Some excellent news for a Friday afternoon. I’ve just signed a three book deal with a publisher. We’ve been in contact for several weeks during which I sent a detailed synopsis to the publishers for a new trilogy and they came back to say they were happy to run with it. The first book in the trilogy is ‘Bad Brother and I’ as previewed in the back of my latest book, ‘Danger by Association’. The title will change but it will be the same book.
Now, if you follow this blog you’re probably thinking that this is a major turnaround for me as I’ve always been a big supporter of independent publishing. I still am. In fact, I think that because I had already had a degree of success as an independent author that probably brought me to the attention of the publishers in the first place. I had given up on approaching publishers and agents and was happy to plod along doing my own thing. However, I was then approached by a publisher and their offer was very tempting.
Because I’ve started to earn an income from my books I was able to view their offer objectively instead of through rose-tinted spectacles, which I would have done a few years ago before independent publishing enabled authors to create their own successes. The publisher is Aria, an imprint of Head of Zeus. It’s a relatively new publishing house, which combines a wealth of experience by staff who have held senior roles with the big 5 publishing houses, together with a forward thinking approach.
Needless to say, I’m extremely excited and will be doing a lot of celebrating this weekend before knuckling down and continuing to work on the first novel in my new trilogy next week. There are a lot of changes taking place in my life at the moment and I feel that I am entering a new and exciting phase in my life. I would like to send a big thank you to everybody who has helped and supported me along the way.
23 thoughts on “I’ve Been Signed – Yay!”
Congrats Heather, well done!
Thanks, Geoff. 🙂
What great news Heather, well done – have a great time celebrating 🙂
Thank you, Georgia. I’m just gearing myself up for the celebrations. 🙂
Congratulations! Well deserved.
Thank you, Rita. 🙂
Congratulations Heather. Another trilogy! That’s going to keep you busy for a while. Enjoy the weekend celebrations.
Thank you, Guy. Yes, I’ll have to knuckle down next week once I’ve finished celebrating. 🙂
I love to hear good news. Huge congratulations to you! 🙂
Thank you very much. 🙂
Congratulations, Heather. That’s awesome news!
Thank you very much, Norah. 🙂
Fantastic a wonderful achievement; one I can only hope for. Thanks for giving me and many others much needed encouragement.
Thank you, Ellen. Yes, I consider myself very lucky but it shows that you can get there if you persevere. Best of luck to you for the future. 🙂
It isn’t luck a combination of talent perseverance and timing 😉
Thanks very much, Ellen, and thank you for visiting my blog. 🙂
You are welcome, you may visit me sometime too😇
Thanks, Ellen. I’ve visited your blog and liked a couple of the posts. 🙂
Sorry if i was out… i would have put the kettle on😉
Well done you! And I think your ‘Indie’ attitude to getting signed is really inspiring for other self-published authors. It shows us we have a choice and that we are authors of our own destiny! Wishing you every success 🙂
Thank you very much, Evie. Much appreciated. 🙂
How exciting. Congratulations.
Thank you very much, Barbara. 🙂