Duh! I guess that’s what makes publishers publishers – they think like publishers. We who spend all our time at the creative edge are not thinking abut markets or marketing. There I am busily starting to work on Craig Mnure, when really I should be working like mad on Santa’s Secret Diary, which is not only out of print, but all the rights have reverted to me.
The basic book is still good and relevant, but there are one or two parts that could do with updating – CdPlayers should be updated to Mp3 players and the toy that everyone wants wants for mChristmas needs to be changed. I called it a Grommit twenty years ago – a cuddly furry thing that every child desires – not knowing that Wallace and Grommit were coming along hard on my heels!
I think it’s worth pulling the stops out to see if I can sell a few copies before Christmas. I certainly don’t have the manuscript file for this one! I wrote it on a Smith Corona word processor that had it’s own proprietary disks that I’ve never seen since. Better get my skates on!