Monday, November 28, 2005

Dear Sir or Madam, did you read my book / It took me years to write, will you take a look?

Hopefully, gentle reader, you'll have picked up on the reference to the Beatles' tune.

Yep...heard back from the publisher. The news is good, and yet I find that although I'm happy about it, it's nowhere near the emotional orgasm I'd expected. Don't get me wrong, I'm greatful as hell! But now I find that I have to start thinking about how to make this into the success I envisage, and although extremely highly motivated now, I find that my mindset is more calculating than extatic. Please don't hate me for overdosing on grim reality.

I've read their contract and I get the feeling it's the best offer I can expect--and it's pretty fair one at that. A couple of things I don't like, but that I can live with. I'm having it looked over by some people who are a little more savy in such matters than I, but once I have their approbation I will be signing the release and being, well, published.

They're looking at a "complete date" of January 2006, which I presume means that the 'script will go into production at that point. I imagine the finished product would be rolling off the presses four to six months later, from what I've heard from the person who turned me on to this publisher, the lovely and talented TerishD (whom I quoted in my post "Words of Wisdom".)

I'm still not naming names, because I have a few questions that I want to ask the publisher before I agree to sign on the proverbial dotted line; concerns like, how much the list price of the book will be, marketing strategies, etc.

This is the beginning of something.


Anonymous said...

hey! that's the frank the bunny pic..

Steve Karmazenuk said...

You mean to say I post about finally getting a publishing agreement and all you can do is comment on is the fact that my user photo is a composite extracted from pictures from your Halloween party from last year?

John Bushore said...

I'm not going to comment on your new publishing agreement, either. Oh, all right, if you insist. Best of Luck! And I'll put up a link on my site in hopes it'll help.
Actually, I've tried to download your novel several times, with no success, just blank. I've never seen any samples of your writing, maybe I'll go waaaay back on the forum and maybe I'll find something.
Are you REALLY Frank the Bunny? Can I have your autograph or a carrot or something?