Re: authors trying to figure out how to get the rights back to books they wrote. I'd recommend that American authors get in touch with The Authors Guild at http://www.authorsguild.org/.
http://www.usatoday.com/life/enter/books/2002/2002-05-23-summer-books.htm#mo is an article in USA Today about the most anticipated books of the summer, and I think, after reading it, that I owe Scott Werbin at the Tudor Bookshop and Cafe in Kingston, Pa. a drink, or at least a grateful postcard of thanks.
And we're up again on the USA Today bestseller list -- from #35 to #21.
We're up to #3 at Salon.com http://www.salon.com/books/bestsellers/2002/05/22/may22/index.html...
And we're in at #3 at Booksense.com http://www.booksense.com/bestsellers/index.jsp (Which also says there will be an interview with me up next Tuesday.)