Winds of Change

I’ve been holding off announcing things that are happening with me and my books because a lot has been up in the air. Today I can officially tell you where things are at.

Those of you who follow the publishing industry news are aware of the changes that Dorchester made to its pub model in August. While I completely understand that this change was a business decision, it wasn’t a business decision that was particularly pro for me as an author. I’ve built my readership in mass market paperback, not ebook/trade, and I have readers who expect my books to be released in mass market format. After the change was announced I decided to pull my next three contracted books from Dorchester’s schedule. TEMPTED was scheduled to release in February 2011 and knowing that readers were going to have to wait for the third book broke my heart, but it was a decision I just had to make.

Over the last month, as excitement for the Eternal Guardians series has picked up with the release of ENTWINED, I’ve been hedging questions about when book three would release. I know I’ve left readers wondering what’s up. It really was a crazy month. Not only did I have to wait for official confirmation that my contracted books were free and clear, my agent was in New Zealand and most of New York was gone on vacation. The wait, however, paid off.

Today I accepted an offer from Sourcebooks to continue my Eternal Guardians Series. Book 3, TEMPTED, will release in October 2011. I realize this is a longer wait for readers than originally planned, but it’s something that can’t be helped when you change publishers. I am, however, really excited about this change and most importantly, THRILLED I get to work with my old editor at Dorchester, Leah Hultenschmidt, who recently moved to Sourcebooks herself. She and I have talked about my plans for books four and five and she’s totally onboard with my vision. I think readers are really going to enjoy where the series is going.

So that’s it…my big news for the day. The Eternal Guardians are definitely continuing on. When I have more info – cover copy, teasers, etc, I’ll be sure to let you know. For now I’m just really happy I get to continue this fun and exciting series.

In the meantime…if you haven’t yet read MARKED – book 1 in the Eternal Guardians Series – you can still do so for free. It’s available as a free ebook download from Amazon for another week. And if you haven’t yet read my romantic adventure series, STOLEN FURY, book one in the Stolen Series, was just made a free ebook download from Kobo. So go snag both of these free books while you can!

Happy Reading!

23 comments to “Winds of Change”

  1. Donna McCabe
    September 22nd, 2010 at 1:22 pm · Link

    Good for you!!! 😆 😀

    I am thrilled that the series will continue!! I will wait – very patiently – until Oct 2011 for Tempted!!! Hopefully you will be able to get #4 and #5 out sooner!!

  2. Larissa
    September 22nd, 2010 at 1:30 pm · Link

    Congratulations!!!! I would have loved to be a house sister with you, but being with your old editor just can’t be beat, and I hear that Sourcebooks is pretty awesome.

    Yayayayayayay!!!!! Can’t wait for the next EG book!!!!

  3. blodeuedd
    September 22nd, 2010 at 1:31 pm · Link

    I do confess I am happy cos I am a mass market book kind of girl, especially living where I live, and having have to order all books.
    And yay, really thrilled that you’re going to Sourcebooks, I do love them. And perhaps now I will get the chance to read book 1 before book 3 comes out.

    Good luck!

  4. Lisa Hendrix
    September 22nd, 2010 at 1:36 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the soft landing, Elisabeth. And a big atta girl for having the good sense to pull your books. I’m so happy it turned out well for you.

  5. Vivi Anna
    September 22nd, 2010 at 1:38 pm · Link

    Yeah! that’s great news Eli!

  6. Evangeline
    September 22nd, 2010 at 1:59 pm · Link

    Congratulations! I hope other Dorchester authors can transition as smoothly and successfully as you have to other houses! 🙂

  7. Juliana Stone
    September 22nd, 2010 at 2:11 pm · Link

    weeeeeeeeeeeee! much kudos congrats and many glasses of wine! Very happy for you sista!

  8. MJ
    September 22nd, 2010 at 2:26 pm · Link

    So happy for you, E!!!!!

  9. Amanda Vyne
    September 22nd, 2010 at 2:31 pm · Link

    That’s great news! I’m thrilled things panned out for you, chica.

  10. Lexi Connor
    September 22nd, 2010 at 3:39 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your new home, Elisabeth!

  11. Farrah Rochon
    September 22nd, 2010 at 3:49 pm · Link

    Wonderful news, Elisabeth! How great that you get to work with Leah again!

  12. Christy Reece
    September 22nd, 2010 at 4:54 pm · Link

    That’s fabulous news, Elisabeth! Congratulations!

  13. Jillian
    September 22nd, 2010 at 6:24 pm · Link

    So glad you were able to make this move. I think you did the right thing. Wonderful news. Congrats.

  14. Jane
    September 22nd, 2010 at 7:33 pm · Link

    Glad to hear everything worked out in the end. Congrats, Elisabeth.

  15. Carrie Lofty
    September 23rd, 2010 at 7:05 am · Link

    Congratulations! That’s fantastic news. Glad it’s all working out for you. I know all the worry can be killer on creativity and concentration!

  16. azteclady
    September 23rd, 2010 at 8:46 pm · Link

    Congratulations, Ms Naughton, this is great news indeed.

  17. HelenKay Dimon
    September 26th, 2010 at 10:09 am · Link

    Congratulations on your new sale!!!

  18. Cindy Procter-King
    September 30th, 2010 at 5:34 pm · Link

    Totally cool that you landed at Sourcebooks with Leah. Congrats, Eli. Well done.

  19. Greta
    October 2nd, 2010 at 5:39 pm · Link

    Congratulations! I know I’ll have to wait a little bit longer for Isabel’s story but I’ve always heard good things are worth the wait.

  20. Erin D
    October 17th, 2010 at 8:31 pm · Link

    I can hardly wait until October 2011. I already have my guesses about Isadora, but I can’t wait to read what happens! The suspense is killing me! In the meantime, I’ll just have to get your Stolen books. 🙂

  21. Linda McDonald
    October 22nd, 2010 at 5:15 pm · Link

    Congrats! We had an editor from Sourcebooks talk to our RWA chapter and I was impressed with her/and Sourcebooks. I think you have found a great new home for your series.

  22. claire
    November 3rd, 2010 at 6:12 pm · Link

    So happy we will get to read Tempted – it will be worth the wait!
    You truly made the right decision!!
    Best of luck with the new publisher. We will be waiting patiently for your next books!

  23. Melissa
    November 19th, 2010 at 12:07 pm · Link

    happy it’s working out, sad we’ll have to wait! just read both books in the series after getting Marked as a Kindle freebie! can’t say enough good things about it, absolutely the hottest PR I’ve ever read, and can’t wait for the 3d installment… hoping it’s Isa with Demetrius &/or Orpheus…. Orpheus has so much potential as a love interest 😈 !

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