1. I never liked the cover
3. The cracks began to appear
5. I can earn more
The bottom line is that many authors have their rights reverted back to them, they also contracts lapse and not renewed, books go to new homes and do well or not, print runs aren't reprinted. The world of publishing, music, movies is a revolving door of opportunity.
Mariah Carey wanted out of her 5 CD deal so bad she recorded 2 truly bad albums on purpose just so they would release her early.
I'd love to hear about your experiences with rights reverting back to you or contracts lapsing and not being renewed. Please drop me a line.
Thanks for reading!
D L Richardson is the author of speculative fiction. She has three teen novels and one short story anthology published. The Bird With The Broken Wing reached number 2 at OmniLit and number 38 at Kobo Books. Feedback reached number 1 at OmniLit. Little Red Gem is her third novel and recently won 2nd place Best Books of 2013 Paranormal Cravings. She lives in Australia on the NSW south coast with her husband and dog.