One bit of Sherlock Holmes legal news to report: All of the Sherlock Holmes stories EXCEPT for The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes (the last one) have been declared part of the public domain. That's pretty good because the license fee from the Doyle estate starts at a minimum of $5000. Now, I can see the Doyle estate getting steamed over non-canonical Sherlock Holmes books that suck. Hell, even I wanted to sue the authors after I read these books. And that crap got published!
I'm debating whether to just go ahead and do an e-book or try to submit to a traditional publisher. The big problem is that my parents are in their 70s and I'm not too sure how long they have left. It'd be nice for them to read this thing before they die.
And yes, I know that 99.9% of all traditional publishers do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. However, these do: