Thursday, December 24, 2015

Good News … Definitely, Absolutely

On Thursday, November 5, I published a post entitled Good News … Possibly, Maybe saying a friend had recommended I submit the three BJ Vinson mystery novels to DreamSpinner Press. I sent a query and was invited to forward all of the manuscripts to DSP Publications, an imprint of DreamSpinner. I did so with the understanding DSP had no open publication dates earlier than 2017 and their staff would likely require upwards of sixty days to review three manuscripts.

I am pleased—that’s too mild a word—delighted to let you know I signed a contract with DSP for all three books this past weekend. Thus far, I am as happy as my friend by the professionalism of the staff. Prior to forwarding the contract, the publisher laid out in clear terms what to expect. I read, considered, and signed. If nothing else, this is an opportunity to see that The Zozobra Incident and The Bisti Business will continue to be available to readers (although possibly not with those titles) and that The City of Rocks will see the light of the publication day.

The first of the books, Zozobra, is now tentatively scheduled for release in November 2016 with the other two to follow one after the other at four-month intervals. Folks, that’s warp speed for the publishing world.

DSP wants to give the overall series a name so the books can be branded as a set. As to the possible renaming of the individual books, their experience shows that because of the way readers now buy books, titles should “pop” in words that are easier to spell. Such titles survive better in today’s search engine environment. I like my titles but, hey, I’m open-minded.

This post probably isn’t nearly so exciting to you as it is to me; nonetheless, I wanted to let you know what was going on.

Looking forward to working with the professionals at DSP Publications.


Note: I understand The Eagle’s Claw got an uptick in sales… possibly from the other Don’s guest posts on this site. Thanks for responding, guys. Remember, keep on reading… and let me hear from you.

By the way, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year to all!

See you next week.


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  1. Congratulations, Don!! So happy for you. And so happy for all of us readers. Anxious to read the City of Rocks...Can hardly wait. The first two were sooo good. Keep up the great work!

  2. Thanks, Anon. Always appreciate hearing from someone who enjoys my writing.


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