I've just got word that my contract is all signed and sealed, so now I can very happily announce...
Touchstone Tarot's mass-market release will be with innovative publishers http://kunati.com
who I think will become major players in the Tarot field over the next few years.
Kunati's first tarot deck, the intriguing Quantum Tarot, is due out soon and has very strong pre-sales, and if you haven't already read Kunati author Derek Armstrong's tarot-themed novel The Last Troubadour then do! It's the first in a trilogy and it really brings the characters of the Major Arcana to life.
Kunati are a very author-centred and marketing-driven publisher. They expect a big time-commitment from their authors in terms of blogging, social networking online, etc - which is great for a geek like me! That's what I've been doing since 2000 with Golden (before it ever got published) and it will be great to be working with my publishers on the marketing strategy for Touchstone. I feel like it's a real partnership, which is such a joy. And the fact that their royalties are so much better than traditional tarot niche publishers sure doesn't hurt either