And the seasons come and go. Firstly, Cheyenne Publishing will be closing their doors on June 1. I’ve got one book published with them: The Glass Minstrel. Once I get my rights back, I’ll be forwarding the file to Queerteen Press for re-release (or for consideration for re-release, anyway – they can still reject it). If it goes through, the book will be given a new cover art and so on.
It’s a bummer, losing Cheyenne. They were the first (that I know of) small press who specialized in historical gay fiction (even historical gay YA). Unfortunately it’s a small market, and historical gay YA is even ten times smaller than that. Contemporary fiction is always super popular, understandably, and judging from my own sales, fantasy still trumps historical. I loved working with Mark. He’s a very low-key and modest guy, and he deserves applause for taking on this market and doing his best offering readers something different from the usual stuff out there.
So you’ve got till then to get a copy of The Glass Minstrel in its original cover.
Secondly, I just got official word that Masks: Evolution is now out of print. So you won’t be able to snag a copy unless it’s a used paperback, but if you’ve just read Rise of Heroes, I suggest holding off till the 2nd edition comes out. It’ll be edited within an inch of its life and given a new cover for its re-release.
I’ll be updating the necessary book pages later after I come home from work.