Saturday, July 05, 2008

Carrie Lofty's first sale announcement

Finally got around to reading my RWR and saw in the First Sales column that fellow author Carrie Lofty's sale was announced. But the format has changed. Now they just list the names.

I understand about space requirements, etc., but an author's first sale is a very special time. You want to shout it from the rooftops, and tell details. Just listing a name doesn't say anything to me about how long this writer has worked to achieve this special goal. Or what publisher she sold to, or even the name of her book!

So here's Carrie's announcement the way it should have read:

Carrie Lofty announces the sale of her first book, as part of a two-book contract, to Kensington Publishing. What a Scoundrel Wants will be a December 2008 Zebra Debut release in which Will Scarlet, Robin Hood’s estranged nephew, rescues an alchemist who can clear him of murder, but she’s blind, obsessed with fire, and sister to the woman he helped abduct. What a Scoundrel Wants was the second full-length manuscript she completed before selling.

Here's a link to buy the book on Amazon.

Hope everyone had a great Fourth of July. We had some friends over, fireworks, hot tub party. Now it's back to work and the book due in three weeks.


Gillian Layne said...

Good for you for writing the notice "the way it SHOULD be". I've already put in my 2 cents to RWA concerning their "cuts". What's more important than first sale notices, both for the author and all those who are inspired by her (or his) success?

They should have found another way to cut corners.

Bonnie Vanak said...

I totally agree, Gillian