Monday, 20 April 2015

Hear ye, Hear ye…Sharon Ledwith’s Updates and News…

Well this has been an interesting 2015 so far. Never saw what has happened coming, but life is full of surprises, isn’t it? It began with the closure of my former publisher, Musa Publishing at the end of February, which took all their authors by surprise, including me. Rather than rushing to self-pub and get my two time travel books back up on Amazon and my website ASAP, I decided to contact a new publisher I met at the Windsor-Essex Book Expo last fall. My intuition paid off because I was signed within the week, and found a new home for my MG/YA series with Mirror World Publishing.

A few other Musa Publishing young adult authors have signed on board with Mirror World Publishing, so I’m looking forward to reconnecting and working with them!

Re-release Dates are as follows:
The paperback and ebook for The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis will be released on June 17, 2015, through Mirror World Publishing. I will add the new buy links to my website when available.

The paperback and ebook for Legend of the Timekeepers with be released on August 1st, 2015, through Mirror World Publising. I will add the new buy links to my website when available.

NOTE: Both books will be available EVERYWHERE in the world. Yup, you read that right! So you can go into your local bookstore (chain or independent) and ask to order my paperback if you wish. Or if you’re a lover of ebooks, go to Mirror World Publishing’s Web Store or Amazon and grab your virtual copy there. Gotta love technology!

Book Blog Tour Announcement:
I’ve set up a book blog tour with Sapphyria’s Book Promotions from June 17 to June 26th to help spread the word about the re-release of The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis. It should be a blast with prizes to be won (signed paperback, Babel necklace) new readers to meet, and getting back out into the published world again. Looking forward to reconnecting with my audience!

Goodreads Giveaway in June:
Love doing these! I’ll be setting up a Goodreads Giveaway for multiple copies of The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis during the month of June to celebrate the re-lease of book one, so stayed tuned!

Local Stuff:
I thought I’d stretch my sales wings and join Mirror World Publishing at their book during the Art in the Parking Lot craft show on Saturday, May 30th. Great place to meet local readers and enjoy the weather! Plus the show is only a few weeks before my book is re-released, so it’s a win-win for sharing my wares and getting back into the spotlight!

Updates:
This month has been hectic! It started out with half the family getting together for Easter dinner, followed by my hubby and I going to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs (our favorite NHL team) play the Columbus Blue Jackets. Um…yeah. Need to find another favorite hockey team. On the book business side of things, I’ve been busy tweaking and editing my paranormal romance/suspense for my agents at Walden House (Books & Stuff) due mid-April. My agents also have Lost and Found, book one of Mysterious Tales from Fairy Falls series in the hands of a list of traditional publishers. Unfortunately, Disney Books passed on the series after serious consideration saying they liked my writing and the story, but it didn’t make the final cut. Oh well, I believe things happen for the best. Chin up, and keep smiling!

I’ve got edits due May 1st for The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis, so I’ll be busy the next two weeks getting those done for my new publisher. After finishing up with these changes, I’ll be back in the writing saddle again to work on book two of The Last Timekeepers saga, which is tentatively called The Last Timekeepers and the Dark Secret. I’ll be glad to start creating fresh stories for my readers who have been so patient! Big hugs to all of you! Cheers!

24 comments:

  1. Very exciting news! Best wishes and good luck on the re-releases!

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    1. Thanks, Leigh! Honestly, feels like deja vu! LOL!

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS, mi Reina! This is so exciting and well deserved. I am happy for you and have already slotted dates for you on my blog.:)

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Sloane! Appreciate all your support and kindness! You rock, Wench #1!

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  3. All that hard work is paying off. Congrats Sharon - I guess everything does happens for the best. You deserve this success and much more. Your books are wonderful - I'm sure you will do very well.

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    1. Big hugs, Christine! Very happy to have found a publisher so fast! Wishing you all the best with your release in May, my friend!

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  4. Congrats on your new contracts and re-releases. I don't understand why publishers can't be honest with their authors and tell them the doors are closing. Been there, done that, and it's awful. I'm very lucky to be signed on with the wonderful publishing house, Secret Cravings Publishing. I've been with them for four years now. It's great when we finally find a good home for our books. Best of luck to you and your fellow authors....

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    1. Thank you very much, Tabitha! I appreciate your best wishes, and also wish you many sales with Secret Cravings! Cheers!

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  5. Thrilled that things are working out for you Sharon. You deserve it .Busy time for you but exciting and rewarding .

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    1. Big hugs, Sista Wench Susan! It truly is exciting, when I remember to take a breath! LOL! Cheers!

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  6. So glad to hear how things worked out. Remind me of your blog tour closer to the date and I will announce it on my blog.

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    1. OMG, thanks so much, Susan! You truly go the extra mile for others! I so appreciate your kindness and support! I'll let you know for sure! Cheers!

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  7. Congrats on your successes, Sharon! You work so hard it's impossible for you NOT to succeed.You've had such a positive attitude about this whole Musa closing thing, and kept the rest of us out of the slumps. You can count on me to support all of your upcoming efforts to get your books back out there.

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    1. Big sis, Rita, I'm so happy that we're author mates again! I'm humbled by your kind words and will do the same for you when your books are re-released! And yes, having a positive attitude helps me get through the tough times, and so do friends like you! Hugs!

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  8. I'm exhausted just reading through all your news and new schedules. I hope this new publisher is all you want them to be. You're such a hard worker that you deserve the best. May you have mountains of sales!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jan! Actually, I've learned a lot from the past and am delegating more this time! Cheers for your kind words and support!

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  9. Exciting stuff for you! Very happy for you.

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    1. Appreciate your kind words, Krysten! Hugs!

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  10. My you have had quite a year so far!! I´m so pleased it is all working out for you. A fresh start will mean more sales!! Have fun with the new book Sharon.

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    1. Thanks, Darlene! I am looking forward to a fresh start, and hopefully new readers! Hugs and cheers!

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  11. So glad things have worked out well for you, Sharon. You've had such a wonderful attitude through the whole thing... and if you haven't, you hid it well. ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Jen! Cultivating a positive mental attitude has served me well! Hugs!

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  12. Wonderful! So glad to hear you're doing so well.

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    1. Cheers, Helen and Lorri! Plus being busy keeps me out of trouble. Wink.

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