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Thu, Jul. 9th, 2009 01:33 pm
ShutterBox



Our attorney and friend, Ken Levin has confirmed for Tavisha and I that we own all of the rights to our entire ShutterBox series free and clear, including the copyrights, which we had never shared. As you may be aware, Tokyopop, the series' original publisher, went into "restructuring" last year and canceled publication of ShutterBox (along with many many of Tokyopop's other titles) just as we were about to turn in Book Five for early 2009 publication.



In answer to the numerous inquiries from some of the ShutterBox series' many fans: YES, we are now actively seeking a way to continue the series, both to publish the new volumes, and to republish the now out of print earlier volumes. We are open to and exploring both traditional publishing or through new methods. Interested publishers can e-mail me at rikki@rikkisimons.com and I'll forward any proposals to Ken, or can contact Ken directly at KenFLevin@gmail.com.



ShutterBox, the first American series published by Tokyopop (2003), is a high fantasy romance about a young lady named Megan Amano, who, when she dreams, is transported to an afterlife world where she attends school as the only living exchange student in a school for muses. Five volumes have been completed, with only four published thus far.



-Rikki

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lazalanti
J.L. Anderson
Thu, Jul. 9th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)

I'm very happy to hear that! Hope you find a new published soon! ^_^


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jen_aside
jen_aside
Jen Aside
Thu, Jul. 9th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)

Yay! Can't wait for vol. 5! =D


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zorichan
zorichan
Zori, Zorichan and Zorilita Announcements
Thu, Jul. 9th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)

I'm surprised that Del Ray or Viz haven't picked this up yet. Good to hear the legal stuff is all cleared up. I hope to see you guys at the convention!


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eyepatchmcgee
eyepatchmcgee
eyepatchmcgee
Thu, Jul. 9th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)

Oh man thats so great you go the rights!! (and dang so much pretty!!!)

Are you gonna try SLG and Top shelf? maybe Oni?


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brian_s
brian_s
Brian Sebby
Thu, Jul. 9th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)

A number of my artist friends have had very good luck with having their books printed, and then selling them at conventions, over the Internet, and through Diamond.


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sdskuld
sdskuld
Mike Chapman
Thu, Jul. 9th, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)

Hooray! I guess you're gonna be busy in two weeks.


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rohantm
rohantm
John Scharmen
Thu, Jul. 9th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)

YESSSS


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amegoddess
amegoddess
Diana Sprinkle
Fri, Jul. 10th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)

Woot! YAY. I'm glad to hear that all of that has been settled. I'm so happy for you guys. =D

-Diana


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newwavezombie
newwavezombie
Digital Terrorvision (La Fantasma)
Fri, Jul. 10th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)

Those images are gorgeous!!!


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oh6
oh6
Fri, Jul. 10th, 2009 09:32 am (UTC)

Huzzah for the removal of legal obstacles!


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gloomsan
gloomsan
gloomsan
Fri, Jul. 10th, 2009 10:17 am (UTC)

Thats good to know, I've been looking for number 5 for a while and just thought it hadn't been released in England. I wish tokyopop released the rest of the abandoned, just leaving stuff hanging wind's me up


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solipherus
solipherus
Erica Currey
Fri, Jul. 10th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)

Holee hell. I'm so glad to hear you were able to get all your rights back! Maybe there's hope for the rest of us! I had given up on ever getting any of the rights back from them on my stuff.


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mata_hari_
mata_hari_
mata_hari_
Sat, Jul. 11th, 2009 06:37 am (UTC)

yay! gilgrim and I are so happy to hear this.



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dreamliner
dreamliner
Chris Wallace
Mon, Jul. 13th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)

That is wonderful news. I hope both the original four volumes (which I own) and the fifth will be available to new readers ASAP.


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gabycat
Gabycat
Wed, Jul. 15th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)

Hurrah! Hurrah! I hope a GOOD publisher appears SOON!


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aprilmayinjune
aprilmayinjune
aprilmayinjune
Sun, Sep. 6th, 2009 09:39 am (UTC)
YEAH!

OH thank GOD!!!! I have been so depressed about not being able to read the rest of the series. Please post were I can buy vol. 5 when you find a publisher! I will be the first in line and so will my boyfriend who has been just as emo as me over the cancelation. Thanks Guys and good luck!!!


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