I decided to wait until the ink was dry(ish) on the paper before announcing anything but, as one or two of you know, Macmillan have agreed to publish the next three books in what will be my "Herring Seller" series. This announcement has been held up mainly by my touching belief that I could negotiate a contract as well as any agent - something that has probably ensured that the ink remained good and wet for several weeks longer than planned. (A tip for those of you also without agents, by the way - the Society of Authors will give you good, prompt advice on your contract, draft by draft - it's well worth joining, just for that.)
The books are scheduled to appear in August 2009, 2010, 2011. The first is provisionally entitled Ten Little Herrings.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
L C Tyler - publishing deal
Maxine (aka Petrona) has pointed me in the direction of L C Tyler's announcement about the continuation of his Herring Seller's Apprentice series. From the Macmillan New Writers blog: