Wednesday, September 29, 2010

RIVER BOTTOM BLUES' Official Acquisition Press Release

I posted about signing my publishing contract for RIVER BOTTOM BLUES back in August, but there's just something a bit more exciting about seeing the official acquisition announcement--especially seeing my name following the word "author". Plus, for the first time, it really feels real (if you know what I mean). I've got to stick in a shout out for my editor, Ti Locke. I do believe that she understands the blues and the tale that I'm telling and working with her has been a pleasure. Well, here's my BSP (blatant self promotion):

Virtual Tales, a privately held publisher of general and genre fiction in print and e-formats, announced the acquisition of the worldwide print and electronic publishing rights for the murder mystery novel RIVER BOTTOM BLUES from noted blues reviewer Richard Bush. Mr. Bush’s articles have highlighted the careers of blues musicians in magazines such as Blues Access, Hittin’ the Note, Southwest Blues and the American Harmonica Newsmagazine. He has written hundreds of reviews of recorded blues music and brings his view of the blues to readers at his blog.

Set in the gritty milieu of the Southeast Texas blues scene, RIVER BOTTOM BLUES tells the story of blues musician Mitty Andersen, who refuses to accept that drugs killed his good friend and fellow blues musician Bobby Tarleton. Bobby’s star-status in the blues world was smoking hot, and Mitty knows that his buddy never touched the stuff. Can Mitty find out what really happened and clear Bobby’s good name?

RIVER BOTTOM BLUES has been assigned to Virtual Tales staff editor Ti Locke of Decatur Island, Washington. Publication in both print and eBook formats is anticipated for the second half of 2011. Interested readers can sign up to preview the first four chapters of RIVER BOTTOM BLUES for free by visiting the Virtual Tales website, or by sending an email request.

Virtual Tales is a privately held partnership founded in 2006 to publish original works of general and genre fiction in multiple formats, including print, eBooks and eSerials. Trade paperbacks are available through, Barnes & Noble and other outlets throughout the world. eBooks are offered in a variety of formats, including MobiPocket, Microsoft Reader, Amazon/Kindle, ePub and PDA-formatted Adobe Reader files. eSerials are delivered through email as Adobe Reader files suitable for reading on a PC, Mac, PDA, e-reader, cell phone or other devices. Virtual Tales is based in Vancouver, Washington, just north of Portland, Oregon on the west coast of the United States.

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