Thank you. I feel like saying this, so I will say it to you: I believe that, over the past 40 years, more than half my energy has been expended dealing with publishers, and the other less-than-half in doing creative work. By dealing with publishers, I mean tricking them into doing what is good for them, for me, and for readers. There are many books I would have liked to write, but never did--this because I could not persuade a publisher to write a contract for them. One example: It took me years of trying to persuade different publishers to do an inexpensive paperback bind-up of all my out-of-print novels. They all said things like, ""That sounds like it would be hard to do,"" ""We have never done that before,"" and ""We don't know how to do that."" Finally Farrar, Straus and Giroux did it in a limited way. ""5 Novels,"" hovered around the number 300 on the Amazon.com sales ranking for the first 18 months, and is still selling steadily years and years later. Simon and Schuster had similar success with ""4 Fantastic Novels."" There are many books I would like to write, and you might well like to read, that will never exist. I continue to do what I can. Meanwhile, I invite you to visit the Pinkwater Podcast on this website, where there are free audio books you may download. And I invite any smart publisher reading this to get in touch with me for some serious conversation.