It was nice to see my book back on the shelves at Border's this week. With the take-over of Avalon Publishing by Perseus Books, and the shut down of both Thunder's Mouth (under which imprint my book was published) and Carroll & Graf, the warehouses were merged and a new distributor took over for both imprints. During this 'reinvention' process, pretty much from June through this past September, my book disappeared from the shelves at Borders and Barnes and Noble.
I'm just relieved to see it back. These publishing mergers can sometimes cause a small book like mine to just vanish without a trace.
Happily that hasn't happened.
("Pass me a bottle, Mr. Jones...")