The Deal

I was going to wait until the ink was dry on the page, but the details are up at Publisher’s Marketplace, so I guess I’d better spill the beans.
I’ve really only kept up my subscription to PM since I got an agent so I’d be able to see these words on-screen. I’m grinning like a lunatic right now, reading them over and over. So here we go (ahem):
Jay Kristoff’s STORMDANCER, a dystopian fantasy set in steampunk feudal Japan, to Pete Wolverton at Thomas Dunne Books, in association with Julie Crisp at Tor UK, in a good deal, in a three-book deal, by Matt Bialer at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates (World English).
I’ve waited a long time to read those words. And now that I’m reading them, they still don’t feel real. I’ll put up a post next week outlining how the auction went down, and all the technicalities thereof. But for now, I’m going back to PM to read about my deal again.
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11 Responses to “The Deal”

  1. Nick Crowhurst says:

    Brilliant news! Congratulations to you. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

  2. Sadhbh says:

    Looking forward to hearing the rest of the story but enjoy the basking. 😀

  3. Corinne says:

    HELL YES. I’ve been waiting so anxiously to see this — congrats, dude! Can’t wait to read the actual book.

  4. mimetic74 says:

    i just shed a happy tear for you dude, congrats!

  5. Congrats on the PM! And the book deal too. =)

  6. RB says:

    Blow it up—-bronze it—frame it—-hang it as the centerpiece of a wall….THIS IS FANTASTIC!!! Wow.

  7. 😀 Thanks all 😀
    It’s madness. Absolute, panty-soiling madness.

  8. […] that I was inspired to hunt down more information about it. And I found the deal report on the author’s blog. Yay! Jay Kristoff’s STORMDANCER, a dystopian fantasy set in steampunk feudal Japan, to Pete […]

  9. Matt White says:

    Dude, that is MIND BLOWING news. Well done mate, you deserve it. 🙂

  10. We’re sorry, Jay Kristoff is unable to reply to your comments at this time. His brain is too busy going “eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…”

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