I'd like to take a moment to introduce myself, first of all. I'm new here and was directed here by a writer friend of mine, but I don't know his handle here. I know he goes by DJ Cockburn on Facebook, if that helps anyone.
I've been writing for about 26 years now. The first novel I began writing when I was about 22 years old. I wrote, and then edited that novel for 7 years! I finally self published it on Amazon under the title, "The Searing: Tale of a Child."
I went on to write two non-fiction books on advanced Soapmaking procedures many years later, though I wrote many other short stories in between.
Most recently, I wrote a novel titled, "Finding Max," a memoir titled "Killing Douglas Grass: A Memoir of Love, Madness and Murder," and began writing two other books, "The Erentsea Chronicles" -- a YA/H/F novel and "Tribes and Tribulations," (working title) a post apocalyptic novel (kind of) about a pseudo-Canada set in the future where a Nazi-like party comes to power which uses the mentally ill like the Nazis used the Jews.
"Finding Max" is the story of a young boy who is abducted at the age of 5 from a neighbourhood playground and who returns to his older brother's life 17 years later, after having lived a life of child prostitution and life on the streets of NYC. Max, his brother Gary and Gary's new girlfriend Jean must outwit and outrun the evil and perverse Quinn who wants to re-abduct Max for his own nefarious purposes.
Finding Max is what concerns me now. I've been offered a book deal from Creators Publishing for the book, but I cannot find ANYTHING out about them except what their website says. They tell me they've been in business for over 30 years, but still there's no info about them. The contract looks pretty sweet in some ways, not so much in others. They're offering me a 50/50 royalty deal across the board -- on books sold, ebooks sold, film rights sold, etc.
Does anyone have any info on them? And bad experiences? Any GOOD experiences (because they help me, too)?
If you can give any info on them, I would be so very grateful. I don't want to get locked into a bad deal with my first book contract. You hear of so many bad experiences, and so few good experience (hey, we're not all JKR, are we?)
This is the link to their website. It's the only info I can find on them...