First of all, as you may know, I’ve been working with a small, non-traditional publisher the past few years. The awesome ladies at Tipsy Mockingbird Books have helped me release two books, The Hill and Bridging the Gap, to the general public. It has been a terrific experience and I can’t thank them enough for their help, support, and friendship along the way. I’ve learned so much from them and my writing is getting better and better as a result.
Now, let’s get down to the announcement. Recently, I was offered a contract for Bridging the Gap by a larger, traditional publisher out of New York. The contract is now signed and I am excited and nervous to take this next step forward in my fledgling writing career.
What does this mean? For starters, it will mean greater availability and larger distribution of my book. That’s the exciting part. It also means that Bridging the Gap will go on a short hiatus and will not be available for purchase until it is released by the new publisher. If you don’t already have a copy, and shame on you if you don’t, then you will have to wait a bit before getting one. The Hill will remain available as it has always been.
As for the nervous part, I am going from working with a company that represents a dozen writers to one the represents over 600. That’s a bit intimidating. I will also be going from the ability to exert complete control over every aspect of my book, to giving up some of that control. It’s scary, but I’m ready.
Anyway, this will be my first experience with traditional publishing and I can’t wait to get started.
Before I wrap this up, I want to, once again, thank Ryanne and Jessica of Tipsy Mockingbird. I also want to thank all of you that have bought my books and have been so supportive and wonderful. You guys are the greatest.