Old Books That Are Finally Free For Me To Republish

Long story short, I finally got off my butt and sent in requests to for a vanity press to unpublish my old works.  Yes, I had been dragging my feet on it because I was having too much fun writing.  Well, I decided if I was serious about doing it, I needed to sit down and do it.  So I did and the ebooks are being removed.  Some residual paperbacks are going to remain out there just because they already stocked somewhere.  But no new paperbacks will be created.

Okay, so that’s the short version.  Now to get to the books I will republish.   (I did a post listing all of these books way back in 2012.)

Romantic Fantasy Series

I’m going to do some very light revisions on these.  Specifically, I’m going to spice things up a bit.  I had done them over and published them for a while under a pen name, but then three things happened.  One, I realized I was using someone else’s name (and that made me feel guilty because I never intended to do that).  Two, the books got stolen (I did get the stolen versions removed).  Three, when the vanity press put the originals in ebook, there was no point in having two versions of the same books out there.

So I unpublished the pen name editions and let the vanity press versions remain up.  Now that the vanity press versions are down, I’m going to take those books and do what I should have done to begin with (add some spice–yes, this means sex) to them.  Then I’m going to put my real name on them.  I do need to change the covers to update the new versions.

This will be my primary project for my old books since I really do like the series and quite frankly, they should have been under a fantasy romance category to begin with (except at the time I wrote them, everyone I knew pretty much referred to romance as “trash” so didn’t for fear of what they’d say).

The Dimensions – a YA Romantic Fantasy Trilogy

I’ve talked with Stephannie Beman about helping me revamp this thing.  I’d like to take the original book and break it into three parts so it’s a trilogy.  Stephannie Beman has a gift for fleshing a story out, and since she loves fantasy and romance, I asked if she’d like to go into it with me.  I’m not sure how long it will take for these to come out.  I need to go back and dig up the old files that I have somewhere on a flash drive.

Witness to a Murder – YA Thriller with Romance

This one is a favorite of mine so I’m going to republish it.  I think it was a novella, not really a novel.

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As for the other old books on that 2012 post, I have no interest in putting those back out.   But the books above, I do and since I’ll self-publish these books, I have the luxury of doing it.

I’ll make posts as I get them out again.  There’s no huge rush on it.  My priority is the romances currently on my To Write list. 😀 I hope to finish Boaz’s Wager tonight. *fingers crossed*

About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin mainly writes historical western romances and Regencies. From time to time, she branches out to contemporaries romances and other genres (such as science fiction thrillers). For more information, please go to www.ruthannnordin.com or check out https://ruthannnordinauthorblog.wordpress.com.
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6 Responses to Old Books That Are Finally Free For Me To Republish

  1. Oh how exciting to get those back! I had to have a vanity press stop publication on a paperback of mine, and although I self-pubbed it in ebook, I still haven’t gotten around to doing a new paperback. Back when we first started, we thought a vanity press was the only way to go, didn’t we?

    • Yep. That’s exactly why I went with a vanity press. Back then, there was no Smashwords or KDP or Nook Press. I had no idea how much self-publishing was going to change. All I wanted was to write stories and publish them so I wouldn’t have to read them in an old notebook. Had I known what was coming, I would have spent a lot more time writing romances and less studying at college. hehe

  2. So glad you finally made it happen! Good for you, Ruth!

  3. Yay! Glad you finally got them back! 😀

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