Ha, I knew that would get your attention.
I sent off the paperwork to discontinue my self-published version of MHI, and sent back my signed contract for the “As of Yet Unnamed Big Publishing House” version.
The downside? It will probably be 6 months before MHI is available again from Unnamed Big Publishing House. (they’ll get named here as soon as I cash the check). Which means that if you want a copy of the original MHI, what’s out there in circulation right now is what’s out there. Uncle Hugos probably has some copies. Amazon has them in stock, but I don’t know how many. Even if they don’t have them listed as in, if you click on the Used & New copies availabe link, there’s some there from the POD publisher. Barnes & Noble has managed to screw the pooch the entire time, and hardly ever have it in.
I got 20 more copies for myself on the way, and that’s it. I figure I’m going to stash a bunch of those for myself. Just in case I ever become famous, so in ten years I can sell them on E-Bay for stupid amounts of money and pay my house off, so I can move out to the country and build myself something that the government and the media will refer to as a “compound”.