had no problem with them. They have never missed a royalty payment, their statements have always been spot on, and I’ve always found them to be prompt in replying, courteous and professional.  It was a ten year contract, and in this fast moving world, within the m/m genre, that’s a bit too long. It’s been out in print with PD for six years now, so it had a good run. The cover (although I shall always be fond of it, and it’s sort of iconic for me) looks a bit old, and as I said, the book badly needs a rewrite.

So! Watch this space! I need to get reversion letters signed, and new contracts signed and I’ll let you know when you can expect the Lethe version to be out. I’m really excited about it. 

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7 Responses to Big News about Standish

  1. That’s fantastic, and so exciting! Congratulations! Make sure you keep us posted!

  2. Annette Gisby says:

    That’s great, I’ll look forward to getting the new version. I still have the PD paperback, it was one of my ‘keepers’ :)

  3. Erastes says:

    Thank you! I hope you enjoy it, am editing it now – and am being ruthless with those POV switches

  4. Erastes says:

    I certainly will! Thanks!

  5. Hey that’s great news Erastes. I’m so excited for you.

  6. Erastes says:

    Thanks Larry!

  7. Carrigan Chantz says:

    Erastes, your books are phenomenal to me, but Standish will always hold a very special place in my heart, and is at the top of my all-time favorites list. Not only was it the first of yours I read, but the first of it’s genre I read as well. Congratulations on such a historic masterpiece, and I look forward to the new version (and LEGAL ebook [yeah!!]) and many more awesome novels! (Thanks for all the excellent reviews on Speak Its Name, as that’s how I build my reading list!)

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