Heartfelt thanks and a request for help from the community

I'm in, and still will buy it when it's released.

Teneman wrote:

I'm your Huckleberry. No official training, but I'd be glad to proof it for you if an untrained eye is worth anything.

Likewise

I thought of 2 ways to maybe garner some new interest.

1) The most recent GWJ podcast had a book shout out. I would ask a podcast guy to do a book shout out for you. You are an established member of the community with a huge thread full of goodgers that has enjoyed your book.

2)Audio book form. You could record it yourself a few chapters at a time.There are a couple of audio book websites that let you post it for free. People may buy the book because they liked the story or they may like it and not want to wait to read the whole audio book.

karmajay wrote:

2)Audio book form. You could record it yourself a few chapters at a time.There are a couple of audio book websites that let you post it for free. People may buy the book because they liked the story or they may like it and not want to wait to read the whole audio book.

Nothing against Trichy BUT, I think we all really want Prederick to narrate.

Tigerbill wrote:
karmajay wrote:

2)Audio book form. You could record it yourself a few chapters at a time.There are a couple of audio book websites that let you post it for free. People may buy the book because they liked the story or they may like it and not want to wait to read the whole audio book.

Nothing against Trichy BUT, I think we all really want Prederick to narrate. :)

I don't think I could afford him.

Doesn't matter. Become a prostitute and pay him.

Ditto - I used to spend hours at work proofreading pitches for new work and Annual Reports.

Edwin wrote:

Doesn't matter. Become a prostitute and pay him.

So your suggestion is that I tart up, hit the streets of downtown Nashville in a miniskirt and pushup bra, and raise enough money doing unspeakable things to lonely traveling salesmen to hire Prederick to read my book aloud at a microphone?

It might make the about the author section more interesting.

Good luck with your book works!

trichy wrote:
Edwin wrote:

Doesn't matter. Become a prostitute and pay him.

So your suggestion is that I tart up, hit the streets of downtown Nashville in a miniskirt and pushup bra, and raise enough money doing unspeakable things to lonely traveling salesmen to hire Prederick to read my book aloud at a microphone?

It might make the about the author section more interesting.

Having read the first draft of 72 Hour Slater, I like the direction you took with it. Having Mr. Lopez accidentally kill a gypsy's daughter with a frying pan, and subsequently being cursed to believe he's A.C. Slater 3 days a month was inspired.

Let me know if I should spoiler-tag that.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Having read the first draft of 72 Hour Slater, I like the direction you took with it. Having Mr. Lopez accidentally kill a gypsy's daughter with a frying pan, and subsequently being cursed to believe he's A.C. Slater 3 days a month was inspired.

Let me know if I should spoiler-tag that.

As I furiously shred my previous draft, angry I didn't think of that.... GOLD!

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Having read the first draft of 72 Hour Slater, I like the direction you took with it. Having Mr. Lopez accidentally kill a gypsy's daughter with a frying pan, and subsequently being cursed to believe he's A.C. Slater 3 days a month was inspired.

Let me know if I should spoiler-tag that.

Wait, what draft!

Damn, had to click that link. Hated that series so much lol

and btw, we all know that in the new draft, Lopez gets a bullet in the head. Not killing him, but in coma for sure. And during that, he thinks he is alive and well, on board the 'Discovery' on it's way to Jupiter. HAL's voice sounds strangely familiar....

Copied from the love thread:

Good news: My agent just called and informed me that Random House wants to publish my second book.

Better news: She also informed me that since this will be the second book of a planned trilogy, they want to go ahead and sign a two-book deal for the second.

Best news: She finally informed me that Random House doesn't like the idea of owning only two books out of a trilogy, so they're going to go ahead and buy the rights to my first book, and rerelease it under their label.

Excuse me for a moment...

HOLY SH*T HOLY SH*T HOLY SH*T HOLY SH*T HOLY SH*T HOLY SH*T HOLY SH*T HOLY SH*T

Okay, I'm back.

trichy wrote:

Copied from the love thread:

Good news: My agent just called and informed me that Random House wants to publish my second book.

Better news: She also informed me that since this will be the second book of a planned trilogy, they want to go ahead and sign a two-book deal for the second.

Best news: She finally informed me that Random House doesn't like the idea of owning only two books out of a trilogy, so they're going to go ahead and buy the rights to my first book, and rerelease it under their label.

Excuse me for a moment...

HOLY SH*T HOLY SH*T HOLY SH*T HOLY SH*T HOLY SH*T HOLY SH*T HOLY SH*T HOLY SH*T

Okay, I'm back.

:D

NICE!!!

WOOOOOOOOOO

That's simply amazing news, sincerest congratulations! That's a dream right there.

I can't wait to hipster the sh*t out of you. "Oh trichy? I started reading him way back in 2011."

That's fantastic. Congrats, Trichy!!

Awesome news! I'm genuinely happy for you.

Oh, trichy... SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! Congrats!

That is some amazing news! Congratulations!

Dude, that is AWESOME! Super congrats to you!

Awesome!

So happy for you, that's awesome!

Conga Rats! That's Awesome!

Wow, Random House is lucky to have you, congratulations!

Congratulations, trichy! Well done!

So slap and tickle at your yacht, right?

Random House - wow. That's big time. Congrats!

And big props to your agent for selling your book. Was there an auction, or did you agent approach a particular editor at a particular imprint? (I worked at a publishing house back in the day and am curious how the deal came together.)