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Hi, Everyone,

Just wanted to let all of you know that I just heard from my editor at Putnam and they are not going to reprint my book, Covered Wagons, Bumpy Trails, because sales have slowed way down on it. It's going Out Of Print. So if anyone wants this wonderful book, you will need to buy/order it ASAP. They have less than 100 copies left in the warehouse.

This was the first book I ever sold (even though it was the second book to be printed and come out) and this makes me extremely sad. I  feel :spaz. So very :cry2.
#1 - June 28, 2013, 07:29 AM
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 :grouphug2:

Hugs, Verla.
#2 - June 28, 2013, 07:41 AM
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Oh, Verla!  :bluesad: :hug
#3 - June 28, 2013, 08:00 AM

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Oh, so sorry.  :green:
#4 - June 28, 2013, 08:45 AM
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I'm so sorry, Verla! :bluesad:
#5 - June 28, 2013, 08:47 AM
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#6 - June 28, 2013, 08:49 AM
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Verla, I'm sorry.  :grouphug2: Going OOP does bite.  :-|

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#7 - June 28, 2013, 08:50 AM
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I'm sorry, that's so sad that good books have to go out of print.:hug
#8 - June 28, 2013, 08:50 AM
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<<HUG ECHO>>
#9 - June 28, 2013, 09:17 AM
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I'm so sorry, Verla.  :( 
 :hug  Big hugs!

#10 - June 28, 2013, 09:27 AM
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Oh so blue.  I think your cryptic rhyme is interesting too!
#11 - June 28, 2013, 09:29 AM

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That is so sad. You're first baby going out of print. I really feel for you.

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BOOOOOOO.  :smokhead: :cry2 I made sure our local library has a copy. If all our local libraries have one it will live on!  :flowers2
#13 - June 28, 2013, 09:32 AM

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So sorry, Verla. If it's any comfort at all, I know you have many more WONDERFUL books inside you.
#14 - June 28, 2013, 09:35 AM
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I have that book, and the book plate you autographed for me! Thank you so very much. I'm sorry to hear it will be going out of print. Don't be sad, Verla, be happy that many people have it and will enjoy it for years to come. 
#15 - June 28, 2013, 09:37 AM

Sorry for your sadness... :(
#16 - June 28, 2013, 10:41 AM
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Too bad, Verla. Have you considered turning that into an interactive book? Some boys commented about that. Hugs!
#17 - June 28, 2013, 11:42 AM

Sorry :(
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Well, fooey.  This business can be so cruel.  I'm sorry, Verla.
#19 - June 28, 2013, 11:53 AM

 :grouphug2: That's plain stinky.
#20 - June 28, 2013, 12:02 PM
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I'm so sorry, Verla.  :hug
#21 - June 28, 2013, 12:37 PM

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Aw, Verla, so sorry.  :grouphug2:
#23 - June 28, 2013, 01:07 PM
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Thanks, Everyone. I will see about getting the rights reverted to me. Then I would have to get together with the illustrator to see if we can do "something" to put this back onto the market in some way. It's just not at all what I hoped for, you know?
#24 - June 28, 2013, 01:23 PM
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So sorry Verla. Every time I hear about a good book going oop, it makes me sad.
Hugs, Vijaya
#25 - June 28, 2013, 02:04 PM
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So sorry, Verla...
#26 - June 28, 2013, 03:04 PM
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#27 - June 28, 2013, 03:27 PM
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Oh, that is sad!  :bluesad: I hope you're able to get your rights back and give it a second life.
#28 - June 28, 2013, 04:18 PM
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I'm so sorry, Verla. No wonder you're sad.
#29 - June 28, 2013, 05:52 PM

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Sorry to hear this.
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