An Empty Coast

An Empty Coast
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

At last... some real news: a publishing deal in the UK!

No more of the usual naval gazing... no siree! Big news and real news today... I have just scored a publishing deal in the UK!

I am very very excited about this. Recently I was lucky enough to be taken on by the London-based Blake Friedmann literary agency, and I can now confirm that they have done a stellar job negotiating me a deal with Quercus Publishing.

Quercus is the company that publishes the late Stieg Larsson... you know, 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' etc and plenty of other excellent writers. They are publising SILENT PREDATOR in November 2010; my new novel, THE DELTA, in February 2011; and my first novel, FAR HORIZON, in May 2011, so it's all go, go, go on the new UK front.

Quercus will be working through the rest of my backlist (that is, all my old books) over time.

I get quite a few emails from the UK from people who have bought one or more of my books during a trip to South Africa, wanting to know how and where they can buy the others. As with Australia, I've found there are plenty of people in the UK who either have some family or other connection to Africa or are just fascinated by the continent, its people and its wildlife.

I can't tell you how pleased I am now that my days of walking down to the local post office with bundles of books for Britain will soon be over!!! (Though thank you to those good people who were keen enough to buy books all the way from Australia).

For the South Africans out there, your books will now be coming from the UK, courtesy of Quercus, so keep an eye out for them.

Good news travels fast and I was thrilled just a few moments ago to get an email from the extremely nice Jenny Crwys-Williams, who has interviewed me a couple of times on her popular book program on Johannesburg's Radio 702, congratulating me on the deal.

I am so happy I think I will have to go and have a beer. Or maybe two.

17 comments :

dozycow said...

That's wonderful news Tony - Congratulations !!!

Enjoy your celebratory beer, or two, or three.......

Cheers

Crookedpaw said...

Congratulations!

Les said...

That is great news Tony, congratulations!
Now hopefully the shortage of your books here is over.

Have all the beers you deserve.

Cinema and Fiction said...

Congratulations on the publishing deal. :)

I first came across your books last year in a book shop at Melbourne Airport, but haven't seen them in bookstores elsewhere in Australia.

Also, thanks for the link to Jenny's book show on Radio 702.

ali g said...

Nice..cracking a 'Fosters' right now. Lady C having a chardy ..

Gail said...

Whoo hoo! Well done Tony, you are sure to be a really big hit (can't wait for "Delta").

overland said...

Congrats Tony! We have been telling all our family and friends in the UK to keep a look out!

Heidihi said...

Congratulations that's great news!

Flea said...

Congratulations!! Now you are really climbing the ladder to stardom!
And .. The Delta? Can't wait to read it, when is it out?

Trev said...

Crack the US of A next and I'll shout you a whole case of Fosters!

Herr Doktor said...

well done Tony - you are a champion! Sorry about the asthma - cigars will have to wait...

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Anonymous said...

Damn it! I missed what that last comment was.

ali g said...

think it was an offer of New Zealand beer...

tonypark said...

Thank you all, very much, for the comments. I really appreciate them, and promise not to forget any of you when I am rich and famous.

Trev said...

its why we keep sucking up to you

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