Guest Post: Lindsey Lane on Reframing the Reality of Books Going Out of Print, Part 2: Author/Illustrator Perspective

By Lindsey Lane

When an author or an illustrator gets the news that their book is going out of print (OP) or out of stock (OS), it is a blow. A tragedy. It feels like a death in the family.

After all, a book is a creation, something that sprang from our imaginations, our hearts and our intellects.

Except…

Publishing is a business and a book going OP or OS is part its life cycle.

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Reaching for Sun by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

Congratulations to Tracie Vaughn Zimmer on the release of Reaching for Sun (Bloomsbury, 2007)!

Promo copy: “Josie Wyatt knows what it means to be different. Her family’s small farmhouse seems to shrink each time another new mansion goes up behind it. Her mom is demanding, her gran is opinionated, and her father–well, she’s never known him. Then there’s her cerebral palsy: even if Josie wants to forget that she was born with a disability,

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