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Don't Buy My Book

Post by Sacchi on Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:20 pm

My publisher has re-issued Lesbian Cops: Erotic Adventures with a new title (Women with Handcuffs) and cover, literally stripping off the old cover and affixing a new one. Apparently there's a machine that can do this. This is because so few copies of the paperback sold (and so many were returned) that they have a big backlog of them. I wasn't told until the process was well underway, and they have a legal right to do this under the contract. I sympathize with the need to sell the copies, but I'm upset that their publicist has just called it "Sacchi Green's latest book" on Facebook, and I want to let folks who might have already bought the first one know that they don't need to buy this one. The new erotica column of Library Journal gave the not-really-new book a starred review, which it does deserve--it was also a Lambda Finalist the year before last--but I'm sure they weren't told that it was a reissue. I've mentioned the reissue part on Facebook and elsewhere, but I just saw the publisher posting there about my "latest." Maybe even their publicist in charge of social media doesn't know the whole story.

When I asked what they'd do about people who bought the new version and complained, they said they'd issue refunds, but i'm afraid plenty of people will be down on both me and the publisher about this. And yes, I just sent off my signed contract for the next book, The Princess's Bride right before I saw the claim about my "latest."

No, I don't have the moral fortitude to cut loose from this publisher over this, but I do want to let those friends who might think of buying it know the score. I did tell all the book's contributors what was going on when the book cover went up on Amazon, and some had already figured it out.
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Re: Don't Buy My Book

Post by Deej on Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:14 pm

Well as you said, it's their contractual right to do this. As such just go with the flow. I appreciate your letting us know, but extra sales are always welcome.

I never understand how a book can do better later on, but it's not the first time, so here's to lots of sales to people who didn't see it the first time.

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Post by ElaineB on Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:50 pm

Is that Lily on the new cover?  snigger 

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Post by Sacchi on Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:05 pm

ElaineB wrote:Is that Lily on the new cover?  snigger 

Well, if so, that would make buying the new copy worthwhile. Does she have handcuffs?
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Post by ElaineB on Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:05 am

Wouldn't surprise me.  ;) 

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Post by Deej on Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:55 pm

I think she meant because of the cuffs and not in a good way. LOL LOL LOL

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Re: Don't Buy My Book

Post by Sacchi on Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:02 pm

"Good" is in the eyes of the beholder. Or maybe in this case in the hands. Wrists. Whatever. Different stroke, and all that.
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Re: Don't Buy My Book

Post by Lilien on Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:22 am

Glasses are mine, tie is mine, handcuffs too.  ;)  But it's not me.  laugh 
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Re: Don't Buy My Book

Post by Athena on Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:13 pm

Don't give her any ideas...  LOL LOL 
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Post by Deej on Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:59 pm

Makes you kind of nervous doesn't it Athena. LOL LOL LOL

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