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Mary Jo Putney Moves Publishers and Returns to Straight Historicals

I saw blog hopping today that Mary Jo Putney of the Fallen Angel Series and the Silk Trilogy (one of my favorite historical trilogies) is leaving hardcover and paranormal historicals to concentrate on what made her famous: straight, meaty historicals. I think this is a fabulous move and better yet, her readers will be able to purchase her books in mass market instead of hardcover.

Via BookDaze.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Phyl
    Jun 04, 2007 @ 08:20:50

    I subscribe to MJP’s e-newsletter and this was in her newsletter last week. I’m paraphrasing since I’m at work and it’s on my home computer, but essentially it seems she is responding to complaints about hardcover prices as well as complaints about paranormals. I found it interesting that she had to change publishers to go back to straight historicals. Am I reading too much between the lines? Anyhow, I’m in agreement that this is awesome news.

  2. Janine
    Jun 04, 2007 @ 21:40:18

    Which publisher will she be writing for in the future?

  3. Phyl
    Jun 04, 2007 @ 21:52:21

    Good question! I went back to look and she doesn’t say. Here’s the relevant stuff she did say. I realize I did mis-remember. It sounds like editors asked for straight historicals, not necessarily readers:

    In one last bit of news-‘A Distant Magic will be my last hardcover for the foreseeable future. I'm changing publishers and will be returning to paperback originals, which I've wanted to do for some time now. Romance readers like to buy their books, and you can buy four paperbacks for the price of one hardcover. I want my books to be affordable!

    The first book won't be out until early 2009 (no date or title yet), and it will be classical romance with no fantasy, since that's what the editors wanted when my agent and I went shopping for a new house. So those of you who have been wishing for that can celebrate!

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