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Development Hell

My publisher, Night Shade Books, is entertaining an offer to buy its assets. That has resulted in complications regarding my various NS titles, including The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All. Per my original statement on Facebook:

I appreciate the kind words regarding the situation with Night Shade and my new collection. I don't have any new information, but am certain that will change in the days to come.

Meanwhile, I just want to thank my readers and fans. I am saddened that the ongoing delay of release has affected preorders. My hope is that all will be resolved in a positive manner--meanwhile, I'm sorry this is affecting the folks who've loyally supported me over the years.

Thank you to Ross Lockhart, John Adams, Marty Halpern, and Claudia Noble. Ross in particular has been a stalwart advocate for many authors.

Finally, thanks to my agents Janet Reid and Heather Evans who are exhibits A & B of why an author needs representation.

More when there's more to tell.


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Apr. 7th, 2013 04:06 pm (UTC)
Your title has ended up being prophetic. I wouldn't wish such an orphaning on anyone, but my sense that you're likely to prevail on this when all is said and done.
Apr. 11th, 2013 05:39 pm (UTC)
My fingers are xed that all will be well.
Apr. 7th, 2013 04:26 pm (UTC)
I hope everything works out for the best.
Apr. 11th, 2013 05:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks, New York Nick.
Apr. 7th, 2013 04:40 pm (UTC)
When do we ride and to liberate the books from the warehouse!
Apr. 8th, 2013 12:05 am (UTC)
This is a good plan. I like this plan.

Here's hoping for some resolution without too many more buckets of fuckwittery.
Apr. 11th, 2013 05:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Bruce.
Apr. 11th, 2013 05:40 pm (UTC)
I'm putting the call in to George Peppard right now.
Apr. 7th, 2013 05:30 pm (UTC)
The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All and Laird's other books.
I just hope Night Shade announce something soon about the whole situation and then maybe things will become clearer. I imagine there will be some first edition hardcovers printed and at a warehouse somewhere so perhaps there is a chance Laird's awesome new collection will be out this year. Fingers crossed Laird for you on all fronts for all your books that Night Shade have published.
Apr. 11th, 2013 05:41 pm (UTC)
Re: The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All and Laird's other books.
Thank you.
Apr. 7th, 2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
Very sorry you have to deal with this, Laird. I'm anxious to see the new book, but I'll get by for now with my self-assembled version of the collection -- all the original anthologies in which most of the stories appeared, in a big stack.
Apr. 11th, 2013 05:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Mike. Lots of good work in those anthologies...
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