Lots of news!
First, my fan page now has over 350 fans, in just 3 months! Thank you to everyone who’s posted & told their friends!
Second, I won an award! “Your book has been chosen one of the NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement
Award Winners for Summer 2011.”
I now have the option of ordering shiny gold foil award stickers to place on my books, at 100 for $20. Still debating that one, but I may just have to order a roll. I don’t need the parchment award certificate (for $20) though. Reminds me of the time I won a Who’s Who award in poetry. They kept trying to get me to buy stuff for YEARS after that. But I’m still rather proud of that poem, and I’m still quite proud of my book.
Third, my publisher has sold the distribution rights for 500 titles, including “Blood for the Living”!
“Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency is proud to announce the sale of over five hundred of our authors’ ebooks to the major library and mobile phone suppliers in Taiwan including two public companies .
Strategic’s CEO, Robert Fletcher said, “we do not know of a single other publisher that has landed a deal like this for their authors. The name of the game is global expansion. Asia in particular is hungry for books in English. Next, we fully expect to sell our authors’ books into China in the same style of contract”.
…Right now, the contract is just for ebooks. However, we are negotiating with a POD (print on demand) vendor in Taiwan to make them available online and in stores.
…Here are a list of the companies that will be distributing the work:
Far EastOne Telecommunications Company Limited (Mobile Telecom)
Green Book Company Limited (Ebook Platform Device)
Hyweb Technology Company Limited (Library Ebook Provider – Public Company)
Koobe Technology Company Limited (Ebook Platform Device)
Nuazure Innovative Technology Company Limited (iPhone, iPad Apps)
Taiwan Mobile Company Limited (Mobile Telecom)
UDN Company Limited (Digital content services – public company)“
They have no idea as yet as to how big a deal this will really turn out to be. They also don’t have any way of predicting how well a book will do over there. It’s going to be several months at least before the deal is completed, and probably close to a year before real figures are in. But hey, now I can say “Blood for the Living” is available in Taiwan!