Harlequin Worldwide Mystery has acquired the right to publish the mass market paperback edition of Show Me the Murder.
The first book in my mysteries series, Murder came out in hardback in February 2013 and as an e-book in August 2013. Harlequin hasn’t set a release date, but the paperback probably will come out in mid or late 2015. The words will be the same, but the cover will be new.
Harlequin Worldwide Mystery issues a number of paperback reprints each month, and many of those books are sold to subscribers to its club (http://www.book-club-offers.com/worldwide-mystery/).
Why didn’t the original publisher put out the paperback edition? Five Star/Gale, Cengage doesn’t buy those rights. My contract called for the rights to the hardcover, trade paperback (larger than mass market paperback), large print, and e-book editions. I retained (but could not sell for one year after publication of the hardcover edition) the film, foreign print, audio, and mass market rights.
I’m open to an offer for film rights.