Announcements Galore About Little Old Me.
A couple of weeks ago I was delighted to share the news I had signed a contract with Choc Lit. This week my signing was officially announced to the book trade. This was a new experience for me and although I was nervous as I did not know what to expect, I was also very excited about this next step to publication.
So…how did the announcement happen?
On Monday, 11th April, Choc Lit released a press announcement informing the Book Trade that they had acquired world rights for my historical novel, The Thief’s Daughter, with options on two further novels.
The press release was perfectly timed as the 45th London Book Fair, which is a global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels, opened the following day. The event, which coincides with the London Book and Screen Week, ran from the 12th-14th April at the Olympia in London.
The London Book Fair is one of the most important events in the publishing calendar. It is a hive of activity and is attended by 25,000 book industry professionals from around the world. I did not attend. However, Choc Lit did go, presenting their novels to the marketplace. I still find it hard to believe that their author list includes me, a Cornish farmer’s daughter, former nurse, wife and mother who likes to write.
Although I missed all the fun at the Olympia, at home my twitter account went a little mad for 24 hours as news spread about my Poldark inspired, 18th century romance novel. I’m not sure what will happen next on my journey to publication, but whatever happens, thank you for taking the time to share it with me.
The Thief’s Daughter will be released later this year.