One of my stories has been orphaned. It's always difficult when a publisher closes, but this situation is a bit complicated. The story wasn't an ebook where readers could download it and read it, in full, whenever they wanted.
This particular story was an on-going series and the readers had to go to the now defunct website to read it. Once complete, I estimate that the story will be around 100,000 words and I could make it longer if I wanted to. It's also, probably, my most popular story to date.
Now, I'm trying to figure out what to do with it and I'm seeking advice from those who know more about this crazy publishing world than I.
The story has never been published in its entirety so does this mean the next publisher is looking at first or secondary electronic publishing rights? It has been published IN PART which makes me think it would be partial first and partial secondary electronic publishing rights.
Given the strength and length of this story, I think it stands a good chance of getting print published. Would print publishers feel less threatened by a story that has first print publishing rights and partial first/secondary electronic publishing rights?
Has anyone else out there dealt with an orphaned story and can you offer any advice?