Wednesday, 16 June 2010
I had some more good news on the foreign rights front today. My Swedish publisher - Raben and Sjogren - are taking Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's Mouth. I'm hoping this means that the other two have done reasonably well.
And Thailand is taking The Dead of Winter. It's always exciting to sell foreign rights to a book before its even been published here. I wrote a little about bound proofs for the Writers and Artists website recently and this shows their importance.
Publishing still moves very slowly and bound proofs prevent us from having to wait until a book is published before it can be shown to booksellers, reviewers and foreign publishers. And the more foreign sales, the faster you are going to pay off the publishers advance and start earning some money in royalties.