SIDESHOW IN THE CENTER RING is a comedy of bad manners, which may explain why it’s been through so many publishers. Or maybe not.
SIDESHOW was first published — electronically only — by Serendipity Systems in 1994. Then it was picked up by Echelon but was released before publication. Then it was picked up by Hydra but was released before publication. Then it was published IN PRINT by Per Bastet as a favor to me by the fabulous T. Lee Harris.
Now, at last, it’s be issued in print AND electronically by Three Fates Press, the same publisher (I’m one of the partners) who published SAGE.
The cover is the same. The text is the same, but the formatting has been redone. You might not notice much difference, but I do.
I want to be sure to express my deep gratitude to ALL previous and potential publishers. I can’t tell you how much it’s meant to me that so many people have believed in this book. It wasn’t through any disagreements or unpleasantness that the road to final publication has been so long and winding. This happened and then that happened — you know how things do. It’s the same with publication as it is with anything else; sometimes, it’s just complicated.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Bad manners ruin an opportunity.