Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Linky Love

I just realized that today is my 200th post! Yay! I'll have to think about some sort of celebration, but it's not going to happen today. Today I have 200 a few links that I thought might interest you. Enjoy!

Apparently invoking the name of Percy Jackson with your Greek tragedy for teens can earn you a few extra zeros at the end of your contract! Harper Teen Pays Seven Figures for Debut YA Trilogy

And speaking of extra zeros, independent press Tu Publishing just got started at the end of last year and already they've attracted the attention of a bigger company. Lee & Low just announced that they've made the multicultural fantasy and sci-fi publisher one of their imprints.

Books published more than 100 years ago can still attract Hollywood. But like I said, don't expect them to stick to the story line! Alice grows up in Tim Burton's vision, but has she lost her sense of wonder?

This just makes me want the iPad more (in spite of the unfortunate name!) Penguin's Vision for Books on the iPad

And if you haven't entered your name for the chance to win an autographed copy of Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater, then follow this blog then follow this link to leave a comment. The drawing happens one week from today.

Friday I'll be back with another slush pile success story. I never get tired of those! They give me reason to believe :)

20 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Thanks for the great links! Now to go work on my Percy Jackson inspired mega bestseller with a huge advance. ;)

MeganRebekah said...

You know I'm starting ot think that the Greek tragedy book got a million dollar advnace not only because it's good (which it would have to be on some level) but also because word of the huge payout spreads like wildfire, and now everyone's heard of the series. Smart marketing technique, and if the books truly are good, it will earn them their money back.

Congrats on the post milestone!

storyqueen said...

seven figures?? Wow.

That's about all I can say about that.

Shelley

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Love what you do here. Thanks.

Tess said...

those huge contract numbers should be inspiring

but for some reason bum me out.

why?

ah, I know. that old green monster...

Lori W. said...

Oooh, another slush pile success story. I like those, too.

Seven figures? Right series, right time? They do sound interesting. But, It's funny to me that it was described as a "Percy Jackson for girls" because tons of girls I know are into the P.J. series.

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

great links off to check them out. I saw that deal on twitter! talk about pressure!

Susan R. Mills said...

Congrats on your 200th post! I so want the iPad. I'm saving up for it now.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Thanks for the links, Sherrie! :-)

lotusgirl said...

I love the looks of that iPad.

T. Anne said...

Happy 200th post!!!! Thanx for the link soup Sherrie!

Elana Johnson said...

Cool on Tu Publishing! I've met their editor several times and she is a class act. Thanks for the links!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

When the second generation of the iPad comes out (fixing the fact it can't handle Flash) that will probably be my first eReader.

Rena said...

Congrats on your 220th post!

Megan Abrahams said...

Great info.
BTW - I've given you a One Lovely Blog Award - today on my blog.

Laura Pauling said...

I heard about that 7 figure deal. Sounds like an awesome book!

Sharon Mayhew said...

Whew...I was worried that you were going to put up 200 links to celebrate. I wouldn't be able to go to bed if you had...Great post. I forwarded the Lee & Low info to a couple fantasy writing buddies. :)

Tiana Lei said...

200 posts! Congrats! I only really blog about once every week or two, otherwise I get overwhelmed. And I would kill for a seven figure deal. Wow.

C.R. Evers said...

Whew! you have a lot of good posts that I need to catch up on. I haven't been blogging as much these days. I'll have to check out your link, and I love the idea of slush pile success stories. We all need that kind of reminder and inspiration.

Now to do some backreading. :0)

Kelly said...

Congrats on post #200!
Like to hear there are still big advances in this economy for debut authors!

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