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Jo Zebedee
04-29-2014, 08:19 PM
Very excited! Having refused two offers to date I have accepted an offer from Tickety-boo press for my Abendau trilogy. Tickety-boo are new, but they have a stable of great writers already, including Teresa Egerton, and editors who I've worked with before and found to be brilliant. I'm really excited about it, if looking at the editing ahead with trepidation.

https://www.facebook.com/GSCompton/posts/630409593719512

Ari Meermans
04-29-2014, 08:34 PM
Hi, Springs2

Congratulations! I replaced your shortened URL with the longer link because AW doesn't allow shortened URLs (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=268565).

I'm moving your thread to Goals and Accomplishments, but please DO start a thread in Announcements once you have a book title and a release date.

Congratulations on finding a publisher and on your happy news, too.

Best,

Ari

Jo Zebedee
04-29-2014, 08:42 PM
Hi, Springs2

Congratulations! I replaced your shortened URL with the longer link because AW doesn't allow shortened URLs (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=268565).

I'm moving your thread to Goals and Accomplishments, but please DO start a thread in Announcements once you have a book title and a release date.

Congratulations on finding a publisher and on your happy news, too.

Best,

Ari

Oops, sorry. Thank you!

Calla Lily
04-29-2014, 11:49 PM
Congratulations!

Mr Flibble
04-30-2014, 12:12 AM
Woohoo! Excellent news Springs!

May it be the first of many.

regdog
04-30-2014, 12:37 AM
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Siri Kirpal
04-30-2014, 01:58 AM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Excellent! :hooray:

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

AndreaGS
04-30-2014, 02:47 AM
Congrats!!! :partyguy:

EarlyBird
04-30-2014, 04:09 AM
Wonderful news! Congratulations!! :partyguy: :Clap:

Jo Zebedee
04-30-2014, 11:08 AM
Thanks, everyone! Reg, I love your pom-pom smiley!

Phaeal
04-30-2014, 06:32 PM
CGs and good luck with the process ahead!

Jo Zebedee
04-30-2014, 11:13 PM
Thanks all. The official announcement came out today:

http://jennybent.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/deal-announcement-jo-zebedees-abendau.html

And I need to find a way to keep breathing. :D

Mclesh
04-30-2014, 11:20 PM
Hey, congratulations!:hooray:

Ramshackle
04-30-2014, 11:22 PM
:e2woo:

Congratulations!

tb0099
05-03-2014, 03:06 AM
Since you are so prolific. Care to share your methods for generating ideas? Personally I have trouble getting ideas that don't sound completely stupid to me.

Jo Zebedee
05-03-2014, 01:38 PM
Since you are so prolific. Care to share your methods for generating ideas? Personally I have trouble getting ideas that don't sound completely stupid to me.

I enter flash fiction comps on a specialist SFFF website, which spark a lot of them. And I quite often find myself reaching for the blackberry just as I start to nod off and some new character comes knocking. :)

Thanks everyone! Things are feeling more real now. Hopefully there'll be a cover soon and details of a launch event at some point. :)

eqb
05-03-2014, 02:36 PM
Congratulations! I'm so excited for you!

muse
05-03-2014, 10:17 PM
Congratulations! Exciting times ahead.:TheWave:

HeavyAirship
05-04-2014, 09:47 AM
Awesome! Just out of curiosity, why did you refuse those two previous deals? I haven't been offered a deal before so I was just wondering what you didn't like about the contracts.

Jo Zebedee
05-04-2014, 10:13 AM
Awesome! Just out of curiosity, why did you refuse those two previous deals? I haven't been offered a deal before so I was just wondering what you didn't like about the contracts.

I refused the first because the publisher had an unusual business model which offered net profits after unspecified deductions including cover art etc, and I didn't feel the return on the book could be guaranteed. A thread on the publisher in Bewares and recommendations was very active at the time and the advice I received, including specialist external advice, was that the deal offered wasn't in an author's best interest.

The second was harder as it offered an advance, which this deal doesn't. It was with a start up publisher, but I didn't feel the business model could support distribution to shops and the royalties were very low.