There is no release date as of yet, so the first edition is still available. I doubt very much that the second edition will be all that changed, maybe the cover a little bit (but probably not. Who knows?), from the first so that's not going to be much of an issue.
The book is also still going to be raising money for charity. Except this time, instead of $5.00 from physical book sales and the royalties from eBook sales, all royalties will be going to charity in perpetuity. I will not be seeing any money from this sale to Renaissance, and I'm thrilled!
I'm thrilled for many reasons, the most obvious one being that I no longer have to fuss with lugging the books around, keeping stock, and sorting out the finances for donation. Now Renaissance will be handling all of that, thank heavens.
I'm most happy, however, about the fact that Renaissance has a greater reach than I do. They will sell more copies than I possibly could - they're at conventions I can't get to, or have folks who sell one their behalf at conventions that I can't get to - and that means that more copies will sell, helping charity.
The charity, incidentally, has not changed. This book will still be raising funds for The Caring and Sharing Exchange, a charity that helps families in need by offering school supplies for disadvantaged children, and Christmas hampers for families who haven't the resources to offer much by way of Christmas celebrations. Everyone deserves to go to school with all that they need, and to have a good Christmas. The Caring and Sharing Exchange helps these things to happen. You can read more about their work here.
I'm so happy that Renaissance Press decided to say yet when I asked them if they wanted the book. I will keep you informed about release dates and whatnot for the second edition of Sky Road Walker. I'm really excited that it's find a better home than I could give it.
Anyway, I'm really excited and happy about this. I will be having a short celebration for myself, and then I'll be getting back to work. I have the second book in the Avalon series to get written.