Sunday, June 3, 2012
Here's The Deal...
My amazing literary agent, Kevan Lyon, negotiated the book deal. The details are:
Publishing House: Spencer Hill Press
Acquiring Editor: Kate Kaynak
Book Editor: Rich Storrs
Release Date: November 2013
Book Title: Whisper Falls 1
Pen Name: Elizabeth Langston 2
Royalties: of course
Advance against royalties: Nice deal 3
One of the things I love about joining this publishing house is how author-friendly and enthusiastic they are. The contract showed up within a few days (and downloaded quite nicely in the middle of my vacation.) They responded to my questions promptly and connected me with one of their current authors for a reference. We've brainstormed the cover art. And my editor expects to send his first revision letter next week.
While I'm waiting for those revisions, I have a business-oriented To-Do List which, clearly, I'm not getting done.4
1 - Yes! I’m keeping my original title.
2 - Yes! I’m keeping my original name.
3 - In publishing lingo, nice deals fall in the range $1,000 - $49,999.
4 - But I'm having so much fun writing this entry.