I cannot believe I’m writing this! This weekend I signed a preliminary contract with Britain’s Next Bestseller – they are a publishing house. Having a novel published has been a dream of mine for many years, but I did not expect to achieve it so soon. The last couple of weeks have been a flurry of email exchanges between myself and the publisher. Every time my email notifications have popped up, I have been brimming with excitement. This weekend, along with signing my first contract, I also saw my book cover for the first time. I am not an artistic person in anyway, so seeing my book being brought to life is quite something.
The publisher I have signed with is a relatively new imprint; they focus on finding authors that there is an interested market for. To do this authors sign a contract agreeing to a 250 pre-order target. For the readers this provides security as they are not charged for their pre-order until the book achieves its target; for the author the publisher provides industry beating royalties. As a company it enables the best of both worlds for both author and reader. I have six weeks to achieve the goal of 250 pre-orders. This is an extremely exciting time, which I can’t quite believe is happening. It is thrilling to have a publisher believe in my novel. I cannot wait to share it with you all. If you’d like to have a look, here’s the link https://www.britainsnextbestseller.com/beta/books/?id=55