The seventh entry in the Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series has just sold to St. Martin's Minotaur (St. MM). This book, yet to be titled, will feature antique dolls and will be published in April 2012. During the negotiation, a second publisher, Severn House, expressed interest in acquiring the series. That, I must say, was fun.
More good news: The large print and United Kingdom rights of the sixth in the series, DEADLY THREADS (out in April 2011), have sold. (Large print to Thorndike and U.K. to BBC.) All books in the series are available in these editions, although some are with different publishers.
Finally, a point of interest: St.MM agreed to pay an ebook royalty of 25 percent. Further, St. MM agreed to "retrofit" all past contracts to include that new, much higher, royalty rate.