Wednesday, December 24, 2014

My Once and Future Love Revisited Series News

An Important Announcement

Dear readers,

I have some news about the last Jacob and Beth book, Book 5 of My Once and Future Love Revisited.

Willowick Publishing has made a decision about All of Me, All of You and the book has been canceled for publication.

I’m sorry to bring this news to you today.  I know it’s not what you want to hear.

The factors are twofold:

1) The series has not made enough money for Willowick to justify the expense of producing a fifth book at this time. Willowick is a business and they have to make decisions accordingly. The monetary results for My Once and Future Love Revisited from Nov. 2013 to December 2014 were disappointing for all of us.

2) The other part of their decision is the struggle I’ve had in finishing this book, in that it is still far from having a completed draft.  I’ve tried.  We’ve tried.  The story has gone through numerous revisions since November 2011 and it just won’t come together in a way that satisfies all of us.  We wanted to give fans of Jacob and Beth the happy-ever-after that’s deserved and it hasn’t happened.

You might be wondering, is there anything I can do to help?

My answer is, yes and no.  While I don't think anything would change Willowick's mind at this time, there are things you can do to help any series you love, and that is tell people you love it.  Write reviews and spread word-of-mouth.  Think about all the products you've bought in your life because a friend or relative said it was worth it.  If you love any book and want more about those characters, please take a few minutes out of your day to spread that love.

The silver lining, I guess, is that Willowick still wants to work with me.  They like my writing and would prefer I turn my energies to other projects.  I have works-in-progress that have sat dormant for years waiting for me to finish with Beth and Jacob, so we’ll see if any of those old ideas pan out.

Thanks for your support, whether you found me this week or three years ago.  I ask for understanding and patience.  Readers are invaluable.  There is no Carla Krae without you.  

All my best.